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Looking for Alaska Audiobook

Looking for Alaska

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Publisher's Summary

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A stunning debut, it marks John Green's arrival as an important new voice in contemporary fiction.

(P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer 10-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Had trouble connecting"

    While I liked the writing style and almost all the characters (dealing with their teenage dramas), I found it impossible to connect to Alaska. Maybe it was just the way her character was read. Or the accent that was used. Either way, not being able to made me miss out on a vital part of this story.

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    Juniper Nichols Santa Cruz, CA United States 10-12-16
    Juniper Nichols Santa Cruz, CA United States 10-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Finally got to the point towards the last half"

    The first half was okay, then it got more interesting. At first it just seemed to be about a boy learning to smoke, drink, make out, and play pranks. Then it turned into a Deep Thoughts book. I like deep thoughts, and the ideas discussed were worthy. So, a mixed bag overall, but glad I read it.

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    HonestAbe 10-08-16
    HonestAbe 10-08-16 Listener Since 2002
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    "Narrator issue"

    How narrator handled the girls voices was a serious crime. His boy voices were great.

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    Alan C. Earing 10-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book"

    great book, great reading performance! I wasn't a big fan of Fault in our Stars, but this story inspires me to read/listen to other Green books!

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    Toni H 10-03-16
    Toni H 10-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "John Green is a master"
    Any additional comments?

    I read this book for Banned Books Week. I think it was challenged for inappropriate language and sexual nature or something like that. Anyways, it's a mature YA in that aspect. I am an adult that reads much more explicit all the time, but it did surprise me a little. I guess I've forgotten how it is to be a teen, but the author seems really in touch with those years. It made me remember how difficult parts can be. Also, throw in the Alaska situation, and you've got some things to contemplate. I think this is a great story because it kept my interest, but also it shows how life really can change in the blink of an eye. The intended age group doesn't seem to understand that, and we often forget it as adults too. I recommend this book to both groups. It may make you emotional, but for me it wasn't a crying situation like some of John Green's others.

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    Rejena 09-19-16
    Rejena 09-19-16

    Books make work bearable until work becomes writing and reading books.

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    "John Green goes to Boarding School."
    Where does Looking for Alaska rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    John Green never disappoints me. His stories are engaging and bring back day after day and sometimes far into the night until I have a solution, an ending, a way to walk away.


    What other book might you compare Looking for Alaska to and why?

    John is starting to create a separate file folder in my brain where John books go to rest. He is a voice of his own that is why I LOVE reading his books.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Woodman – was your favorite?

    Why Alaska, of course. I wanted to be the unconcerned wild-child as a teen.


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

    Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    Go ahead- you know you need a John Green fix. Just BUY IT and LISTEN. You won't be disappointed.

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    Jonas Rapid City 09-16-16
    Jonas Rapid City 09-16-16 Member Since 2015

    I love stories and traveling in a world beyond my own. I write them, read them, view them and now listen to them!

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    "Searching for a Way Out of the Labyrinth"

    This is my first Green novel. Originally, I gave a copy to my daughter and upon her insistence and a healthy Audible Deal, I decided "sure, why not?" I have to admit, Green is a fantastic story teller and whereas I see people complaining about it, I thought it was great.

    If you go into it expecting something YA and light-hearted and fun, just close the book. It's a story of the forgotten, the unnoticed and ultimately finding the reason to the reasoning. Which, in the end of the book, you realize isn't really what you need it to be, it just is. Same as life. Not every mystery gets solved or every question gets the perfect answer. Life goes as it wants and we are left to make sense of what gets left behind as we search for a way out of our own labyrinth.

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    Jamie Nation 09-15-16
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    "meaningful-ish"

    There is some meaningful content in this book, however it isn't mind blowing. Decent book for older teens and young adults in their early 20s I suppose

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    Anthony 09-15-16
    Anthony 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "slow start"

    It wasn't a slow start in the true sense rather I thought it was just high school drabble until one particular event in the last stretch of the book. Every bit of character development was leading up to there and it was excellent. Obviously the title gives a sense of foreboding but it was enough of a mystery to keep me going. His way of describing those teenage feelings were very similar to experiences I had as a young hooligan.

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    Terry 08-01-16
    Terry 08-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great narrative so so story."

    seems to lose steam as you go. Narration is excellent. Story had some disappointments. but the good.

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