I really enjoyed A Grown Up Kind of Pretty...After finishing the book, I was reminded that the author was also the narrator. She did a FANTASTIC job of bringing the characters to life.
Fabulous, entertaining, endearing.
Maybe it was the southern accent and setting but I thought this was entertaining in the same way that 'The Help' was. Strong female characters that worm their way right into your heart.
The melting butter accent! She could read the alphabet and I would be gripped.
I love 'Big' and I need her to move in and be my mum. Her unconditional love, the way she fights for her girls, she is engaging.
Buy this! I'm recommending it to everyone I can.
I haven't read the print version but I think Joshilyn Jackson's reading of the book adds a lot to it!
I can only compare Joshilyn Jackson's books to others she also writes. If there is another author out there who writes as humorously and wonderfully as she does, I'd like to know so I can listen to their books also.
I've listened to all of her books. I've loved them all.
I loved the ending but also sad to see it end.
I was so excited to see another book out by Joshilyn Jackson! Her books are always so entertaining and funny, even when they are sad. The characters are wonderful and I love that she reads her own books. She becomes the characters and I can't imagine anyone else reading them.
I've listened to each book of hers and loved them all.
Hope she writes another one real soon!
The story was good--all three of the main characters had storylines that I enjoyed. I was equally invested in each character's story.
Without giving out a spoiler, it was when Big drove Mosey home.
I was very hesitant to get the audiobook because the author read it. In hindsight, my reasoning that the author's reading her own book wouldn't be good doesn't make sense even to me. She knows the characters best and did an amazing job of bringing them to life. I can't imagine anybody else doing the book justice. I've read almost all, if not all, of Jackson's novels and this is definitely my favorite--and I think it's because Jackson read it.
I'm a dog lover, so it was when Mosey saved Pogo. I was yelling,
Definitely worth the credit!
Best Joshilyn Jackson book since Gods in Alabama! The worst part is when it's over - I'm so sad to say goodbye to Big, Liza and Mosey!
My first Joshilyn Jackson book, but definitely not my last. I am so happy to find a new author to follow.
When I first saw that the book was narrated by the author I was wary. But she a wonderful narrator! Thoroughly enjoyed this story and never wanted to put it down.
This book is one of the best books I've listened to. I enjoyed it so much that this is actually the first review I've written about any audiobooks (and I've listened to hundreds!)
I couldn't pick one memorable moment because each moment in this book was so memorable. I loved the characters, and the narration was spot on! I loved the author's accent throughout the reading and it rang so true with the dialogue and wording.
Probably my favorite character was Big. She had such perseverance and such a big heart full of love. We all should be so lucky to have someone like her in our lives!
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I usually don't like books narrated by authors because they are usually very flat. This book was soooo not flat! The narration enhanced the story tenfold. It couldn't have been told by any other reader because it just wouldn't have been as heartfelt. The story was somewhat complicated with twists and turns, but I never felt lost because of the way the story unfolded. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful piece of fiction.
I can't comment on any aspect of the actual story, as I didn't manage to get through more than five minutes of the book because Joshilyn Jackson's voice is absolutely awful.
Great book. Sorry it ended. Characters seemed very real. I am going to recommend it to my friends and family.