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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Paper Towns Audiobook - A Review

Paper Towns - John Green

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: October 2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Format: MP3 on CD

Synopsis (via B&N)

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.

My Thoughts:

I really like John Green's style of story telling. This is my second John Green book and I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first.

I found myself being drawn into Q's search for Margo. I wanted to know what made Margo tick. Why she acts out the way she does. The clues weren't all that easy to follow, so I was glad John took the time to sort of explain them as the story evolved.

Margo is pretty self centered and it annoyed me a bit but it's also part of what made this story what it is, so I dealt with it.

All in all in my opinion it was a worthwhile listen and I'll be keeping my eye out for any more John Green books that might come my way.


4 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I have this one on my wanna read list. Do you think you might have enjoyed it more if read verses audio? Sometimes that makes a difference for me. Another question popped up. Was your first book by him audio?

Zia said...

J.Kaye - I actually enjoyed the narrator for this one but I think it would read good both ways. I don't always think that way. For example I listened to 13 reason's why and I can't imagine actually reading it. The Historian is another one. I have the book and never have opened it up to read. Not after listening to it.

My first John Green book was Looking for Alaska and I read that one.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds intriguing, but I would have to have the print version instead of the audio.

I am a "visual" person!

Teddyree said...

I've got this one in print but I do enjoy my audiobooks. Thanks for your thoughts on this one, it's been on my bookshelf for over a year so I'm determined to get to it LOL