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.
I really enjoyed both the story and the performance, but once we passed the book's major plot twist, I felt the ending was a bit unfulfilling. Despite that disappointment, I enjoyed John Green's portrayal of teenage life and love and look forward to listening to more of his books.
Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior
I would. It was witty and smart, fun and energetic. It kept my interest the entire time.
The writing was excellent. I was hesitate to start a writer I wasn't familiar with but I'm glad I did!
I enjoyed the kernel he seemed real to me.
I laughed out loud in spots and giggled like a school girl at others. (I'm 30ish)
Buy this book you'll be glad you did.
I am in my mid 50s love reading and continue my love for reading with audio books while driving helps me relax quietly after all day talking
Jeff Woodman just screwed up Alaska's voice it did not work and screwed up the whole story just could not get past the narration
the ending worked but dragged on too long
may be if the narrator had a little more emotion and feeling but Alaska sounded like a truck driver
the end was very sad and tied all the characters together
Probably not. I read it and then listened to it a while back. The first time I read it, it really messed me up. Made me think about death and how easy it is. How quick. Ridiclous
Probably the Colonel. He's probably the best character. Most honest, most real, best guy.
Like I said, the Colonel. He's just a good guy.
The scene in the gym when they all find out what happened to Alaska. It KILLED me. I was not okay during that scene.
Honestly, I knew a girl kind of like Alaska, and she was too intense for me. She needed a psychiatrist and some medication. That probably would have helped Alaska.
It's like a poor remake of the coming of age novels you read and liked as a teenager, but you're no longer a teenager.
I thought he did okay.
I enjoy literary fiction with character depth and psychological exploration. I am in my 50s, work in psychology, and love the outdoors.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I have worked with teens for many years and found Mr. Green's portrayal of teen males at boarding school to be believable and fascinating. The author is able to bring alive his characters. I found myself living the book as though I was a part of those kids' world when I was listening. I felt I knew the two main characters. I don't see where this would be just a teen's book. For an inside look into the minds of teens and the difficult dilemmas they may be facing without a parent's awareness, this book is great. It's good for its own sake too with many an adventure unfolding.
I enjoyed the read performace.
The story was easy to follow and I felt I knew the characters.
He really gives you the feeling of being at each scene.
The more you love books... the more books you love!
I bought this book immediately after reading Green's "The Fault in Our Stars". This book didn't captivate me quite the way "Fault" did. It is still a competent piece of writing, and the narrator did a great job, but I could not relate to the characters.
The only cons I have for this is Alaska's voice. He makes her sound like a tranny. I think it should be redone with someone younger.
This is the second John Green book I've had the pleasure of hearing, the first being The Fault In Our Stars. While I like that book more, this one is no slouch. The only reason I gave it 4 stars for the story is simply because this isn't The Fault In Our Stars.
The narration was great, and never annoyed me (which seems to happen more often than I'd like). Definitely recommended if you're a John Green fan, or just like the young adult genre.
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