When I bought this book and Beautiful Disaster I had treated myself to three other books. Well a week later I have yet to hear the others meanwhile I've listed to BD 3x & I'm on the 5th time around with WD. It's amazing how the second book that covers Travis' point of view could actually be better than the first. Countless times while listening to a book with my favorite couple the author chooses one point of view to go over and not the other. But I want to know what the other half is going through while the author is talking about...let's say the main character's pain. You feel the whole experience of the love & lost, happiness & pain. And in Walking Disaster the ending is one of the sweetest one I've ever heard. The narrator Dan Bittner does an outstanding job. So much so he brought me to tears a few times. Each book could stand on their own but so so worth getting them both.
Beautiful Disaster & Walking Disaster have quickly become 2 of my all time favorite book. Find out why.
I really liked the first book; but I LOVED this one! I love Travis' point of view and learning more about his family. Also the narrator is amazing.
I enjoyed listening to Travis interpretation he might have a thick candy shell but he has a heart of gold.
Loved the original Beautiful Disaster Abby's story
Nothing to compare it to
Great love story where two people with a past rose above it all and got the happy ending they deserved.
Great story of girl meets the local bad boys and falls head over heels for him. The first book had me hooked and I was so excited about this one. This book actually recounts almost all of the same events in the first book but from the male character, Travis Maddox, point of view. We get an in depth look into his mind to understand the events that occurred in the first book. I've listened to other books that try to do the same concept and fail, but this book does the best job.
NO, I rarely ever read or listen to the same book twice
He is a good narrator,
Trevor was my favorite character. I loved following him and how he discovered his feelings for Abby and how he dealt with the confusions of his life.
Dan Bittner bought the characters to life. I felt like I was going through life with them.
The Epilogue was excellent. Loved reading about how life turned out for Travis and Pigeon.
Can't wait for the next book from this awesome writer.
Yes! I could not stop listening to Walking Disaster!!
The whole book was great!
Edgy Modern College Romance!
This is a must read!
I listened to the first book twice. The first time was a while back but when the second book came out I wanted to reread the first one so it was fresh in my mind. I forgot how much I loved it the first time around. I love that each book is the same story from different perspectives. The connection between the characters is so intense and relatable. It made you want to know more. The second book really brought the story to closure.
Say something about yourself!
I loved this whole book!! Beautiful Disaster was a great book, but this one adds so much to the story.
I have not listened to Dan before and I was disappointed when I found out it was narrated by someone different than Beautiful Disaster. I was very surprised how much I Loved Dan in this book! He did a great job, he was a perfect choice for this book!
Finally a story which give the other perspective of the other lead character. Loved reading "Beautiful Disaster" and getting into the mind of Abby. "Walking Disaster" really got into the mind of Travis and the angst he was going through in working out his relationship with Abby. With many romance novels, you only get a perspective of the women in the story...this was a riviting in that you get to follow Travis's journey in his self realization to love.
THe author Jamie McGuire kept the dialogue consistent with the first book. It was the thoughts behind the character which you had to grasp. I actually listened to both books "Beautiful Disaster" and "Walking Disaster" together, in order to remember the story and to recall what was going on with each character...it was intersting to understand each character's thoughts from scene to scene. As I read/listened to their story I was just as "frustrated" with their decisions as they were, but didn't give up on them. The characters of Shefly and America enriched the story and were provided some tension and comic relief at times.
His male narration brought a reality to Travis Maddox voice. He was able to capture the character's pain in his voice, his emotion of rage, desperation, angst.
This was one story that rivited me. I laughed at some of ther banter. The dialogue was quick witted at times. I was exasperated with their indecisions, cried with their pain of self realization, and tense at key points in the story.
I recommend rereading/listening the first book "Beautiful Disaster" before reading/listening to "Walking Disaster" especially if you had to wait awhile for this second book to come out. Better yet, try listening to both books at the same time. Switching back and forth in the story. The dialogue is consistently the same but you get a different perspective of what Abby (Pidgion) and Travis are thinking. The narration of the female narrator- Emma Gavin in Beautiful Disaster in contrast to the male narrator Dan Bittner in "Walking Disaster" make for a richer emotional understanding of their story.