JJ iReads: Audi Wednesday (#2): “If I Stay/Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Audi Wednesday (#2): “If I Stay/Where She Went” by Gayle Forman

Audi Wednesday is a meme started by me in which every Wednesday I showcase an Audiobook I listened to and compare that experience to reading the physical book.

Happy Audi Wednesday. This week I’ve chosen to showcase the Gayle Forman “If I Stay”/”Where She Went” series:

When “If I Stay” was first published a friend of mine called me and said “You HAVE to read this book, but have tissues handy”. She was right. I was practically bawling my eyes out the entire time I was reading this. Then someone told me “You should get the audiobook. You’ll see why”. This other friend was right as well.

While the printed version of both books is amazing as it is, the audiobook offers something extra, MUSIC. The first time I heard it I thought I thought I was imagining it, but then there it was again, Mia playing the Cello during the most emotional scenes of the book. The classical music gave it that extra emotion, the tear jerker, that will have you saying I Love You to your family over and over again, just for good measure.

The narrator, Kirsten Potter, also does an excellent job of capturing Mia’s emotions as she struggles with her current dilemma. Her voice cracks and you can hear the cries and desperation. She makes you want to stop what you are doing and just give a good cry.

I would highly recommend getting both these books in Audio book format. I’m telling you, it’s worth it!


Mrs. Q: Book Addict said…

If I Stay is on my wishlist. Looking forward to your reviews. I can't listen to audiobooks, I blame my work and too many conference calls. I now selectively listen.

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