Jenna Lamia delivers another outstanding performance. The story is fantastic! There were plenty of twists and turns in the story that made it more interesting. I highly recommend this book!
This narrator I first encountered in The Help . she is delightful to listen to. I have enjoyed several of her performances. She has an innocent, soothing quality to her voice.
A really nice read. I truly enjoyed the perspective of a young girl as the main character. The author does a wonderful job of reminding us of the wildly unlimited imagination young people have. It was nostalgic to recall a time when we did not have all the distractions of modern social media to distract us and limit the freedoms of our creative, uncluttered imaginations. Don't misunderstand! I love the smart phone (it's how I listen to Audible!)
I liked the voices used
I wasn't sure who the audience of this book was as it seemed like it was for young readers.
We listened to this as a family with our 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son and we all loved it. I particularly liked that the book was told as a story being told within the story -- with a person recalling events from fifteen or so years prior.
Yes, I'm a big fan of Jenna Lamia.
It made me laugh and chuckle out loud, always a good sign...also made me tear up.
Yes, I picked this book because of the narrator, Jenna Lamia, and I liked the story very much.
I like books by Neil Gaiman.
The story is set in a small town with interesting characters that are fully developed. The narrator is absolutely terrific. I would highly recommend this book.
Yes I would listen to this story again. The narration was excellent! I would compare this book to The Secret Life of Bees.
It was a charming story. I like the time period the story was set in and the characters were well done and I cared about the outcome. I couldn't quit listening but I also didn't want the story to end.
This book had a cast of narrators. They were all excellent.
This book made me laugh many times and was very poignant.
Worthwhile read. You won't be sorry you used a credit on this one.
I haven't read the print version.
A great old fashioned adventure mixed with a history lesson.
The narrators did a fantastic job with great expression and story telling qualities.
Newberry winners are always worth the read, even for adults, but this year's pick is especially adult fiction worthy. Clare Vanderpool reminded me of both Fannie Flagg and Billie Letts. Its a captivating story that weaves nostalgia, american history and family values with humor and mystery. It would make a great family vacation car ride listen even if you were alone in the car with Grandpa!
The narrator of this story was superior! She made me feel as if I was a part of the story.
Abilene of course was my favorite character
When Abilene came upon Mrs Evans sitting on her porch. They looked into each other's eyes. Mrs Evans acknowledged Abilene by lifting her fingers. Such a sutle move, but, so powerful!
When you don't even know that you are looking, you find your true home.
Love this story. I am buying copies to give to so many friends and family. Looking forward to Clare Vanderpool's next book.