Audiobook to Movie Review: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

 

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Authors: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Narrators: Emily Janice Card and Kirby Heyborne
Publisher: Listening Library
Cast: Michael Cera,  Kat Dennings,  Aaron Yoo
Director: Peter Sollett
Screenplay: Lorene Scafaria

7628741Summary (from Goodreads): It all starts when Nick asks Norah to be his girlfriend for five minutes. He only needs five minutes to avoid his ex-girlfriend, who’s just walked in to his band’s show. With a new guy. And then, with one kiss, Nick and Norah are off on an adventure set against the backdrop of New York City – and smack in the middle of all the joy, anxiety, confusion, and excitement of a first date.

This he said/she said romance told by YA stars Rachel Cohn and David Levithan is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story about one date over one very long night, with two teenagers, both recovering from broken hearts, who are just trying to figure out who they want to be – and where the next great band is playing.

Told in alternating chapters, teeming with music references, humor, angst, and endearing side characters, this is a love story you’ll wish were your very own. Working together for the first time, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan have combined forces to create a book that is sure to grab readers of all ages and never let them go. Continue reading

Audiobook to Movie Review: The BFG by Roald Dahl

 

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I received advanced screening passes from Walt Disney Studios Canada to view this film.

27876704Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Williams
Publisher: Listening Library
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Rebecca Hall
Director: Stephen Spielberg
Screenplay: Melissa Mathison

Summary (from Goodreads): Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It’s lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!  Continue reading

Audiobook to Movie Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

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Book cover for The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint -Exupéry
Author: 
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Narrator: Humphrey Bower
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Cast: Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Marion Cotillard
Director: Mark Osborne
Screenplay: Irean Brignull and Robert Persichetti Jr.

Summary (from Goodreads): Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures. Continue reading

Book to Movie Review: Paper Towns

 

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Book cover for Paper Towns by John Green.
Author: 
John Green
Publisher: Penguin/Brilliance Audio
Cast: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith
Director: Jake Schreier
Screenplay: Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

Summary (from Goodreads): Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs back into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows.

After their all-nighter ends and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they’re for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees of the girl he thought he knew.

Printz medalist John Green returns with the brilliant wit and searing emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.  Continue reading

Audiobook to Movie Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

 

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25110511Author: Jesse Andrews
Publisher: Amulet Books
Cast: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler
Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Screenplay: Jesse Andrews

From Goodreads: Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.

Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.

Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.

And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.  Continue reading