We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Shatter Me Audiobook

Shatter Me

Regular Price:$29.65
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

"You can't touch me," I whisper. I'm lying, is what I don't tell him. He can touch me, is what I'll never tell him. But things happen when people touch me. Strange things. Bad things.

No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon.

But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time - and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever.

©2011 Tahereh Mafi (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (1608 )
5 star
 (688)
4 star
 (443)
3 star
 (246)
2 star
 (119)
1 star
 (112)
Overall
3.9 (1472 )
5 star
 (619)
4 star
 (400)
3 star
 (240)
2 star
 (109)
1 star
 (104)
Story
4.1 (1465 )
5 star
 (735)
4 star
 (393)
3 star
 (187)
2 star
 (76)
1 star
 (74)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Beanie New England, USA 02-01-15
    Beanie New England, USA 02-01-15 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than I thought it would be..."

    the style is different, and the narration intense, but it all comes together quite well. I found myself aggravated with the main character at times but, she is still a worthy protagonist. All in all, a very enjoyable experience!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vanessa 09-15-14
    Vanessa 09-15-14 Member Since 2012
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I just can't"
    What could Tahereh Mafi have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The entire thing was narrated as though the narrator was on the verge of sexual climax. Seriously. I was kind of uncomfortable.


    What character would you cut from Shatter Me?

    Juliette, Adam, and Warner.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 06-25-14
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 06-25-14 Member Since 2017

    I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

    HELPFUL VOTES
    117
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    119
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    25
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So happy I finally found the time to listen!"

    Tahereh's writing is like poetry and art being painted into your brain. She is very descriptive and you can't be lost at all unless your mind is just to tired for this kind of active writing. Kate Simses voice immediately pulled me in, she was perfect for the main character and I really hope to find other books she has narrated. (Not sure if you are like me when it comes to figuring out who the narrators are but I recognized her voice and had to google her, turns out she was recently on a show called Mixology and I adored her character and her voice, more of her please!!).

    The obsession of the bad guy is a little over the top but hey, what are YA books for? :)
    I didn't know it when I first picked up this book that it would end up being like an X-men or comic book hero's. But hey, I can't wait to see where Mafi takes this.

    I am on to book two since I heard it was just as good as book one. Even though I was hooked on this book from the start, it was a little teeny boppy at times and made the book a little slow at points, but I figured it's because we are getting to know the characters. Hopefully the action is way better and more believable in book two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    abacuscode 06-04-14
    abacuscode 06-04-14 Member Since 2001
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    40
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "If you liked Divergent/Hunger games...."
    Where does Shatter Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I absolutely loved this series. I don't know why I didn't read it before!
    For the story...it gets top marks but it can be sort of "teenish" at times. I loved the characters but the narration was average...I KNOW this will be a movie... I went through the series in no time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shatter Me?

    Each book kept me excited....the story just kept me attached to the characters


    What about Kate Simses’s performance did you like?

    I believe she tried...she did a good job on the main character but the male characters lacked believability.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "In the future....the human spirit will explode with power!"


    Any additional comments?

    Your welcome....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Berls 05-31-14
    Berls 05-31-14 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    38
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    86
    54
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Haunting, Poetic Writing!"

    My Initial Reaction...
    I was blown away by the incredible writing in Shatter Me from the moment I started it. I think that, more than any other element, captivated me and held me to the very end.

    The Narration...
    The narration by Kate Simses was impeccable. She's a perfect fit for this style of writing and she really made it work for me. Shatter Me is incredibly poetic and not just the words, but the rhythms and sounds of the words wove together beautifully -- something I don't know if I could have fully appreciated if it weren't for the narration. This is a book to listen to. You'll notice this scratching sound and it took me a couple chapters to figure out what it meant exactly - it's meant to be the scratching of the pen, canceling out words. Once I understood that, I loved it, since it was a beautiful addition to the stream of consciousness sytle writing. Once the book gets more emerged in the dialogue and action, Kate Simses continued to do a great job - now bringing to life characters rather than just the poetic style. She's on my list of favorite narrators now.

    The Characters...
    It really takes a while to start getting to know these characters. You don't even know Juliette's name for several chapters - but, for me at least, this really worked because it added to the quality of Juliette's disconnect from the world and all life. Juliette was born with a curse/talent (depending on how you view it). Just by touching another person she tortures and sucks their life out. She has no control over it and it has made her deadly. As a result she spent a good part of her life scorned, hated and feared. When we enter the story, she's locked up in a mental institution/prison. Juliette is a character that I couldn't help but love. Life has been cruel to her and she has every ability to be cruel right back. But she doesn't want to be. She's caring and sensitive. All she wants is a connection. She craves interaction and if only she could be touched. I can't even imagine what life would be like without ever feeling another person's touch. But Juliette has survived it all as an incredible person that I had to root for.

    I have to say that although I didn't necessarily dislike him, I never really connected to Adam. And maybe that's because I didn't ever really believe in his connection with Juliette. He seems like a nice guy but there's something about him that just seems a bit too uncertain and weak for me to even believe in a lot of what he says or does. I think that may just be me, but he wasn't doing it for me. Warren, on the other hand, I loved. In the OMG He's absolutely HORRIBLE kind of way. He's everything I want in my evil characters - scarred, evil, a bit insane, and ruthless. What can I say? Sometimes the bad guys steal the show - and in the Adam vs. Warren scenario, he totally did for me.

    The Story...
    I really enjoyed the story for Shatter Me, but I have a couple qualms. First of all, I feel like we spent a little too much time caged up to get a real feel for the world. It's a dystopian and for me that means that the world is so incredibly important. I've had a lot TOLD to me about the world from Juliette's memories and what she's been told - but from the time she spent out in it, the whole humans destroying the world and making it environmentally dangerous and deficient didn't come through. I get that's how it is, but I didn't see it. What I really saw was humans oppressing other humans - and maybe that's the point. Time will tell. It certainly didn't hurt my enjoyment of the overall story, but it did raise lots of world questions for me.

    My other qualm is where the series is headed. The last 15% of the book was action packed and full of exciting discoveries. I enjoyed every minute and yet felt this tinge for the familiar. I don't want to ruin anything for anyone so I won't say what specifically felt too familiar, but I will say that I hope I'm wrong and it's not going down that path. Because it would ruin the spectacularly inventive quality I was enjoying oh so much.

    Concluding Sentiments...
    Shatter Me has a haunting, poetic writing style that I just adored and for that reason alone I would pick up book 2. But I also loved the main character and the action that took off was great so I look forward to seeing where things end up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mizmouse 05-28-14
    Mizmouse 05-28-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    116
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The story is great but painful to listen to - DNR!"
    What would have made Shatter Me better?

    A different narrator and much less drama!!!!


    Would you be willing to try another one of Kate Simses’s performances?

    Absolutely not!!! She may be able to moderate her high, squeaky little girl voice but she can't do a male voice. I hate to sound mean but I just listened to this on my way home and it was excruciating. Sorry.


    Any additional comments?

    I won't buy a book with this narrator in the future. It was that bad.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nereyda SAHUARITA, AZ, United States 05-13-14
    Nereyda SAHUARITA, AZ, United States 05-13-14

    Mostly YA Book Obsessed!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    30
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    26
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    3
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Beautiful!"
    Any additional comments?

    I’ve said it before; I’m not a big fan of dystopias. I do have a few favorites but for the most part I try to stay away from them. There’s just something about them that is so…depressing. I’ve had my eye on Shatter Me even before it was released but it somehow kept getting away from me. When the covers were changed, I might have had a little fit and I decided I didn’t want to read them anymore. One, I wasn’t a fan of the new covers (the eyes creeped me out although they are growing on me). And two, I HATE when publishers change covers. I know it’s silly since the author has no say in it but I’m weird that way. I kept seeing all these AMAZING reviews of Unravel Me and when I read Jennifer’s review from @Some Like It Paranormal, I knew I just had to read it. I had to find out for myself what the fuss was about for these Adam and Warner characters. I was expecting to like it; I was not expecting to be so blown away by it!

    Juliette’s touch is lethal. Nobody understands her or wants her, her own parents even sent her to a prison-like place where she hasn’t had contact with anyone in almost a year. Until the day when Adam is assigned as her cell mate. From the beginning, there is something about Adam that draws Juliette towards him. And it’s not the typical: I just met you and I’m in love with you kind of thing. Juliette is almost positive that she knows Adam from somewhere. Just when they start getting close, they are sent away to a top secret military base where Warner plans to use Juliette as a weapon. Suddenly Juliette is torn between the guy who is determined to protect her and show her how to accept herself and the guy who is determined to rule with her by his side and who encourages her to embrace her lethal touch.

    I’m so happy that I was clueless to the fact that this is a dystopia or else I most likely wouldn’t have read it. I don’t care what genre this book is, it’s freaking beautiful! The writing! Ah, I fell completely in LOVE with Tahereh’s beautiful and lyrical style of writing. The way we got to see Juliette’s thoughts, especially when they are scratched out just goes to show how confused and lost Juliette is. She made me connect with Juliette, Adam and Warner on so many levels that I didn’t want the book to end. I can tell that this is going to be one of those very well written love triangles, one that I will have a hard time picking a team. Although I am leaning towards Adam, every time I got a glimpse of Warner and his vulnerable side I found myself rooting for him too. In the end I was left feeling conflicted. On one hand, I wish I would have read this book as soon as it came out. On the other hand, I’m glad I waited this long because that means I only have to wait a few weeks for Unravel Me. I can’t wait to read Unravel Me and Warner’s novella, Destroy Me. I have a feeling I will be stitching teams back and forth on this series. My only teeny-tiny complaint was that the end started to drag for me a little bit and started feeling to dystopyish for me, you know, where they are on the run from the bad guys and everything goes wrong. Regardless, Shatter Me was a beautiful and unforgettable read for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L.dd 05-03-14
    L.dd 05-03-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    42
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Give It A Chance"

    I was probably half way through Shatter Me and had decided I would finish, but go no further. Upon completion, I am ready to listen to the rest of the series just as quickly as I can. I love Juliette and Adam and I can't wait to hear the rest of their story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nadia 05-01-14
    Nadia 05-01-14

    I always fall in love with the underdogs in books. The main character always gets the girl, but the underdog gets my heart.

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The Narrator is brilliant"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shatter Me to be better than the print version?

    Yes I would totally recommend. The narrator is perfection when it comes to delivering this character and her story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Adam <3


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The bathroom scene ;)


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

    Made me fall for Adam


    Any additional comments?

    Gave the story 4/5 stars because the author is a tiny bit over the top with how descriptive she is of every little thing that's happening. So much so that it gets a bit annoying at times but the narrator of the book made it more tolerable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rachelle 05-01-14
    Rachelle 05-01-14 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    235
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    238
    40
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    11
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    ""My bones are breaking" quoth the protaganist."
    What disappointed you about Shatter Me?

    Where to begin. The overblown prose. The repetition of phrases like "my bones are breaking" and all it's possible variances - "my legs are broken", "my legs are breaking", "my spine is breaking", "my spine cracks", "every bone in my body breaks". And the melting - "I'm melting", "I melt", "my body melts". And the descriptions of a supporting characters eyes, which are "buckets of rainwater" "buckets of water" "buckets of river water, and I want to cry into them".

    Whoever produced this book also made the rather crazy decision to include a sound effect between nearly every sentence; it's like an indrawn whooping gasp, like the sound you make when a car runs over your foot. At one point, early on, the narrator repeats "I'm not insane" over and over, with that sucking sound between each repetition, for a little over 30 seconds. It doesn't sound like a lot of time, but when you're listening to it, 30 seconds is a torturously long stretch.


    What was most disappointing about Tahereh Mafi’s story?

    The protagonist is a sniveling, whiny mess, who falls instantly in love with a boy. I'm not saying the girl has no right to snivel and whine, but it makes for dull, frustrating reading.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, though.


    What character would you cut from Shatter Me?

    Nobody needs to be cut, just edited.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm so glad that Audible has introduced the ability to get a refund on books, because this was a complete waste of my credit.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.