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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Audio Review: Alphas by Lisi Harrison

Title: Alphas
Author: Lisi Harrison
Narrator: Adriana Stimola
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio
Length: 6 hrs: 4 mins
Publication: April 1, 2010
Source: Purchased
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 5 of 5

Eccentric billionaire Shira Brazille founded the super-exclusive Alpha Academy on exotic Alpha Island to nurture the next generation of exceptional dancers, writers, musicians, and inventors. It's a dream come true for 100 lucky girls, but those not measuring up can be sent home at any time for any reason. The one left standing will win worldwide fame. Who will it be?

Skye Hamilton has scored an invitation to the ultra-exclusive Alphas-only boarding school where beta is spelled LBR . What happens when the country's best, brightest, and hawtest begin clawing and scratching their way to the top?

My Thoughts: This is the story about 6 girls and their first weeks at an exclusive school for exceptional girls. Each girl has her own hidden demons. I really connected with each character, especially Allie. Allie is an opportunist and attending Alpha Academy is the best opportunity she has ever been given; even though it is not her moment to take. Allie's initial decision to attend the school puts her in a situation where she must lie. I don't think she planned anything beyond her original lie that got her into the school. The rest of the story, for Allie, is a spiral deceit which may get her kicked out or worse. 

This is an unabridged single voiced audio. The original material lends itself well to audio presentation. Each character is clearly differentiated. Adriana Stimola does and incredible job with accents and making each character real and unique. A steady pace is maintained throughout the production. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and look forward to more audio books narrated by Adriana Stimola.

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