Audio Review | My True Love Gave To Me by Stephanie Perkins

Posted December 23, 2015 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments

My True Love Gave To Me | Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt De La Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White
Publisher: St. Martin Press | Publication Date: October 14, 2014
Narrator: Rebecca Lowman, Fiona Hardingham, Henry Leyva, Kim Mai Guest, Samantha Quan, Dustin Rubin, Julia Whelan, Abby Craden, Lincoln Hoppe, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Shannon McManus, Ann Marie Lee
Length: 12 hours, 56 minutes
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Anthology, Short Stories,
Source: Library
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If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

My Review
My True Love Gave to Me was another book I’ve seen on everyone’s Instagram. It is one that seems to be the most popular during this time of year. So I decided to check it out, I’ve been growing fond of audiobooks especially while cleaning and cooking so I decided to listen to My True Love Gave To Me. I have never read many of these authors so I’m looking forward to meeting more from each and every one of them.

“Midnights,” by Rainbow Rowell. Read by Rebecca Lowman. &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
This was one of my favorite stories in the book. I thought it was absolutely adorable and it brought a smile to my face. Mags and Noel seemed like a realistic couple whose love grew over the years. The narrator was really good and I could pay attention to every detail.

“The Lady and the Fox,” by Kelly Link. Read by Fiona Hardingham &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
It took a while for me to get into The Lady and the Fox mostly because of the Narrator. However, when I was able to get into the story it was very interesting and I was so curious about what was going on. It was a sweet and magical story.

“Angels in the Snow,” by Matt de la Peña. Read by Henry Leyva &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#189
I liked this story but in a way it was a bit stereotypical which I did have a problem with it. I liked the narrator but had problems with the fact that he couldn’t pronounce some of the of the food dishes properly. Overall, the story was very sweet and teaches one not to judge a book by the cover.

“Polaris Is Where You’ll Find Me,” by Jenny Han. Read by Kim Mai Guest &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
I knew as soon as the narrator said this was by Jenny Han that I would love this short story and I did. I loved the idea of Santa adopting a child. I loved seeing the North Pole through a human’s eyes instead of an Elf or Santa. The Narrator was sweet and I really felt Natty’s feelings through the story.

“It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown,” by Stephanie Perkins. Read by Samantha Quan &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
I absolutely loved this story. North was absolutely sweet and I really loved Marigold. I loved how everything turned out sweet and absolutely romantic. The Narrator was really awesome and really brought Marigold to life. I absolutely cannot wait to read more about Marigold and North.

“Your Temporary Santa,” by David Levithan. Read by Dustin Rubin &#9733 &#9733
Something was missing in Your Temporary Santa. I thought it was sweet to try and make sure the kids still in believe in Santa while they still can. But I don’t know, it lacked something. I didn’t really care for the Narrator and maybe that was the problem.

“Krampuslauf,” by Holly Black. Read by Julia Whelan &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
I almost didn’t finish this one. It just felt so out of place and the narrator was okay. I do like the whole magically aspect of the story but overall the story was a bit dull. But I did Joaquim was awesome.

“What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth?” by Gayle Foreman. Read by Abby Craden &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#189
This one started off a bit slow but I absolutely loved the title. I wasn’t entirely sure I was going to finish the story at first because it just seemed so boring but then it actually became really cute. I did feel it dragged in some parts but overall it was really sweet. The narrator was okay, I had a hard time focusing because her voice was so low that I almost considered not listening to it at all.

“Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus,” by Myra McEntire. Read by Lincoln Hoppe &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#189
I absolutely loved the title of this one it was one of the stories I was most looking forward to. I thought it was really funny and the perfect story about redemption. The Narrator was okay sometimes he would lose me so I would have to go back and listen to parts over but other than that this was perfect story of redemption.

“Welcome to Christmas, CA,” by Kiersten White. Read by Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#9733
I absolutely loved this story. It is probably my favorite story in the whole book. I loved all the characters although I must confess that the bad guy being named Jerry threw me off since my husband’s name is Jerry so it just didn’t work for me. But of course, that was just a minor detail. I loved the entire story, the narrator was amazing and she pronounced the things in Spanish correctly so that made me love the story even more.

“Star of Bethlehem,” by Ally Carter. Read by Shannon McManus &#9733 &#9733 &#9733 &#189
I have to say the story started out strong. I was really curious about how everything would turn out. It was an overall nice story and I wish it had little bit more to it. The Narrator was okay, she sometimes lost my attention.

“The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer,” by Laini Taylor. Read by Ann Marie Lee &#9733 &#189
This was the one story I wanted to DNF. The narrator just wasn’t capturing my attention no matter how many times I started the story over so I eventually move to read the rest of the story and that still didn’t make me love it. I just couldn’t get into the story and just wanted it to end.

Overall
I will probably buy a physical copy so that I can reread my favorite stories every year during this time. The audiobook was amazing and I recommend it, each story has a different narrator and it really brings the story to life.