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Looking for Alaska

Narrated by: Wil Wheaton
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Publisher's Summary

The award-winning, genre-defining debut from John Green, the number one international best-selling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Soon to be a Hulu limited series!

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist • A New York Times best seller • A USA Today best seller • NPR’s Top Ten Best-Ever Teen Novels • TIME Magazine’s 100 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time • A PBS Great American Read Selection • Millions of copies sold!

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.

Last words.

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words - and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet François Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps". Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young, who will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

Looking for Alaska brilliantly chronicles the indelible impact one life can have on another. A modern classic, this stunning debut marked number one best-selling author John Green’s arrival as a groundbreaking new voice in contemporary fiction.

©2008 John Green (P)2019 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"What sets this novel apart is the brilliant, insightful, suffering but enduring voice of Miles Halter." (Chicago Tribune)

"A gem of modern literature." (Guardian)

"What sings and soars in this gorgeously told tale is Green’s mastery of language and the sweet, rough edges of Pudge’s voice." (Kirkus)

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favorite book, perfectly read, cried, laughed and cant wait for the tv serious, thanks for bringing the book to life!

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  • Brendan McKenna
  • 01-10-2019

I am concussed dot-dot-dot

This novel has been my favorite since the moment I finished it the first time. I've bought the anniversary edition and have read it at least three times. So when I saw that Wil Wheaton, my favorite actor, would be narrating my favorite book I literally cried. His performance in Ready Player one practically save the book and it was amazing here as well. he definitely has a knack for this stuff.
John's writing style is by far the most philosophical I've ever seen. It shows in his Vlogbrothers videos and it shows here. Awkward moments, new friends, love, pranks, heartbreak, and quite a bit of mystery. If you know John well enough and his love for Catcher in the Rye you might be worried but, thankfully, there's only mild teen angst. All of which are seen in other novels bit they blend so nicely here. It feels so real.
I believe there are moments in this book for everyone. Something that everyone will need. Maybe not the whole book for some. But I can attest, without a doubt, that there are many moments where I am the mother f****** fox.🦊

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  • David
  • 11-10-2019

An emotional rollercoaster

My first audible book and not one I would ordinarily have chosen but I really enjoyed it. I laughed, I cried and when it was all over, I hugged my wife. I will probably choose to have Wil Wheaton read more to me in future.