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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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    Jonas Rapid City 09-16-16
    Jonas Rapid City 09-16-16 Member Since 2015

    I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!

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    "Searching for a Way Out of the Labyrinth"

    This is my first Green novel. Originally, I gave a copy to my daughter and upon her insistence and a healthy Audible Deal, I decided "sure, why not?" I have to admit, Green is a fantastic story teller and whereas I see people complaining about it, I thought it was great.

    If you go into it expecting something YA and light-hearted and fun, just close the book. It's a story of the forgotten, the unnoticed and ultimately finding the reason to the reasoning. Which, in the end of the book, you realize isn't really what you need it to be, it just is. Same as life. Not every mystery gets solved or every question gets the perfect answer. Life goes as it wants and we are left to make sense of what gets left behind as we search for a way out of our own labyrinth.

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    Jamie Nation 09-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    "meaningful-ish"

    There is some meaningful content in this book, however it isn't mind blowing. Decent book for older teens and young adults in their early 20s I suppose

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    Anthony 09-15-16
    Anthony 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "slow start"

    It wasn't a slow start in the true sense rather I thought it was just high school drabble until one particular event in the last stretch of the book. Every bit of character development was leading up to there and it was excellent. Obviously the title gives a sense of foreboding but it was enough of a mystery to keep me going. His way of describing those teenage feelings were very similar to experiences I had as a young hooligan.

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    Terry 08-01-16
    Terry 08-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great narrative so so story."

    seems to lose steam as you go. Narration is excellent. Story had some disappointments. but the good.

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    Anna Brooks 07-25-16
    Anna Brooks 07-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Read!!!"

    What I had began to assume would be a tragic life lesson story tailored to young adults became one of the most surprising and refreshingly rich narratives, embedded with universal themes for every age!

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    Randy T. 07-24-16
    Randy T. 07-24-16
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    "favorite book of all time. hands down."

    absolutely love this book, it's so entertaining and interesting. so emotional, fantastic story line. I even line the narration.

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    Alisha T. 07-22-16
    Alisha T. 07-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Sad to say....disappointed"

    I was enjoying the story and listening with my 13 year old. We have loved other books by this author. I was super disappointed with the nearly pornagraphic descriptions of sex between the teens and a first blowjob. I'm a pretty open parent about discussing sex with my kids, but I felt it went too far. Can't recommend this book to anyone I know.

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    Holly 06-18-16
    Holly 06-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book ever"

    Personally I love this book so far it's my favorite book you should read it if you don't whoo your going to missing a part of your life

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    Jessica 06-18-16
    Jessica 06-18-16
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    "Just another YA novel"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Meh...I've done worse things with my time. Truthfully, the book wasn't very good though.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It all felt stale and unoriginal. The author was purposefully going after my emotions...which made it impossible for me to really feel much of anything (except manipulated).


    What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does sound appropriately teen angst-y.


    Did Looking for Alaska inspire you to do anything?

    Nope. Uh-uh. Can't think of a thing.


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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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