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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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    Sherri Wilson Nashua, NH USA 02-02-14
    Sherri Wilson Nashua, NH USA 02-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Only that Abby seems to have a hard time believing what's in heart and going with it. Travis knows and tells her but she fights and leaves him all the time. Her constant waivering drove me crazy


    Could you see Beautiful Disaster being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No I can't. I don't have enough interest in these characters to watch them when I had a hard time listening to it.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the author was good at grammar, structure, etc. But the constant waivering of Abby was too much for me. Why can't she just believe in Travis and his love for her. The back and forth...ugh!!!

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    Margarita New York, NY 01-26-14
    Margarita New York, NY 01-26-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Nice try- characters' dialogs could be better"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Surprising suspenseful ending which proved the character's feelings even further.


    Any additional comments?

    The dialogs between Travis and Pigeon were too short, the heroine did not discuss, not even though of in her head, what the cause of her real fears was and why Travis was not good for her. Actually her whole past was disclosed so further down the book that it made it almost irrelevant at that point. Too childish girl breaking his heart almost cruelly at times, I almost didn't believe she loved him.

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    Kim 01-07-14
    Kim 01-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "An Intense Love Story From Abby's Side"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Disaster to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the audio version is much better. I was at the edge of my set the entire time. Yelling at nothingness because I was wrapped up in the story.


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Disaster to and why?

    I can't really compare this story with another. it is the same girl meets boy, boy looses girl, and then they come back to each other. However, the intensity of the love if maddening at times.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    I love Emma Galvin and life and emotion she brings to each character but the on stands out would be Americas. This character, though a minor one, had spunk and could make you laugh or say "finally". No Spoilers here!


    Who was the most memorable character of Beautiful Disaster and why?

    Abby was the most memorable for me in this book because she was so darn oblivious to anything that was being said to her or what was happening to her. I just wanted to shake her and yell, "OPEN YOUR EYES"!


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    Luv My Kids 01-05-14
    Luv My Kids 01-05-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Well done. Very good listen."
    If you could sum up Beautiful Disaster in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, emotional, gritty.


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

    The opening scene pulls you right in, and between Jaime's storytelling & Emma's narration, the book doesn't let go.


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

    I don't think she necessarily brings anything extra to the story. But where many narrators fall flat, (or worse... add intonation and inflection that seem at odds with the character's personality or imagined voice) Emma excels.


    If you could rename Beautiful Disaster, what would you call it?

    I don't think I would. It was a nice nod to a song of the same name, in my opinion.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the time & enjoyable. And I'm very, very picky about my audio books. ;-)

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    Tori St. Marys, GA, United States 12-19-13
    Tori St. Marys, GA, United States 12-19-13
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    "All nighter"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Disaster again? Why?

    Yes, this book was great.


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Disaster to and why?

    Like none I've ever read.


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    Her voice was smooth and transitioned easily from Travis to Abby.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book was moving. What's not to love about it? It's every girls dream to change a man.


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    Tara M. North Carolina 11-11-13
    Tara M. North Carolina 11-11-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A roller-coaster ride of emotions"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Already have and I would strongly recommend Walking Disaster which is from Travis' point of view.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the book even though this is a very co-dependent relationship.


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

    Yes. There was a part in the book where Abby had to deal with something that Travis did that broke her heart.


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    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 10-24-13
    Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss FAIRVIEW PARK, OHIO, United States 10-24-13
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    "Great Audio!"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Disaster in three words, what would they be?

    * I purchased this audio book- this is my honest review~

    Most women in the Indie World have read Beautiful Disaster so I decided that I would try out the Audio Version, only because I could listen to this while working or working out- yes, I'm addicted to reading!

    I was very nervous on the audio world, not sure how I would adapt to a narrator reading the story and not getting the full affect of my own emotions of physically reading, however the narrator of Beautiful Disaster, Emma Galvin did a very good job. She was the reader for both Abby,Travis,America,Shep... Everyone-I picked this audio book since I have read the story already-so if I didn't enjoy the audio- I had already read this one... It was refreshing to listen to the book again.

    I rate this 4 stars as I read this already-but If anyone is into audio or just want to try it, this is a great story to start off with. I hope to start doing more audio books and do more reviews on this. I would listen to Emma Galvin narrate on future books... I found a new vise.


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    Amazon Customer Lake Crystal, MN, United States 10-04-13
    Amazon Customer Lake Crystal, MN, United States 10-04-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you listen to Beautiful Disaster again? Why?

    Defiantly! It kept me interested thru the whole book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Did! I could not put it down.


    Any additional comments?

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    Marisa Oldham United States 09-29-13
    Marisa Oldham United States 09-29-13
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    "Pigeon..."
    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!

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