Romiette and Julio

  • by Sharon M. Draper
  • Narrated by Sisi Aisha Johnson
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coretta Scott King Award-winner Sharon M. Draper updates Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet in this romantic tale of star-crossed lovers out to control their own destiny. Sisi Aisha Johnson's versatile reading captures the sweeping love and thrilling action of this unforgettable story.

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Disappointing

I am a 9th and 10th grade Reading and English teacher, and I downloaded this version of Romiette and Julio so my students could listen to it as they read along.
I ended up not using the audio version for several reasons. The woman reading the novel reads painfully slow. My students are struggling readers, and even they said the woman was going way too slow. She also attempts to do accents for each of the characters, and they are tragic. Her attempt at a Hispanic accent for Julio comes off as more of an Asian-culture sounding accent. My students were too distracted by the ridiculous accents and attempts to read with "emotion" to even be able to concentrate on the story itself.
I am really glad that I was able to download this book with one of my first free credits for joining Audible, because if I had paid full price, I would be highly upset. I'm frustrated that I wasted one of my credits on this audio version.
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- Lynn

Awsome

This is an awesome and very creative ideal book this author should be awarded with an award of the year.
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- Bobby Dilworth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books