Asking For It by Louise O'Neill audiobook

Asking For It

By Louise O'Neill
Read by Aoife McMahon

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8.13 Hours Unabridged
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Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma. The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there. To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"—photos she will never be able to forget. As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors choose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma. Contains mature themes.

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Summary

Summary

Emma O'Donovan is eighteen, beautiful, and fearless. It's the beginning of summer in a quiet Irish town and tonight she and her friends have dressed to impress. Everyone is at the party, and all eyes are on Emma.

The next morning Emma's parents discover her collapsed on the doorstop of their home, unconscious. She is disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, looking as if she had been dumped there.

To her distress, Emma can't remember what happened the night before. All she knows is that none of her friends will respond to her texts. At school, people turn away from her and whisper under their breath. Her mind may be a blank as far as the events of the previous evening, but someone has posted photos of it on Facebook under a fake account, "Easy Emma"—photos she will never be able to forget.

As the photos go viral and a criminal investigation is launched, the community is thrown into tumult. The media descends, neighbors choose sides, and people from all over the world want to talk about her story. Everyone has something to say about Emma.

Contains mature themes.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

O'Neill's powerful novel digs into deep questions about rape culture that are difficult to read but essential to consider. School Library Journal Starred Review

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Author

Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Louise O’ Neill studied English at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for the senior style director of American Elle magazine. While in New York, she also worked as an assistant stylist on a number of high-profile campaigns. She is currently working as a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines, covering feminist issues, fashion, and pop culture.

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Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Author Bio: Louise O'Neill

Louise O’Neill is the author of several books for young adults, including Only Ever Yours, which won the YA Book Prize, and Asking For It, which won Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. She was born in Ireland and studied English at Trinity College Dublin. She works a freelance journalist for a variety of Irish national newspapers and magazines. She has also worked in New York for the senior style director of American Elle magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.13
Audience: New Adult (18–25)
Language: English