Thursday, October 20, 2011

AudioBook Review: Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russel & Read by Lana Quintal

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renee Russell

Audio CD
Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (September 28, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442338962
ISBN-13: 978-1442338968
Reader: Lana Quintal
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Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.

Dork Diaries: Tales From a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 2 hours and 56 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Release Date: September 28, 2010
Language: English
Reader: Lana Quintal
Buy the Audio Book: Amazon

Settled in at her new school and flanked by awesome friends Chloe and Zoey, life is looking up for Nikki Maxwell, especially since her crush, Brandon, asked her to be his lab partner - a seriously awesome development. However, when Nikki overhears mean girl Mackenzie bragging that Brandon's taking her to the Halloween dance, a bummed Nikki signs on to spend Halloween at a kids party with her little sister, Brianna, instead. After she finds out Mackenzie was lying and her dream of going to the party with Brandon could be a reality, Nikki has two events to juggle... plus plenty of other entertaining trials and tribulations along the way!

Dork Diaries: from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star by Rachel Renee Russell

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Audio CD
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (June 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1442340460
ISBN-13: 978-1442340466
Reader: Lana Quintal
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Nikki Maxwell knows her reputation will be destroyed if anyone at school finds out her Dad works as the school’s exterminator in exchange for her academic scholarship. So when it looks like her secret might be leaked, Nikki’s willing to go to zany and wacky lengths to protect the truth—and the timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance, but of course hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, along with more hilarious and heartwarming moments with all our favorite characters in this ultra-popular series.Dork Diaries 3

AudioBook Review:

So... the audio part was pretty good, I mean it wasn't my kind of book, but it was pretty good! I thought that the reader was a really good reader. I thought that Lana Quinlan did very well on the voices and she was very entertaining with the reading. I also think that if you like girly books that this is your kind of book! This audiobook (all three) was pretty entertaining and it wasn't very long so I breezed right through it!

What I liked about the book...

My Favorite character was Nikki, and she is the main character. Why I liked her was because she didn't always say "OMG! OMG! OMG!" And I liked that about her, she didn't want to be a really big popular girl. So that is what I liked about her! I like how there is a little bit of romance in the book, and I like scary books, but the only good scary books are YA books and  I cant read a lot of YA books! So as far as this book goes, it was well written and enjoyable.




Burgandy Ice said...

Great review!!

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Rea with readingtween said...

I didn't really like the books :(