Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why

Audiobook CD - 2007
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When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, p2007.
ISBN: 9780739361221
Branch Call Number: TEEN CDAUDIO FICTION Asher Jay
Characteristics: 5 audio discs (ca. 77 min. each) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Wiseman, Debra


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Feb 25, 2019

good book

Aug 21, 2018

I listened to this after watching season 1 on Netflix. I really enjoyed the narrators. I felt like they both did a great job. The story is slightly different than the Netflix series. For one, it's much faster paced. I read some comments on here about how they were disappointed by the book vs the Netflix series. If you're into all the petty drama and cold stares in the Netflix series, then maybe listening to this one isn't for you. They definitely made the series more dramatic. Still, I did enjoy this audio book even after watching it. And I found it a very good story. I wasn't too crazy about the very end of the book, hence 4.5 stars. But over all, I really liked it.

Jul 17, 2018

13 Reasons Why is a novel published in 2007. It was recently also produced as a thirteen-part series on Netflix. This heartfelt literature explains to us the causes and side effects of suicide through the tale of a female high school student Hannah Baker who took her own life. Another main character Clay Jensen is delivered a shoebox containing 13 cassette tapes. Clay Jensen who also attends the same high school and has a personal connection with Hannah is wondering why he received these tapes. Through the span of one night, he discovers how thirteen people were the reason Hannah Baker committed suicide. The tapes were being mailed to in order of the cassette tapes, you would receive them from the person before you in the tapes and you would mail them to the next which kept the chain going. I would not recommend this novel to anyone below the age of 14 as this book discusses some mature topics, as well as anyone who is not mentally suitable for the topics discussed earlier.

Oct 31, 2017

After a few chapters, I returned this whiny book of a girl who kills herself and then blackmails people to listen to her complaints about them. How realistic is it that teenage boys and girls will listen to tapes from a dead girl complaining about how they "done her wrong"?

Extremely unrealistic and all the whining is irritating.

shokolit Aug 09, 2017

I have listened to the audio-book. So I have 2 reviews, one for the story and one for the audio-book.
The book was good. Very difficult in some parts, because it is a tragic story (unfortunately, one that repeats itself in different versions too many times :-( in real life ), but very well written. I think this book should be read by both parents of teens and teenagers. It should be a must read in high-schools (maybe middle schools as well).

The audio book was just so very very well done. Hanna and Clay's parts were read by a female and male actors, who were just amazing. The fact that the whole story is narrated in first person, added a depth to the audio-book. I strongly recommend listening to it. I listen to many audio books, while commuting, and this one is the best I've ever "read".

Jun 19, 2017

This teenage girl has seen a few bumps in the road, but what girl hasn't, right? Sadly, there are some that are less equipped to handle the bumps. Such is the case for Hannah Baker. Outwardly, she's your average, attractive, smart high school student. But inside? Inside she's slowing dying. Was it a major event that threw her over the edge? Did she think that nobody loved her? Did she think she was so ugly that she was beyond the desire of any suitor? Not really. In the case of Hannah Baker, it seems she struggled with the same issues that many high school students deal with. But instead of looking for some method of dealing with them or REALLY seeking help from someone else, she chose to give up & ultimately call it quits on life. In the wake of her death, she leaves an explanation of sorts for those 13 people that "made" her choose death. If the truth behind some of Hannah's "secrets from the grave" left the circle of 13 people, some of the 13 people's lives would never be the same. Just by being a part of a person's reason to kill themselves has left them different people. What now?

I struggled to formulate an opinion on this one due to the theme of the book. I really struggle with people that choose suicide as a way to respond to issues in life. One of the positive things I took away from this story was the reminder that we should always be on the lookout for people in need. We should never put off the opportunity to show genuine, unconditional love to everyone around us. You may never know what that person was thinking before you reached out to them with that simple act of kindness. Although I sympathize with their feelings of loneliness & despair, I believe there is always a way up & out of every situation. I believe the bigger victims of suicide are the loved ones that are left behind to live the rest of their lives asking themselves questions that they will never get the answer to. The person may feel that ending their life is the answer to their problems, but what is the solution for the sorrow of the mother & father that lost their son/daughter? The spouse that went from being part of a "duet" to a "solo act"? So many thoughts on this one, but not enough time or space to put them here. This is a book that you just need to read for yourself & formulate your own ideas.

Age recommendation: 14 & up (contains high school-themed issues, suicide, & occasional profanity)

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 8.

Jun 14, 2017

This book held my attention. I like how the narrators, Joel Johnstone and Debra Wiseman, portrayed the characters of Clay and Hannah. Although this book covers a serious topic it does so in an insightful way. The ending leaves you feeling hopeful that everything will be alright with Skye.

May 25, 2017

I was listening to the first disk and it suddenly stopped. I could not find a reason. It was due at the library so I took it back. I might request this a second time.

Apr 22, 2017

I just finished the audiobook and the narrators did a fantastic job. Audiobook was the way to go with this as it feels like you are listening along with Clay. This was a dramatic and sad story however it was very captivating. The author did a fantastic job of writing this story.

Mar 24, 2017

I thought this book was creatively written. I like how it flipped back and forth between Clay and Hannah. It makes it ideal for an audiobook. The actual story itself I would have given a 3 but I truly liked the writing style. I'm not sure that I'm sold on reading anymore books by the author and it's a DEFINITE young adult book tapping into the deep feelings of youth at this point in their life. It's a great book to make people stop and think.

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Jul 17, 2018

farihahnadeem thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 20

Jun 19, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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