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Literal Hottie

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  • Thirteen Reasons Why

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jay Asher
    • Narrated By Debra Wiseman, Joel Johnstone
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (919)
    Performance
    (707)
    Story
    (723)

    Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush, who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice explains that there are 13 reasons she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.

    FanB14 says: "Good Book for Parents & Teens to Share"
    "This had so much promise"
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    What disappointed you about Thirteen Reasons Why?

    The story itself was annoying, the writing or story-telling was great it was the content that was bothersome


    What was most disappointing about Jay Asher’s story?

    I kept thinking something really horrible was going to happen to Hannah to make her want to commit suicide, I was expecting some sad dysfunction story and that wasn't the case at all...Hannah was a very normal teenagers with ok parents and a normal life, there was no reason for her to kill herself and then to send these tapes to give the people around her a guilt trip for the rest of their lives was not fair.


    What about Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone ’s performance did you like?

    The were great, perfectly read.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I wanted to shake Hannah the whole time and tell her to build a bridge and get over it.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book in one sitting on a road trip and it kept me listening, I think that speaks to the writer and the readers skill, I was just annoyed with the actual story, not the performance.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Anthony Doerr
    • Narrated By Zach Appelman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8405)
    Performance
    (7359)
    Story
    (7379)

    Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is 12, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

    Annie M. says: "Time well spent"
    "Too boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It had its great parts, and the first half of the book was really good, but then often seemed disjointed and mostly slow.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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