I'm going from chapter to chapter in life. Some are definitely better than others!
Jenna Lamia's southern accent was appropriate and easy to listen to.
I think I would pass on another book by this author.
Heavens no, let's not see a follow up.
The first part of this story was good, but as time went on...the story didn't. The story was like listening to a song where the chorus goes on and on. It was fun to listen to the first time or two or even three but then, you've heard enough and want a different verse.
This is not "The Help" and don't confuse it.. but what it IS is FUN, light and a pleasurable listen. If you've spent anytime in the south you will enjoy many references that may not mean anything to Northeners... It moved at a fast clip and was suitable for listening to in "chunks" of time... entertaining read.
RIGHT NEXT TO "THE HELP"
VERYONE OF THEM.
JENNA, IS THE BEST OF ALL THE READERS. AAA+++
Absolutely - easy listen, fun story, and the narrator is so great to listen to.
A lot of the characters reminded me of those in The Help.
Everything! She is a fantastic narrator and really brings the characters to life.
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Obviously this is not War and Peace, but if you are looking for a few light-hearted hours or some good distraction in stressful waiting rooms or while traveling, this is perfect. The characters are well drawn, and the performance is delightful. I gave it five stars within its genre. Amusing without being dumb. This one is worth its credit.
This was an easy listen, done by Jenna Lamia [secret life of bees] who I find soothing to listen to. The book had a bit more storyline than I had initially thought. You'll not be any closer to "self actualization" after this book but amused, relaxed and entertained.... likely.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Very southern voices!! Loved it!!! Jenna Lamia is a favorite of mine!
The performance of the narrator really outshines the story itself. I believe that while reading a print version of this book would be rather boring, narrator Jenna Lamia really makes this story come alive and I truly enjoyed listening to this audio book.
I'm neutral about this one. I did greatly enjoy this audio version but can't say if I would have liked it better in print. The narration was good but not phenomenal. For me, reading it would have been just as good.
I got this book after I finished ???Emily and Einstein???, Lee???s first book. I had high expectations but I almost bagged on this book around chapter 3. I keep listening because I just didn???t have any other new books in my library at the time. I am glad I did for it quickly turned into a very interesting story. Where E & E had a bang start this book started slow but I can???t say it should have been done any differently.
The Narration was good, like I said before. Her character voices were well defined. Not any easy job with the various Texas accents to portray. This is my first Jenna Lamia novel and I will listen to others by her. She is just not in my top 10 list of great narrators.
I eagerly await another Linda Francis Lee novel.