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Angelina R. Echevarria

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  • The Living

  • By: Matt de la Pena
  • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
  • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner - how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two...there’s always going to be a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He’ll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom with the bills. But then an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California, and Shy’s life is changed forever. The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive - and stuck with her....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • YA Dystopia Cruise Line

  • By FanB14 on 01-03-14

Audible version is distracting.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-22-17

The tone and voice of the narrator for the audiobook does not match the tone and voice of the character in the book.
Straight-laced versus urban street.
Otherwise the story is great.