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Spin - A Novel Audiobook

Spin - A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

How far would you go to get what you wanted? That's the question author Catherine McKenzie addresses in Spin - a delectable debut novel that takes listeners into the connected worlds of pop culture, tabloid journalism, and celebrity rehab. The story of a newbie undercover gossip reporter who follows a troubled starlet into a rehab clinic intending to dig up all the dirt she possibly can, Spin is smart, hip, utterly engaging contemporary fiction in the vein of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.

©2012 Catherine McKenzie (P)2015 Catherine McKenzie

What the Critics Say

"Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo's nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way, and you are beginning to grasp the literary roller coaster ride that is Catherine McKenzie's Spin." (Leah McLaren, author of The Continuity Girl)

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    sukhanya San Jose, CA, United States 06-27-16
    sukhanya San Jose, CA, United States 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible narration"

    I returned the book mainly cause of the narrator. The lack of modulations and the lack of differentiations adapting to the story was totally amiss. For a book I would have otherwise finished returning, I couldn't go beyond 2 chapters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy 12-03-15
    Tammy 12-03-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic!"

    It is an ironic love story that I enjoyed it immensely. Characters were likeable and fun. Narration was superb. I will be seeking out this author and narrator to enjoy more of their work. ☺

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Keske Home 01-27-17
    Keske Home 01-27-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved this!"

    Catherine McKenzie writes with such fluidity and grace...she has wonderful character development-a story in which I could see every detail in my head. Narration was fantastic! Wasn't difficult to determine what was being spoken out loud by the Katie and what was in her head. This is my fourth Catherine McKenzie audiobook and I am not stopping!!

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    A Capitol Reader Washington, DC 12-20-16
    A Capitol Reader Washington, DC 12-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "the narrator's perky voice distracted me"
    Would you try another book from Catherine McKenzie and/or Kristi Burns?

    I see from other reviewers that many liked the narrator's voice in this, but I found her voice to be so overly perky that I couldn't listen to this very long, so I can't really judge the book as a whole. Her voice didn't seem well-suited to a story in which a main theme is alcohol abuse.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kristi Burns?

    Someone with a less chirpy voice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Erin P. 12-14-16
    Erin P. 12-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Horrible language ruined the book."

    This book would have been a great read if it didn't have the word f**k read every 5 minutes. the story was entertaining, but I felt my self cringing with every curse word. Every character with the exception of 1 or 2 seemed to use the word F**k as a noun or adjective. I felt it wasn't necessary. If cursing doesn't bother you then you will enjoy this book, but if your not a fan of f**k, or s**t don't waste your money or time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    donnachandler 12-05-16

    An avid book reader who absolutely loves having the opportunity to carry my favorite books everywhere I go and listen to them anytime I want

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    "Entertaining from the first page"
    If you could sum up Spin - A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, funny, relatable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spin - A Novel?

    I know that girl. I had glimpses of my long ago party girl self in Katy. So I might have enjoyed the book more than most. The description of being sick in a bathroom and placing her face against the cool tile.....


    Have you listened to any of Kristi Burns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is her book for me. But it won't be the last.
    I don't understand the description of a piece of music for each chapter. However, it's great music. This would make a great movie.


    Who was the most memorable character of Spin - A Novel and why?

    Katy of course. She has a running dialog with herself, and her inner woman has a sarcastic sense of humor. She is honest to a fault and leaves nothing to the imagination. How many of us have ever gotten ourselves in a situation that didn't turn out like we hope? And end up hurting the ones we care about in the process.


    Any additional comments?

    I just enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. Looking for another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pemberley Proud 10-11-16

    I'm a 40-something SAH mom who has come to "read" more audio books each year. They work better as my days are active and mobile.

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    "Great Author"
    Any additional comments?

    After listening to Spun and Hidden by Catherine McKenzie, I jumped at the chance to listen to Spin. I loved it and look forward to listening to or reading more by Catherine McKenzie.

    This audiobook was given voluntarily at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie 10-07-16
    Carrie 10-07-16
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    "Realistic Characters"

    3.5 - I really enjoyed the internal dialogue the character had with herself. It was realistic but still entertaining. I think what made this 3.5 instead of 4 for me were the relationships between the characters. That didn't seem as realistic to me. Sometimes I'm ok with that, but because the characters themselves were realistic, it was hard to reconcile that they all would have had these lasting relationships with each other. Overall though, fun and kind of touching story.

    The narrator was awesome. The pacing was perfect and seemed perfect for the character.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 09-23-16
    Michele 09-23-16
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    "Fun, enjoyable listen!"
    Where does Spin - A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. Not my favorite, but I really enjoyed it and it was much better than some I've listened to so far.


    What about Kristi Burns’s performance did you like?

    Loved her varied voices for different characters. She brought them to life!


    If you could take any character from Spin - A Novel out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Henry. I'm intrigued by him!


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    Susie Q 09-08-16
    Susie Q 09-08-16
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    "Interesting"

    Spin by Catherine McKenzie was an interesting book. She balanced a very serious story line with romance and humor. Sometimes I wasn't sure about what would happen next, so it kept me on my toes. Kristie Burns always does a great job as narrator, making the characters come to life with her voice.
    I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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