WOW, this was the best story I've heard in a long time! This is a case where you have a really well written story and where the narrator fits the read perfectly. What you get is an incredible audiobook you won't want to end. Listen to "Gods in Alabama"...you won't be sorry!!!
This was one of the most enjoyable stories I've listened to in awhile. The narrator was so perfect for this book and really brought it alive. The characters were interesting and the storyline compelling. A good mix of humor, intrigue and drama. One of only a few books I'd consider listening to a second time around.
A wonderfully woven story and superb narration. Great themes, suspense, climax and resolution - the complete package. This is a terrific book that is well worth your time.
wow: I really liked this one, And the lady that did the read couldn't have fit the story better.
That is the one thing they makes any audio book interesting when the reader fits the story so well.Good job... The story was so good I couldn't stop, As soon as I got the chance the book was on. I just hope this isn't the last of this author that comes to audible. Hats off I loved it... Teresa from San Angelo Texas...
P.S. It kinda reminded me of the nevada barr deep south. Try her series there good too...
Arlene Fleet is carrying around ghosts from her past. She's suffered much. She has adapted amazingly given the circumstances of her life. But now at age 29, facing her partner's desire for real commitment, the ghosts must be dealt with if she is ever able to give and receive whole love.
These serious topics are dealt with in a very compelling, truly page-turning book where the details of the past are a mystery that unfold in surprising ways.
The language, the detail, are well done.
I've just read "Kite Runner" and "Atonement", both great books which also deal with ghosts from the past that prevent one from living a whole life. I recommend all three.
I could not stop listening, nor could I do anything else while I listened. I'm not complaining, but I did have things to do today but I guess they'll just have to wait until tomorrow :)
This novel had me longing for my commute and any other time I could steal to listen! I thought the narration was excellent and well suited for the story. The storyline had me running through the whole gamut of emotions from laughter to tears and there were definitely enough turns of the story to keep me interested and wanting more. I'm anxiously looking forward to more from this author!!!
I knew nothing and had no preconceived notions about this book. (I grabbed the only one I hadn't heard that was unabridged, and am so happy I did!) An enjoyable read, I was caught off guard by small twists and turns that inevitably add texture and weight to a "light" plot. The characters are carefully crafted slowly becoming more complex as the story goes on. In the same vein as "The Secret Life of Bees", by the second chapter I was totally captured and by the end longed for more by this author and this narrator.
This novel grabbed me from the first line. The author brilliantly explores the complexities of moving beyond events in one's childhood to find one's own place in the world while maintaining ties to the past. The author moves deftly between past and present to weave the events together in a way that keeps you wanting more. The characters are not only believeable but you come to care about them quickly and want them to succeed. It is also wonderfully read by the narrator.
Boy, does Joshilyn Jackson have great "voice." Like other reviewers, I had a difficult time turning this one off. The main character is funny, irreverant, self-deprecating, sensitive, wounded and aware. In retrospect, the plot is a little thin, and some of the characters are more caricature than developed characters. But because of Jackson's considerable talent with dialog, description, setting and pacing, I tended to overlook these minor flaws in an otherwise delightful book.