The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

  • by Brady Stefani
  • Narrated by Gwendolyn Druyor
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifteen-year-old Courtney wants to be normal like her friends. But there's something frighteningly different about her - and it's not just the mysterious tattoo her conspiracy-obsessed grandfather marked her with when she was a child. Courtney is being in visited in her bedroom at night by alien creatures claiming to have shared an alliance with her grandfather. And either she's going crazy, or they're trying to recruit her and take over her mind.
The last thing Courtney wants to do is end up crazy and dead like her grandfather, but what about the strange tattoo he left her? And the mystery surrounding his disappearance? And Courtney's once imaginary friend Agatha Kirlich and her apocalyptic visions?
With Agatha's help, Courtney begins to connect the dots between her past, present, and future, of her alien bloodline and the ancient history that surrounds it, her strange visitors, and the impeding apocalypse.
So is she going insane, like her family claimed her grandfather did, or is she actually a chosen one, with ancestral connections to another world? Either way, Courtney has a mission: untangle her past, discover the truth, and close the alien wormhole before her world is destroyed.

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Stefani. Is. Brilliant.

This is the best book I've read/listened to all day!! Seriously. Who could better capture the genius of madness other than a madman himself. Masterfully crafted and poignantly demonstrative of the terribly beautiful power of the subconscious.
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- Nicole Reynolds

Different and exciting!

Courtney is visited by aliens. It's been happening since she was a child. Her mother doesn't believe her, not only that, her behavior towards Courtney and her alien visits is cruel. Every time Courtney mentions something to her, Courtney ends up a mental hospital. Her mother even tells her that her grandfather tries to drown her when she was a child. Courtney realizes this is lie when she visits her deceased grandfather's cottage. This is where the story really gets good and twists.

I enjoyed this story. The pace is fairly quick and there's mystery and suspense as Courtney delves into the mystery of the aliens and her deceased grandfather learning there's far more to the whole story than she ever imagined.

Definitely worth listening to. In fact, I'm sure at some point I'll listen again.

I recieved a copy free from the author through Audiobook Boom.
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- Erika "Budding audiobook enthusiast!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-14-2016
  • Publisher: Brady Stefani