Audie Award Finalist, Teens, 2014
Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be, she says, we’re 16.
What about Romeo and Juliet?
Shallow, confused, then dead.
I love you, Park says.
Wherefore art thou, Eleanor answers.
I’m not kidding, he says.
You should be.
Set over the course of one school year, in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits - smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love - and just how hard it pulled you under.
©2013 Rainbow Rowell (P)2013 Listening Library
I really enjoyed the feeling of falling in love for the first time coming back to me. I loved it when they were first sparking their romance on the bus over comic books & cassette tapes.
This story felt raw. I loved the insight of Eleanor's hardship with her family and how Park helped her getting out of that bad environment.
I loved them both. Rebecca & Sunil have great voices. They did a great job of making you feel like you were in their heads. They were perfect for this role and I would love to hear any book they narrate.
I laughed, cried, giggled.. felt nervous.. all of the above.
Rainbow Rowell never fails to right a great book. With these great actors narrating the parts, amazing story.. you will wish this book would never end!
The narrators voices were fantastic! I loved the story. I have listened to it more than 10 times since I have gotten it! It is also great to fall asleep to when you set the timer! Overall, I highly recommend this audio book!
I fell in love with the characters as they fell in love with each other. I was riveted by the story.
The end left me hanging. Nothing was transformative or resolved. Whether this is sadism or laziness on the author's part makes no difference. That's why I subtracted a star from this beautiful book. Don't read it. It's painful.
Yes. I thought it was well-written and it definitely kept my interest. I also thought the ending was clever.
I liked Eleanor and Park equally.
I thought their performances were just OK, to be honest. They weren't my favorite narrators.
It was definitely worth one credit. Was it a great book? No. Was it a good book? Yes.
I'm super picky about readers, and the ones for this book were actually quite good. My only issue I had was how the male reader read Eleanor's voice. Other than that it was great!
I could not stop listening to this book! I loved every moment of it. Except for the ending. That ending was abrupt and broke my little heart because it was way too abrupt but definitely still worth listening to
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