It was just boring.
The narration by Chelsea Makela coupled with the writing was so realistic that it was like listening in on a conversation.
Kayla was my favorite because she had so many challenges and choices to consider and make. The choices were real.
Listening to Kayla was so realistic, it was like having a conversation.
Her choices of how to earn forgiveness from her teacher was my favorite. Believe it or not, I had to make a similar choice at the same age. I thought that I was the only one.
I recommend this book and other books narrated by Chelsea Makela because it is like talking to teen friends.
The language was so deplorable that I couldn't listen beyond an hour.
The language and continual sexual issues - I couldn't even get to the plot!
I loved The Fault in Our Stars so I decided on this book by John Green without fully investigating the content or reviews. I am no prude but the language in this book was beyond that heard on teenage rugby fields or ice hockey practices. I only lasted about an hour after listening to more foul language than ever - some that I have never heard.
This book was very realistic and well written - I felt that I have "been there, done that" - In fact, I have. Unfortunately, the story is all too true and it is written so that you feel you are living the story... until the last 20 minutes. I felt like the author didn't really know how to end the story to keep it believable. The author was an excellent narrator which is not often the case with authors. I will look forward to this author's next book.
This is still a great book.
The geology in the book was powerfully described and extremely interesting. As someone who lived in the Bay Area for more than 20 years and experienced the 1989 quake, I found the attitude in this book offensive. A key message of the book -over and over and over again- is that people shouldn't be living near or on the San Andreas fault. Has he considered the probabilities of hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis? Where would he have us all live? He showed a complete lack of empathy for those living in the Bay Area in 1906 or 1989.
James Frey's story is captivating, gripping, heart-wrenching and honest. In a world where people portray themselves as victims, it was inspiring to meet someone who takes responsibility for his own decisions.
The narration by Oliver Wyman is the BEST that I have ever heard (and I've been listening to audible / recorded books for years).
I read this book as a "kick-off" to motivate me to stop taking a drug prescribed for traumatic stress syndrome several years ago. It helped alot - so far so good. Thanks for telling us your story, James.
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