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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #2
Description⎮Reviewed Jan. 2016
Narrator: Laura Knight Keating
Length: 8h 59m
Published: Recorded Books⎮2015
5 ★ Audiobook⎮ Oh, y’all! I’m so sad that this series is over! I’m telling you, for the few days it took me to listen to it, this series was absolutely everything to me. I was so consumed. It’s just precious and so hilarious. This series is the audiobook equivalent of a “happy place” for me now. I think about it and get this exuberant feeling of joy in my chest and a goofy grin on my face. Great audiobooks do that to a person, you know.
I can’t even be mad with Jenny Han for not making it a trilogy because the way it ended was so… right. Although, I wouldn’t exactly discourage another installment…Maybe just a novella? Pretty please? The thought of an epilogue makes my heart flutter! But no, I respect Jenny Han’s decision to leave things as they are because you really shouldn’t mess with perfection. And that’s what P.S. I Still Love You was: Perfection. She had me there for a minute, though. Threatening to sink my ship and all. But this wasn’t that kind of story. P.S. I Still Love You is the kind of story that makes you just plain happy.
This series will always be special to me, like a first love. There really isn’t anything left to say that hasn’t already been covered in my review of the first installment or in the sugar-fueled gush session that happened on Goodreads last night when I finished it. I’m already working Han’s other stories into my audiobook budget (I ration my credits!), so you definitely haven’t seen the last of her on The Audiobookworm, that’s for sure! I just hope her other work is as utterly charming as this series.
Narration review: Laura Knight Keating‘s narration skills absolutely blew me away. Particularly, her ability to give each character an incredibly distinct voice. The voice distinction between characters was so significant that there were a couple of times I wondered if she was sharing narration duties with another voice actor. I also appreciate the tone she used to voice the 16-year-old protagonist, Lara Jean. It was youthful, upbeat, and innocent, without being juvenile, whiny, or annoying. A narrator really has to have a solid grasp on a character’s personality in order to convey it through voice alone. I felt that Laura Knight Keating excelled at accomplishing this feat, which instantly makes her one of my favorite narrators. As excellent as Jenny Han’s writing is, Keating’s narration brings so much more to the audiobook than could ever be available in written format. Final verdict, choose the audiobook! ♣︎