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Beautiful Disaster Audiobook

Beautiful Disaster

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Publisher's Summary

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

©2011 Jamie McGuire (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Beautiful Disaster is insanely addictive. Beautifully sexy, beautifully intense, and beautifully perfect. Jamie McGuire has written a damn good book." (Jessica Park, author of the New York Times best seller Flat-Out Love)

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    Lamonica memphis, TN, United States 03-19-13
    Lamonica memphis, TN, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Disaster again? Why?

    Yes!!!! It a great read . I love the story and the characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The unexpected love story between mixed up teens.


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

    Abby


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Explovise lobe story!!


    Any additional comments?

    This story had me laughing, anger, and crying.

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    Kindle Customer Avon, OH, United States 03-17-13
    Kindle Customer Avon, OH, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Held My Interest Enough to Finish It"

    It was good enough to finish it, but I was not impressed. I am not sure that I liked either of the main characters and sadly, found myself not caring if they ended up with a HEA. Very disfunctional relationship and still not sure what it was based on. It didn't seem like love to me. Just odd.

    The storyline with her father, "Mick" was just ridiculous and added absolutely nothing to the story. I did like Travis' family though.

    I also liked Abbey's best friend America and her boyfriend, Shep and found their friend Finch to be a lot of fun.

    As for the narrator, I did like Emma Galvin somewhat, but sounded more like a mature 14 year old than a 19 year old.

    Don't waste the credit. I couldn't wait for it to end.

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    Leigha Columbus, OH, United States 03-04-13
    Leigha Columbus, OH, United States 03-04-13
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    "Maybe I'm just too old for this book ..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Some of my coworkers told me that this book was hard to put down once they started, but I wasn't all that intrigued by the story. Granted, the main character and her beau are young college kids with serious attachment issues, and maybe I feel that I'm past that (or just hope I am!). I think that I would be more likely to recommend this book to a young 20-something than to someone my own age (mid-30's). It wasn't horrible by any stretch, but I just felt that it was lacking in depth.


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    veronica adkins, tx, United States 03-04-13
    veronica adkins, tx, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Best read ever !!!! I Love this book"
    What did you love best about Beautiful Disaster?

    I Love the fact that the its constently keeping you guessing. Not to mention Travis is the man who lays it all out their. I have read this book 8 times and it still cant get enough. I have diffently recommed this book to others and they also feel in love with Travis. The drop your pantys maddog Travis and the down on his knees begging dont leave.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Travis of course and i cant wait till his book comes out. He's the kind of guy you would love to have. Tough, soft and cant get enough of. I Love This Character. He hard to get, hard to enough with and hard to let go.


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

    This book was the best. I cant say I had one favorite part because all was my favorite. I love it when she first meets his family, the poker night when she kicks butt. And he is so in F Love with her. I love it at thanksgiving, I Love it when he takes her over his shoulder out of the party, I Love how she is dress in the beginning..


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    diffently i could not get enough of. I have read this book 8 times.


    Any additional comments?

    i wish this book did not end and it was a series.... and i cant wait till his comes out..... I will be getting it. ?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten WASILLA, AK, United States 03-03-13
    Kirsten WASILLA, AK, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read for a young adult, college level reader"

    The story was well played but I didn't realize that it was geared to such a young group of participants. This may have appealed to me more in my 20's than it did now. Rather age specific. It was a good story and there were some values instilled on an underlying sense. I'd recommend this to my assistants' daughter who is in her third year of college at this point, not her mother all the same.

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    Kelly Millvale, PA, United States 02-25-13
    Kelly Millvale, PA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!"

    There are some books that you just can't put down or stop listening to. This is one of them.

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    Crystal Peik Hutchinson, MN USA 02-06-13
    Crystal Peik Hutchinson, MN USA 02-06-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Won't be able to listen to this more than once"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would and have recommended this to many friends. I absolutely love the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reading the story, I really loved Travis. Listening, though, I'm increasingly aware that a voice can make all the difference. I'm not sure I'm a fan of any of the characters while listening.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator.


    Was Beautiful Disaster worth the listening time?

    Only once, in hopes that the narrating style got better.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have read this book, and are among the many that view Travis as "best book boyfriend", this is not something you want to listen to. I am going to have to re-read the book to get my image of him back, and erase the image of a tyrannical, prepubescent boy from my mind. I kept picturing the nerdy kid at the back of my 8th grade class when she read Travis's lines, or any of the other male characters for that matter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brittany United States 01-30-13
    Brittany United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Beautiful Love Story"

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who read the print version and I loved it! I thought the love story was fabulous and the emotions given to the main characters fit their ages and story well. A lot of the reviews on this book said it could be YA, I don't think it would be okay for any teen to read this book. The fact that the book is about college students has to be in mind when analyzing the choices and personalities given to these characters. There is a part in the middle where they go to Vegas that seemed a bit of a stretch, but the problem that arises from the trip fits in well with the story and brings in back together. I highly recommend this book for anyone that likes a fast moving romance story.

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    Meadow santa rosa, ca, United States 01-29-13
    Meadow santa rosa, ca, United States 01-29-13
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    "Immature but soooo engrossing!!!"
    Where does Beautiful Disaster rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of my very favorites for sure.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Travis... he was super immature but for some reason I adored him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Travis asked "Pidgeon" to accompany him to Thanksgiving with his Dad and brothers despite being broken up... it pulled my heart strings.


    Who was the most memorable character of Beautiful Disaster and why?

    Definitely Travis Maddox


    Any additional comments?

    I should be embarrassed that I enjoyed this book so much. But I just loved the characters and love story. It's been quite a while since college for me but we all remember the bad boy we weren't supposed to be with but couldn't help ourselves. I just really liked losing myself in this story, I didn't take anything seriously in regard to anger management issues.. I don't get wrapped up in sending the wrong message to young women. Obviously the main character is violent, so don't read this if you can't take violence.

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    Amazon Customer Katy, TX, United States 01-22-13
    Amazon Customer Katy, TX, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader, enthusiastic book club organizer, aspiring writer & devoted mommy of one Doberman puppy, Maddox, and one Half-Arab mare Kissy.

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    "Good read"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Disaster the most enjoyable?

    I liked the narrator and the writing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Disaster?

    The ending.


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

    Travis!!!


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

    I liked the entire book.


    Any additional comments?

    I was never bored once

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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