I was up to Chapter 3 before I realized there were different people speaking! None of the voices had different inflections and it was much different in Between, Georgia.
I'm not much of a re-reader or a re-listener, but I've recommended this to everyone I know!
Too many to recount. This book never, for even a moment, lost my attention.
I loved her inflection and tones of voice with the different characters. Her reading was impeccable. The characters were so very alive and completely believable to me.
This was a book I hated to finish! I found excuses to drive so that I could listen some more!
I've been a fan of Joshilyn Jackson since I read Gods In Alabama so I've read or listened to all of her books. A Grown-up Kind of Pretty, as a story, is every bit as fantastic as Gods In Alabama, taking unexpected twists and turns. But when the story is read by Ms. Jackson, A Grown-up Kind of Pretty feels like more than a story. It feels like you are witnessing the events with your own eyes. Ms. Jackson has a wonderful, soothing voice and I just love her accent.
I can't wait for the next one! C'mon Joshilyn, write me another one! I'll keep listening!
Say something about yourself!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was depressing but hopeful. It is a book about how family can come together to overcome obstacles, even if no one is communicating. It was fairly predictable but a good listen none-the-less.
I wasn't particularly fond of Ms. Jackson's narration. I find slow southern accents to be a bit irritating, even though this book was obviously written so that the characters were from southern small town America. The narration wasn't bad though it was clear and properly enunciated, just the accent.
This is a story about three generations of southern women living in the same house. And despite their flaws, you can’t help but be endeared to them and root for their success. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty switches back & forth between the three characters: Big, Liza, & Mosey. Each person tells their own story. Sometimes they know what’s going on in the other person’s life. But much of the time they don’t, which only makes the novel that much more interesting. Big is a mother hen. Liza is sort of a bad girl gone good. And Mosey is your typical eye rolling teenager who reminds you of how separated a teenager’s world can be from their parents’. This novel is very smartly written. Joshilyn Jackson is an amazing writer. And you will enjoy the way she narrates the book. Bravo!
I just finished listening to this book in less than a week (Mon-Fri, no weekends!) which should indicate how much I thoroughly enjoyed it. Johshilyn Jackson's voice was great for this story of three intriguing southern women and their journey to get through their "trouble year". I will definitely be listening to more of Ms. Jackson's books, and recommending to my friends.
First book for me by this author and I really liked the story. It was a bonus that the author read it so well. Nice change from my usual books.
Really enjoyed this book. Had some predictable moments, however overall was an all around good book. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys light reads.
This is an amazing story. Although initially it seems that the descriptive language is arduious, the story does eventually grab you and you learn to love how she describes ever action and emotion as if it's in slow motion. I very much enjoyed this book!