Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013 | Unabridged
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Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, ℗2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470370275
Characteristics: 1 online resource (7 hours, 30 minutes)
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JCLBeckyC May 02, 2019

I give the book itself 4 1/2 stars. It's just lovely. But I'm disappointed by Lin-Manuel Miranda's narration. I know! Hamilton fans, please forgive me. His voice sounds unnaturally high-pitched and tinny, and there isn't enough distinction between the characters voices. Not for me. The book = YES! The audiobook = no thanks.

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SPPL_Anna
Mar 12, 2018

Such a lovely coming of age story, and an absolutely excellent audio version.

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joliebergman
Aug 02, 2017

A super sweet and charming coming of age novel.

ArapahoeCatherine Aug 29, 2016

This is not my typical book but I loved it anyway! The characters were charming and felt really genuine. I think it's a great fit for fans of Rainbow Rowell! As others have said, definitely do the audio!

ArapahoeJillA Aug 04, 2016

I truly enjoyed this book. Being the mother of a son, I often felt the tears welling in my eyes at the amazing words the author wrote. Lin-Manuel Miranda does a fine job narrating this lovely book, although at times, I did lose sight of which character he was portraying when being Aristotle and Dante together, but I got past that and I'm sure you will too. I will definitely be suggesting this book to people!

ArapahoeJennieB Aug 01, 2016

This book is beautifully and genuinely narrated by Tony award winning actor, Lin Manuel Miranda! And that's only half of what makes this book so phenomenal.

This book will engage so many different types of readers. It will appeal to the teenager struggling with their sexual identity. It will appeal to anyone whose ever felt alone or misunderstood by the their friends and family. It will appeal to lovers of realistic teen fiction.

It's a romantic story, but it's also so much more than that. It's about friendship, family, hating school, loving school, and just LIFE!

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JessicaKF
Jun 30, 2014

This is the best book I have read in a long time.

m2 Feb 14, 2014

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony Award Winning actor who performs this book for audio, does a great job -- wonderful, warm, deeply felt work.

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ArapahoeJennieB Aug 01, 2016

ArapahoeJennieB thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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