Burn For Burn
By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
September 18, 2012
Ages 14 and up
Simon Audio / Simon & Schuster
Reviewed: ARC & Audiobook
For me, the audiobook was definitely the way to go with this book. Read by Joy Osmanski, Madeleine Maby and Rebekkah Ross as the three main characters, the personalities given to these girls were far better than the voices I heard in my head when I attempted to read the book first (yes, I read “in character”). The vocals are much less obnoxious and grating on the nerves than they were in my head (why my brain gives characters annoying voices is beyond me, but there you have it). In fact, the three narrators give each character such a distinct personality that it’s actually easier to keep the book’s events in order by hearing their unique voices as the story is told (since each chapter bounces between the POVs of the three girls).
The audiobook sounds a bit hollow (tinny?) at times, with some minor echoing, but I probably heard this more than the average listener, as I was playing it on my office/computer speakers that tend to heighten sound issues. Overall, the listening experience is highly enjoyable.
Audiobook Grade: 90