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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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    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!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Amazon Customer 04-02-16
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    "Fantastic read!"

    Although I am no longer in high school, it brought back a lot of memories and was well well-written and really paint picture. What an excellent read.

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    Ryan- 04-02-16
    Ryan- 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story..."

    I was a huge fan of the fault in our stars and decided to read more of John Greens work. After reading the reviews I decided to give it a shot and I loved it. You really get to enjoy and grow to like the characters. The story line started off a little slow for me but I really enjoyed it after a few chapters. The narrator did a really good job reading this and his voices for different character was great. I would read this again and have already suggested it to friends.

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    Kindle Customer 04-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!!"

    I rated it 5 stars well beaches this is an amazing story! I love how riveting and enjoyable it is. I listened to this story for the whole 6 hours or so and just never had it stop playing. It's a story that never had any boring things everything in it was tied to something else and it kept you on the edge about what was going to happen next. The book has so many different things to it, there is some romance, rebellion, there is the schooling, and so much more! This book is just so amazing I can't even describe it I got so into it that with what happened to Alaska I cried! I will stay up at night just thinking non-stop about this book it's one that has u just hooked! U will love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 03-26-16
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 03-26-16
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    "not for me can't do sad/depressing"

    loved the story but i love happy endings and without them i can't stand the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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