Jenna Lamia is the best narrator/reader I have listened to.
The story is so wonderful I didn't want it to end. The writing is almost prose. Loved the similies and analogies which brought so many things to life for me. No wonder it's been 3 years since her last book. Beth Hoffman deserves many awards for this novel of a life explored and lived.
I love Jenna Lamia as a narrator and was thrilled to see a new book by Beth Hoffman. If you loved, The Help, Saving CeCe Honeycutt, You will also love this book
Lovely, heartbreaking writing
Josh. Such a mysterious boy . . .
I was AMAZED at how easily she slips in and out of character for all the various people in this beautiful, funny, sad, smart book. Truly one of the best readers/actors I've heard on audible.com!
Yes, I didn't expect to. Loved Ms. Hoffman's other book, SAVING CEE CEE HONECUTT and expected this to be a light, summery read (listen:-) It was that, but it broke my heart more than once with the beauty of her writing, the intricate storytelling, and the complicated characters.
I enjoy audible so very much . . . and among the many terrific books I've loved here, this is my favorite. So far:-)
Great book! I loved every minute of it. Great narrator.
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt
Loved her voice inflection
When she realized her brother was not alone.
Would love a part two!
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
This is a wonderful story - I loved every minute of listening to it. Jenna Lamia is a great narrator and the story itself was lovely. This might be one of my all time favorite books!
I have a book addiction and an 2 hour commute, thank god for the sanity of audible
I loved this book, I much preferred it to Saving CeeCee Honeycut.
Loved this book about finding your passion and following it, but also just how complicated family love can be as well. It wasn't a true "happy ending" for me and I got a bit lost/didn't care about the brother anymore at the end of the book and that's the reason its only a 4 star review
Wow! I didn't think Beth Hoffman could top Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, but she did. What a powerful story.
Love the way the recorded books let me multitask! I can sew or knit, etc. and read a book, too. Really makes the time fly traveling
The voices performed by Jenna Lamia brought real life to the book
The atmosphere of the book was engaging but the plot is like a movie on the Hallmark channel. Nothing really happens to anyone
I listened to this straight after Beth Hoffman's Saving CeCe Hunnicutt (which I also enjoyed). It is a gentle, warm. easy listen. What really made it special for me was Jenna Lamia's narration. I'm also a voiceover artist, so I'm quite fussy, and will stop listening for reasons that may not bother others. This, I could listen to forever!
If you enjoy Fannie Flagg, Lorna Landvick, Bille Lettes or any of the other glorious Southern authors, you'll love Beth Hoffman.
Jenna Lamia is always perfection as far as I'm concerned.
No big laughs or tears, just 12 hours of warm pleasure.
The story is quite different to Saving CeCe Hunnicutt, which was a sweeter story, aimed at a younger audience. This has a little more grit. I finished it today, in part because of a lengthy bus delay, which i didn't even get cranky about because of this lovely book.