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Eleanor & Park Audiobook

Eleanor & Park

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Calvin 07-22-14
    Calvin 07-22-14
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    "Don't believe the hype"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    The book was decent. It was not as good as a john green book. Eleanor is whiny and difficult. Park made the romance worthwhile


    Would you recommend Eleanor & Park to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. This book was not worthwhile. There were some cute parts, but it was like a movie that's not worth seeing in theaters. If you have the book already, read it. Otherwise, keep shopping


    Have you listened to any of Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Do you think Eleanor & Park needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    absolutely not......unless its about park


    Any additional comments?

    this book is average at best. I would've reread the fault in our stars if I knew this book was just ok

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lemuel G. 04-09-17
    Lemuel G. 04-09-17
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    "Read this now"

    Incredible narrators, excellent dialog, a wonderful primer on the unfolding of love and desire. Makes me remember the good things about being a teen in the 1980's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Milan, OH, United States 04-06-17
    Julie Milan, OH, United States 04-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Horrible Ending"

    One reviewer said something about how this isn't as much a book for teenagers to read about love, but more like a reflection of teenage love as an adult. I loved the characters and narrators. Great story- but it leads you to a dead end. Absolutely no closure with this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vallena 03-30-17
    Vallena 03-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful story with lovable characters"

    A delightful story I couldn't stop listening to. The book is for anyone who loves a good coming of age story.

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    rachel fall 02-16-17
    rachel fall 02-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Such an amazing story!"

    This story made me remember all the feelings of being young and falling in love. I loved how this story was so sexy with out having any sex. The words themselves brought feelings back that haven't thought of in years. Great read!!

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    Isabella 02-13-17
    Isabella 02-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "To Other High Schoolers,"

    You'll understand after listening to this book why I felt the need to say something. Remember that one girl that, for whatever reason, she stood out in the crowd? Remember that one really sweet boy who said more in his mind than he would put loud? This is their relationship. It brings back memories of your first love, and also gives you a peek at the insanity that went on behind your neighbors closed doors. It warms your heart, just listen to it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina 02-09-17
    Kristina 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "WORST ENDING EVER"

    I wish I never read this. What a waste of time. Book was good (not great) but the ending was SUCH A COP-OUT. I will never read this author again.

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    lisadee77 Newton, Ma. 01-22-17
    lisadee77 Newton, Ma. 01-22-17 Member Since 2011

    Always on the lookout for my next great read!

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    "Loved this book"

    This was a wonderful love story- simple but complex and very real. Really excellent narration.

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    Annette Peterson 01-05-17
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    "Casserole reads"

    This book was amazingly awesome and heartbreaking and honest and hurtful hopeful all at the same time.

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    M. Boyer 12-28-16
    M. Boyer 12-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved Loved Loved"

    Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is one of those rare books you stumble upon, so filled with magic, that it manages to change your world forever. I can remember having a small conversation with Rainbow Rowell on Twitter sometime last year, but I’d yet to read any of her books. On a trip to the library, I’d came across a copy of Eleanor & Park and added it to my stack. Unfortunately, I never got around to reading it, and had to take the book back.

    When Audible had a sale on some titles, and this was E & P was one of them, I jumped at the chance to add it to my library. As my readers know, I’m an audio book fool. Especially if there’s a great narrator, and this book had two: Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra.

    I feel like I could tell you what this book is about, two outcasts fall in love but are torn apart by family and circumstance. But it doesn’t begin to do it justice. Maybe I’m a softy, and that chocolate gooey center is just a sucker for a great love story. I don’t know. This story was innocent, gripping, filled with first loves, and made me ache for something I haven’t felt in years. It was like stepping into a time portal and getting to experience all of that teenage angst for the first time all over again, this time without the homework.

    It’s after reading a book like this, that I wish I was friends with the author. I want to call Rainbow up right now, and squee into the phone. I want to know where this came from, who the inspiration was, what her thoughts were. I want to know what she’s thought of doing since. Is there a film in the works. Could one ever do it justice by capturing the magic that was clear in the book. Ahhh well. Someday.

    Until that day comes, please check out this book. If you’re up for young love done right, this is where you should start.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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