First Love

  • by James Patterson, Emily Raymond
  • Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
  • 5 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We thought we could run away from the world.
A mad adventure across the country
We thought we could escape time.
And for a while - we did....

Axi Moore is a "good girl": She studies hard, stays out of the spotlight, and doesn't tell anyone that what she really wants is to run away from it all. The only person she can tell is her best friend, Robinson - who she also happens to be madly in love with.
When Axi impulsively invites Robinson to come with her on an unplanned cross-country road trip, she breaks the rules for the first time in her life. But the adventure quickly turns from carefree to out-of-control....

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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, January 2014 - Inspired by James Patterson’s own young love story, First Love tells the tale of two star-crossed teenagers, Axi and Robinson, beginning in the small town of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Axi, the good girl dealt a bad hand in life, decides to leave it all behind and with the money she’s earned as top-babysitter, venture out on the road trip of a lifetime. She invites her best pal and bad boy, secret crush Robinson along for the ride, and before you know it the two become a real-life Bonnie and Clyde. As the truth behind the trip begins to emerge, the carefree pair quickly learn that even in a fast car, reality always has a way of catching up to you. Through the eyes of characters wise beyond their years, First Love hits on the awkward and tingly feelings of being young and in love, and is a refreshing reminder that life is best lived from the driver’s seat. —Regina, Audible Editor

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James Patterson where are you?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I got this book to listen to on a long car trip and did not really have any other option at the time or I might have turned it off. It really reminded the people in the car of a poorly written The Fault in Our Stars.


What could James Patterson and Emily Raymond have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

The book seemed way too unrealistic. If they had not taken so many liberties with the crime spree it might have been a little better. Also, his parents were a little to accepting of the spontaneous return home. I'm not sure if this book was supposed to be a young adult novel or not, but it definately belongs in that category and should be marketed directly to young adults (aka teenagers).


What about Lauren Fortgang’s performance did you like?

Lauren Fortgang made the book tolerable. She is a talented reader.


Do you think First Love needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I am not really interested in the further tales of Axi.


Any additional comments?

I wish James Patterson would contribute a little more of his style to some of the books he is lending his name to.

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- Jennifer L. Phillips

An OK Y.A. story

Would you be willing to try another one of Lauren Fortgang’s performances?

Maybe...if she doesn't try to be a teenage boy again. It wasn't convincing and distracting at first.


Was First Love worth the listening time?

Sure, it passed my time appropriately while I was traveling.


Any additional comments?

This is very much a Young Adult / Teenage novel. Not sure what I was expecting?? It was OK, nothing special, a nice little story.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-13-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio