LISTENER

Angie

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  • Just Listen

  • By: Sarah Dessen
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 227
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230

Sara Dessen delivers the bittersweet story of a dissatisfied model and the offbeat guy who teaches her that only truth can set her free. As her beautiful, self-assured image flashes across the TV screen, Annabel Greene is the ideal 17-year-old girl. But the glitter of her commercials is a far cry from Annabel is a social outcast. Can music-obsessed Owen with his commitment to truth convince Annabel to reveal a dark secret and bravely confront reality?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing book.

  • By Karly on 04-13-16

Favorite Story; Not so much Voice Acting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-03-16

Just Listen has always been a story very dear to me. The number of times I have personally read it are lost to me, as it's been so often.
Of course I decided to listen to an audio version while working to pass the hours happily. While I did love the general narration and Annabel's 'voice', everything else was.... Painful. I would have loved the entire narration if Jennifer Ikeda had not changed the pitch of her voice around per every character. She just does not have a good 'manly' voice nor does she seem to do well with different female voices. It made me cringe with each character she tried to do.
5 stars for the story itself, and 3 stars for narration.

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