I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Jenna has a voice that makes stories come to life! I enjoy listening to her. This book about Abilene takes some twists and turns and kept my attention. I like early 1900 books and the adventures the characters encounter.
A really fantastic novel performed beautifully. I enjoy historical fiction, but I think anyone who likes a good story will love this. Vivid characters and a deeply interesting story brought to life by wonderful narrators. I will be looking out for the author and narrators in future.
I accidentally came across this book through the recommendation of a children's librarian. It was a pleasure to read even as an adult. My pre-teen daughter will also love this award winning book.
Moon over Manifest is a wonderful blend of history and the charm of childhood wonder. It is a well written story that takes you on two journeys that blend together perfectly in the end. I really enjoyed the ride and it was a fun read that I would recommend for anyone from early reader to adult.
The fascinating characters and the revealing...manifesting...of the town's story.
Yes. Top notch...all three! Especially Jenna Lamia..her voice is incredibly diverse and pleasing. I fell in love with Abilene and her two sidekicks because of Jenna's voice portrayal. Magical!
Looking forward to more from this amazing new author!
I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.
Yes! I experienced the range of emotion which one hopes to find in a book, as well as in real life. The wide range of characters was excellent, as was the depth of their souls.
I'm considering another Clare Vanderpool title after hearing this one.
The story of an American town and how every resident contributed and was influenced by the town. Very evocative of the time periods, both WW I and the depression years.
The main character, 12 year old Abilene. she's lived a pretty hard life, but is blissfully free of self pity and is very self reliant. However, she's looking for connection to a family and a place.
Would be a great back ground read to kids studying WW I and the Depression.
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.