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Summary

It's funny how the tiniest of things can change your life...an invitation, a simple kiss good night, a matchbook....

Auden Kelly is in need of a change. She's trading in her nine-to-five sales job for the adventure of a lifetime: a one-year contract with a European tour company. For one full year, Auden will get paid to see the world. What could be better? Her brother gives her a journal, instructing her to document all of her adventures as she travels from country to country. And that's exactly what she does.

When a mysterious stranger enters her life, however, everything changes: her expectations, her priorities, and her view of the world. And nothing for Auden will ever be the same.

©2014 Melissa Anne Brown (P)2015 Melissa Anne Brown

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  • Laura
  • 09-02-16

good story

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wish i could travel like that well i kind of did in this book. really enjoyed it

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  • Dee
  • 07-02-16

Some good; some bad

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One of the hallmarks of chick lit is how much the story is designed to make you root for the "chick." That was not the case with this book. I don't know if it was the story or the narrator but so many times during this listen the dialog made me visibly cringe. The heroine was not even remotely likeable. She says she's a bitch (many times) and perhaps that was designed to make the listener overlook her degree of ick. It didn't work for me. Again, I don't know if it was the writer or the narrator. I can only say that the story took many different twists and turns but I couldn't wait to get off the ride.

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  • Hunter
  • 06-02-16

Worth the Read!

I don’t usually read many books from this genre, but I really enjoyed this one. The narration brought the story to life and held my interest throughout. The story was well thought out, complete and will keep you listening. I will definitely be watching for this author in the future.

* I was provided a free copy of this book from AudioBookBlast for review.

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  • Melissa
  • 02-02-16

Mediocre book; with terrible narration

What did you like best about Unwanted Stars? What did you like least?

I'm not sure there was something I liked "best" it was a very sophomoric book. I don't feel like it was a very developed plot. The climax of the book didn't seem to happen until the last three chapters. The booked dragged on and I don't think I have ever had such an emotional dislike for a character prior to the lead in this story. She is whiney, self-centered, and just immature. I think even for a 23-year-old she was extremely immature and made incredibly irrational decisions. I disliked the lack of plot. The book goes on and on about her and her love story, but I was waiting for there to be some sort of plot twist, something to keep me feeling like there was more to the story than just this bratty woman with a new job as a tour guide.

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

no real reaction, it was predictable. A pretty little happily ever after tied up in a nice bow.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Oh let me count the ways. This narrator has TERRIBLE British accents. My ears hurt listening to her. The way she portrayed the lead male character was cringeworthy. I think she has the perfect voice for an American Ya character, but not any of the other accents. Her Austrailian was atrocious too. Just hard to listen to.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely not.

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  • jjoneeight
  • 01-03-16

Unwanted Stars

I couldn't get past the narration. This book was just not good enough to keep following along with and look beyond the awful narration. I wouldn't recommend this book, and I would never listen to any by this narrator ever again.

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