Friday, April 20, 2012

3 Audio Book Review: Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Title: Insatiable
Author: Meg Cabot
Read by: Emily Bauer
Length: 16 hours and 28 minutes
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: June 8, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-06-173506-6
Source: Bought


Summary:
Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper. 
But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them. 
Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does).
But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. 
And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. 
Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . 
If she even has one.


My thoughts on the audio:
Emily Bauer has narrated a slew of audio books such as Enclave, Bright Young Things and The Borrower. She has quite a resume. However Insatiable is my first encounter with Emily. Listening to Emily is a joy. She has a very pleasant voice that pulls you into the story. I completely envisioned her as Meena. With every inflection in her voice, I could envision the way Meena's face looked in different situations. Listening to this book on audio really enhanced the story for me. I laughed out loud a few time also. 


My thoughts on the book:
Insatiable by Meg Cabot is paranormal story about Meena, a soap opera writer with the supernatural ability to tell when people are going to die. When ever she tries to warn someone of their impending doom, it usually backfires. She lives with her unemployed brother, Jon and is at war with her co-worker Shoshona. However if that's not enough she has fallen head over heals in love with Lucien, who happens to be the 'Prince of Darkness' himself. Meena has all sorts of problems. 
I really like the characters in this book. Meena has good intentions that usually don't turn out well. Her brother Jon is a little daft. Her neighbors Emil and Mary Lou are hilarious. Lucian would make any girl consider going over to the dark side. Alaric is intense. All these characters come together and interact very well. The dialog is very entertaining. 
The story line is good. It is predictable at times. Meena makes some naive choices that don't end well. However despite all that I did enjoy the story. Meg Cabot wrote an exciting, humorous book with a few steamy scenes. Overall it is a pleasurable read. If you've read this book before I recommend you listen to the audio. It's definitely worth it.
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3 comments:

  1. I listened to this on audio as well. I enjoyed it but it seemed a bit long. I will say that I thought it was cute when she made fun of other vampire stories.

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    1. Hi Alexis, It did seem long especially at 16 hours but it was still enjoyable. I thought Meena was so funny.

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  2. Still, Insatiable is a light romp through vampire territory, a nice beach book for anyone who's up for paranormal romance. Note that Meena, perhaps because she's a little older, does seem to have more common sense than Stephenie Meyer's Bella, at least in Book 1. Who knows what she'll do in Book 2?

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