We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
All the Bright Places Audiobook

All the Bright Places

Regular Price:£32.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Elle Fanning!

Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it's unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the "natural wonders" of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It's only with Violet that Finch can be himself - a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who's not such a freak after all. And it's only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet's world grows, Finch's begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

©2014 Jennifer Niven (P)2014 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Many teen novels touch on similar themes, but few do it so memorably." (Kirkus Reviews)

"In her YA debut, adult author Niven creates a romance so fresh and funny...The journey to, through, and past tragedy is romantic and heartbreaking, as characters and readers confront darkness, joy, and the possibilities - and limits - of love in the face of mental illness." (Publishers Weekly)

"The writing in this heartrending novel is fluid, despite the difficult topics... Finch in particular will linger in readers’ minds long after the last page is turned." (School Library Journal)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (191 )
5 star
 (123)
4 star
 (45)
3 star
 (21)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.5 (177 )
5 star
 (120)
4 star
 (36)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.5 (178 )
5 star
 (113)
4 star
 (45)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Lou 17/01/2015
    Lou 17/01/2015 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Stunning performance, but...."

    The performance of this is absolutely stunning, and I like the concept of the story. I just find myself struggling to connect with the ralationship between Violet and Finch. I feel a connection to Finch and his outcast status and dreamy personality, I think most of us would. I also feel a connection to Violet as the person who like all of us, is lying for social acceptance. But that's almost my problem with the whole thing. I don't know what Finch sees in her, when she is so outwardly similar to Amanda, and with all her bitching and pushing him away, I can't understand how she manages to see into him or he into her. So although I like both of them, and I enjoyed their separate narratives, I found the whole thing a bit disjointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Franziska 19/11/2017
    Franziska 19/11/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story"

    such a touching story, I couldn't wait to finish listening to it. it's a bit dramatic but in all the right places.
    theodore and violet are two teenagers struggling to fit in one because of the death of her sister, the other due to mental health problems which No one is willing to acknowledge. it's written from both perspectives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Charlotte Rowan 15/10/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing book"

    This book made me feel all the emotions, I really felt like I was part of it, I felt love, happiness, heartbreak... well worth the read/listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dr. V. S. Richards Hertfordshire, UK 27/08/2017
    Dr. V. S. Richards Hertfordshire, UK 27/08/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "AMAZING"

    I first got this book for a car journey with my mum and I couldn't stop listening !!! It's amazing and I won't say more at risk of spoiling.Apart from germ magazine is real and super cool

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mrs E D Thomas 10/08/2017
    Mrs E D Thomas 10/08/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "AMAZING"

    This book made me cry on the first page... when I fist heard about it I didn't think anything of it and then I r ad it and couldn't stop crying

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Megan Gallagher 15/06/2017 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just amazing and devastating and so important"

    This was one of the best books I've ever read/ listened to and yet I doubt I'l re-listen like I do my other favourites. The characters feel so real to me that I don't think I could live through their pain again but I would never take back that I read it. It helped me understand my own mental illness and suicidal thoughts (which passed a year ago). So important and so lovely. Enjoy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lola Bergen Bedford 27/05/2017
    Lola Bergen Bedford 27/05/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing Book"

    My FAVOURITE book!! Voice takes about a chapter of getting used to but fine! Fabulous 👌👌

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ryan 29/04/2017
    Ryan 29/04/2017 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My first audio book and I'm hooked"

    Absolutely amazing. My first ever audio book and I'm now a fan
    All the bright places, Had me hooked straight away. I struggled to pause to sleep. didn't want it to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Becky 08/03/2017
    Becky 08/03/2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I fell in love with the characters."

    this book was so uplifting and heartbreaking at the same time. im sad it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Vanessa 08/03/2017
    Vanessa 08/03/2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OH MY GOD"

    This is the most beautiful and saddest stories I've read in a long time. The humour and the truth in this is refreshing. The words are captivating and you read on and on untill the end. This book is Lovely. And "Lovely Is A Lovely Word That Should Be Used Often."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • FanB14
    Richmond, VA, United States
    09/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Best YA Quirky Love Story of 2015"

    Alternating points of view tell the story of Finch, an unconventional almost eccentric, yet cool HS senior and Violet. Having lost her sister less than a year ago in a car crash, Violet shrinks away from standing out until she finds herself meeting Finch in a most unusual place only to lead to more trips via a history project for school.

    This story is sweet, clever, odd, funny, snarky, sad and ultimately endearing. Don't ruin it by listening to negative reviews. If you like other smart YA titles, you should read or listen to this one. It's fabulous.

    34 of 34 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    Edina, Minnesota, United States
    21/04/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Rocked me to my core"

    Such an important book. It felt way more like a book for adults about teens. Reflections and memories unbound. It rang so true that can see why it's compared to Eleanor and Park. I miss the characters now that I've finished listening.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. Mitchizzle
    KY
    25/04/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great performance"

    Some parts were slow. I considered abandoning it at one point. I stuck it out and I finished the final third of the story in two days. WARNING: This is not a book for someone looking to be cheered up.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Jared
    PROVO, UT, United States
    07/12/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Couldn't last 20 minutes..."

    This could be considered a minor spoiler, but since it happens in the first 15 minutes it is only minor...

    I can't continue to listen to a book that sets up its premise the way this one has. There are two kids from a high school standing on a tall structure on campus, both close to jumping to their death. One is a popular girl, one is an unpopular boy. It is by chance they both happen to be up there at the same time. I have no problem with the story beginning this way, but the absolutely asinine way the "crowd" behaves below them is why i will be getting my credit back right after hitting "submit" on this review.

    I don't know what pissed me off more about the depiction of "high school" in this beginning - the way a kid on the ground yelled, "why don't you go ahead and get it over with freak" to the unpopular boy, the way the other kids LAUGHED at that or the way the school councilor GLARED at the boy about to jump. REALLY??? A school counselor GLARING at a boy about to commit suicide???

    I understand the need for an author to establish the "good vs bad" characters in a story, but this one is so far beyond realistic it honestly pissed me off. My wife is a counselor and, although they aren't perfect, at heart all of the ones i've known would never in a million years treat a potential suicide that way. Plus a crowd of kids laughing at someone about to jump??? Seriously???

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • kaittyjo
    30/06/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Such a downer"

    If you love suicidal teens then this is the book for you otherwise steer clear! the naration was great and made it easy to listen to but the story was just too much.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Karin
    02/02/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Sweet and sad"

    Perfect balanse between sweet and sad. A weirdo who is funny and a depress girl. I enjoyed it very much!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor
    23/02/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Honestly don't read others reviews."
    Any additional comments?

    By listening to others you have this mind set of what they think of it. I found this book at random in the Contemporary section and had no expectations what so ever. The first chapter got me hooked. The way the author portrays both characters is so interesting and addictive. For a good laugh and a good cry session, I would highly recommend, but don't take my word for it ;) LOVELY. (<You'll get that if you read it)

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Wright
    20/06/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good not great"

    The story is pretty predictable it could use some more depth in character building. Some of the story just moves a little slow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Neil Blumengarten
    Spring Hill, FL United States
    04/02/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing Yet Heart Breaking Novel"
    If you could sum up All the Bright Places in three words, what would they be?

    This is Life.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it wasn't a fairytale ending, this book is sadness and despire. But this book makes you sit back and think, and books that make you think are the best books.


    What about Kirby Heyborne and Ariadne Meyers ’s performance did you like?

    They brought a sense of Violet's reserved nature. How she doesn't feel as out there as Finch. Finch is given a outgoing and adventurous nature, that the performance captures in the best way.


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

    Yes and no. I wish I could read this book all at once, relive the wanderings and relive their friendship. But this book would be too much in one sitting. Too much emotions and not enough time to take it all in.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shay
    17/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Wow"

    The writing that this author did was unbelievable! The characters she created are some of my favorite ever. Finch what a lovely human. Great book, sad but great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.