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3.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 53.48 out of 5 3.48 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Green Narrator: Jeff Woodman Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781423324546
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From the #1 bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars

Michael L. Printz Honor Book

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist

When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy–loving best friend riding shotgun—but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fully fun, challengingly complex, and entirely entertaining.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Laugh-out-loud funny…A coming-of-age American road trip that is at once a satire of and tribute to its many celebrated predecessors.”

    Horn Book (starred review)

  • “Imagine an operating room at the start of a daring but well-rehearsed procedure and you will have something of the atmosphere of An Abundance of Katherines: every detail considered, the action unrolling with grace and inevitability.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Funny, sweet, and unpredictable.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “The laugh-out-loud humor ranges from delightfully sophomoric to subtly intellectual.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book
  • A 2007 ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens, 2007
  • A 2010 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee
  • A 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Young Adult Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Latara | 2/17/2014

    " Okay, I feel like I should explain why I gave this one 2-stars. I must say that there were really good bits. I somehow find myself laughing on some parts, mostly because of Hassan's being a funnypants. Other than that, it's just dull. It was such a drag with this book. I find myself putting it down most of the time. Colin Singleton is so not interesting I want to bang my head to a wall. He whines so much and I just got sick of all the anagrams and the graphs by the end of it. I'm even surprised how I finished this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy79 | 2/13/2014

    " I wish I could give half stars as well since this book was better than a 3, but not a 4. It took me a long while to finish (I couldn't get into it, so stopped reading half way through somewhere last year). I picked it up again last week and this time the story did manage to keep me interested. But still, it was my least favourite John Green book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ritzy | 2/13/2014

    " has logic and maths in it, pretty interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keenan | 2/4/2014

    " Many laugh out loud moments. I really liked the characters. Good light reading. This book was my first John Green novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandria Chadwick | 1/28/2014

    " As always, John Green did an amazing job. Lots of footnotes and math.... Thank God for Lindsey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary Cohen | 1/17/2014

    " I liked this book okay. I really respect John Green. He's a talented writer. He's very smart. Just on a visceral level the book didn't grab me. It was just hard (for me) to care about the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen(with an unquenchable thirst for books) | 1/7/2014

    " this book had a dragging plot and took me a long time to finish. i think it deserved 3 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 1/2/2014

    " I was really disappointed by this book. Although the characters were great, the storyline seemed to not go anywhere. I struggled to get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 12/27/2013

    " I love John Green's writing, but I wasn't blown away by this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylyn | 12/18/2013

    " I didn't like it but at the same time I couldn't put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Cruz | 12/11/2013

    " I liked how Math was associated to love. Great book =)) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Junio | 12/7/2013

    " Fun to read. Light story. Entertaining. Footnotes are a big help to some technical and intellectual terms. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcy | 11/7/2013

    " This book was so funny! John Green is such a good author. Loved all the characters and loved the plot. Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Morgan | 7/21/2013

    " Would have been three stars if not for the incredibly annoying and badly used footnotes. Some of them were so completely unnecessary that it really irritated me, and I was reading a digital copy, so I didn't even have to physically flip back to them, just poke the iPad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 1/16/2013

    " The John Green I know and love is somewhere in here, but Katherine's wasn't a satisfactory read for me. I was tired of anagrams and tired of the endless variations of 'fugging' and I'm going to leave this book be for a while. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/9/2012

    " I've got to say I really liked this just because it was quite light, the way I interpreted it, and quite fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda Pinto | 11/2/2011

    " It was ok. Interesting and semi boring at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 9/30/2011

    " More like 4.5 - least favourite out of TFIOS and Looking for Alaska, still a good book though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya | 8/18/2011

    " Well written story with very intertaining plot. Too much random sexual content to recommend to anyone.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle Williams | 8/6/2011

    " Adorable, adorable, adorable. Written from the heart like a true pro. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail Korzeniewski | 7/30/2011

    " As John Green books go this is his worst...but as normal books by everyone else this was very good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandler Franklin | 6/16/2011

    " I really liked this book! I felt like I could relate to Colin very well (although he got whiny and annoying sometimes) but I felt like it was more real with the emotions and things happening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Xlex | 5/21/2011

    " Amazeing book ! LOVELY !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 5/19/2011

    " This book is adorable. The most unconventional love story I have ever read, and I loved every moment, even the mathy bits and I'm not a math fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 5/13/2011

    " I found the title written on a piece of paper. I have no idea what initally piqued my interest in this novel. I went ahead and bought it. I haven't made much progress yet, simply because I was too sleepy!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Curtis | 5/11/2011

    " Funny in parts but pretty forgettable all in all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliisa | 5/9/2011

    " My first John Green, and I absolutely loved it. Finally I know what all the fuss is about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 5/4/2011

    " I get excited for books that involve math and footnotes. This story was amusing, but not up to par. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 5/1/2011

    " John Green writes amazing dialogue and characters, especially the friends of the main characters. Hassan was my favorite in this book. The main guy didn't make as much sense to me, but the book was still enjoyable. "

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About the Author
Author John GreenJohn Green is an award-winning, #1 international bestselling author. With his brother, Hank, John is one half of the Vlog-brothers (youtube.com/vlogbrothers). You can join the millions who follow John on Twitter (@realjohngreen) and tumblr (fishingboatproceeds.tumblr.com) or visit him online at johngreenbooks.com.
About the Narrator

Jeff Woodman originated the title role in Tennessee Williams’ The Notebook of Trigorin and won the S.F. Critics’ Circle Award for his performance in An Ideal Husband. In addition to numerous theater credits on and off Broadway, his television work includes Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Cosby. A six time Audie Award finalist (and a 2007 winner), he has received seventeen Earphones Awards and was named one of the Fifty Greatest Voices of the Century by AudioFile magazine.