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Beautiful Disaster Audiobook

Beautiful Disaster

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Publisher's Summary

The new Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University's Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs—and wants—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.

©2011 Jamie McGuire (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Beautiful Disaster is insanely addictive. Beautifully sexy, beautifully intense, and beautifully perfect. Jamie McGuire has written a damn good book." (Jessica Park, author of the New York Times best seller Flat-Out Love)

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    Marisa Oldham United States 09-29-13
    Marisa Oldham United States 09-29-13

    Author and avid audiobook listener!

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    What disappointed you about Beautiful Disaster?

    This book had potential in the beginning. It was almost like the first half and second were two different books. Second half almost made my ears bleed.


    Has Beautiful Disaster turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was pretty awful. Especially her male voices.


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

    I liked the game between Travis and Abby in the beginning.


    Any additional comments?

    Waste of time and credit!

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    LMcK 09-16-13
    LMcK 09-16-13
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    "It doesn't get any better than this!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Disaster again? Why?

    I've listened to the audiobook about 30 times! So yeah, I'd do it again. As a matter of fact, I'll hit play as soon as I'm done this.

    Why? Emma Galvin IS Travis and Abby!


    Any additional comments?

    If there is a fan-club for this chick, I want to be the president!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Book Addict 08-30-13
    Book Addict 08-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, terrible narration"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes, made chores pass quickly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beautiful Disaster?

    When Travis told Abby he loved her for the first time.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I honestly could barely tolerate the narrator's voice. She had no inflection at all. I will not buy another book narrated by this performer.


    Was Beautiful Disaster worth the listening time?

    Yes, only for the story itself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rose 08-29-13
    Rose 08-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Great Story...but meant for teenagers"
    What made the experience of listening to Beautiful Disaster the most enjoyable?

    I do enjoy a good love story. However, this is a story that was too young for me to enjoy. The story was great, but the roller coaster of emotions this book took me back was the high school days. If you enjoy young crazy love with a ton of "what if" and "I should haves" this book is for you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eydie Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-17-13
    Eydie Los Angeles, CA, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    The characters pull you in from the first chapter. I enjoyed this book very much.
    Must read!

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    Page Whittier, CA, United States 08-17-13
    Page Whittier, CA, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Liked it, didn't love it"

    I didn't like the book in the beginning. When i started the book, I wasn't sure how I feel about this story. I, for one, don't really get Abby's appeal. Especially when it comes to Travis. I mean, I understand that he obviously was attracted to her from the start. But I wasn't sure what kept him coming back. And being so willing to help her in the beginning of the story. She was like on a crazy mood swing teeder-toddler. But then, same goes for Travis. His desperation for Abby to like him and not leave is odd. I guess I want to know what the deal is faster.

    I didn't really get into the story until about halfway through. Then, i started to really like Travis as a character. He had a very extreme personality and there was something very Pan-like about him. Yes, I mean Peter Pan. He was fierce and he was strong but very, very vulnerable too. I really felt for him because Abby really put him through the ringer. She even had my head spinning through the whole story and it was told from her perspective. However - his behavior was a bit too extreme at times. And damn - what a temper he had.

    I will be reading the next book though. I can't wait to read Walking Disaster and here what Travis has to say... the man behind the myth. Excited.

    On another note, Emma Galvin was perfect, as always. She's one of my favorite narrators.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Woburn, MA, United States 08-11-13
    Heather Woburn, MA, United States 08-11-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"

    I loved this story! The author really makes you feel the way the characters are feeling. I wanted it to keep going and was bummed when it ended. I was happy to find out that Walking Disaster tells the story from the boy's point of view and loved that book too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy MUNSTER, IN, United States 07-08-13
    Amy MUNSTER, IN, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Sophomoric and silly."
    Would you try another book from Jamie McGuire and/or Emma Galvin?

    This book was a silly "guy changes to make girl happy and they live happily ever after" story. Eeew. It would be better listed as fantasy?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I thought the narrator was just too angry for this character. I liked Emma Gavin reading a couple other books and she is the reason I tried this book at all, but unfortunately, she made the girl too difficult to like. I kept repeating the lines in my head to fit how the scene seemed to go. Makes me sad to say so as I have liked her "chip on her shoulder" style before. I guess it's not a one size fits all type of thing.


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    Kaimilani Kapolei, HI, United States 06-30-13
    Kaimilani Kapolei, HI, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved the book... narrator, ummmmm"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Travis.
    He's a bad boy yet extremely passionate. I'd date him. lol


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Well... She sounded like she was, 12! Kinda killed the vibe of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne 06-25-13
    Lynne 06-25-13
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    "Couldn't even finish it!!!!"

    This is a book meant for teens and very young adults. Immature thought processes, Poorly defined characters, and very weak plot.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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