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Shatter Me Audiobook

Shatter Me

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Publisher's Summary

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time - and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

©2011 Tahereh Mafi (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Marjorie 11-19-12
    Marjorie 11-19-12

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "Loved Loved Loved!!!!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shatter Me?

    The beginning in the prison. Wow.


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

    She utilizes the timbre in her voice beautifully. It gives the various characters life!


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

    I really loved Juliette. She evolved beautifully in the novel, it was inspiring. I also love a good love story.


    Any additional comments?

    Can not wait for the next book to come out!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-03-12
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 10-03-12 Member Since 2015

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "Very Vivid"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is full of imagination and is very refreshing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shatter Me?

    The whole book was memorable because of the writing style. Every line seems to have a half dozen vivid words.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Simses – was your favorite?

    Obviously the main character.


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

    I can't quite remember. Its not a sad book, so no crying. It's also not a very funny book. Its more serious and full of vivid description.


    Any additional comments?

    This writing style is unlike any other books that I have currently read or listened to. The author has an extremely large vocabulary and she knows how to use it extremely well. Very intelligent, I can only imagine.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Coppell, TX, United States 03-01-15
    Jamie Coppell, TX, United States 03-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Could have been a good book......"

    I read the summary and thought "this sounds interesting - a girl that no one can touch". I also read the reviews, and while some were negative, many were almost glowing. In the end though, the writing style was way too emo and overly dramatic. Even for me. The author seemed to think she had to over describe every single little thing. The MC couldn't have a single thought without it being compared to some overly obscure, flowery reference. The story itself was interesting and the world building was impressive. I even became invested in the MC and her love interest; but ultimately the over-the-top writing style ruined what could have been a great book and I only finished it to find out what happened to the two MC's.

    The narrator has a VERY unique voice and would not impress me for any other book I've listened to, but her voice definitely matched the MC, so I won't hold this one against her. I won't be listening to the rest of the series and could not recommend this one - even to a 15 year old.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MamaBear Wamego Ks 12-17-14
    MamaBear Wamego Ks 12-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "fantastic!!!"

    I could have read this cover to cover. I can't wait to read the next book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-06-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 11-06-14 Member Since 2016

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Schizophrenia Anyone?"

    The cover is awesome which goes to prove don't judge a book by its cover. The counting of everything is annoying. The heroine counts her toes, her feelings, etc., etc. The writing is mostly flowery prose and very, very repetitive. I know some people like this reminiscence of poetry, but I am not a fan of it. I only made it about two and half hours at which point I gave up. This is just another forgettable story, with unlikable characters and plot lines that have been done before. The story might have gotten better with time, but I have far too many books in my library to waste time on something I'm not fond of. The narrator sounded like a shy little girl not a teenager, I personally didn't like it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Monica 08-17-14
    Monica 08-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story EXCEPT...."

    This was a very good story and I did enjoy listening to it except for the main characters obsessive compulsive tendency to repeat things over and over and over and. OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!! The repeating of certain things accompanied with the narrators baby voice used for the girl almost put me over the edge in certain parts of the story. If you can get past that, the storyline is very good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Hassan 03-24-14
    Hassan 03-24-14 Member Since 2015

    5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(

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    "It Took Me 33120 Seconds To Read It!!!"

    I have enjoyed Shatter Me, slow at the start but it was great overall!!!! Too many numbers though... it took me 3,312×10^13 nanoseconds to finish this book. This is what I liked and hated, the too much numbering of everything.. it took me 15 years to walk to A then 3500 years to walk to B then by the time i reached C I was a million years old, a bit too much in my opinion.

    Don't get me wrong, i didn't hate it, but i didn't love it either (the too much numbering), but some expressions were really funny, like "my jaw was dangling from my shoelaces" that was a new one... but over counting the seconds every page or so got a bit old after a while.

    Story plot was good by the time i understood what was going on. I understand the lengthy character introduction, but by the time I got to the end of the book and understood the story and whats going on, I really liked it because this kind of books i really love, and I wish i knew about it before. I would have red it long time ago if I knew what it was all about.

    What I liked was the pencil scratching noise that was added to the book, it was a new touch to an audiobook and a simple one too.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-19-14 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Different and Engaging"

    Listened for Fun (Audible)
    Overall Rating: 3.75
    Story Rating: 3.50
    Character Rating: 4.00

    Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not part of the overall rating)

    Part 1 of the Series Review


    First Thought when Finished: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi was different, interesting, and engaging! Bring me the next one please!

    Part 1 Thoughts:

    I picked up Shatter Me for 2 reasons:

    1: Most of my friends (even the non-YA readers like myself) enjoyed it
    2: It was on sale at Audible

    I have to say that overall I found the world different, interesting, and engaging. The story was slow to start but once it got moving, I was invested. The world building was fantastic! I could picture the world in my mind's eye and while I have no desire to travel there, had no problem picturing the characters maneuvering around. The characters are what drew me to the story though. I thought Juliette was equal parts fascinating and damaged. Her life experiences made her both wise and foolish. I was intrigued by Warner and what made him tick. Was he just this bad ass nut case that was truly evil or is there more there? Adam was a little one dimensional to me but he did fulfill an important role: he gave Juliette someone to count on. That role is significant because she could begin to bloom. The pacing and action were a little uneven in the beginning but once the story hit it's stride the speed, urgency, and desperation of the characters was on par with the action. For a first book in a trilogy, it was fantastic!

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Kate Simses / Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins


    This is the first book I have listened too narrated by Kate. I thought she did a great job with Juliette, Adam, and Warner. I was a little surprised there weren't two narrators for this book (as the guys got as much page time as Juliette) but Kate (for the most part) pulled it off pretty well.

    Final Thoughts: Interesting and engaging I will be continuing this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-10-13
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2017

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "I absolutely loved this story!"
    Where does Shatter Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was AWESOME! I couldn't put it down....Tahereh Mafi is going on my favorite author list!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shatter Me?

    When Juliette finds out she can touch Adam...she feels alive again...she deserved it!


    What about Kate Simses’s performance did you like?

    I love Kate...she has such a soothing sweet voice and her acting ability is incredible!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This would be a fascinating movie,,, Her touch is deadly, her love eternal!


    Any additional comments?

    This book put me through a huge range of emotions, it was quite the racy love story for a YA novel...and I couldn't put it down...I loved everything about it, and am reading book 2 immediately! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    amber GREENVILLE, SC, United States 09-12-12
    amber GREENVILLE, SC, United States 09-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "LOVE!"
    What did you love best about Shatter Me?

    the book itself started out slow but once it got going, i was hooked. i love the character and don't agree with other people's reviews saying that she's weak. i'd like to see how strong they'd be in her situation! she's very strong considering the obstacles she's gone through.


    What did you like best about this story?

    warner. i know, i know! he's the bad guy but honestly i'm all for warner. also, i really liked kenji too.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    all of them, i can't pick just one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    i'm not that creative....


    Any additional comments?

    i really enjoyed the narrator. i'll be seeking out other books she's narrated. i like the youngness and softness to her voice. i think it fit the character in this book perfectly.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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