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Julie

PITTSBURGH, PA, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Looking for Alaska

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By John Green
    • Narrated By Jeff Woodman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (795)
    Performance
    (654)
    Story
    (661)

    Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

    Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another.

    Leslie says: "Great Story! Great Narrator!"
    "Remember how teenagers think?"
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    John Green is a startlingly good writer of teen fiction. As a mother of teenagers, I am enjoying both his writing and the way he portrays these young people and the situations they face. It's hard to remember what its like to be that age and I love the way John Green gets me inside these youngsters' heads. I have recommended this to my 17 and 14 year old daughters. I think its a bit mature for my 12 year old right now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Heirs and Graces: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1002)
    Performance
    (904)
    Story
    (900)

    As 35th in line for the throne, Lady Georgiana Rannoch may not be the most sophisticated young woman, but she knows her table manners. It's forks on the left, knives on the right - not in His Majesty's backā€¦.

    Nancy says: "Enjoyable light murder mystery"
    "Disappointing addition to the series"
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    Her Royal Spyness has been a favorite of mine, but this is a weak addition to the series. It feels like the author is cashing in on our affection for Georgie and Darcy. Take my advice and stop listening after book 5: "The Twelve Clues of Christmas" and "Heirs and Graces" aren't worth your time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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