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Splintered Audiobook

Splintered

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Publisher's Summary

This stunning debut captures the grotesque madness of Underland, as well as a girl’s pangs of first love and independence. Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers - precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.

When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

©2013 Anita Howard (P)2013 AudioGO

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    Jennifer 06-10-13
    Jennifer 06-10-13
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    "Enjoyable take on Alice in Wonderland"

    Splintered offered a fun, romantic take on Alice in Wonderland. The characters were uniquely adapted to fit into the original ideas, but stood alone as there own developed identities. A little too much romantic "dilemma" for my taste, however, that being said, I really did enjoy this book.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Tara M. North Carolina 04-12-14
    Tara M. North Carolina 04-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Really Twisted"

    GREAT Narration of this book. There seems to be so many new Alice in Wonderland stories, but this one is refreshingly dark and hauntingly enchanting.
    Rebecca Gibel did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life and I could not imagine anyone else narrating these books!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pablo Valdez Austin, TX United States 04-24-17
    Pablo Valdez Austin, TX United States 04-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "LOVE IT!!!"

    I don't have that much to say except IT WAS AMAZING!!! Anyone considering downloading this book should just do it, don't read any other reviews, just buy it. It is an amazing story based (sort of) on Alice in Wonderland. This is an amazing gothic romance novel with just the right amount of action.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DancingBlueberry 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Read, but One Concern"

    I really liked the premise behind this book. Alyssa seeks out Wonderland to fix Alice's mistakes and end the Liddell family curse. Aly works very hard to accomplish impossible tasks such as dry up the ocean of Alice's tears. The story takes some interesting twists and turns that I was not expecting. All in all, kudos A. G. Howard. I look forward to listening/reading the rest of the series.

    There was one thing that was bothersome. At first, the way that Howard chose to illustrate mental illness and the possibility of ECT frustrated me. I work in mental health and have seen how they help people (but I digress). The more I thought about it, the more I realized that it hopefully was the narrating character's opinion. I just really hope that no one will get the wrong idea about mental health facilities and treatments. *steps off soapbox*

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    Devin 03-31-17
    Devin 03-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "loved it"

    I was captured before the end of chapter 1.. this is the best of heard so far!! Can't wait for the next..

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    Jessi 03-20-17
    Jessi 03-20-17 Member Since 2016

    I have lots of kids so I can't sit around anymore and read like I wish I could. So I fold clothes, wash dishes and listen to books.

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    "Very unique"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yep, because it's clean-ish and different


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Splintered?

    The spider sisters.


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

    She has a beautiful voice


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great book, very different and interesting. A good twist on the old classic.

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    Zoey 03-10-17
    Zoey 03-10-17
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    "Great book"

    I love the plot of this story and the twisted version of Alice in wonderland. I can not wait to read the other books!
    My only complaint is I personally didn't think the narrator voice was a good fit but she did do well changing tones.

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    Elizabeth 01-31-17
    Elizabeth 01-31-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A Wonderfully Twisted Take On Wonderland Or Should I Say Underland!!!!"

    I truly enjoyed being able to listen to this wonderful crazy story. Rebecca Gibel does an amazing job bring A.G. Howard's enchanting story of Underland to to life. Giving every character their own voices which brings out their personalities and makes you call even more in love with them. So if you love Alice In Wonderland you'll love Splintered!!!

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    amy 12-29-16
    amy 12-29-16 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy sci-fi fantasy books and books on religion of the world. I would love to be able to write a book myself one day.

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    "It was okay. "

    The reader put me to sleep several times. The story actually sound like it was good, but her reading of it is bad. Idk if I want the rest of the series or not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katie 11-22-16
    Katie 11-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "love it"

    an excellent retelling of Wonderland enjoyed every minute of it. Can not wait for more

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