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Looking for Alaska Audiobook

Looking for Alaska

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Publisher's Summary

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    chloe sparks 06-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story, terrible narrator"
    What did you like best about Looking for Alaska? What did you like least?

    The story is amazing, but the narrator was absolutely awful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The writing is wonderful.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His reading of the dialogue was positively awful, adding too much accent where there should not be any, and his monotone for the Colonel is awful.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Depending on the director, aND John's involvement.


    Any additional comments?

    Re-record it with a better narrator, and possibly a female for Alaska.

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    Brooke 06-15-16
    Brooke 06-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Perhaps Not"

    I regret, with every fiber of my being, purchasing this "book." The characters--shallow, sexist, condescending, and boring; the plot--dull, and tries too hard to be inventive and philosophical. John Greene is the worst writer I have ever encountered. DO NOT spend your money on this awful, awful, awful book.

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    Jacob Saanichton, BC, Canada 06-15-16
    Jacob Saanichton, BC, Canada 06-15-16 Member Since 2012
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    "this is one of the best book I have read."

    this is one of the best book in the world in my opinion. everything is this is earthen Hart warming funny or sad. I hope u love this book as much as I do.

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    Kindle Customer 06-07-16
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    "looking for Alaska by John Green"

    I loved this book. The reading was wonderful and done so brilliantly. It put me right back in high school.

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    Jillian Walker 06-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Young Adult "

    Struggle to finish. Characters are prep students in high school. A faux love story about sex and friendship. A little too cliché for me.

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    Sybille Schaufler 05-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The end redeemed the story"

    Finally some depth. The earlier portion presented decadence almost like a virtue. Hardly a good example to young kids, though no doubt realistically portrayed, unfortunately.

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    Laurie United States 04-29-16
    Laurie United States 04-29-16 Member Since 2012
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    "loved it"

    brought me back to when I was in high school. loved the characters. great writing.

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Inspirational and deep"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Looking for Alaska to be better than the print version?

    Haven't read the print version


    What did you like best about this story?

    The suspense towards the end


    Did Jeff Woodman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I believe so. Used many voices for the characters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Most parts made me laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Great read!!

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    zaher 04-18-16
    zaher 04-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    some character accents annoyed me, as I immagined differently, the story is amazing however, and the perfomance does not ruin the overall experience

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    Moonbeam 04-18-16
    Moonbeam 04-18-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good performance, predictable story"
    Where does Looking for Alaska rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For performance Looking for Alaska ranks close to the top as the narrator does a great job of creating different but well-suited vocal personalities for each main character. The story however is ranked somewhere along with an airport novel. Predictable plot-lines and narrative along with pretty cookie-cutter characters didn't do much to inspire me, but it was well enough written that it worked as a background story to listen to without having to focus on it constantly.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending wasn't much of a surprise, but it did bring everything to a tidy conclusion well enough to satisfy.


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

    Can't compare, as I've never heard any of the narrator's other performances.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extremes for me.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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