Unearthly : Unearthly

  • by Cynthia Hand
  • Narrated by Samantha Quan
  • Series: Unearthly
  • 10 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn't easy.
Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place - and out of place at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.
As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make - between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?
Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.


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Fantastic story, horrible narrator.

GREAT story, the ending is compelling! It's hard to stop reading/listening. However, I must say the narrator is NOT my favorite. She confuses character voices frequently. She even confused male/female voices a couple times!! Ugh. And, she also had a hard time pulling out of the character voice back to the narrator tone. I found it all very distracting and annoying! So I gave it 4 stars. Story deserves 5 stars, but narrator flaws lowered it.
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- Kim "Ok, yes, I confess. I'm another paranormal geek."

Exciting, edge of seat conclusion!

My daughter and I listened to this book, which was narrated by Samantha Quan and we really enjoyed it.

Although the synopsis says that Clara recently learned she’s part angel, I think it should have been Clara, who is part angel, just recently started having visions about her purpose. Every Angelblood has a purpose on earth, a task they must do, but they aren’t told exactly what the task is or what they are supposed to do about it. They are given little bits and pieces through visions and they have to figure it out themselves.

As the time for her purpose gets closer and closer, Clara’s angel powers will begin to grow and she should become more focused on her purpose. But that is what she should be doing, not what she is doing. What could distract this little angel from her purpose? Real life and love. How can she choose what might be for what is? What happens if she falls in love and doesn’t complete her purpose?

My daughter and I were right on the edge of our seats at the end of this book! So many things all coming together as the big day finally approaches. So many twists and turns. If the second book was already out, we would have downloaded it immediately!

The narrator Samantha Quan did an excellent job with this book. Her voice was age appropriate and easy to listen to. I hope she narrates the second book also.
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- Dorothea "I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio