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Shatter Me Audiobook

Shatter Me

"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.
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"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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    Lauren Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-02-15
    Lauren Woodbridge, VA, United States 12-02-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Woah....too much for me to take"
    What disappointed you about Shatter Me?

    As an adult who enjoys YA books, I was hoping for another great one in Shatter Me...however it has been so hard to get through. I'm not sure if it's the story itself, or maybe the narrator but I am regretting spending a credit on this book. To know that it is a series makes my head spin. How can anyone truly get into these books when there is more time spent talking about describing everything around and very little describing the story. To have the same line read over and over and over in the same tone and voice makes me want to turn it off. I'm sorry this is not a YA book that anyone should read unless you are truly a YA, and a YOUNG YA at that.


    Has Shatter Me turned you off from other books in this genre?

    This genre will continue to be one of my favorites, this series however will not make it any further in my collection


    How could the performance have been better?

    The tone was off throughout the entire book. The character always was portrayed horribly, not how I would have imagined the writer intended for her to come across.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    no, sorry


    1 of 1 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 2015
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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 2015

    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 2015

    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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    amber GREENVILLE, SC, United States 09-12-12
    amber GREENVILLE, SC, United States 09-12-12
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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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    Jessica 09-12-12
    Jessica 09-12-12
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    "Not for me..."
    Would you try another book from Tahereh Mafi and/or Kate Simses?

    I really did not like the writing style in this book. Not sure I would enjoy any other books by the same author if this is the normal writing style used.


    Any additional comments?

    I really did not like this book. It dragged in too many places and couldn't keep my attention. I did not finish the book because I got tired of waiting for the story to blossom. I have NEVER quit a book without completing it. I have always followed through to the end but I could not make myself with this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved This Book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I thought it was well done. I would recommend this triology to friends. It was capturing from the beginning clear to the end.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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