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Gretchen

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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Stephen Chbosky
    • Narrated By Noah Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2269)
    Performance
    (2064)
    Story
    (2083)

    Most people think 15-year-old Charlie is a freak. But then seniors Patrick and his beautiful stepsister Sam take Charlie under their wings and introduce him to their eclectic, open-minded, hard-partying friends. It is from these older kids that Charlie learns to live and love.

    FanB14 says: "Intelligent, Absorbing Coming of Age Story"
    "Incredibly Moving!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! Absolutely loved this coming of age story. The writing was brilliant and the narrator was incredible. I found myself feeling as if I was actually in the story with Charlie, Sam and Patrick. I was actually sad for the story to end!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was so relatable for so many teens these days! So many social issues were discussed from the perspective of a somewhat lost teen (suicide, drugs, sex, school....all of these were covered). And it gives hope for those that are lost or unpopular and feel like they are living for nothing.


    Which character – as performed by Noah Galvin – was your favorite?

    Charlie, without a doubt!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many moments that moved me. I found myelf laughing out loud one minute and wiping tears from my eyes the next. The writing was absolutley amazing!!!


    Any additional comments?

    As an adult and mother of two boys, I wasn't quite sure what I would think of this book or if I would even like it. All I can say is.....Wow! I am so glad I bought this and plan to have my boys read it when they are old enough. It was so inspirational on so many levels. I fell in love with the characters and was so shocked by the twist at the end. Charlie is every kid who is a little "different" and who others see as a "freak" or a "weirdo". And yet...he's not. He is just dealing with issues that nobody, including Charlie, understands. And he makes it through!! This story was amazing to me!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Touch & Go: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Lisa Gardner
    • Narrated By Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2355)
    Performance
    (1973)
    Story
    (1990)

    Justin and Libby Denbe have the kind of life you’d find in the pages of a glossy magazine: A beautiful 14-year-old daughter. A gorgeous brownstone on a tree-lined street in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. A great marriage, admired by all. A perfect life. When investigator Tessa Leone arrives at the crime scene in the foyer of the Denbes’ home, she finds scuff marks on the floor and a million tiny pieces of bright green Taser confetti. The family appears to have been abducted.

    lisa says: "Wait for it to go on clearance!"
    "Narrator needs work on her accents"
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    If you could sum up Touch & Go in three words, what would they be?

    Kept me guessing!


    What other book might you compare Touch & Go to and why?

    Not really sure but I really enjoyed it and will buy more Lisa Gardner books.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    Really did not care for the narrators attempt at Boston accents. The accent came and went from sentence to sentence and at times it was difficult to know who was supposed to be speaking. Would've enjoyed it more without the terrible accents!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me hold my breath several times and had me gripping the steering wheel extra tight while driving!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story if you can get past the narration!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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