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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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    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!

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    Stella Concord, MA, United States 03-26-16
    Stella Concord, MA, United States 03-26-16 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    aubie99_98 03-21-16
    aubie99_98 03-21-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a librarian working as a state worker by day and a FB stalker at night. I like thrillers, YA and, and just about anything in between.

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    "Favorite John Green Novel"
    Would you listen to Looking for Alaska again? Why?

    I do not know that I would listen to it again. Why? I feel that I got the most out of the story the first time, although I enjoyed it tremendously.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Looking for Alaska?

    Several. Being from a small community about an hour and a half from where he went to school, I related to a lot of the story. The money in Mountain Brook, the heat that you cannot begin to describe unless you have lived here (Nothing prepares you for the heat.), the deliciousness that is the fried vegetable (or pretty much anything), the southern accents, the towns like New Hope where I taught 5 minutes from. It was being able to relate to the story. Also, the fact that I think we are all searching for The Great Perhaps, and I think that search is never really over.


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

    He brought great accents, the were subtle at times, and he did a great job of making us not sound too much like rednecks.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I could have listened to this book in one sitting, it was that enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great coming-of-age novel for teens through adult. I found myself asking many questions that the author put forth for the characters. This is my favorite book of John Green so far.

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    Lori Sperry 03-18-16
    Lori Sperry 03-18-16
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    "amazi g"

    i was amazed with this novel mostly because it kept me wanting to keep reading!!!

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    Nathaniel B. 03-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "YES"

    Easily my favorite book of all time. The narrator did an excellent job! Thank you for doing this book the justice it deserves. How will YOU get out of this labyrinth?

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    amy 03-07-16
    amy 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "SO GOOD!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Looking for Alaska the most enjoyable?

    So good. Did not expect it to have the ending that it had.


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    The Mays 02-25-16
    The Mays 02-25-16 Member Since 2014

    I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.

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    "I couldn't stop listening"

    I loved the characters in this book. They are flawed yet strong, cerebral yet insecure. They are all of us. The story progresses sometimes a bit slow and while it can be predictable, it's more about how the characters get to where they need to be. It's about the journey more than the destination. This is a story of love, fear, joy and loss. The author explores how we deal with fears that we will never shake and what we believe in to cope with the unpredictability of life. You will never go wrong with a John Green book!
    I think the narrator was a very good fit. He did a great job. I listened to the book in one day. I didn't want to stop! Give it a go!
    Happy listening!

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    Mrs Mommy Booknerd (Mrs Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews) #MMBBR Appleton, WI 02-21-16 Member Since 2014

    Lover of life!

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    "loved it"
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    Another hit by Green. He has a way of capturing the innocence and heartbreak of young love and coming of age. This was another great listen.

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    mallori 02-03-16
    mallori 02-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "MUST READ!!!!!"
    If you could sum up Looking for Alaska in three words, what would they be?

    Mysterious, Enjoyable, and continuos


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Pudge because he was always wanting to know more about Alaska. Never really stopped wondering if he could help her.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes i actual did finish this in one day. I sat in a corner in my room and just kept listening.


    Any additional comments?

    If you love never ending unhappy ends then this is one you need to read. John Green is an amazing author who always keeps you wondering.

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    Elle Knowles 01-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Coming Of Age"

    A wonderful coming of age book. Insights to dealing with death at a young age.

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