Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes | Audiobook Review

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Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes | Audiobook ReviewLiberty by Andrea Portes
Also by this author: The Fall of Butterflies
Narrator: Tara Sands
Length: 6 Hours 53 Minutes
Published by HarperCollins on June 6, 2017
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Thrillers & Suspense, Politics & Government, Action & Adventure
Pages: 400
Format: Audiobook, Hardcover
Source: Library, Publisher
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ISBN: 9780062673329
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four-stars

The bestselling author of Anatomy of Misfit and The Fall of Butterflies, Andrea Portes, is back with another irresistible snarky heroine in Liberty.  
What is a hero? Paige Nolan knows. Edward Raynes, the young man who exposed America’s unconstitutional spying techniques, is a hero, even if half the dum-dums in the country think he’s a traitor. Or Paige's parents, journalists who were captured by terrorists while telling stories of the endangered and oppressed. They were heroes, too. Were. . . or are—no one has ever told Paige if they’re still alive, or dead.
Not heroes? Anyone in the government who abandoned her parents, letting them rot somewhere halfway across the world. And certainly not Paige herself, who despite her fluency in five languages and mastery of several obscure martial arts (thanks, Mom!) could do nothing to save them.
Couldn’t, that is, until she’s approached by Madden Carter, an undercover operative who gives her a mission—fly to Russia, find Raynes, and discover what other government secrets he’s stockpiled. In exchange, he’ll reopen the case on her missing parents. She’s given a code name and a cover as a foreign exchange student.
Who is a hero? Not Paige Nolan, but maybe, just maybe, Liberty is.

Why Did I Listen To Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes?

Honestly, I decided to listen to Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind Of) Liked Me by Andrea Portes because I saw that the audiobook was relatively short. This book has been physically sitting on my bookshelf for quite a while and as I am trying to clear a little bit of space for new books, it was an ideal time to listen. Plus, I kept hanging on to this book with the intent of eventually reading it because I like YA/New adult espionage type stories.

What’s The Story Here?

Paige Nolan is a college student whose parents might or might not be dead. You see, her parents were writers who were captured by terrorists. But, no one has ever confirmed with her if her parents are indeed dead or alive. Anyways, Paige is at a restaurant when she takes down some jerks who are open carrying. She’s filmed and it happens to catch the attention of Madden Carter. Madden is an operative who recruits Paige to go on a mission. Paige needs to go Russia, find Sam Raynes who is kind of similar to Snowden, and find out the government’s secrets. If Paige does this, then Madden will convince the US to re-open the case on Paige’s parents. So, with all her unique talents, Paige signs up and she is off to Russia.

How Did I Like Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me?

I went into Andrea Portes’ Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind Of) Liked Me with literally no expectations. As it turns out, that was a good way to start this book off. I had no preconceived notions, just had to listen to the audiobook. Overall, I ended up liking this one a lot. I found the voice of Paige with all her fourth wall breaking to be quite funny. The cast of characters was interesting too – particularly Paige’s roommate as well as Sam Raynes himself. I am overall glad I picked this book up and read it rather than unhauling without reading.

How’s The Narration?

Tara Sands is the perfect narrator for this book. She puts a real swagger and attitude into Paige’s character. I think that was a big piece of why I liked this book so much. Sands really does bring Paige to life and I found myself just captivated while listening. As I mentioned, the audiobook is short coming in at 6 hours and 53 minutes unabridged. Be sure to give this one a shot via audio if you don’t mind fourth wall breaking, new adult, and espionage.

four-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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