On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.
Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself by Printz medalist John Green, acclaimed author of Looking for Alaska.
(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Short, Simple, No Spoilers
I fell in love with Green's sardonic, self-deprecating characters. Yes, I have and will read all of his books.
The main character is more difficult to relate to than others by this author and the other characters are a little too predictible and stereotypical. However, Green's wit shines through and makes this story better than many YA authors. Would recommend for John Green followers.
Yes. I like this narrator's voice and feel he is a great choice. He may sound a little older, but he manages to pull off the qualities of sounding smart, quirky, vulnerable, and funny.
I have become a huge John Green fan. I listened to Paper Towns first (his latest). Paper Towns is better than Katherines but both are well done, funny and the narrator is perfect for the male characters that tell the story.
I loved this book! As a middle school teacher and parent of a high school boy, I found this book engaging, hilarious, and tender. The characters are well developed and real. The author's style is sharp and concise, which makes this a great choice for a reluctant reader. I plan to listen to this in the car on the next family vacation.. One of my favorite audibles yet. Oh... the reader does a fantastic job with voices.
Another home run for John Green. Looking for Alaska, Abundance of Katherine's, and Paper Towns were amazing. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoyed his other work.
The first time I tried listening to this book, I lasted less than half an hour. I found the narrator's voice too old-sounding for a book about a 17 year old boy, and I thought the main character sounded insufferably whiny. Months later, having thoroughly enjoyed "The Fault In Our Stars", also by John Green, I decided to give this one a second try.
Ultimately, I really enjoyed the book and found myself really liking the characters, whininess and all. I would say, though, that if I had it to do over again, I might read it as opposed to listening to it, given how many equations and graphs have to be explained visually.
Say something about yourself!
really good author.. funny stories.. i like the teen version of reality its carefree and some what lucky.. but i liked the whole thing..
Funny and light hearted with engaging characters. It is laugh out loud funny without being mean spirited or unkind. If you've ever had to deal with a brilliant sibling, friend, offspring you will appreciate this story on a whole other level. Narration and sound quality were both excellent.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
Alternately silly, funny, and slightly intellectual. Great concept and well written - - just a little short on plot. More just needed to happen to earn that fifth star. Narrator was excellent.
Audible Obsessed Commuter.
Can't touch "The Fault in Our Stars" of his, but a good listen. An exaggerative young man, his comedic relief providing best friend, and (sort of) the Archduke Franz Ferdinand all make this a playful book with some discussable plot points. Fair warning, at some points I was thinking, "this is silly and ridiculous," while at others I was laughing out loud. Use the credit if you have an extra.
I'm a busy mom to an adorable little boy, so I had to find another way to satisfy the bibliophile in me. Audio books seem to be the answer to my prayers! I just put on the good old iPod and I can still "read" while keeping up with the little one.
I love John Green, but I was personally offended by the awkward bastardization of Arabic and the "Lebanese" accent Woodman gave Hassan's parents. I'm powering through it, but I'm so annoyed that I might just read the book instead of listening to this narration.
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