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Unraveling Audiobook

Unraveling

Two days before the start of her junior year, 17-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed - as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows - with every fiber of her being - that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.
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Publisher's Summary

Two days before the start of her junior year, 17-year-old Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed - as in blinding light, scenes of her life flashing before her, and then nothing. Except the next thing she knows, she's opening her eyes to find Ben Michaels, a loner from her high school whom Janelle has never talked to, leaning over her. And even though it isn't possible, she knows - with every fiber of her being - that Ben has somehow brought her back to life.

But her revival, and Ben's possible role in it, is only the first of the puzzles that Janelle must solve. While snooping in her FBI-agent father's files for clues about her accident, she uncovers a clock that seems to be counting down to something - but to what? And when someone close to Janelle is killed, she can no longer deny what's right in front of her: Everything that's happened - the accident, the murder, the countdown clock, Ben's sudden appearance in her life - points to the end of life as she knows it. And as the clock ticks down, she realizes that if she wants to put a stop to the end of the world, she's going to need to uncover Ben's secrets - and keep from falling in love with him in the process.

From debut author Elizabeth Norris comes this shattering novel of one girl's fight to save herself, her world, and the boy she never saw coming.

©2012 Elizabeth Norris (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    michael Western Australia 10-19-12
    michael Western Australia 10-19-12

    Young self made business man with plenty of time on the road to enjoy the world of audiobooks.

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    "could have gone better"

    Im really starting to like teen romance fantasy books since listening to twilight but the book just felt half done. its like half way through E Norris realised she needs a character with a secret and then there is a guy with friend all from another world.
    Books not bad and i reckon if you you dont have something else in your wish list give it a go but the Norris could of taken us on an amazing journey which she didnt.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marichu 09-08-12
    Marichu 09-08-12
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    "A slow countdown"
    Would you try another book from Elizabeth Norris and/or Katie Schorr?

    Uncertain... probably, I would listen to another story from Elizabeth Norris, as long as Katie Schorr is NOT the narrator. Elizabeth's story is ok, although it was hard to catch up because she changes the timing and characters a lot.The real story doesn't start until really far into the book, and by that time either you stop listening or like me, you continue listening hoping it gets better.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the theory of the multiuniverse and black holes, was interesting but there's to many things going on at the same time... the countdown was kind of confusing.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She seemed to be bored out while telling the story, she sometimes forgets shes playing guys and speaks all girly and plain, she lacks emotion on the love story and the feelings of the main character.


    Was Unraveling worth the listening time?

    it's just quite slow and although it stats with a very important action, you are at the very beginning of the book so you don't understand what's happening and why. The ending is quite depressing and sad.


    Any additional comments?

    beware of a very X file kind of reading with a forced teen PG13 impossible love story.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA, United States 09-06-12
    Amazon Customer San Francisco, CA, United States 09-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A good story except for the ending"
    Would you listen to Unraveling again? Why?

    Not really, problem is I hated the ending.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unraveling?

    Saying this would mean spoiling the story!


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

    Emotions I guess, by listening to the change in the narrator's tone as she portrays different characters, my emotions also get affected, making the story more exciting.


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

    Getting home may be way harder and more disastrous than you can imagine.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't really like the main characters: Janelle and Ben, I find them a bit selfish at times. On the contrary, I like Alex and Alijah, the side characters as these too are really people who can become your bff.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kumar Maharashtra, India 08-06-12
    Kumar Maharashtra, India 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Pretentious"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure who will enjoy this bits and pieces story


    Has Unraveling turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. There are much better writers out there


    Would you be willing to try another one of Katie Schorr’s performances?

    No


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A 03-30-13
    A 03-30-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Really Enjoyed It"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I guess Ben and Janelle would be my favorite but I really enjoyed all the characters. Eli was very entertaining with all his foul mouth comments.


    Have you listened to any of Katie Schorr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first. The narration was pretty good but I wish she had made the characters more distinctive by changing her voice a bit.


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

    There were some unexpected twists that surprised and saddened me, but also made the story dramatic.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to see what happens next in the sequel.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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