Crank

Narrated by: Laura Flanagan
Series: Crank, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
4 out of 5 stars (823 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high-school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, she meets a boy who introduces her to crank. At first she finds it freeing, but soon Kristina's personality disappears inside the drug. What began as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul, and her life.
Listen to the sequel, Glass.
©2004 Ellen Hopkins (P)2008 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

"Hopkins writes in free-verse poems that paint painfully sharp images...detailing how powerful the "monster" can be. The poems are masterpieces of word, shape, and pacing, compelling readers on to the next chapter in Kristina's spiraling world." ( School LIbrary Journal)

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Good just not for kids

This duo was well written and eye opening. I listened to it because my 14 year old read "Crank." I do not think that these books are for that age group. I highly recommend that you listen to these books prior to allowing your kids read them. In my opinion these books are for older teens 17 and up. Nothing against these books as I said they are very good just a little too much info for kids under 17, especially "Glass."

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horrible narrator

sucked! narrator ruined the book. I couldn't get passed the forest few minutes. I wished we had the choice to return the book

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I couldn't stop reading!!!!

This is an amazing story !! I am a recovering addict & I just read my life. This is the real deal y'all. Read it! Especially if you know someone sick in addiction

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awesome book to hear and just escape with and know

loved it and would read it again
and was excited to get to the next one when this one came to and end
glad to hear someone else stay of addiction other then mine

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Great book - not so great reader

Really disliked the reader of this book. Understand what they were going for. But when she used the voice to impersonate a man - it made me cringe.

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Loved It....

Great Book!! Very descriptively, and also very interesting to the to the read makes you not want to put the book down.

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Love this book

I love this book but I’m just not into the narrators voice. I had to stop after the first couple pages because the narrators voice was unbearable for me.

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Great book!

Loved this story and it really sucks you in. I just wanted to keep listening nonstop. My only complaint is the narrator. I didn’t like her voice at first, but you get used to it.

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The story wasn’t what I thought

I didn’t like the way the story was written. The way the characters talked wasn’t what I liked, I can’t listen to a book when the character refers to themselves in the third person.

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it was so real, it was my story

I'm a recovering "crank" addict. the realness and the pictures painted put me right back there again. but not in a lustful way...in a way that allowed me to look at the horrible journey with clear eyes. beautiful deep dark words to make me think all over again. beautiful monologue. thank you