• Youth in Revolt

  • The Journals of Nick Twisp
  • By: C. D. Payne
  • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Series: Nick Twisp, Book 1
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-09-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Youth in Revolt brings us the journals of Nick Twisp, California's most precocious diarist, whose ongoing struggles to make sense out of high school, deal with his divorced parents, and lose his virginity result in his transformation from an unassuming 14-year-old to a modern youth in open revolt. As his family splinters, worlds collide, and the police block all routes out of town, Nick must cope with economic deprivation, homelessness, the gulag of the public schools, a competitive Type-A father, murderous canines (in triplicate), and an inconvenient hair trigger on his erectile response - all while vying ardently for the affections of the beauteous Sheeni Saunders, teenage goddess and ultimate intellectual god.
©1993 C. D. Payne (P)2007 Blackstone Audiobooks
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Critic Reviews

"Sophomorically hilarious, appealing to the smart aleck within." (Booklist)
"Recommended for adults and mature young adult readers....Fans of Salinger will especially appreciate the candid voice and vivid memories of this story." (Midwest Book Review)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul Norwood on 07-29-07

Guy's Bood

I am 55 years old, a professional, and I am happy to tell you that I loved this book. But I liked American Pie (though I didn't think it was right that they put the Czechoslovakia girl on the net) and other idiotic, immature, and lowbrow stuff too. It is for a person who can let themselves go back to age 13 and re-experience the mindset and erection set. I wonder, maybe my mindset hasn't changed in 42 years and I am not going back.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Conor on 11-18-10

Love the book, hated the reading

This is one of my favorite books of all time, and I had the idea that maybe revisiting it in casual audiobook fashion would be a great way to reconnect with the piece...WRONG.

Paul Michael Garcia (the voice) sounds like a Computer reading words one at a time, over annunciating the wrong points and rolling words like he is in a bad Shakespeare in the park play...

This story is ALL Nick Twisp... and it was necessary to find a person who embodied this confused, vulnerable and evolving character. This readers speak and spell reading style is not the correct casting.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jhomayra on 05-30-17

misogynistic tasteless and not that funny

This is like the written version of American Pie, tasteless, tacky, no character development a tonne of tiresome boner jokes. Profoundly misogynistic cliche "woe is me, girls won't have sex with me" and "woe is me, my eyes were raped by looking at an ugly female" What a stinker!

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