Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Audiobook, by Abby McDonald Play Audiobook Sample

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Audiobook

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Audiobook, by Abby McDonald Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Stephanie Wolfe Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: October 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441889805

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

36

Longest Chapter Length:

20:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

02:38 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

13:02 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

3

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Publisher Description

Can a boy-hungry Jersey girl survive the wilds of Canada with her eco-identity intact? A witty new YA novel from the author of Sophomore Switch.

Jenna may hail from the ’burbs of New Jersey, but Green Teen activism is her life. So when her mom suggests they spend the summer at Grandma’s Florida condo, Jenna pleads instead to visit her hippie godmother, Susie, up in rural Canada. Jenna is psyched at the chance to commune with this nature she’s heard about—and the cute, plaidwearing boys she’s certain must roam there. But after a few run-ins with local wildlife (from a larger-than-life moose to Susie’s sullen Goth stepdaughter to a hot but hostile boy named Reeve), Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness—but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?

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"Cute for what it is: a light teen romance/realistic novel. Jenna works for her NJ high school's environmental club, but she's not sure she is ready for the wilds of British Columbia when she is farmed off by parents who might or might not be getting a divorce. Staying with a godmother who is nearly married and working hard to open a Bed and Breakfast while coping with a miserable new step-daughter, Jenna she's what it's like to get up close and personal with woods, mountains, moose, and the local boys. She affects her new environment and is affected by it. Ultimately, it has some laughs, romance, and a message."

— Suzanne (4 out of 5 stars)

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " i finshed this in one go. it's great for a lighthearted beach read, slash before bed read, and i really liked the ending :) "

    — Maddi, 2/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It took me a while to get into it, but the story ended up having more substance than I expected. I'm not sure I could fully believe the developments with Jenn'a best friend, but the rest of the story was satisfying. Environmental activism, divorce, fitting in, sexuality... lots of ground covered. "

    — Tracy, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Kind of cute, has its moments, but some serious boring lulls here and there. "

    — Michelle, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun quick read, perfect summer book. I really like McDonald's new book so I thought I would check out some of her others. "

    — Tara, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A books with depths that are surprising. Ending is a little rushed and needed more resolution, but overall lots of fun. "

    — Rachel, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Refreshing read after a stressful semester of school. It was such a cute romance and Ethan was just *swoon* "

    — Jennifer, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " i guess it was ok, but the problem and solution were in the last 30 pages!!! the only part i was actually hooked on... "

    — Sunshine, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Het was zo vreselijk voorspelbaar, maar het is wel een fijn meidenboek, dus vandaar toch nog 3/5. Je leest het zo uit. "

    — Linde, 12/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Well-written, appealing chick-lit. "

    — Edward, 12/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was cute. She sometimes anoyed me and her friend was horrible! But I liked the book. "

    — Yasmina, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This girl is incredibly obnoxious but the setting is fun and I'm a sucker for anything that includes interesting group dynamics. "

    — Jenn, 6/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " So-so. A good light read or listen when you've been caught up with post-apocalyptic for too long. :-) "

    — Erica, 3/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I didn't quite get into this one the way I did with Sophomore Switch, but it was still very good - well written, excellent characterization. "

    — Lexi, 3/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Super cute, quick read. "

    — Ulana, 1/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Gratuitous swearing messes up my reader's advisory skillz. "

    — Christiana, 10/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Cute (if predictable) summer read w/ an interesting ecological bent. Good discussion fodder for the pros AND cons of convservationism. "

    — Anna, 9/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Super cute love story!! I really enjoyed every minute of it, loved the 'green' and hippie aspect of it =P "

    — Sabrina, 10/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was cute. She sometimes anoyed me and her friend was horrible! But I liked the book. "

    — Ariana, 6/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A sweet ensemble of teens in the wilds of BC. "

    — Aliisa, 6/9/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read it in one night, well last night, I couldn't stop reading. It was sord of like you wanted Jenna to hookup with one of the boys and she dose, but not in the way you originally thought it would. Worth reading cover to cover "

    — Beth!, 4/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I hate open endings. I hate annoying girl MCs. I hate when characters are not really detailed and all they do is mope around depressed and bitter. But I did enjoy the moose so it wasn't all that bad. An ok story, but everyone was too depressed all the time. "

    — Catalina, 4/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Was really good I liked it alot.But her "best friend" is a hag from hell in my opinion lol "

    — Ruthie, 11/5/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I didn't quite get into this one the way I did with Sophomore Switch, but it was still very good - well written, excellent characterization. "

    — Lexi, 10/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " eh, okay. a bit predictible and characters are a little unoriginal and the plotline jumps around a lot. worth reading though, if you don't have anything else. "

    — Abby, 10/18/2010

About Abby McDonald

Abby McDonald is the author of several adult and young adult novels, including Sophomore Switch and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots. Born in England, she now lives in Los Angeles.

About Stephanie Wolfe

Stephanie Wolfe graduated with an MFA in acting from Rutgers University and has since been seen on stage, screen, and daytime television, working both in New York and Los Angeles. She now focuses her talents on voice-over work.