Review: Disconnected by Jennifer Weiner

Posted February 12, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review, Giveaway / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Disconnected by Jennifer WeinerDisconnected by Jennifer Weiner
Published by Simon and Schuster on October 28th 2013
Genres: Fiction, General
Pages: 48
Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Narrator: Jess Wexler
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her past—starting with a new phone number. But old ties aren't so easy to sever. When Shannon's new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected. Gripping, suspenseful and smart, Disconnected is a riveting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption.

Review

Disconnected took me completely by surprise.  It was intense, dark, gritty, and kept me intrigued.  Just when I thought I had it all figured out, the rug was pulled from under me.  I didn’t see that ending coming.  It’s a short story, and will keep you hooked from the first moment.  Disconnected deals with drug addiction, and many of the things that go along with it.  Shannon is a character trying to overcome it and finds herself caught up in trying to find a girl.  She doesn’t know if she should help, or just let her be.  The decision she makes will change her in so many ways.

 

On to the Narrator

Jess Wexler does a fantastic job narrating this story.  You can feel the desperation the character feels.  She knows the right intonation to use in order to convey the severity of certain situations.  Her pitch while doing the male voices is spot on.  You can distinguish which character is speaking.

There wasn’t any background noise or too much pronunciation on certain letters.  That definitely makes for a better listening experience.  I will definitely be checking out more books narrated by Wexler.

 

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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