I would definitely listen to this book again. It's hilarious! The characters are too funny!
The details about Guthrie and surrounding areas.
Laugh mostly...it's such a funny book. Very well-written and very entertaining.
I happened to see this title in a book catalog and thought I'd check Audible to see if it was available. Expecting a fluffy, light read, I was happily surprised to find the book was set in middle Georgia, right where I live. To be honest, my enjoyment of the story was centered mostly around trying to figure out exactly where the story was set-- Barnesville or Zebulon-- or a fabrication set somewhere in between. Most of the references were spot on, but others were not realistic. Like stating that the local Walmart had gone out of business. Come on, once we get one, the only thing that's going to happen is building a bigger one!
This is purely chic lit for the lightweight listener, but there are times when all of us would like to take a brain vacation.
Isabel Keating does just one redneck old lady voice and it sounds a lot like Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. She mis-pronounces Piggly Wiggly as Pig-gel-ly Wig-gel-ly. Some of the other accents grate on your nerves. I'd rather she didn't try to do the accents at all if she can't get them right, but I must admit that she is not so annoying as to make me stop listening.
This was a fun book to listen to driving back and forth to work. In fact, I've listened to several other Mary Kay Andrews books since this one, mainly to enjoy the Southern locales that are the focus of all her novels.
The reader's poor southern accent just made me cringe. Being from the south...it's hard for me to hear a woman trying to do a male southern accent. It just rubbed me the wrong way. I've read some of Andrew's other books, but this one was a flop for me. The storyline bored me slightly, but more than anything I couldn't take the narrator.
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
This was a good book for me because it's long and kept my interest. The narrator did a better job than Summer Rental and I'm glad I bought it. But I'm not sure I would listen to it again.
This was a good story. I had never read (well listened) to this writer before, so I didn't know what to expect. Likeable charachters and good ol' Southern Charm. I recommend. It's a bit long, I listen to my books when I work out so it gave me plenty of workouts in before I finished it.
It took a good 3 hours to get good. Since I bought it, I made myself continue to listen. Glad I did. It is a very sweet and entertaining story.
I wanted to enjoy the story but from the very beginning I found it so ridiculously implausible that I couldn't enjoy it. However, the narrator did an amazing job with all the voices and accents.
Plot is not very realistic. It reminded me of a Harelequin romance. Predictable with silly characters. I finished it just because I paid for it. The narration was good.