The Vampire Diaries, Book 1: The Awakening Audiobook [Free Download by Trial]

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The Vampire Diaries, Book 1: The Awakening by L. J. Smith

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Elena is a high school golden girl who's used to getting what she wants. When she meets handsome, haunted Stefan, he struggles to resist her for fear that his dark secret is too much for her to handle. He's torn by guilt over his past, and mindful of the threat that his vengeful brother, Damon, poses to anyone Stefan gets close to. Soon Elena finds herself torn between two brothers, and in terrible danger.



  • This book marks the beginning of an amazing series that is truly captivating. It exudes a dark and intense atmosphere, immediately drawing the reader in right from the very first sentence and keeps them engrossed throughout. The author's careful and skilled writing brings the characters to life in a way that is truly remarkable. Brace yourself for an emotional roller coaster that spans the entire series, as each book ends with a suspenseful cliffhanger, setting the stage for what's to come in the next installment. It's worth noting that the series is still ongoing, so fans can look forward to more thrilling content. If you're a fan of vampire stories geared towards a teenage audience, this is an absolute must-listen.
  • This book is absolutely amazing, it tells an engaging story of a complicated love triangle while also including thrilling action and suspense. I highly recommend reading all the books in this series and definitely suggest reading them before watching the TV show.
  • The TV show did an amazing job transforming this book into an engaging story because, honestly, I wouldn't have been able to envision it based on the source material. Elena, the main character, is portrayed as an insufferable queen bee who inexplicably earns the adoration of everyone around her. Her friends, on the other hand, are quite forgettable, and their sheer number makes it difficult to differentiate between them. The TV adaptation wisely combines two characters into one, resulting in a more cohesive dynamic with just Bonnie and Caroline, which works much better. One highlight is that the narrator successfully captures the essence of Nina Dobrev's voice, which is pretty cool. However, she unfortunately struggles with the accents for Damon and Stefan, which takes away from the experience. However, the biggest drawback of the book is the lack of a compelling plot. It simply falls flat and fails to grab your attention. In this case, I would recommend watching the TV show instead, as it offers a more exciting and engaging experience.