Audible Obsessed Commuter.
Can't touch "The Fault in Our Stars" of his, but a good listen. An exaggerative young man, his comedic relief providing best friend, and (sort of) the Archduke Franz Ferdinand all make this a playful book with some discussable plot points. Fair warning, at some points I was thinking, "this is silly and ridiculous," while at others I was laughing out loud. Use the credit if you have an extra.
I love John Green, but I was personally offended by the awkward bastardization of Arabic and the "Lebanese" accent Woodman gave Hassan's parents. I'm powering through it, but I'm so annoyed that I might just read the book instead of listening to this narration.
I am not sure I would have continued past the beginign if not for the great best friend character, but glad I stuck with it. Story did not have any really deep meaning, but still a fun and interesting listen. Love the characters and the development of the relationships. I thinkt hat is my favorite part of the Author's books.
I have read every single John Green book and I have loved every single one. The interesting thing about this one is that it wasn't written in first person yet you can tell whose perspective is being portrayed. I loved this book, but it started off a little slower then I thought it would. I was actually reading it and put it down for a month or so, but when I decided to listen to it the characters came alive. You get to slowly learn about all of the Katherine's in his life and you really get a feel for who Colin is. You see his priorities change throughout the book. I was able to fall in love with these characters. I hope you listen and the same happens for you!
It's difficult to compare audiobooks, even more so than the books themselves. So many things go into an audiobook. It's not just the writing, but it's the performance and the production as well. I happen to like John Green as a writer, and have both read his books and listened to some of the audiobooks. This particular narrator seems to do his work justice.
I think he is a very good narrator and captures the author's voice well. As a matter of fact, I chose to read and listen to this book before John Green's "Paper Towns" solely because I like this narrator. I'm going to read "Paper Towns" instead of listen to it because the narrator doesn't seem to capture what I feel is Green's tone.
Boy looses girl, boy tries to forget girl, boy meets new girl, and all ends up right with the world.
This is the second performance I have listened to. I really enjoy Jeff Woodman's narrations. He gives life to all the characters.
I do like John Green's work, but this one I felt was VERY similar to Looking for Alaska. Which was a small bummer for me. Plus I feel like it took to long to get going for me. It just was not my favorite book of his. Still good just not one that I could not stop listening to.