I loved this book. 17 hours long and i listened to it in one day. Couldn't stop listening. The reader is excellent and the story even better. I can't see how anyone could not love this book. It is unlike any other book i have ever read. Thanks for writing it and i hope for more.
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
after all, it wasn't hateful. But there's better out there with more solid storylines. Production wise they've gone all out on this though, songs and sfx. But i'd rather have a better characterization or more in depth relationships...it seemed like not a lot happened for such a long audiobook. and i never really began to care for them so much. on a good note, it was nice to have the boy's point of view for a change in a non-stereotypical way...but overall, b minus on the easy grading curve.
I don't know if I could finish reading a novel ever again. I am so addicted to listening to books I have little interest in reading!
I couldn't stand the sound effects and music. It takes away from the book.
Silver Linings Playbook
He's mediocre, but the production was just bad.
Bad plot added music...and I think at the beginning there was something wrong with the recording?! Wants to be twilight but the story just isn't involved enough and neither are the characters. Lets hope the movie does a better job...but wait isn't it supposed to be the other way round?
The background music, the song
Realistic teenager in high school background. Good pacing. Kept up interest with some mystery as to what was happening. Love story is sweet.
Ethan and Lena.
Yes. there were many such moments. The way Lena caused things in nature to happen by her moods and emotions....and Ethan understood her and stood by her, tried to protect her. Their relationship grew to be very sweet and caring.
I am a Father of 4 children that are always getting different books on here. I have the great job of reading the actual book or listening to the book before hand to make sure its appropriate. First of all, I did not have great expectations for this book, BUT, WOW!!! If you are a boy and you are in Jr High/High School...READ THIS BOOK!!! This is a love story where two people meet and it might be love at first sight but let me tell you, it is not easy. I could easily identify with the main characters anxiety, fear, just the constant thought of wondering if the person you have so much feelings for is thinking the same thing as you are. The authors do a wonderful job in creating an atmosphere that put me back in high school with all the tremendous character development. I HAD to get all three books and find out if this love story was going to work out. TRUST ME...this is like nothing you have read before. Don't give up, just read or listen on and you will love this book. A real love story with supernatural elements in it. I cant say enough about this book. GET IT and you can thank me later.
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
I didn't mind the music or sound effects. I think it added to the story. The narration was spot on. I can't wait to get to the next book!
Thanks Jules :)
I suppose I am not a good source for a review. I wanted to read this book because the movie was coming out. But this was just to young for my taste even though I have read several YA books I didn't care for this one. Sorry no help here.
Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.
More in depth characters and more clarification, somehow the story gets a bit "muddled". Overall this book is a good idea, but it's like a fantastic dish that misses salt and pepper.
No, I don' t think so
It has been made into a movie, and the movie wasn't that great. Even the movie did not capture the characters really well.
Get it when it's on sale, and you like young Adult fiction. Writing is ok, nothing superb.
I'm an LMT originally from the Caribbean Islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I lived in NYC off and on for 15 years. I decided I had enough of long cold winters so summer of 2012 I relocated and now live in sunny Sarasota FL and loving every moment of it. My favorite thing to do is lay on the beach all day long listening to the waves and a great audible book.
Great story, however, I could not identify with the leading characters simply because of my age. It seems more suitable to young adults which is obvious but great story.
Ama and the uncle meeting in the swamp. It was such a point of revelation into more depth in the story and a turning point in my direction of thinking.
I love the scene with Ama in the cemetery when her true feelings of love for the boy comes to light.