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If I Stay Audiobook

If I Stay

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Publisher's Summary

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck.

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

©2009 Dutton Juvenile; (P)2009 Penguin

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    Mourgues 03-27-15
    Mourgues 03-27-15
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    "I probably won't listen to it aha"

    I had a hard time getting into the story as I felt it very stereotypical because of the plot in itself -with the car accident and girl's out of body experience which are very easy plot lines that you can find written by any creative writing student- but also because of the use flashbacks and the way they are written. I usually am very fond of flashbacks and other literary devices to change the timeline of events but this didn't quite work for me. It was just too much told and not enough shown for my own liking.
    But in the end, the performance made it worth it. There were times when the reader really got the emotion across through her voice and these moments were quite nice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 02-11-15
    Emily 02-11-15
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    "Distracting word choice"
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    I love the story of this book. I'm an avid reader of young adult literature, and my high school students were all talking about this one, so I thought I'd give it a try. The story was good, but the language is not even close to the way a teenager would think or speak. The author used some really pretentious, complex vocabulary that REALLY took me out of the moment. The narration added to this at times- I had trouble getting through the first part of the book. Mia's parents read as the archetype, exaggerated hipster "cool-parents". It was really offputting. Once I got into the meat of the story, I let myself get swept up in the narrative and I could put those annoyances out of my mind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 02-09-15
    Laura 02-09-15 Member Since 2017
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    ""Music""

    As a musician I almost quit listening to the book when it came to the "music" that was played between chapters. For a book about a classical musician, that mentions several very famous musicians and composers it is a cardinal sin to use MIDI computerized strings to add "music" to the listening experience! It would have been better to leave it out all together.

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    Jo Ann Turner 07-22-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Very Good"

    Good story & great reader. Glad that I saw the book and bought it. I was hoping that it would end like it did.

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    Margaret San Francisco, CA USA 09-06-10
    Margaret San Francisco, CA USA 09-06-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Absurdly and floridly overwritten"

    The writing in If I Stay made me want to leap out of my second story window to escape from it. Not the plot, which was adequate if melodramatic, the language itself. The use of three adjectives and two modifiers where the correct noun would have sufficed created a claustrophobic atmosphere and non-existent pacing. The author substituted words for story. This is the only one star review I've ever posted, but it is the only one star book I've ever downloaded.

    40 of 64 people found this review helpful
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    Kenzie 06-20-17
    Kenzie 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good story"

    I enjoyed the story but the voices were over dramatic and sounded cheesy, which took away from the story.

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    Kindle Customer 05-15-17
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    "Made me weep"

    Not much for emotion, this made me tear up quite often. Overall, this was a great listen

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    Amazon Customer 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Voice Too Old"
    Where does If I Stay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not really sure


    What was one of the most memorable moments of If I Stay?

    The story


    What three words best describe Kirsten Potter’s performance?

    Her voice is too old for this book.


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I wish the voice would have been younger. This one was probably in her 40s speaking for a teenager. Just made it difficult to get into it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KBG 02-12-17
    KBG 02-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic book!"

    I wish the story continued. I was very absorbed in the story and want to know what happens next.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie J. Lindsay Massillon, Ohio 12-13-16
    Debbie J. Lindsay Massillon, Ohio 12-13-16 Member Since 2016

    Deb Lindsay

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    "amazing"
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    I don't like the reader. not much emotion. but, it is pretty good. i recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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