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Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour

Lu par : Suzy Jackson
Durée : 10 h et 8 min
4,5 out of 5 stars (4 notations)

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Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew - just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road - diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards - this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself.

©2010 Morgan Matson (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Easy listening and Nice story

Good story I recommend even though i am not a teen. Easy listening on my drive to work

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  • ana
  • 09/07/2016

The narrator saves the day

All I was hoping for was a nice, quick summer reading, however I found myself struggling to make some progress with this book since it was so dull.
Thank heavens I picked this audiobook up and ended up enjoying the story, otherwise I suspect I would have not finished it.

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  • Bee
  • 18/02/2013

I'm J E A L O U S!

I am supercalifragilistic jealous of their epic detour. MAN did I ever want to be on it. If you love America, travel, hot boys, unexpected "detours", full interesting characters, fun, laughter, music, love ECT. Then this is the book for you.

Its inspiring, fun, heavy, and lighthearted. I KNOW! Narrator was also great, not distracting and a good flow.

So what are you waiting for? Get to it!

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  • ~Ali~
  • 22/04/2013

Slow and a bit boring

What disappointed you about Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour?

The pacing was just so slow. I realize not a lot of action can happen during a (realistic) road trip, but even the conversation was at a snails pace. They played 20 questions a lot, too. Uh, yeah...no thanks.

Any additional comments?

This is going to be quite a short review, I fear. I am having difficulty coming up with words for my opinion on Amy & Roger's Epic Detour.

Amy Curry was in a car accident several months before the start of this story. An accident in which her father died. With her brother, Charlie, shipped off to rehab and her mother across the country setting up a new house...Amy is alone. She is waiting out the end of the school year then will be transported from California to Connecticut. Transported by a virtual stranger. Roger.

Roger is on his own journey of sorts. Recently the victim of a breakup, he hopes to track down in ex-girlfriend in the hopes of winning her back. Driving Amy cross country is a means to an end.

What they each find on this trip was and unexpected bond, unexpected feeling and an eventual healing. The healing of Roger's broken heart and Amy's broken soul.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour should have been a great story. It could have been filled with great moments, fun filled adventures and heart breaking confessions. Unfortunately, it was filled more with boredom than anything else. The pacing was entirely too slow for me and the playlists at the beginning of most of the chapters had me rolling my eyes. No college kid would have all those songs on his ipod. I'm being nittpicky, I know. Sue me.

There were a few smiles to be had and a couple of sweet moments but they were far too few. The narrator, Suzy Jackson, did a fine job though...so, there is that.

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  • Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies
  • 17/08/2012

A very cute, very fun summer read.

A very cute, very fun summer read. Perfect for fans of Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. The ending was a little un-realistic (for me) but I enjoyed the book as a whole.

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  • Doha
  • 07/10/2011

Excellent

Would you listen to Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour again? Why?

Yeah absolutely because it has a great plot and I really felt connected to it

What was one of the most memorable moments of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour?

YEAH .. it is one of my top favorite books and it entered my heart easily .. breath-taking story

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

no .. but she is very very talented and hope to listen to more performances for her

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

actually I listened to it in two sittings each part in one sitting and I finished it in the same day .. it was very special in my heart

Any additional comments?

thank you Morgan Matson can't wait to read your next book :)

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  • Isabella
  • 26/06/2020

Better as a physical book. Good for high schoolers.

I remember loving this book as a 14 year old but couldn’t remember much of the plot. I decided to re-read it now, at 24, and I can see why I loved it. The author is able to capture a lot of the truth of what it feels like to be young. The vivid descriptions of each state let you feel like you’ve also traveled across the country. It was good and nostalgic to listen to but if you’ve never read this book I strongly recommend starting with a physical copy. The story telling style involves various visuals that are better served on paper.

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  • CarolAnn
  • 15/08/2019

Leaves you wanting more and more

This book leaves you wanting more and more of Amy and Roger after every word

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  • Brittany
  • 18/10/2017

Loved the balance of light & cute with deep

I’ve actually only read one other Morgan Matson book so far (SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE) and I’ve found her writing to be fun, enjoyable, a true to real life. I basically have all of her books on my TBR so when this book came up in an Audible sale, it was a quick pick for me and I was excited to read it!

AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR was so cute and also very deep at the same time. I didn’t expect tragedy to be involved (no spoiler — it’s why the book happens in the first place) so I might not have picked it up so eagerly if I had known that but I also like that I didn’t know that because I could have missed a really wonderful book. I tend to trust authors who have good reviews or whose works I’ve already enjoyed so I just kind of jumped into this one and I’m really glad I did! The book starts after the death of Amy’s father and I’ve been avoiding a lot of books surrounding death/tragedy/disease, etc to keep things positive and fluffy and happy and surprisingly, this book was both at the same time.

I loved the dynamic between Amy and Roger and how it grew throughout the book. The two start out as near strangers (they used to know each other as kids but barely) and despite only really knowing each other for a few days, their feelings for each other didn’t feel like instalove. Being stuck in a car with someone for several days allows you to get to know them and know them well within a short period of time so I found that quite realistic and positively adorable. They had their shared interests, their differences, a few quarrels, and a lot of really cute moments. I really enjoyed how their friendship and relationship developed as the story went on!

There was also so much more to this book than just the romance. Amy is forced to embark upon this road trip to take the family car from her old home in California to their new home in Connecticut, but she also makes some important life decisions on her own (and with some enlightenment from Roger) and really matures along the way. The death of her father has severely shaken the family, of course, and Amy starts to come to terms with his death, how it happened, and what it means to continue on with life and how to enjoy it without him there. She learns what it means to be an adult and take on responsibility for your actions, how to make better relationships, and how to make decisions that are best for her, even if they’re not the easiest ones to make.

I loved the depth in this story and the character growth while still having that fluffy, happy feeling of a super cute relationship. AMY & ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR was such a fun and wonderful read — oh, and let’s not forgot about the high school/college flashback with all of the amazing road trip playlists! Morgan Matson incorporated music in this book in the form of playlists and everything from Amy’s musicals to Roger’s indie rock took me back to 2010 (when this book was written — I didn’t realize it was that old!) and had me feeling some epic nostalgia too!

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  • Kamryn Bossom
  • 03/08/2017

Oh great, now I want to take a summer road trip

If you could sum up Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour in three words, what would they be?

Fun, cute, adventure

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the scene where Amy visits her brother in rehab! It was such a huge scene for her, and the narrator did an amazing job with it

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me tear up a bit at times. I was at work though, so I couldn't really let it all out

Any additional comments?

This narrator was so amazing and absolutely perfect for this cute, summer contemporary romance!

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  • Wesley C. Anderson
  • 15/04/2016

A seriously fun adventure.

With people you can enjoy being with. Great story. This is the first of this authors books I have listened to, but will definitely try more. The audio performance was fantastic.

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  • Moni
  • 07/08/2012

Süße Sommerstory :)

In Amys Tagebucheinträgen begleiten wir sie und Roger von der Haustüre ihres alten Zuhauses auf einen Roadtrip, der mehr wird als eine amüsante Reise zweier abenteuerlustiger Jugendlicher. Auf dieser Reise lernen die beiden sich selbst, sich gegenseitig und ihre Umwelt mit neuen Augen zu betrachten und dass nicht alles Gold ist das glänzt, aber auch, dass sich auch an unvermuteten Orten Freude und Freundschaft verstecken kann.
“Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour” war für mich ein wunderschönes Sommer-Hörbuch, das ich in Rekord-Zeit durchgehört habe. Während ich der in Tagebuchform erzählten Geschichte lauschte, hatte ich das Gefühl bei Amy und Roger im Wagen zu sitzen, Sonne und Fahrtwind zu spüren, während wir uns mit “20 Questions” und dem Gestalten von ipod-Playlisten die Zeit vertreiben, ohne dabei das dritte Rad am Wagen zu sein ;) .
Ihre Abenteuer aber auch ihre wachsende Freundschaft mitzuerleben, zu erfahren wie Amy durch Roger neue Sicherheit findet, weil er ihr Halt gibt, aber auch zu sehen wie Amy durch Roger beginnt Dinge anders/neu zu sehen, war ein Hörerlebnis, das mich bewegt und mitgerissen hat. Besonders spannend fand ich, wie es Roger gelingt Amys Vertrauen zu gewinnen, sodass sie sich ihm öffnet, ihm ihr “schlimmstes Geheimnis” anvertraut und ihre Trauer verarbeiten kann.
Amy & Roger haben sich direkt in mein Herz geschlichen. Auch wenn die Gestaltung des Buches natürlich als Hörbuch keine perfekte Umsetzung zulies – Playlisten, Essensrechnungen und ähnliches, die ihr Tagebuch zieren sind kaum darzustellen, haben die Macher und nicht zuletzt die talentierte Sprecherin Suzy Jackson, ein kleines Juwel unter den Hörbüchern geschaffen.

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