Votre titre Audible gratuit

The Sun Is Also a Star

Durée : 8 h et 4 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 notations)
Prix : 26,86 €
9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

Avis de l'équipe

Editors Select, November 2016 - I was on maternity leave over the summer when I received an early copy of The Sun Is Also a Star. Thankfully my mom was around that day to watch the baby, because I couldn’t put it down. Not only is Nicola Yoon answering the call for more diversity in YA literature, she is also creating compelling, honest, and memorable characters in her fiction. The Sun Is Also a Star, which is a finalist for the National Book Award, is told from the alternating perspectives of two teenagers - one a Korean American boy who is on the "doctor tract" despite his proclivity for poetry; the other a Jamaican girl who is desperately trying to save her family from their imminent deportation. Over a single day, we watch how fate weaves its way into their lives. I recently got to listen to the audiobook, narrated by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman - whose performances ensure Yoon’s work will soon become essential listening. —Katie, Audible Editor

Description

Natasha

I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I'm definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won't be my story.

Daniel

I've always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents' high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store - for both of us.

The Universe

Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

©2016 Nicola Yoon (P)2016 Listening Library

Ce que les membres d'Audible en pensent

Notations

Global

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    1
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    1
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    1
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0

Histoire

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 étoiles
    2
  • 4 étoiles
    0
  • 3 étoiles
    0
  • 2 étoiles
    0
  • 1 étoile
    0
Trier par :
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Feeling rejuvenate ❤

I don't know where to begin actually.. At first I didn't want to write a review because I don't know how to explain books, movies, tell stories etc.. But I "kind of " know how to express how I feel.

I'm a book worm but lately I found it really difficult to read books unfortunately. So I wanted a change of "scenery", a new way to experience books, a new way to love novels again and feel .

This book was recommended by "MazeLee" and I really liked the part that they shared.

I don't know if it's because of the format, the story or how my emotion are set up right now, but I ended up crying so much, laughing deeply and feeling every single thoughts and emotions felt by the protagonists.

One of my fave parts is this quote "part of falling in love with someone is also falling in love with yourself".

I actually can't find something negative to say about this so 5/5 on everything 😆😆

P.S. I also listen to this book during eight hours straight.

Trier par :
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • BookLuvr73
  • 16/12/2016

Beautifully written love story

This was perhaps the BEST book I have read/listened to in a long while!! I loved everything about this story and fell in love with the characters as well. I have recommended this book to all of my friends. BTW, I'm a 43 year old, mother of two who is a hopeless romantic!!

8 sur 8 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    2 out of 5 stars
  • BookItForward.Blog
  • 06/12/2016

This was cute but flawed

I am solely reviewing the narration here. It was nice to have multiple readers since there was more than one main character plus one was a boy and one a girl. The problems I have with the narration are 1) The narration was way too slow. I had to speed it up and it still felt slow. 2)The woman narrating 17 year old Natasha sounds like she is 40. It's fine to be 40, I'm in my 30's but it's strange to hear such an adult voice narrating a 17 year old. 3) Some of the accents were done very poorly. I know I sound like a harsh critic, but I think that the audio industry is so large now that it is possible to find the perfect narrator for each story. These guys and gal just weren't the right fit.

17 sur 20 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Claudia Maittlen-Harris
  • 11/02/2018

Read this book!

This is such a beautifully written book. It’s lovely and touching and honest and just a wonderful read. I highly recommend it.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • PT
  • 07/02/2018

Absolutely incredible

If you want an emotional book that will make you cry laugh and doubt everything than this is the one for you. The performance was lovely and I haven’t enjoyed listening to anything as much as this

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Ivonne Sirett
  • 02/03/2017

sweet story

the story is about fate. it is really sweet and makes you laugh and tear up. good east listen. voices are meh.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lynn
  • 13/11/2016

just one day

who knew about could Chronicle the events of just one day that would change to people's lives forever? a must read, different from any book I've ever read

5 sur 6 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lee House
  • 11/11/2016

don't normally read young adult

but thought this might be a good one for my grand-daughter. wanted to "read" it first to make sure it was appropriate. thoroughly enjoyed it.

2 sur 2 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Katie - Audible
  • 04/11/2016

My Favorite YA Book of the Year

I was on maternity leave over the summer when I received an early copy of The Sun Is Also a Star. Thankfully my mom was around that day to watch the baby, because I couldn’t put it down. Not only is Nicola Yoon answering the call for more diversity in YA Literature, she is also creating compelling, honest, and memorable characters in her fiction. The Sun Is Also a Star, which is a finalist for the National Book Award, is told from the alternating perspectives of two teenagers – one a Korean American boy who is on the “doctor tract” despite his proclivity for poetry; the other, a Jamaican girl who is desperately trying to save her family from their imminent deportation. Over a single day we watch how fate weaves its way into their relationship and their futures – together and apart. I recently got to listen to the audiobook, which was beautifully performed by Bahni Turpin, Raymond Lee, and Dominic Hoffman. Turpin and Lee inhabit the main characters in such a way that ensures Yoon’s work will become essential listening.

16 sur 21 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    3 out of 5 stars
  • FanB14
  • 15/12/2016

Sweet Little Book

This is a sweet little book of a Jamaican girl about to be deported who by happenstance meets a Korean-American boy, conflicted about his path in life. Both fall in love in the span of a few hours. Her writing style is solid, but this one is okay in comparison to "Everything, Everything". The story is implausible and the female narrator was annoying. Overall, a cute story, but not as great as it was hyped to be. Still worth the credit.

8 sur 11 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Kate
  • 07/11/2016

Okay

I liked the first one better. I guess I just didn't understand this one enough to truly appreciate it.

3 sur 4 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

Trier par :
  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • NorDoc by Nature
  • 31/01/2017

It had me in tears...

I am 50 year old male surgeon and I have seen some things in my live. I am not easy to impress. But the final two words of the story - not counting "the end" - opened the gates and it had me in tears. I am not telling, it it was tears of joy or tears of pain. This story was a companion for the last couple of days on my commute and it took me to New York, Brooklyn, Jamaica and Korea. It made me happy and it made me sad. I took part in this one special day of a couple of people, not only the two main protagonists. It's not only the story, that captivated me, the narrators are perfectly casted and they projected images in my head that will accompany me for quite some time. One of the best audiobooks I ever listened to!

1 sur 1 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Doc Pfister
  • 17/03/2017

Wunderschöne Geschichte

Mir erging es nicht anders als den meisten anderen Hörern: Diese wunderbare Geschichte hat mich durch die letzten Tage begleitet und mich in Tränen aufgelöst zurück gelassen. Ich will das Ende auch nicht verraten, daher nur so viel: Die Geschichte ist furchtbar traurig und furchtbar schön und man spürt sie noch lange nachklingen. Sehr gute Sprecherauswahl. Für mich eines der schönsten Hörbücher bei Audible.
Definitely a must-read!

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Charly
  • 03/01/2017

Berührend,

beängstigend und hoffnungsvoll. Eine tolle Geschichte, hervorragend gesprochen. Jedem in dieser dunklen Jahreszeit zu empfehlen, der ein bißchen Freude im Leben braucht...