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Audiobook Friday: Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary/Humor

Release Date: 4/7/09

Reviewed from audiobook recieved from library

About the Book: Carter is a freshman. He'd like to find a girlfriend but he stutters around boobs and belly buttons. Carter will maneuver through a freshman year of sports, jocks, bullies, rivals, first love and finally getting it.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: This book is hilarious! Seriously, pick this one up!! Brent Crawford has captured the awkwardness of adolescence and made it a fun read. I couldn't stop laughing.

I think this one would be a great read, but I loved the narrator for the audiobook. I had seen the book around, but a co-worker told me to listen to the audio and I'm so glad I did. The story goes through Carter's freshman year and the way narrator Nick Podehl captures Carter's voice is so perfect and makes this one a really fun listen. Check out the
sample audio. Carter Finally Gets It is one of my new favorite audiobooks and must haves for those new to trying books on CD. (and of course long time fans too)

The thing I liked most about this one, aside from the great narration, is that Carter is relateable. He plays sports, but he's not really a jock. He goes after girls, but he's not the smooth popular guy. He joins the school musical, but he's not a drama nerd. Even though this one is about a fourteen-year-old boy and told from his point of view, it has lots of female appeal too. Anyone (and any age) can relate to Carter-we've all be freshman, we've all competed for something and had that first love. Carter grows up through the novel and it's a treat to experience the year with him.


I gave this one to my brother, a high school freshman, who laughed out loud while listening to the audiobook. It's one of his favorite books now.

I highly recommend this one. If you're thinking of reading it, try the audiobook-you won't be sorry!!

Comments

  1. Haha I listened to the sample, and it was funny. I just wanted him to talk to her though! Whoever wrote it has a good sense of humor for sure.

    -Briana

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  2. Briana-I'm glad you listened to it! I really enjoyed it and even though it is typical 14-year-old-boy stuff, the author did a really good job making me care about it all. And I just love the narrator!

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  3. You're the second person to say how hilarious this is so I definitely need to read it.

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  4. I checked this book out this week just based on the synposis so I'm glad it lives up to its premise! It just seems like a really funny book.

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  5. I hope you all like it! Let me know if you review it-I'd love to hear what you think.

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