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Paper Towns Audiobook

Paper Towns

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Publisher's Summary

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.

©2008 John Green; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Laura Bowles 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely for the young adult audience"

    My book club of adult women ended up choosing this novel. Parts of the story are clever and interesting but the rest is painfully slow, periodically redundant, and definitely juvenile. A fairly comprehensive recitation of the events in this story could be told in a matter of minutes. As a tween or teen this is probably an engaging book but I definitely do not recommend it for the over 18 crowd.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hillary Hummel 03-15-16 Member Since 2014

    "I have lived 1000 lives". Reading has been an escape for me since I was very young. Today it continues to fuel my imagination

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    "I must not be smart enough..?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    To be honest, not really. I read another of John Green's books, and absolutely loved it, so I did expect to like this one as well. Once I finished the book I decided I must be missing some important detail, or maybe I wasn't clever enough to understand what this book is really about. I hate giving details of a book away that may ruin it for someone who hasn't read the book yet, but it's hard to explain my opinion otherwise.. I'll try. I understood it was about a runaway girl who felt shut out from her family. (Rightfully so). They don't give her the proper parenting she needs to keep her in line, or to find out what they can do for her to help her. The scene with the cow, how Q reacts, that's how I would have felt in that situation, IF I had made it that far. And if I had, that's as far as I would have gone. Her selfishness is beyond what I would have put up with, personally. I felt the way the other friends did in the end, and did not understand why he ended up acting the way he did. Then separating?! I read someone else's review who stated that they expected Q to get her the help she needed. Yes! I also felt she wasn't fair to him at all. Choosing him, to me, felt like, "well you're quiet and convenient so why not". I also read other reviews where people said they were laughing the entire time. Sure, there was some mildly amusing points, and maybe I was to serious about it all. Who knows. I also understood another main point was that not everyone is who they seem, and we each know a piece of a person, and only from what we see or what they choose to show us. I just do not think I took away from this book what I should have.Perhaps I have just let my past personal experiences, dealing with a selfish, life dominating friend, cause me to dislike Margo and how Q let himself be dominated by her game.


    If you’ve listened to books by John Green before, how does this one compare?

    It was disappointing compared to his others, but it wasn't written terribly at all. I just didn't like it.


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    Deidra 09-30-15
    Deidra 09-30-15
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    "Great for teens"

    It was a really cute story, not quite as deep as 'A fault in our stars'. I probably would have enjoyed it more in my teen years, but still a great read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 09-25-15
    Justin NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA, United States 09-25-15 Member Since 2016

    Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.

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    "For paper people"

    An intriguing coming-of-age story about taking risks breaking all the rules what one might think is a love story turns out to be the true story. We always remember the girl who you grew up with across the street. The first kiss. This book is perfect for reliving all feels

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ariel 09-18-15
    Ariel 09-18-15
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    "Give this a try only with your extra credits"
    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Dan John Miller?

    This book is pretty good, but not great. Definitely aimed at teenagers or young adults. More like a coming of age story, for a boy, not a girl. Which is rare. So that novelty is cool. If you have a few extra credits or you are done with your wish list and just want something easy to listen to, then this is worth a listen.


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    Joy Midlothian, IL, United States 09-08-15
    Joy Midlothian, IL, United States 09-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "So... does anyone else feel that the frail lead has major psychiatric issues? Or are we supposed to think its cute."

    So, I don't want to be too hard on this novel. I like John Green and his books are very entertaining- this one is no exception. However, I felt like the lead female, Margo Rel-rah rah or whatever, is clearly very disturbed. Like, Brittany Spears shaving-her-head disturbed. I kept waiting for the lead dude to help her find help, but nope! "Ok. We will just leave you hear alone after we thought you where dead. Toodaloo!" The end. I can't wait for the sequel: Paper Towns with White Walls.

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    Valeria 09-15-14
    Valeria 09-15-14

    The Mad Reader

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    "Awkard Road Trip, Fun Story"

    John Green is an author genius! I haven’t read a book of his I haven’t loved so far, but I have to admit I am starting to discover a certain pattern.

    This book, as all the others, features a great group of friends were values like loyalty comes through.

    So, this book is about Q, a regular teenager about to graduate from High School who has never done anything extraordinary. He has good grades, is going to a great university but hasn’t done anything a High Schooler would deem as awesome.

    On the other hand we have Margo, who is practically a legend for all the unconventional things she has achieved.

    Put these two together and some crazy things may happen.

    Basically this story is the crazy journey Q goes through to find Margo. It involves mystery, some self discovery and the worst road trip ever! Seriously, who goes on a road trip but doesn’t stop anywhere? Ok, ok…they had a mission, but for what road trips are worth, this is definitely the worst.

    This plot was enticing and got me hooked from page 1. I just needed some more. This is the kind of book that will leave you thinking about it long after you’re finished.

    I did find a lot of resemblance to Looking for Alaska, but it’s not quite the same. It deals with different issues like self discovery and the perception we have of others, and the sense of adventure these characters have is different.

    The characters, as always, are very rich. They have even more dimensions they can see. They are so tangible you can imagine them easily. They could be any kid out there, which makes the story more beautiful.

    Margo is my favourite. Even though Looking For Alaska remains to be my favourite John Green book, I found Margo much more exciting and real than Alaska. She is not as cryptic as her, and she seemed to have lived more, in the sense of enjoying life at its fullest. I was also able to grasp her personality and relate to her much more easily.

    I would definitely want her to be my friend, no doubt. Life could never be boring with her. She is smart, interesting and with substance. Plus, you definitely wouldn’t want to cross her. No, no, this girl is a spiteful one.

    As always, this book is insightful and kind of addicting. I want some more! And I can’t wait for the movie.

    John Green is becoming one of my favourite authors fast!

    Dan John Miller did a great job with the narration. I loved how he did Radar so smooth and chill. I think he nailed the character. He also did an excellent job with the girl’s voices and never mixed any characters. My only complaint is that I felt his voice was too manly to play Q, I kind of needed him to sound a bit younger. But overall, this narrator is one of the best I’ve heard so far.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sugarpucker 09-11-14
    Sugarpucker 09-11-14 Member Since 2012

    I listen to many audiobooks and review the ones I find most notable.

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    "Great book 3.5 stars"

    I really liked this book. Emotion and humor. Events do happen in the book. For example, there is much clue following and deciphering and shenanigans. But, interestingly, all the major plot points and the denouement were all emotional. But they are so well intertwined and disguised within the events happening in the book, that you almost don't recognize the emotional ride. You feel the emotions but you don't feel 'preached at' or in any way existential. But, I promise, the book will stick with you.

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    Harleen 04-27-14
    Harleen 04-27-14
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    "Wish I hadn't finished"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I would definitely recommend this audiobook to a friend. The books performance was quite well. The narrators expressions just made the text come to life. The storyline was also really well written. I love how the ending wasn't just another cliché ending, it was more realistic, which I liked.


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

    This book just made me laugh throughout. On the other hand it kept me on my toes, it always made me want to keep hearing more of the book. I wanted to finish, but on the other hand I didn't


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    loralou 04-04-14
    loralou 04-04-14

    Mother of teenaged bear, Wife to chaos, Warrior

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    "Hallow endings"

    This book was outrageously funny. Smart and witty with true banter between friends. It was interesting enough to make me want to see where the book would go. I found the ending disappointing. It wasn't that it didn't tie up loose ends. Au contrair. It did just not the way I wanted it too. Would I recommend? you bet.

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  • Gillian Harris
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    "great"

    its an amazing book really captivating and interesting 5 stars I would definitely recommend it

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Israel
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    "great simple story teling"

    Very good and simple story taking sheme that the neterot dosnt sound great,john green more books please

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  • Helen Drayton
    5/30/16
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    "Moat amazing story ever"

    This is the most amazing book I have listened to ever in my hole life.

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  • Connor Vial
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    "My first John Green book"

    I somewhat enjoyed the film so thought I'd experience the book. I'd much prefer it.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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