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Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of An Abundance of Katherines, from New York Times best-selling author John Green.

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has 10,000 dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl.

Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, John Green. John has a huge online presence through his 1.1 million Twitter followers and YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, which has been viewed over 200 million times and has 660,000 subscribers, making it one of the most successful online channels in history.

©2014 John Green (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • 01-12-15

The performance kept me going...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this to all friends, the story is quite dryly told. My other physicist friends may well appreciate it and any other people who enjoy irony. Not for those who are uninterested in random facts.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I enjoyed the ending, although it felt a little predictable.

What does Jeff Woodman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I enjoyed his tones of voice, it was very clear who he was being at every moment.

Could you see An Abundance of Katherines being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No, not really. The stars wouldn't be people I have heard of...

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Well that was hard to put down.

I started this book, while taking a break from some programming. Went for a walk listen to this book at 1x speed.
When I got home I kept listening while doing some laundry, eating and when it was time to continuing programming. But I just sat down in my sofa and heard the rest of the book.

The story can be summed up in 2-3 lines, thus if you a looking for a book whit a good plotline to tell to your friends, this might not be the book. This book is about perception, potential, loneliness and friendship.
It might sound dray and borring, but this book is fun, it made me smile and giggle/chuckle out loud while I was walking and while I was doing my laundry and I dit not want to leve Gutshot so soon. What more can you as of a book.

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Brilliant

I've listened to or read four John Green's Books now, and again he doesn't fail. This. As always, has been a pleasure to listen to.

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A must listen YA novel in audiobook form.

An amazing story with deeply thought provoking topics as well as heart touching characters excellently executed by the narrator. Very recommended.

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Not his usual standard

This book kinda sucks. The narrator is a little boring and then he guy the books wrote about is just a dick

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Fantastic story of self-discovery

I completely lost myself in this tale, the story of Colin. Each of the characters are well developed and 3 dimensional and the story is well written. In my opinion this is the best of John Green's novels, though I am yet to read Looking For Alaska. In short, I'd highly recommend if you're willing to put invest some extra headspace into understanding Colin's psyche.

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insightful

cleverly written with lots of subtle morality one-liners. compelling story without too much action or drama!

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  • Mr Brian Mather
  • 03-03-18

terrible book

terrible book to read, no story line, poorly written. we read it as part of our book club. nobody liked it. some didn't even finish it was so badly written. No story