Saturday, April 4, 2020

REVIEW⤏ THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE


BY ADELE GRIFFIN




    SYNOPSIS FROM AUTHORS WEBSITE⇣
    From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, Addison Stone’s subversive street art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more. I conducted interviews with those who knew her best—including close friends, family, teachers, mentors, art dealers, boyfriends, and critics—and retraced the tumultuous path of Addison's life. I hope I can shed new light on what really happened on the night of July 28.
    —Adele Griffin

    BOOK TAGS

     ARTIST WHO BURNS BRIGHT
     MENTAL ILLNESS
     DAMAGED PEOPLE FALLING FOR EACH OTHER
     FANS OF DAISY JONES COULD LIKE THIS
    ⤏ FULL CAST NARRATION

      BOOK DETAILS⇣

      AUDIO PERFORMED BY AMY RUBINATE, CAROLINE SHAFFER, HILLARY HUBER, JORJEANA MARIE, WILL DAMRON & KIRBY HEYBOURNE + A FULL-CAST
      NARRATION RATING  5/5
      THE COVER STORY⤏ FILM REEL...FOR AN ARTIST
      SOURCE LIBBY AUDIOBOOK (LIBRARY)
      AUDIOBOOK LENGTH 6 HOURS, 54 MINUTES


      MY THOUGHTS⇣


      When I read the synopsis for this book, I thought, ohhh, this reminds me of Daisy Jones & the Six.  With the interview style audio and a full-cast to recite it.  Sounds enticing...and the audio does play out really similar to Daisy Jones...but the story overall lacked something...like a definitive ending or just something that pulls you in and gets you invested in the story.

      Addison Stone felt like a real person, not a made-up one.  One of those people who burns so bright...and then, sadly, burns out way too young.  Her story is one that plays out for real all the time, sadly.  Maybe, that is supposed to be the pull, but maybe, for me, that wasn't quite enough.  The full-cast narration was terrific, though, and that alone made this an engaging listen.


      BREAKDOWN⇣

      Plot 3/5
      Characters 4.3/5
      The Feels 3.5/5
      Pacing 4/5
      Addictiveness 4/5
      Theme or Tone 4/5
      Flow (Writing Style) 4/5
      World-Building 4/5
      Originality 4/5
      Ending 3/5




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