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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (16,486 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Meg Cabot Narrator: Natalia Payne Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Abandon Trilogy Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781461804314
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot offers up the first installment in a dark fantasy series about this world—and the underworld.

Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, seventeen-year-old Pierce can’t help but feel that she is both a part of this world and apart from it. Yet she’s never alone … because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.

The first time Pierce lays eyes on John Hayden, her first impression is that he’s a murderer. And she’s right—sort of. Fighting a strange attraction she feels towards John, Pierce struggles to discover what’s really behind a mysterious death—and what she discovers may make her wish she’d stayed in the dark.

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  • [The] strong, amusing voice, the plot twists, and the possibility of romance will draw mystery and chick-lit readers alike. Booklist
  • ANew York Times Bestselling Author

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Arrow | 2/19/2014

    " Wow! I loved this book, seriously! I loved the concept, about the underworld. I was kind of scared to see Meg Cabot writing a darker book, but it actually turned out great. I totally want to read the next one, once it comes out in paperback. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Taylor | 1/7/2014

    " A fun take on the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. A little over-the-top dramatic at times, but it fit the telling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sam | 11/26/2013

    " Very juvenile. I could possibly see a 7 to 9 year old enjoying it. It just didn't make any sense and the plot was so all over the place I could barely keep track of what was going on. Weird and silly read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bek | 11/23/2013

    " Confusing is one word for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa Chalfen | 11/20/2013

    " I thought this book was thrilling and has a beautiful plot and amazing characters. it`s obviously really well thought out and written, and I can`t wait for the next one! You should definitley read this if you`re into greek mythology, horror or creepy magic necklaces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandra | 10/31/2013

    " I really like this book but then again l love mythology especially about Greek myths I can't wait to read the second book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lopana | 9/7/2013

    " such a good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Clarissa | 8/20/2013

    " I know Meg Cabot is a favourite YA author for many people, but she really doesn't do it for me. This one had many minor and major annoyances. I really couldn't handle this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kieran | 6/27/2013

    " I loved this book! It was great and i can't wait for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anupriya Wadhwa | 6/18/2013

    " Amazing!! Not as dark as Meg Cabot claims though!!!! Will say..as other reviewers say that Pierce is a brat!!..umm NO SHE'S NOT!!...she cares a lot of her mom and her cousin alex...Check Underworld!.. And Fiction means..Not Reality...So myths not being accurate is natural!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyndsay | 5/4/2013

    " Can't say much happens in this book but I have orded the next one so fingers x it gets better "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 3/7/2013

    " I have to abandon ship on this one. I got through the first quarter and wasn't loving this book. After reading reviews that the first part is best, I decided to stop. I can't relate with Pierce. She is far too whiny "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Samantha Long | 2/27/2013

    " Ok, I love Meg Cabot, I really do. But this book was so hard to read. It had no plot, shallow/one dimensional characters and took forever to get to the point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dewi Permatasari | 7/1/2012

    " Hmm, whatever Pierce did, said to John, he just DON'T care at all. Doesn't mean he DON'T love her, he just take it all and still love her... <3 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aynab | 4/15/2012

    " It was really awkward since I read the second book of the trilogy rather than the first one first by accident. So by the end of the second book, I practically knew basically everything in the first book so I was kinda bored. Haha. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennypara | 10/12/2011

    " This books made me love the Pershephone and Hades story so much! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hira | 9/3/2011

    " Originally I thought it was dragging and way off mark, but in the end Meg Cabot threw in an interesting twist which caught my interest. However, If you are VERY open minded, READ IT "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Kendall | 8/26/2011

    " Persephone retold, loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phelicia | 5/24/2011

    " Absolutely loved it! I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 5/24/2011

    " This is a fluffy YA book about Hades, AND THAT IS AWESOME.

    I regularly choose Meg Cabot for a "beach read" style book - easy, comfortable, often funny. This one totally delivered. Bonus points for far south Florida island location and killer grandma. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julricks27 | 5/23/2011

    " I was a little disappointed in this book. I liked the concept and it seemed like it had a lot of potential, but the plot was a bit loose. Some of the elements seemed really random. Plus it reminded me a little of twilight, which wasn't my favorite. It was okay, but not my favorite Meg Cabot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikita (Nikki) | 5/23/2011

    " Abandon is a great book for teens, I enjoyed it so much, and I love Meg Cabot, her writing is flawless. Pierce is a rock star narrator. She's bold, brave, and never a damsel in distress. She is amazing. Meg did an amazing job with these characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susy | 5/23/2011

    " I can't wait for the second book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgie | 5/22/2011

    " Good start to the beginning of a new series. Have always been interested in the Hades and Persephone myth.
    Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 5/22/2011

    " An new take on Persephone....and the underworld. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mapi | 5/22/2011

    " loved it! dark, sweet, super bad ass leading girl and hot boy! :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia | 5/22/2011

    " Summer 2012 can't come fast enough!!! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thislilbritt56 | 5/21/2011

    " OMG!!!!! I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Can't wait til the next one comes out!!!!!!!! "

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About the Author
Author Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of books for both adults and teens. She received her BA from Indiana University and worked as an assistant residence hall director at New York University. Her Princess Diaries series has sold over sixteen million copies and was made into two hit movies by Disney. A number of her books have also been made into movies for television, including Avalon High and Vanished, which was the basis for a Lifetime series called Missing. Her numerous other works include the Mediator series, the Heather Wells mysteries, Queen of Babble series, Boy Series, All-American Girl Series, Insatiable series, and Abandon trilogy, as well as stand-alone novels.

About the Narrator

Natalia Payne is an actress whose film and television credits include Crazy Love, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, among others. She is the winner of an AudioFiles Earphones Award.