This was a wonderful story of young love - except that the two people involved had cancer. Green balanced medical details artfully with excerpts from teenage life, and you found yourself being pulled into the story of Hazel Grace and Augustus. I loved this book - I just wish it had been longer! The warnings about having Kleenex near should be taken seriously, because this book will make you cry and make you laugh, and even look at your life a little differently! More from this author, Audible, please!
This story was far from predicatable. Loved the concept and set up - cousins together for the summer with a guest. I loved the peek the author gave us into a "privileged" family where simply being a family member was enough. The story structure bothered me at first with the big jump that came midway through the book - but once I finished it and went back and re-read the beginning, it all made sense. This was really a good story about first love, family dramatics, and teen angst. I would recommend it.
I wanted to like this book. The premise was intriguing and the characters appeared sympathetic. The problem was that I hated this mother. Simply hated her. And most of the book was HER. Way too much mother story, not enough daughter. I could sympthize with the daughter and understand her decisions and motivations - I was a teenager once, but I found NOTHING sympathetic about this mother or bellievable. The only sane character in the whole book was the father, and everybody pretty much ignored him. Overall I would say skip this book. Not worth the credit.
This might have been a good story, but I was so annoyed with the British accent of the lady narrator I couldn't tell. Between all the "meselfs" and "don't they now"s I could hardly focus on the plot at all. And frankly, I think Catherine was the world's most stupid character - it was like watching a bad horror movie where you know the girl is going to get killed if she goes down in the basement but she goes down in the basement anyway! I might try looking at this one in print and might like it better. Am just amazed at the difference narration can make.
This is my second British one this month. Audible staff - we aren't all from London! How about cutting back on the British narrators?
Hard to describe this one without giving away the plot twist. A few little things kept this from being another Gone, Girl - there was definitely another story that needed to be told about the best friend and the boyfriend. I didn't expect the plot twist at all and had to listen to it more than once to be sure I got it, so that makes it a great story for me! Although the story starts out being somewhat formulaic, it rather quickly goes off the anticipated track. I would recommend this novel. The performance was right on tone, and the story kept me guessing until the end. It definitely left me wanting more Chevy Stevens!
OMG, this was one terrific book. The story as it wound in and out and around the characters of Nick and Amy was as intricate as the fabled Gordian knot. This is far more than the story of a marriage. The psychopathology of both Nick and Amy will remind you of people you know - or maybe it will remind you of a long forgotten episode in your own life (although yours is probably not as involved). I simply can't say any more without ruining the story, and as Sweeney Todd would say "What happened now, well that's the play, and he wouldn't want you to give it away". Just listen to the book. And plan on spending a lot of sleepless nights until you finish it!
That the whole story took 15 min. See preceeding comment.
So much more could have been done with this! The idea is fascinating - why didn't he go into more detail? More examples?
This is not a book. This is a pamphlet. Don't waste your money.
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