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Spin - A Novel Audiobook

Spin - A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

How far would you go to get what you wanted? That's the question author Catherine McKenzie addresses in Spin - a delectable debut novel that takes listeners into the connected worlds of pop culture, tabloid journalism, and celebrity rehab. The story of a newbie undercover gossip reporter who follows a troubled starlet into a rehab clinic intending to dig up all the dirt she possibly can, Spin is smart, hip, utterly engaging contemporary fiction in the vein of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin.

©2012 Catherine McKenzie (P)2015 Catherine McKenzie

What the Critics Say

"Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo's nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way, and you are beginning to grasp the literary roller coaster ride that is Catherine McKenzie's Spin." (Leah McLaren, author of The Continuity Girl)

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  • Tammy
    3/12/15
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    "Fantastic!"

    It is an ironic love story that I enjoyed it immensely. Characters were likeable and fun. Narration was superb. I will be seeking out this author and narrator to enjoy more of their work. ☺

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • donnachandler
    Paris, TX, United States
    5/12/16
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    "Entertaining from the first page"
    If you could sum up Spin - A Novel in three words, what would they be?

    Entertaining, funny, relatable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Spin - A Novel?

    I know that girl. I had glimpses of my long ago party girl self in Katy. So I might have enjoyed the book more than most. The description of being sick in a bathroom and placing her face against the cool tile.....


    Have you listened to any of Kristi Burns’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is her book for me. But it won't be the last.
    I don't understand the description of a piece of music for each chapter. However, it's great music. This would make a great movie.


    Who was the most memorable character of Spin - A Novel and why?

    Katy of course. She has a running dialog with herself, and her inner woman has a sarcastic sense of humor. She is honest to a fault and leaves nothing to the imagination. How many of us have ever gotten ourselves in a situation that didn't turn out like we hope? And end up hurting the ones we care about in the process.


    Any additional comments?

    I just enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. Looking for another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pemberley Proud
    NC United States
    11/10/16
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    "Great Author"
    Any additional comments?

    After listening to Spun and Hidden by Catherine McKenzie, I jumped at the chance to listen to Spin. I loved it and look forward to listening to or reading more by Catherine McKenzie.

    This audiobook was given voluntarily at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
    7/10/16
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    "Realistic Characters"

    3.5 - I really enjoyed the internal dialogue the character had with herself. It was realistic but still entertaining. I think what made this 3.5 instead of 4 for me were the relationships between the characters. That didn't seem as realistic to me. Sometimes I'm ok with that, but because the characters themselves were realistic, it was hard to reconcile that they all would have had these lasting relationships with each other. Overall though, fun and kind of touching story.

    The narrator was awesome. The pacing was perfect and seemed perfect for the character.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michele
    23/09/16
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    "Fun, enjoyable listen!"
    Where does Spin - A Novel rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. Not my favorite, but I really enjoyed it and it was much better than some I've listened to so far.


    What about Kristi Burns’s performance did you like?

    Loved her varied voices for different characters. She brought them to life!


    If you could take any character from Spin - A Novel out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Henry. I'm intrigued by him!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susie Q
    8/09/16
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    "Interesting"

    Spin by Catherine McKenzie was an interesting book. She balanced a very serious story line with romance and humor. Sometimes I wasn't sure about what would happen next, so it kept me on my toes. Kristie Burns always does a great job as narrator, making the characters come to life with her voice.
    I was given this audio book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Simona
    8/09/16
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    "Good story with obnoxious characters"

    After listening to 'Forgotten' by Catherine McKenzie I was thrilled to start another one of hers. I was truly disappointed. Not in the authors writing style but in how the main character is portrayed. Note, that this is just my personal preference and that many others - probably young or new adults - will enjoy this story.

    Spin is a novel about making a thousand mistakes and going ruthlessly after what you want, no matter the costs. It's also thought-provoking and thrilling.

    The main character Katie is not very likable in my book. She's selfish, immature and obnoxious. Already in the first chapter I rolled my eyes about her immaturity and her even more, very unsupportive, immature friends. If you're a party girl, you'll love this book, because that's what's going on.

    The story is really dragging out sometimes. My thoughts were, that at least 3 hours could be left out of this book.

    The author does have an incredible talent of telling a great story with everything that comes with it. Just because I didn't like the characters in this novel, doesn't mean I won't read this author again. I will! Catherine McKenzie has the abillity to put you into the mind of real people with a tragic life and make it funny at the same time.

    Narrator Kristi Burns does another great job. She really knows how to understand the characters she's portraying and she portrays the main character spot-on when portraying Katie and her immature mind. I'm about to think that Kristi can portray just about anyone. Again, I saw the story in images, like I was watching a movie.

    *This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Read all my reviews at mybookhype dot com

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chasina McGee
    Olympic Peninsula, WA
    10/08/16
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    "into the mind of a resistant 30 something female.."
    Would you try another book from Catherine McKenzie and/or Kristi Burns?

    I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

    YES! I am a new fan of Kristi Burns, she has a flair for her narrative, clearly understands her characters and the script - she is without flaw:)


    Would you be willing to try another book from Catherine McKenzie? Why or why not?

    Catherine McKenzie has a pretty distinct writing style, she softly touches on real life painful issues while keeping you inside the characters head at all times - the inner dialogue is great and often I find myself chuckling out loud - or grinning at the self ridicule.


    What about Kristi Burns’s performance did you like?

    YES! I am a new fan of Kristi Burns, she has a flair for her narrative, clearly understands her characters and the script - she is without flaw:)


    Did Spin - A Novel inspire you to do anything?

    Truthfully, the story wasn't my favorite...i had a terrible time identifying with this character and spent a good deal of time wondering where the story was going....


    Any additional comments?

    This doesn't mean its a bad book, it just means that I was fairly "meh" over the content, I don't understand drinking beyond one or two - thus the underlying for this character held no appeal - and I felt she was struggling to maintain a youth that she wasnt even sure actually existed...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    9/08/16
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    "CHAOS TO PERFECTION!"

    I finished listening to the audio book Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie (which I just reviewed and loved) and at the end of that audiobook there is a preview of the first chapter of SPIN. Well after that preview I was hooked and had to listen to that complete audio too! I was fortunate enough to already have it in my Library "given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom". I would have happily paid for SPIN if I didn't already have it. It is so entertaining that I couldn't put it down, not even to get sleep! You can help but love the main character Katie with all her flaws. I love the fact that she's older and still trying to find her place in life. After listening to a second book by Catherine McKenzie I really, really enjoy the way she tells a love story by not focusing entirely on the love story. She has this way of taking the reader on the life journey with the main character as they go through struggles in life and it just so happens they find love in the process. When listening to audiobooks the narrator is so important and Kristi Burns was just PERFECT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Book Addict
    Lyons, Ks USA
    9/08/16
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    "Spin - A Novel"

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”



    Spin is not just chic lit, it delves into the life of a 30 year old woman with a drinking problem. She goes into rehab to write an article about a celebrity also there. There is a bit of drama, a bit of romance and more. This is the second book I've listened to by this author, but will look for more.



    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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