Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher audiobook

Thirteen Reasons Why

By Jay Asher
Read by Debra Wiseman and Joel Johnstone

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER **SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”   You can’t stop the future.  You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.                   Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

One of the Barnes & Noble Top 10 Books for Teens

A Book Sense Pick

An American Bookseller Association Book of the Year

Winner of the 2013 Abraham Lincoln Award

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**

“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times

Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered”
 

You can’t stop the future. 

You can’t rewind the past.
The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.

Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. 
                
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The novel makes a perfect transformation to audio. Debra Wiseman narrates Hannahs story with a blend of dispassion, disgust, and defeat. Joel Johnstone portrays the grieving Clay, who chimes in uncertainly from time to time to protest Hannahs words, his comments marked with desperation. The interplay of the two is perfectly choreographed in this powerful audio.” AudioFile
“Teens will embrace Asher’s debut novel because it is not condescending or preachy…Short sentences make it a quick, smooth read, yet there is depth to the novel. This provocative tale touches on universal topics of interest, is genuine in its message.” VOYA
“The episodic structure is nicely suited to reluctant readers, but the breakneck pace and dizzying emotion are the true source of this novel's irresistible readability at all levels.” School Library Journal
“[A] compelling reading.” Booklist
WINNER OF Association of Booksellers for Children’s “Best Books American Library Association’s “Best Books for Young Adults” and “Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
A spectacular first novel. Jay Asher tells his story with such honesty and simplicity that the tragedy feels shatteringly real. Gordon Korman, author of Son of the Mob and Jake, Reinvented
Asher's ability to convey the anguish of someone who was left behind is truly remarkable. Book Page
Every once in a while you come across a book that you can’t get out of your mind, one you have to rush back to if you must put it down for some reason. Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why is one of those books, and is at the very top of my personal Must-Read list. Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Tricks, Identical, Crank, Burned, Impulse, and Glass
Thirteen Reasons Why is a mystery, eulogy, and ceremony. Twenty or thirty times, I snapped the book shut when a sentence, an image, or a line of dialogue was too beautiful and painful. But I, afraid and curious, would always return to this amazing book. I know, in years to come, I will often return to this book. Sherman Alexie, bestselling author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Breakneck pace and dizzying emotion. School Library Journal
Heavy but compelling. . . . Asher’s novel asks us to look at how petty cruelty can deal crushing blows. Miami Herald
Wonderfully realistic in his writing, Asher offers teens and parents alike a great story on an important topic. Green Bay Press-Gazette
It is a brilliant debut that will leave readers feeling a sense of remorse for Hannah, guilt for Clay, and hope for the lasting lesson of the story. Bookazine
[Hannah’s] pain is gut-wrenchingly palpable. . . . Asher has created an entrancing character study and a riveting look into the psyche of someone who would make this unfortunate choice. A brilliant and mesmerizing debut from a gifted new author. Kirkus Reviews, starred review and Editor’s Choice
Readers won’t be able to pull themselves away. Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Jay Asher

Author Bio: Jay Asher

Jay Asher is the author of the young adult novels, including What Light, The Future of Us, and Thirteen Reasons Why. Thirteen Reasons Why, his first novel, spent sixty-five week on the New York Times children’s hardcover bestseller list.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English