Definitely, unless they started reading the actual book before listening like I did. The man reading it does voices for each character in the book and it didn't match what I thought while reading the book myself. It took a while to get used to it, but it really bugged me for a few chapters.
I feel like John Green writes similar stories, the ones I have read have twists in the plot that make your heart feel like it is literally being ripped from your chest.
Although this book may not be my favorite I recommend reading it. It will make you laugh, cry, and think about your life in a way you may have never thought of.
It's so realistic. Easy to identify with the characters - we've all been teenagers.
I enjoyed all the characters! Each of them shared a part of themselves... the humor throughout the story was delightful.
He differentiated each of the characters - made it easy to picture them.
The Zen feel of the moments of realization were delicious.
i highly recommend this book to all those 16 years of age & beyond.
When I first started listening I thought the narrator was going to get on my nerves, but by the end he made this book. He was great at establishing a voice for each character and making them unique throughout the book. Really great job.
I purchased this book after reading several quotes from it that I thought were beautifully written, and every once in a while a line would jump out at me, but as a whole the writing was just OK. The story itself isn't really something most people would relate to (private high school outcasts), and to me it doesn't really capture the angst of high school, but the characters are likeable which overall made it an enjoyable read. I saw what was coming a mile away, yet I admit I did shed a tear at the end. Overall a decent easy read, but nothing that will really stick with you.
I really enjoyed both the story and the performance, but once we passed the book's major plot twist, I felt the ending was a bit unfulfilling. Despite that disappointment, I enjoyed John Green's portrayal of teenage life and love and look forward to listening to more of his books.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I would. It was witty and smart, fun and energetic. It kept my interest the entire time.
The writing was excellent. I was hesitate to start a writer I wasn't familiar with but I'm glad I did!
I enjoyed the kernel he seemed real to me.
I laughed out loud in spots and giggled like a school girl at others. (I'm 30ish)
Buy this book you'll be glad you did.
I am in my mid 50s love reading and continue my love for reading with audio books while driving helps me relax quietly after all day talking
Jeff Woodman just screwed up Alaska's voice it did not work and screwed up the whole story just could not get past the narration
the ending worked but dragged on too long
may be if the narrator had a little more emotion and feeling but Alaska sounded like a truck driver
the end was very sad and tied all the characters together
Probably not. I read it and then listened to it a while back. The first time I read it, it really messed me up. Made me think about death and how easy it is. How quick. Ridiclous
Probably the Colonel. He's probably the best character. Most honest, most real, best guy.
Like I said, the Colonel. He's just a good guy.
The scene in the gym when they all find out what happened to Alaska. It KILLED me. I was not okay during that scene.
Honestly, I knew a girl kind of like Alaska, and she was too intense for me. She needed a psychiatrist and some medication. That probably would have helped Alaska.
It's like a poor remake of the coming of age novels you read and liked as a teenager, but you're no longer a teenager.
I thought he did okay.
I enjoy literary fiction with character depth and psychological exploration. I am in my 50s, work in psychology, and love the outdoors.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have worked with teens for many years and found Mr. Green's portrayal of teen males at boarding school to be believable and fascinating. The author is able to bring alive his characters. I found myself living the book as though I was a part of those kids' world when I was listening. I felt I knew the two main characters. I don't see where this would be just a teen's book. For an inside look into the minds of teens and the difficult dilemmas they may be facing without a parent's awareness, this book is great. It's good for its own sake too with many an adventure unfolding.
I enjoyed the read performace.
The story was easy to follow and I felt I knew the characters.
He really gives you the feeling of being at each scene.