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  • Annie On My Mind

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Nancy Garden
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (99)
    Story
    (100)

    This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

    Ornella Davis says: "Exceptional"
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    Would you listen to Annie On My Mind again? Why?

    This story really took me back to when I was 17 and unsure of myself. I appreciated how honest the author made the characters feelings. It was refreshing to see a not over-the-top representation of teenage love. To the girls, there was no sense of politics, or huge statements, they just loved each other. This is a must read if you are looking for a "feel good" romance story. It's a bonus to me that they are two women.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Valencia

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Michelle Tea
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (16)

    Valencia is the fast-paced account of one girl's search for love and high times in the drama-filled dyke world of San Francisco's Mission District. Michelle Tea records a year lived in a world of girls: there's knife-wielding Marta, who introduces Michelle to a new world of radical sex; Willa, Michelle's tormented poet-girlfriend; Iris, the beautiful boy-dyke who ran away from the South in a dust cloud of drama; and Iris's ex, Magdalena Squalor, to whom Michelle turns when Iris breaks her heart.

    Amazon Customer says: "*shrugs* It's a Lifestyle"
    "*shrugs* It's a Lifestyle"
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    What did you like best about Valencia? What did you like least?

    I'm an East coaster who had a stint in Cali and spent some time in San Fran. It was nice to know the areas Tea was talking about and seeing them through someone's eyes who was a local. Despite not personally relating to her rough lifestyle, I knew people like her and found myself shaking my head at times reminiscing. But the life became too big sometimes. Wanted to call an intervention for her and the other main characters.


    Have you listened to any of Abby Craden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am an Abby Craden fan and she was in great form.


    Was Valencia worth the listening time?

    Eh...not as a whole for me. I was glad, and confused, when it ended.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to read something over the top, self indulgent, and unbelievable, this is the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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