I am a middle school teacher! I like mostly young adult books.
possibly. Because it really kept me tied in to the emotion of the person listening to the tapes! He was really emotional
The guy listening to the tapes
I don't remember the characters names, I know there were ones that I wanted to smack for what they did.
Pretty close! best that I could.
I was very much disappointed by the female narrator who seemed much older than the character in question. I was regularly taken out of the story, thinking that the voice is much to old to represent the thoughts of a teenager.
I do believe that an audiobook is the perfect medium for this type of story.
Probably not, although I found the concept of the story interesting, the execution did not leave a strong impression.
I would listen to other novel narrated by Joel Johnstone.
Probably not, I believe that the audio component is the strong aspect of this novel
Incredible, Emotional, Eye-opening.
When Hannah started talking out loud to no one in particular because of her situation and how she felt about it. It stands out to me because I know how that feels and I have beeen there myself. It pulled me in emotionally.
Also tape 9.
Their voices "matched their personality" if you will. They made it sound like they were truly involved in what was happening. Realistically dramatic.
Oh my gosh YES! I did
I've owned the book for a while, but out of fear, because I knew what it was about I withheld from reading it. Then I had to do a book report for school and I thought 'why not.' I learn better hearing the story aloud while I read along. So that's what I did. I've never met someone who has felt so close to exactly how I feel, ever. The sad thing is, she's not real and even if she was... She's dead.This book means a lot to me, and is very personal in my opinion.Small side note:This book was very very emotional for me. I cried many many times, and not just tears, but outbursts. Hannah might have stopped me from doing the same thing she did. And Clay is the reason why.
The events that occurred were just not anywhere near bad enough to believe that a person like Hannah would commit suicide over them. And blaming the councilor for not saving her?? That was completely bogus.
Hannah is melodramatic, vindictive, cynical, manipulative, and a HUGE SELF-INULDGENT hypocrite.
The book's concept started with a lot of promise, but the follow through was inescapably mediocre. I like stories with flawed characters, but these 13 offenders are straight out of a half-baked after school special. Teenagers aren't well known for making clear and rational decisions, but this crowd seems determined to fall into every possible cliche.
As a person, Hannah is almost entirely unlikable. She delights in mocking and condemning the actions of the 13. Which wouldn't be so bad, except that the male lead is all too eager to champion each of her unwitty sarcastic claims. Because of this, Clay never really develops his own distinct characterization.
This is the first audiobook I purchased. When listened to it, I was surprised that the narrators could read the book like as if they were the characters themselves. There were emotions to the narrations, especially at the end of Hannah's cassette tape - I actually teared. I kept listening to the audiobook ever since.
The end of Hannah's cassette tape (side 13)
Hands down Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone. Those two were their characters, and listening to their voices took a great book to an even greater level.
Hannah Baker was my favorite character, because through those tapes she got to say everything and anything she wanted. She was the one in control on the tapes, which coincidentally was the only place she was.
I have not, but am very eager to hear more stories from both of them, and hopefully they will work together again soon.
I did not want to stop listening for a second. I listened to the whole story in one evening, and I think if I had read the book I probably would have read it all at once as well.
This book was recommended to my by my friend who is a YA librarian. I usually don't like YA, but the story sounded interesting so I gave it a try. This book grabs you from the instant it begins. You're listening to the reasons why a young girl would take her life. It shows the how the littlest things can have a huge impact on a person's life.
The main character does not feel sorry for herself, but has become apathetic at times and frustrated at the loss of control at others.
No charcter is a standout, but I would have to say Clay, because he shows true remorse.
The narrators did an OK job. It seemed overacted in some parts making the book lose its realism.
It was a clever plot for a novel.
I liked that I was kept surprised. I couldn't anticipate the next step.
I didn't really have a favorite scene. I just liked walking through the story with the main character.
The Tapes Tell the Tale
I like being able to listen in my car or on a walk. I have very little sit down time where I can just read
Just not knowing exactly what would drive a teenage girl to such extreme action.
I like hearing the characters, it brings the book to life.
I don't know