Audio Review | Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

Posted November 29, 2016 by Tina in Reviews / 1 Comment

Audio Review | Nerve  by Jeanne RyanNerve by Jeanne Ryan
Narrator: Caitlin Davies
Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
Published by Dial Books (Penguin) on September 13th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Thriller
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

For fans of The Hunger Games

A high-stakes online game of dares turns deadly.

When Vee is picked to be a player in NERVE, an anonymous game of dares broadcast live online, she discovers that the game knows her. They tempt her with prizes taken from her ThisIsMe page and team her up with the perfect boy, sizzling-hot Ian. At first it's exhilarating--Vee and Ian's fans cheer them on to riskier dares with higher stakes. But the game takes a twisted turn when they're directed to a secret location with five other players for the Grand Prize round. Suddenly they're playing all or nothing, with their lives on the line. Just how far will Vee go before she loses NERVE?

Debut author Jeanne Ryan delivers an un-putdownable suspense thriller.

Nerve was a movie that I have been dying to see and I didn’t know it was a book until I was looking to rent the movie. I was lucky that my library had the audiobook and I instantly began listening to it.

About Nerve

Nerve was a quick read. It was action packed and kept you on the edge because you never knew just how far these dares were going to go. It also brought up an important question: “Just how far is one willing to go to get something they really wanted?”

It was both awesome and scary to see how the story progressed from tiny innocent dares to serious dares. The stakes just keep getting higher and higher and the dares are getting dangerous and more personal.

The concept of Nerve was definitely unique and I can’t wait to see how this translates to the big screen. One thing I did not see was the connection to the blurb where it states it is for fans for the Hunger Games. I felt like I saw the connection to the game but other than that not really. However, I did like the story telling and I was hooked from the beginning and I was invested until the very end.

The Characters:

V is our main character and the story is told from her perspective. She is the girl that is always in the background. She is always behind the scenes and doesn’t do anything out of the ordinary because she is either grounded or is too afraid. When V begins playing Nerve everyone finds it out of character for her.

I personally thought V’s character development was really good. She grew from the timid girl to a bad ass. She went from being afraid to take chances to actually taking risks and putting herself out there. It was really nice to see such good character development despite how short the book was.

The Narrator

Caitlin Davies was a pretty good narrator. I really loved how she was able to change her voice for each of the characters. I also loved that I actually believed that V was in danger because Caitlin would sound like she was actually scared. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by Caitlin Davies.


I’m honestly excited to watch the movie after listening to the audio. I’ve heard the movie is better and I’m curious to see how this book translates to the big screen.

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