Sunday, December 14, 2014

Audiobook Review - Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford @brentcraw (Carter Finally Gets It #1)

Carter Finally Gets It
Carter Finally Gets It #1
by Brent Crawford

Goodreads blurb:  Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.)

Here are five things you should know about him:

1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons.

2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day unless he gets distracted.

3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).

4. He's about to start high school.

5. He's totally not ready.

Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), get caught up in a messy love triangle, meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself.

About the Author:  Brent Crawford is the author of Carter Finally Gets It, Carter’s Big Break and Carter’s Unfocused One-Track Mind (Hyperion-Disney).

He was born in Kansas but moved to LA and then New York City to pursue an acting career. He has worked in theatre, film, TV, and commercials (check him out on He’s written numerous plays and scripts, as well as waited tables, bartended, sold hardware and clothing, worked construction, and even dumped airplane toilets (where do you think it goes?). 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

Wish I could give it more!!  Totally rocked!!!

I got this audiobook through the SYNC summer program which I think it fantastic!!  I hope they continue this every year :)

The cover definitely makes you think high school :)  I like this cover much better than the original cover :)

This book was narrated by Nick Podehl.  And let me tell you hands down the best audiobook ever!!!  The narrator made this story come alive, and I was laughing so much throughout this adventure :)  Yes the narrator made this audiobook rock, but it was only possible because Brent wrote an awesomely fabulous book.

I listened to this audiobook with my son in the car everyday to and from school for the past 3 weeks.  I should mention that my son is in 8th grade, and I’m a high school teacher.  Initially, I was thinking what the heck am I letting my son listen to with talk of boobs, kids getting drunk, and sex (including virginity losing discussions).  Once I got over the initial shock, I started thinking that this book, it very true to high school.  Keep in mind that some things might be a little different with regard to the parties, but more is happening than most parents want to admit.  Not to mention this cover Attention Deficit Disorder, and I think it is pretty right on because I’m think the author is adding his own personal experiences regarding this complication.  This book actually helped to open doors about things that my son and I could talk about regarding what was happening with alcohol, drinking, driving, girls, and so much more.  My son and I laughed so hard together about what was happening in the story so often that I lost count.

My favorite line:  "You're killing me, Carter!!"
lol I've been know to say this in class of course with a different student's name. ;)

I even had the chance to bond with a student of mine who found out what I was listening to, and he said this series is his favorite.  He said he hates reading (yeah I choked on that one too!!), but he loved reading this whole series.

I highly recommend this book in any form.  I really want to get the next two books in audiobook, but not sure when I can afford it, so I’m going to check at the local library to see if they have it for us to listen to.  My son is already bugging me that I must get them.

Interested in reading???

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