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Walking Disaster

Walking Disaster

Escrito por Jamie McGuire

Narrado por Dan Bittner


Walking Disaster

Escrito por Jamie McGuire

Narrado por Dan Bittner

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Apr 2, 2013
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9781442360952
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How much is too much to love? Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. Just when he thought he was invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

Every story has two sides. In Jamie McGuire's New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it's time to see the story through Travis's eyes.
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Sobre o autor

Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Sacrifice, Beautiful Redemption, Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster. Please visit JamieMcGuire.com.

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  • (5/5)
    Always love the male point of view. Both books were awesome though.
  • (5/5)



    I was really looking forward to this Book , I so wanted to see Travis’ POV on the whole thing. I was a little disappointed that there was not more to Travis side of things . I had re-read Beautiful Disaster before reading this one , and I felt like I was just reading the same book again but from Travis’ POV , most of it was the same .

    Don’t get me wrong I am VERY happy that we got some more of Travis , I just wish it had been a LITTLE BIT More , with more things we did not read about in Beautiful Disaster.

    "I know you deserve better than me. You think I don't know that? But if there was any woman made for me...it's you. I'll do whatever I have to do, Pidge. Do you hear me? I'll do anything."

    One of the best things about this book was we got to see Travis when he was younger and when he had to say goodbye to his mom. That was great to be able to understand more of why Travis felt and acted like he did.

    "One of these days you're going to fall in love, son. Don't settle for just anyone. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy; the one you have to fight for, and then never stop fighting. Never"—she took a deep breath—"stop fighting for what you want. And never"—her eyebrows pulled in—"forget that Mommy loves you. Even if you can't see me." A tear fell down her cheek. "I will always, always love you."

    I loved how we got to get to know his Brother’s and dad a little bit more in this book as well .

    Dad laughed once and nodded. “And your young lady?”
    I shrugged. “She’s not exactly mine, Dad”
    Dad winked. “Yet?”


    Book Blurb:
    Finally, the highly anticipated follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Can you love someone too much?
    Travis Maddox learned two things from his mother before she died: Love hard. Fight harder.

    In Walking Disaster, the life of Travis is full of fast women, underground gambling, and violence. But just when he thinks he is invincible, Abby Abernathy brings him to his knees.

    Every story has two sides. In Beautiful Disaster, Abby had her say. Now it’s time to see the story through Travis’s eyes.
    I loved Getting more Travis , and I loved the epilogue, I can not wait to see more of Travis’ Brothers in upcoming books

    “I wouldn’t let anything happen to you Pigeon”



    ARC provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
  • (3/5)
    It's going to be hard to review this without repeating what I said about Beautiful Disaster. This companion novel, told from Travis' point of view, brings to light the side of Travis we never got to see in the previous book - his sensitivity and unique view on life.Travis has spent his whole life trying to live by the advice his mother gave him before he died, and he's always taken the edicts of his father and brothers to heart. He wants to be with the perfect woman one day, the one who's going to be everything to him, the one he can take home to his family, but right now he feels he's surrounded by women of loose character who aren't worth his time. If they let him 'bag' them on the first day, how can they be worthy of his time?Jamie McGuire has tried valiantly to make me like Travis, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. He's still violent and volatile, except now we know why. It doesn't help that he suffers from mind blanks and frequently has no idea how he ended up beating the crap out of someone who mildly annoyed him. He's instantly fascinated by Abby, becoming increasingly enamoured as she defies his expectations again and again. I hated how dependant he became on her once they finally got together. While his behaviour was frightening in Beautiful Disaster, in this book he bordered on pathetic, literally losing his ability to function without Abby by his side (not brushing his teeth for days? Yuck).While in Beautiful Disaster I was frequently throwing my hands in the air at Travis' actions, in this book I was doing the same because of Abby's reactions. Travis is so blissfully unaware that anything is wrong that it really throws him off when Abby leaves - and she leaves him multiple times without trying to talk to him or work anything out. It seemed so reasonable in the first book, but I found it frustrating and rude throughout this one. Walking Disaster throws light on exactly how dysfunctional this couple really is, and again, I am struck at the author's gritty view.I think it took a lot of guts to write a book like Beautiful Disaster, but it took something extra to write it from Travis' point of view. Walking Disaster dovetails well with the previous book, and the two, when taken together, tell and raw and unflinching story of a couple that really should have avoided one another like the plague, but somehow ended up with their own version of happy ever after.You can read more of my reviews at Speculating on SpecFic.
  • (5/5)
    When I found out that there would be a book from Travis' point of view I was ecstatic, and then I became impatient. Now that I have had the pleasure of finally reading Walking Disaster, I can say that it was well worth the wait .

    Always, always love a male POV, it gives me feel the full swoon effect and gives me more of an insight of him.

    Happy to learn the meaning behind Travis's nick name for Abby. I never much liked the Pigeon nick name, I guess it grew on me after a wile but I was still not in love with it, but now I understand it and can like it just a little more.

    I didn't realize how alike Abby and Travis are, they were definitely a dysfunctional pair but for some reason they seem to fit. They bring out the best in each other, she tames his beast enough to make him function like a normal person, and he gives her that little bit of bad boy she seems drawn to, in small doses.

    I've always wanted to know what happened after Abby's and Travis' eloping and Jamie did not disappoint. She not only showed how their friends and family reacted to their spur of the moment decision, but gave us one of the best and surprising epilogue I've ever read.
  • (5/5)
    I love this series, and I ADORE Dan Bittner's performance of Travis' perspective. He really captures the intensity we would expect of a Maddox brother, and a lot of that great sense of humor as well. I'll be listening to this one again and again!
  • (4/5)
    I loved this just as much as I did Beautiful Disaster. It was cool to see Travis's side of things and a little more of his family. And I loved the epilogue...a perfect ending!
  • (3/5)
    disappointing compared to the Beautiful Disaster book. I think these two should have somehow been intertwined. Maybe because I knew how the story would unfold I didn't find this a good or interesting read. It didn't ring with the same authenticity as Beautiful Disaster. Would definitely read more by the author though.
  • (2/5)
    I don't know how far I am into this, probably more than half way, but I have to keep forcing myself to read more. It's just Beautiful Disaster told all over again, with slightly different details since it's Travis' perspective. I'm bored, quite frankly. I hope I get through the rest quickly.
  • (5/5)
    Love this book! It had me feeling a roller coaster of emotions. The author did a great job of wrapping up the ending.
  • (3/5)
    Ok, but not as well written as the first. Was nicely laid out from his point of view, which I like reading . However I think I just didn't dig this character much.
  • (4/5)
    loved loved loved the epilogue. a must read for part of trav and pigeon's story.
  • (4/5)
    Walking Disaster is the same story as Beautiful Disaster, just told from Travis's point of view instead of Abby's. I loved it! Maybe not quite as much as I loved Beauitful Disaster but still good all the same. It adds more to Travis's character (his childhood) and even adds more to Travis's and Abby's story. (Yes - we get a glimpse into their future.) All in all, if you read and loved book 1, you need to read this book! It may not have the same passion/heat from book one but definitely adds to the story.I received this book in exchange for an honest review for Netgalley.
  • (4/5)
    love the characters in this book. so great to get the other POV.
  • (5/5)
    From the moment when I read the prologue it made me understand Travis more. Travis's mother tells him that he needs to listen to what she says. She tells him that it is OK to be sad and it is OK to feel things, be a kid as long as you can, and when you grow up and move away, it is important for you to come home. Choose the girl that doesn't come easy, the one you have to fight for, and never stop fighting "NEVER".With the understanding from his mother's last wish to fight for the girl, you understand why Travis fought for his relationship with Abby. I loved his vulnerability, his strengths and his passion, but most of all I loved how he loved Abby.
  • (3/5)
    I listened to both of these books on audiobook, and the first book Perfect Disaster was one of my favorite books of last year, unfortantly as much as I loved the first one this one fell a bit flat to me. I liked Travis's character in the first book, and I agree with most of the other people that reviewed this book that I liked Travis even more after hearing his side of the story, but I guess I wanted Jamie to push the envelope a little farther, and changed the storyline a bit to make it more refreshing and new. It felt like I was listening to the same story all over again, but with minor details changed and with a man's voice versus Abby's in Beautiful Disaster. Jamie McGuire does have a way of writing that is completly entrancing and addictive. I know people either love or hate this series, and i'm definitly one that loves it. I didn't dislike Walking Disaster, I just wish it added more to the story then it did in the end. I wanted much more from the story. I can see how people could not like the story, Travis can be a bit stalkerish and creepy, but if you can try to look past that, Travis is pretty hunky, and what girl wouldn't want to be loved with an all-consuming love like Travis has for Abby? If you haven't read any New Adult books as of yet, then you need to start here with Perfect Disaster. This series is fun, addictive, and fabulous. I can't wait to read more from Jamie McGuire and see what else she has in store for us.
  • (4/5)
    When I began reading this book I was a little disappointed because I thought it was a continuation of Abby and Travis's story. I didn't realize it was the original story from Travis's point of view. It didn't take me long to get over that disappointment. I loved it. In fact, I think I actually liked it more than Beautiful Disaster. Walking Disaster made me fall in love with Travis Maddox all over again!
  • (4/5)
    I could not wait for this book and I was rewarded with an awesome tale that gave me the entire story of Abby and Travis! The books tell one of my favorite love stories of all time! Jamie Mcguire is awesome and she really delivered in this series!!
  • (4/5)
    I was beyond ecstatic to learn that there is not only a sequel to Beautiful Disaster, but also that it is told from Travis' point of view! I loved this book even more than the first one because Travis appears to be someone who has only one emotion really, and that is anger. But as you delve deeper into the book you can see how Abby truly affects him and you can see the change in him come from the inside out. With the first book, Abby seemed to think that Travis was perhaps rude or mean when he just didn't know how to express his feelings properly. And now we finally get to know what he was thinking and feeling through those encounters.I just love how these two books, although they take place during the same period of time, are still different. I haven't read a series of books like that before, even though there are tons of books that I wish could have done that. Most nowadays just do a short little ebook version of a main character, and that is normally only about one significant incident from the main book. As great as that is, this is just so much better and I think Jamie McGuire proved that even though you already know the story, it changes completely when it's told from a different perspective. However, it's not all the same. You do get different scenes and conversations with different characters because Travis wasn't with Abby all the time, and he did have friends before he met her.The epilogue was just fantastic! I let out an audible "aw" at the end because everything about the epilogue was truly wonderful.
  • (4/5)
    3.5 stars Some parts got a little long and boring for me.
  • (4/5)
    I really liked getting inside Travis's head in Walking Disaster but there were a few scenes that I was really looking forward to from his POV that the author left out. That was disappointing.
  • (2/5)
    I enjoyed Beautiful Disaster more. If the author didn't want the reader to assume Abby was pregnant at the end of Beautiful Disaster, I think she should have made that correction in Beautiful Disaster. Not in this second book. I was never a fan of the ending of the first book, but I don't see the point in trying to change something that is already there.
  • (3/5)
    Travis, a bad boy (tough, fighter, tattooed) meets Abby, a good girl (no swearing, no drinking)

    Travis is a very hot, charming womanizer who instantly becomes captivated by Abby. Abby is also instantly captivated by Travis, no matter how hard she tries not to be.

    He makes a deal with her and if he wins she has to live with him for a month.

    Same story, only different. A definite page turner for me, but I got sick of Travis's childishness, his possessive and controlling behaviour, and I got sick of Abby's games, too.
  • (5/5)
    When I found out that there would be a book from Travis' point of view I was ecstatic, and then I became impatient. Now that I have had the pleasure of finally reading Walking Disaster, I can say that it was well worth the wait .

    Always, always love a male POV, it gives me feel the full swoon effect and gives me more of an insight of him.

    Happy to learn the meaning behind Travis's nick name for Abby. I never much liked the Pigeon nick name, I guess it grew on me after a wile but I was still not in love with it, but now I understand it and can like it just a little more.

    I didn't realize how alike Abby and Travis are, they were definitely a dysfunctional pair but for some reason they seem to fit. They bring out the best in each other, she tames his beast enough to make him function like a normal person, and he gives her that little bit of bad boy she seems drawn to, in small doses.

    I've always wanted to know what happened after Abby's and Travis' eloping and Jamie did not disappoint. She not only showed how their friends and family reacted to their spur of the moment decision, but gave us one of the best and surprising epilogue I've ever read.
  • (5/5)
    I was very happy with this book. I can't imagine how hard it was to tell the other side of the story. So glad that Travis wasn't a big baby. I also loved how in the end it kinda gave you some closure. I can only hope she is thinking about spinning off of this. Maybe tell some of the other Maddox brothers stories...
  • (2/5)
    This is an abridged version of Beautiful Disaster from Travis' point of view. It humanizes him and makes him more likeable. Abby does not benefit from this perspective. She's not chase or obsessive over worthy. The steam is also dulled in this book. I would have enjoyed expanded scenes filled with his hot thoughts and talents. The epilogue is a disappointing departure.I had such high hopes for a dedicated Travis POV story. I didn't hate this book but, frankly, Walking Disaster doesn't live up to the hype.
  • (4/5)
    After reading Beautiful Disaster, this fell just a little short for me. I didn't really enjoy Travis's POV as much, probably because of reading Abby's first. Still a fantastic NA story!
  • (3/5)
    NOTE: I received this book from Netgalley.

    I don't know why I was expecting to be amazed by this novel. After all it's just a POV re-write of Beautiful Disaster. Now, don't get me wrong, it's not that I didn't like it, it's just there's nothing much new in it.

    *sigh*

    There, I said it.

    I guess it's all my fault, having high expectations and all that. But in my opinion, it's either read Beautiful Disaster, or Walking Disaster. Just don't read both. They just overflap most of the time, and it gets sort of boring.

    Also, for some reason I really liked Abby's POV better. Most of Travis's alone scenes weren't anything spectacular, though I did enjoy the epilogue. That one was definitely something I hadn't come to expect. Other than this though... same characters, nothing new. And since it isn't a continuation of the series, none of them actually grew to be more mature.

    So, I really don't know what to say about this one. I wanted to read it, but now that I have, I'm disappointed. Perhaps Jamie should've just written several short chapters here and there inside Beautiful Disaster, that would be from Travis's POV. It would've worked out much better that way.

    Which makes me believe this POV separation had nothing to do with the story and EVERYTHING to do with commercial purposes. Sales are the big boss, right? Or was that readers..?
  • (4/5)
    This book was very good and powerful. I love Travis's point of view I kept finding myself reading this book and a beautiful disaster to compare the two. The beginning with his mother explained so much and that epilogue allowed me to have a taste of the future that I was so excited to read about.

    The only confusion I have with this book is that Travis implies that Abby was aware he was recruited but if that is the case then why was he shocked when she knew.

    You must read book one to understand walking disaster and I would suggest having beautiful disaster side-by-side with walking disaster so you understand everything because to get his side and her side it's amazing.

    I was a little leery about reading any of the brothers books but now I am so excited to see what Trent, Tyler, Thomas, and Taylor are all going to do.

    I hope we will hear more about Pidge, Mad Dog, Mare and Shep also in these books.

    You did a Fab-tab-ulous job Mrs. McGuire!
  • (5/5)
    Wow I've had this book in my library for months now I can't believe I took so long to read it, I give this book 6 stars! I loved it ... I'm In Travis dreamland
  • (4/5)
    Oh my! What can I say about Travis!?! If I didn't love him already, I sure do now.... Not that I didn't love him though! I was always rooting for him!
    He about ripped my heart out with his love for Pigeon and her reluctance to love him back!
    I thought for sure since I already knew the story from Beautiful Disaster, but what I got was a totally different look at the story from a heartbreaking and earth-shattering point of view!
    There wasn't much I didn't like about this book.... I can say I was a little disappointed on details. We got a lot of details on big events before, but none here. I would have liked more on his thoughts at times like his fights and a little more on the fire scene! A lot of things just got skipped over and mentioned as an afterthought.
    Now, the epilogue.... I am HOPING this means that we WILL be seeing some more of Travis and Pigeon soon! Jamie McGuire really left us panting and drooling with that ending! So, I am begging for more surrounding the epilogue! I really want to see how that turns out!