A really good story...I enjoyed very much. The evolution of the main character feels authentic and I could relate with the themes of fairytales, finding ones voice, and trying to figure out how to fit in. The narrator is excellent and carried the narrative exquisitely. I had several laugh out loud moments.
I loved this book because our is really a good old fashioned childhood to woman book, but yet, not totally predictable.
I am a total audiobook addict! I travel quite a bit for work and listen to them while I drive. Always searching for a good author to follow
I loved the narration
The story was fantastic and set over 16 years. It had some very funny moments along with some pretty sad moments.
It's the best book I've listened to this year.
She was just lovely to listen to.
I loved Davie so much
Listen to this book! You won't be disappointed
Story line started out good and interesting (first half). Second half, I started losing interest and had to back track to understand certain situations. I mean she just got DUMB! Nothing she did made since anymore. For instance, she was always making money but never had money, and I could not discern when and where she spent money, unless getting her revenge was costly. Too long for this story.
Stuck to the rise-to-fame and girl-gets-boy plot.
bad lowcountry drawl
too many to mention.
Could not finish this one, and I usually do no matter how bad.
Wow! Wow! and Wow! Again! This was a great listen! I laughed and I cried - It touches on everything in life!!! This is one of those books where you get to the end and want more! Great Job Ernessa T. Carter!
Davie of Course!!!!
Loved everything about it! It was so perfect for the story!
16 Candles with a twist!!!
The foundation of this story had promise. The idea of a young girl longing for a perfectly sappy and “against all odds” movie ending is something I think a lot of young girls can identify with, and I had a feeling that “32 Candles” would be about a grown woman’s version of this fairy tale. However, very little in this story was anything close to reality, the characters and events were so contrived that about two thirds of the way through I had to force myself to push play only because the nagging feeling I get when I leave a book unfinished was stronger than my distaste for this novel’s bland characters. There were so many opportunities for Davy’s story to go somewhere profound; to evoke some emotion from the reader/listener, but all those moments were simply brought to the surface as fluff as an attempt to make Davy’s character this wounded underdog who is “against all odds” a beautiful strong woman. Only then to turn around and depict her as an obsessive and self-righteous child, dependent on one and only one man in the entire world for love. I think there were MUCH worse things in her young life then a prank at school or a man dumping her yet that is all she thinks about. I was waiting up until the very end for her to realize this, but the author made sure to keep this sappy romance novel as simple as Davy’s wardrobe; a Strokes T-shirt and then whatever else.
This book was great in every aspect and I highly recommend it. The character development was great, the story line was great and filled with humor and overall I just loved it. This story should be turned into a movie.
This I the intimate journey of a young unloved girl that grows into talented woman.
I accidentally purchased this book while trying to search for another. It just sat in my queue until the other day..Then I just pressed play.This story kept me interested. It was a little unbelievable at times, but I liked that because it allowed me to imagine what I would do in the situations Davie was putting herself in. I was upset when this book was over..and that leads me to my only con with the story..The ending felt rushed..I wanted just a little more there.All in All I definitely recommend this book!
The story was fascinating.
It was so believable.
I really liked the main character and her life story of strength and overcoming obstacles.
I wouldn't change a thing.