I dread the end of this audio book. I've enjoyed every minute of it. Even my drive to work has been something I've looked forward to. I absolutely love Jenna Lamia, who totally captures the unique personalities, both male and female, of each character. She's amazing.
Jennifer's Niven's writing is so well done, transporting the listener to another place, another time. THe only way I can face the end of this book is the knowledge that another follows. Thank you for the distinct pleasure of listening to this tale!
The Secret LIfe of Bees
Too many to choose one.
Definitely Velva Jean, but her grandparents and Johnny Clay were also admirable.
Oh how I loved this book and loved getting to know Velva Jean. The narration is superb and I felt connected right away. It's just darling. Definitely add this to your list. :)
I loved this book, it kept my attention for the full 14 hours. I read it originally because the narrator is one of my favorites and she did not disappoint this time either. I only wish this author had another book, I would download it now.
I loved Jenna Lamia's narration, as she brought Velva Jean to life. She made this wonderful story that much better. I understand she did not narrate the sequel, so while I plan on reading the sequel, Velva Jean Learns To Fly, I will read it, as I can't imagine this series without her narration.
Just entering into the main character's world, which was the Blue Ridge mountains of NC in the depression years of the 1930's, was a revelation. It's hard to imagine that kind of poverty and that kind of life, but Jennifer Niven took me there and I loved it.
Her accent and voice was so beautiful. She brought tears to my eyes more than once.
When Velva Jean was talking about the time she accidentally killed a firefly and how it parceled her own marriage to Harley.
I knew nothing about this book and purchased it based on the many glowing reviews. I'm so glad I did!
This was such a cute story.....very well narrated/performed. I was looking for a story that would take me away from it all....something that would hopefully be a good mix of many things and this story did it. I really enjoyed the plot...and all of the characters. Ive listened to Jenna Lamia before and she is very good...and pulls you into the book every time. If you are looking for a book that will represent innocence, love, laughter, family complexities,this is the book.
Say something about yourself!
This story didn't develop for me. I LOVE Jenna Lamia's narration or I might have left this one at midpoint. It is a story about a family in the Great Smokey Mountains before paved roads, etc. They were poor and clannish, very superstitious, and I did enjoy the lore that followed them. Otherwise, for me it was somewhat lacking in the story department. It is worth the credit to listen to Ms. Lamia.
I loved the captivating story of Velva Jean. I empathized with her all along the way, having lost my mother and having gone through many difficult circumstances in my own life.
Jenna Lamia is very talented and did a wonderful job of bringing the characters in this book to life.
I highly recommend this book.
I bought this book because Jenna Lamia is one of my favorite narrators. I am glad I got it because of her performance. The story was just ok.