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Paper Towns Audiobook

Paper Towns

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Publisher's Summary

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues - and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of listeners.

©2008 John Green; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Marc Lamothe 12-20-16
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    "Heartbreaking"

    This story accounts for the many stories, including one of my own that bears striking similarities. I wished for another ending, one in which it works out but alas, great literature is true to the subject matter. Thank you for the good story. I'm going to go weep now, and reflect upon the fundamental truths hidden in this text.

    DFTBA

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    NW 12-13-16
    NW 12-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "More than I expected after the description"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. John Green has this way of including many small, soul touching things throughout his books; this was no exception.


    Any additional comments?

    This story is quite romantic, though it isn't likely to be called a romance. There is mystery, but it is not a "mystery". More, a story, mysterious and romantic enough to be interesting, believable enough to draw one along, and full of that sense of longing which is likely to resonate with most readers, whether we have ever experienced it in a situation like Q's or not. This is a fun read. This is a good story. It does not fall into half the cookie cutters we might expect it to. No, instead it maintains much of that unexpected quality real things have.

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    Marcia wagner 12-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Easy listen"

    While not a super deep book was very easy listening and I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end, it did lack a bit. Im not sorry I bought this book it was light and fun.

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    ryan march 10-22-16
    ryan march 10-22-16
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    "Chill listen"

    A nice book up listen to. I would casually listen on my way to and from work and it was an enjoyable experience!

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    Hillary B. 10-03-16
    Hillary B. 10-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Cute story, terrible narration"
    What did you like best about Paper Towns? What did you like least?

    The story was cute but predictable. There was some suspense as you are hoping for a certain outcome to this story line. I think I would have liked this book more if I would have read it vs listened to it. The narrator was terrible. He read the story like I was a 5 year old. Very dramatic in a cheesy, unbelievable way. It made the characters, who are written in a way that is intended to be wise beyond their years, seem childish and lacking depth.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was how I expected it would be, for the most part. Good build up/journey to get there but predictable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Dan John Miller?

    Seriously, anyone else. ANYONE. The guy who narrated Shantoram was phenomenal.


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

    It already is a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    Buy this is hard copy. This narration ruins the book.

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    David D. Schneider 10-01-16 Member Since 2017

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

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    "Enjoyed Listening to It . . . but now I don't know why? 😱"

    5 stars is great
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    spoiler alert! do not read below if you intend to read/listen to this book.
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    Ultimately I believe the heroine suffers from a narcissistic personality disorder . . . and that Quentin is indeed fortunate to have walked away from their pseudo-relationship. I don't believe the author intended this as he develops his characters . . . which suggests to me naïveté and destroys any value to this work. _________________________________________________
    I believe I can sum up the book in a couple sentence exchange I had with a good friend who was moving away from the States -- and who had this incredible girlfriend he was not taking along:
    ----"Doug," I say to him to him at his farewell party. "How about giving me her number?"
    -----He stopped and held my gaze for a long moment before saying softly, "I'll do it. But think long before calling. Do you like playing with razor blades?"
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    Margo is one of those. . . . 😱

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    Alexander Atwater, CA, USA 09-10-16
    Alexander Atwater, CA, USA 09-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "I really enjoyed the mystery and will listen again"

    I could not stop listening to this book. It was fun to listen to and reminded me of HS adventure. makes me want to have more adventures as a an adult :)

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    Samantha 08-27-16
    Samantha 08-27-16
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    "Makes me smile."

    I didn't have many expectations for this book but I knew it had to be a great one. I read a couple of John Green's other fantastically written books so the hope for it was just that. The book would be fantastic.
    I would recommend this book to anyone that has a thing for a mystery but also likes books with a bit of hope for the characters. I grew up not having much hope for my future so I love reading about that hope I never had.
    It's an overall 5 star book and can't wait to read more of John Green's books in the near future. They never disappoint me, EVER!

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    Alexis 08-25-16
    Alexis 08-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved everything about this book!"

    I read this book in high school and I wanted to have a refresher before watching the movie. I'm so glad I did. great job! amazing book. I love John Green!!!!

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    Jon 07-28-16
    Jon 07-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Possibly a good book for high school students"

    I downloaded this book several months ago, got halfway through and bored to death , abandoned and forgot it.

    The reviews are good and the book sounds interesting so I absent mindedly tried to order only to find it in my library. Thus encouraged I started over determined to stick with it to the bitter end, sure there must be something there. I never found it.

    The characters are likable but the story is boring. The first quarter is teenage angst, the middle half a prolonged and tedious treasure hunt, and the last quarter philosophy lite.

    I can see it as an interesting book for high schoolers. Otherwise not so much.

    The narration is competent and doesn’t call attention to itself.

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