Dec 302017
 

Turtles All the Way Down

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Narrated by Kate Rudd

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 7 hours and 12 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Listening Library
Audible.com Release Date: October 10, 2017

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward.

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

Thoughts
Aza has mental health issues including OCD and anxiety and can’t stop thinking about getting C Diff. That’s a big part of this book.

Aja and her BFF Daisy are investigating the disappearance of Russell Pickett, the father of Davis, one of Aza’s friend from a few years before. There is a huge cash reward to anyone who calls the police with a clue that leads to him.

I liked Aza, Daisy, Davis, & Mychal. I felt so bad for Davis’s younger brother.

There is a lot that happens. Good things and bad things, and it all makes this a fascinating book. The whole story about the tuatara was great, even though some of it left me shaking my head.

The book is narrated by Kate Rudd who did such an amazing job with all the different characters, even the men. I really don’t know how she did it, but they all had their own unique voice.

The ending came sooner than I was expecting, but it left me satisfied. I would love a sequel to this book.

  12 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green”

  1. I loved Rudd’s narration too, but I got frustrated with Aza and wondered why her mom didn’t get her more help. At times, I felt too old for this book.

  2. Vicki, I like the sound of this one. Great audio book review! Have a safe and happy New Year’s!

  3. Kate Rudd is an excellent narrator so if I get around to this book I’ll definitely go the audio route.

  4. Sounds like a great audiobook. I still haven’t read John Green…

  5. I have this one in print, but knowing that Kate Rudd narrated, I just may switch.

  6. #HisWorld was full of turtles 😉

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