This was nicely written and narrated. I needed a good escape for some real life stress, and this one hit the spot.
I truly loved this book!!! The author did an excellent job at keeping you guessing and the narrator is awesome! I love those audibooks where not only is the story-line excellent but the narrator has the voice to pull it all together. Oft times, it's either or...you get the story but the narration leaves much to be desired...or vice versa. However, this is one audiobook that shined!!! I would definitely listen to this one again and again! Kudos to this author and narrator!!!
I dont often write audio book reviews, however I cannot stay silent for 32 Candles. Adenrele Ojo has taken a very good book and made it excellent with her narration .... If you were a teenager in the 80's have a listen ... and remember the days you dreamt of a Molly Ringwald ending ....
This book was so much more than what I was looking for. I am a photographer and I have a lot of time on computer and was looking for something entertaining. This book made me laugh and cry and I completely fell in love with the characters. The narration was wonderful as well. Thanks Ernessa for the story!
I seriously loved this book! From the Southern narrator, to the clever writing I was hooked. I blew through these 32 Candles only to be saddened that it was over. It is exactly what you expect it to be, and yet the unexpected is there too. Ernessa Carter rocked my world! Molly Ringwald would be proud, I'm sure. Great story of self actualization, even in the face of misfortune. I highly recommend this book.
A true underdog story, 32 Candles embodies the spirit of most young women trying to make since of themselves and how they can fit into the world around them. Everyone remembers the Davidia Jones’ of our high schools. Awkward, shy, “unattractive”, usually poor, and in general; an outcast. Following Davidia Jones through her maturation as her class outcast to a beautiful young woman (internally & externally) who loves herself and her world was quite enjoyable. Ernessa T. Carter has a good sense of humor that I think will make most readers share the laugh out loud moments I enjoyed. A feel good story mixed with romance, drama and humor. Definitely recommend to anyone to read.
this book made me laugh, cry, and sympathize with the main character. it is wonderfully written, i only wish the ending was a little longer.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
I loved this book despite some of the gaps and flaws. This book could have easily been 4 distinct stories: childhood trauma and the early years. This is where we meet Davidia. She is young, strong, vulnerable and traumatized. Then Davie moves to Hollywood and becomes a successful lounge singer. Then there is a whole section on crazy vengeance and the last section is just on atonement. Together it was disjointed but again I STILL loved the book. There are some lines in this book that had me rolling. I was laughing so hard. Even when things weren't gelling I still couldn't put this audio down. Listened to it and enjoyed every minute of it. Be warned: There are a lot of F bombs and some graphic sex scenes.
Loved her. Great voice. Great at capturing Davidia's emotional range which is everything from amazing to down right crazy!
Davidia's childhood and her relationship with her horrible, selfish mother.
Could not stop listening once I started. The story flowed smoothly during first half was a bit confusing two thirds than cleared up during the last part. The reader was easy to listen to and depicted the characters well. The aurthor tied up all the loose ends with the story leaving you with a feel good feeling. Highly recommend this book and will be looking for the next book.