Google+ Reading Teen: AudioBook Review: Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

AudioBook Review: Hush,Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Reading level: Young Adult
Audio CD
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (October 13, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 074359956X
ISBN-13: 978-0743599566
Buy it: Amazon
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Reader: Caitlin Greer
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those who have fallen -- and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
Well for starters, the reader Caitlin Greer was great! She had distinct voices for each character and read the book smoothly. I normally listen to Harry Potter, so when Andye gave me this audiobook, I was hesitant to say the least. I have only listen to a couple of other audio books and they weren't that great. I just always listen to Harry Potter by Jim Dale , because it is so good.

Hush, Hush was exciting and intriguing enough to not turn it off. I had not read the book yet, so everything was a surprise. I will say that the story on a whole was just okay, it was written well though. I liked the characters, but Norah's best friend Vee was completely ridiculous. She was so shallow and immature, it really got on my nerves. Norah was okay, but very wishy-washy. She liked Patch, she wanted Patch... She didn't like Patch, she was scared of Patch. This scenario carried on throughout the entire book. And Patch... he was moody, weird, mysterious, sometimes rude, and would try and make advances toward Norah, any chance he could get. I really just felt like all the behaviors of the characters never changed, they didn't grow. Vee was always an idiot, Norah always skeptical and Patch always a creep. In the end... I listened, I enjoyed, and I can now add another audiobook completed, to my very small list!

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  1. I read Hush, hush earlier this summer and liked it a lot even though it was very similar to Twilight (not a fan of Twilight 'cause I don't like vampires that sparkle *lol*). But even though I like vampires (not Twilight vampires) it was refreshing to read about something else than vampires in the fantasy genre. It was refreshing with angels and I've never read a book involving angels before.

  2. Hated Hush, Hush. The characters were boring and Patch (what kind of name is that?!) just took the mick. He was violent, abusive, moody and played the bad-boy image to the point where you would run a mile from him. Not attractive at all.
    And the ending was stupid.

    1. I am sorry but I would have to disagree. I love the whole series and my favorite character was Patch. He is just the right amount of bad boy and sexy. Oh, and in the next book you find that his real name is Jev. Also it said how he got the NICKNAME Patch from. He isn't abusive either, maybe a little pushy but not abusive.

    2. I have to agree with Anonymous! Patch was my favourite character in the series. I can't wait to read the next one!!

  3. Sheepa, YES!! I totally agree!! I seriously have so much animosity toward this book!! Patch was SUCH a total piece of crap, and Nora was an enormous pushover. Every time I hear girls say they have a crush on Patch, it makes me want to cry for them....and then vomit! :P

  4. @Andye
    I worry about the girls who say they have a crush on Patch, I mean there's bad boys and then there's Patch. He was too much. I don't understand the attraction to him AT ALL, had some guy behaved like that with me I would seriously stay a mile away and advise others to do the same.

    1. What is it with you girls? Do you have no taste in hot guys what so ever? I mean come on! Patch is just the right amount of trouble and sexy and yet really sweet when he wants to be. You guys don't even give him a chance. What type of guy are you looking for... someone like Elliot? Yeah I have a crush... noI am in LOVE with Patch and I don't want you to feel sorry for me. If anything I feel sorry for you that you arn't letting a little fun in your life.
      "You keep like on a short leash" -Patch

  5. Sheepa, yes, I think I could write a book on why a girl should never fall for a guy like Patch! haha!!

  6. I love Patch! He is so HOT and rude and sweet and dangerous all together!!!

  7. I love Hush,Hush so much! Patch is dangerous but he caring. Nora is a little snotty, i think. But i like her. Vee is cool, i think she was a great addition! I loved Crescendo and silence they were AWESOME!(the next 2 books in the AWESOME series!) Hush,hush is my FAVORITE book series ever!! I love the fact that it's not vampire or werewolves, which is pretty common now-a-days.

  8. I agree with anon. In my eyes Patch was the perfect amount of bad boy. He was sweet, sexy, and even though he might have been rough sometimes, you have to think back and remember he had a tough past. But the important thing is, whenever Nora needed him, he was always there. No matter what. Honestly, I don't think I have a character crush on him. I LOVE HIM. Hush Hush is my favorite book. And, if you're going to write a review, at least spell NORA's name right.


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