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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,410 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alyson Noël, Alyson Noël Narrator: Kathleen McInerney Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Riley Bloom Series Release Date:
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Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she's summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn't just an eternity of leisure. She's been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who's definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley's first assignment, a Radiant Boy who's been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley .

Radiance is the first book in the Riley Bloom series from bestselling author Alyson Noël.

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  • “…Noel uses a light hand and fills her story with humor and liveliness…the 4-hour audiobook is read by Kathleen McInerney in a youthful, endearing style that meshes well with the author's words. This is a good choice for interested pre-teens and up. Parents' Choice, winner of the Parents' Choice Approved Award

  • Kathleen McInerney takes on the job of portraying Riley beautifully. She has a young, inquisitive quality to her voice that truly brings Riley to life…Listening to Riley's trials and errors is definitely a treat for the ears. TeensReadToo.com
  • Narrator Kathleen McInerney is perfectly cast as Riley Bloom…A brief and enjoyable audio that will leave listeners wanting more of Riley. SoundCommentary.com
  • Young listeners will surely enjoy exploring the afterlife through the eyes of Riley…This is a very promising first title in a new series. Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews
  • This audio version is excellent. 5MinutesForBooks.com
  • Narrator Kathleen McInerney does a good job of depicting a wonderfully spunky, funny curious, sarcastic girl who thinks she knows it all…This exciting story includes a great mix of likeable characters, witty dialogue, humor, a developing boy-girl relationship, scary ghosts, danger, and a most satisfying conclusion. School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Iona | 2/15/2014

    " I was really looking forward to this, as I always loved Riley in the Immortal Series. I'm not disappointed as such, as i understand that these books are being written for a younger audience, but i do wish that the book had been longer, and a little more to do with the Immortals series, as Ever and her storyline were hardly mentioned. I think this'll be a great series for new fans, but perhaps a little disappointing for Immortals Series fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia Clark | 2/4/2014

    " Short and sweet, hope the next one is just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Katherina | 1/27/2014

    " This was a quick easy read that was very interesting. I defiantly want to read the second one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shannon Renee | 1/27/2014

    " Well ok. The book was just frankly beautiful on the cover. Look at it! Seriously, love it! Unfortunately, that is where the love ends. It was totally written for the tween set. Iusally don't mind it. However, it seemed just too watered down and it didn't have the spark that I expected. "

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