This was my first audible download, and it definitely didn't disappoint! I was hooked on the story by the end of the first chapter, and listened at every opportunity until the story was over. The story and the characters drew me in very quickly. I particularly enjoyed how the chapters were from a rotating point of view, with enough variation in the writing and reading style to instantly know whose point of view you were listening to. Joshlyn Jackson's performance was fantastic, really adding to my enjoyment of the book. I highly recommend this audiobook.
I needed a kick start to my workout program...so as a former book-junkie-now-mommy of three...I have NO time to sit and read. Perfect solution is books on my I-Pod. The only time I can
Hard question. None of the characters are infallible and all have some level of moral standards. My instinct is to say Liza is my favorite, even though she make some very poor choices. Adjacent to her poor choices for herself is a high ability to look out for the well-being of others.
Her voice is intoxicating.
I want to ask Joshilyn Jackson about one specific (minor) character that was not tied up at the end of the story. Why was the character's end left out? What happened to this person?
I would definitively recommend this book to others, the story is great and it keeps you guessing what is going to happen.
What I liked best about this story is the power of love that sorrounds the story. Even though the characters don't believe in happy endings, they are suprised by the power of love, being God or whatever you prefer to call it.
The performance was ok, the voice is a little distracting, but once you get used to it, it flows fine with the story.
Yes, I really enjoyed this book.
Enjoyed her voice.
Such a good book and great story about 3 generations of women.
In my top 10 favorite books I have listened to!
Charming, because the characters are so likable and appealing. Engrossing, because the story is multifaceted but easy to follow. "Cant put it down" because you want to know where the story goes. Now I have to wait for the next book.
One of my favorite writers, and narrators. It is a treat to have the author read the book to you with all the intended inflections, and creation of images. Terrific...
nuts about books
I have read all of Joshilyn Jackson's books, some I have liked, others not so much, but I would have to say that this is my favorite. There was a great story line, the author's narration was awesome (I could listen to her all day!) and there was a bit of everything from mystery, to romance to humor. It was just long enough...I felt like I got my money's worth and then some.
Jackson's book reminded me a bit of Sandra Kring, who I also love.
Joshilyn Jackson's voice is so melodic, and that southern accent really adds authenticity to the story.
Maybe, the 15 year curse?
I tend to get stuck listening to a certain genre of book, lately that has been Nordic crime, so this was a really refreshing break from all the violence and bloodshed! All three female characters were expertly written and Jackson has another winner.
I like the characters & plot. The only drawback was the narrator didn't differentiate between granddaughter & grandmothers voices which was a bit confusing because they change without announcing the change.
I enjoyed the story and felt a connection with Big, but I felt the narration and the dialog for Mose spoiled it for me.