Sunday, September 25, 2016

Nothing More by Anna Todd (audiobook)

Title:  Nothing More
Author: Anna Todd
My Rating: B
Narrator: Jason Carpenter

Genre: New Adult Romance 
Series: Landon Gibson #1
Main Characters: Landon
Release Date: September 2016 (audiobook)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
New York's skyscrapers and hectic pace are a far cry from where Landon Gibson grew up, and the transition to New York University has been jarring. But he's getting the hang of things, found a job that pays (some of) the bills, enjoys school, and only occasionally runs into his ex, Dakota. You know, the one he chose NYU for...before she dumped him. 

Luckily, his best friend, Tessa, shares a (terribly small) Brooklyn apartment with him. And given the ups and downs she's had with her own ex, she's a good listener when he finds himself in something of a love triangle—a love knot? Whatever it is, it's a mess. An exciting mess. Maybe an addicting mess, because beautiful girls. 

Being young and finding your way in the world is hard. Landon's always been a positive person. But such a loud, demanding city so far away from home means you only get by with a little help from your friends. And a good pair of headphones. 

Landon's going to be okay...but the journey sure will be fun to watch.

My Review:
Overall: 3.25
Performance: 4.25
Story: 3.0

Okay, this book...I don't even really know what to say. This is the first book I've read by Anna Todd, and while I enjoyed it in audio, I honestly think that was because the narration was so well done. The book was okay...but there's just really nothing happening. 

Seriously, while the narration is somewhat interesting, I literally stopped at the 3/4 point in the book and had to wonder...just what is the point of this book? There's stuff happening...kind of, but Landon is just letting life happen to him. He's not proactive about anything. He wants his ex, Dakota, back...but then he's just kind of "meh" when she shows interest in the same thing (and note....I do not want him with her...AT ALL.) He thinks Tessa's friend, Nora, is hot, and she's showing interest, too. But he doesn't do anything to take it past friends. His life is just happening around him and he's watching it from a distance.

And then the book simply ends...no resolution to anything. In fact it didn't even feel like a stopping point for the book. It's like the author hit a certain word count, typed...The End, and considered it done.

But if you like audiobooks, this is a great narration. Just don't go into it expecting a whole lot in the way of plot. There are interesting characters and things are happening to them, but that's about it. 


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