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The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story Audiobook

The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story

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Ree Drummond, author of the award-winning ThePioneerWoman.com, once advised her readers interested in blogging themselves to “write as if you’re talking to your sister”. Charmingly self aware, Drummond possesses a voice not unlike what she describes, one that pervades her writing and narration of The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels. Listening to her tell the story of how she fell in love, you quickly feel as though you’ve known Drummond for years.

The Pioneer Woman is an enchanting retelling of how Drummond made a life-altering transition from city girl to country girl. Fresh out of college in Los Angeles, where she studied Journalism at USC, it would be uncharacteristic for Drummond to trade her black pumps for a pair of cowboy boots to be with a Marlboro Man in rural Oklahoma, but that’s just what she did. On paper, one may prejudged her as a whimsical woman just dropping everything for a man, but Drummond convinces the listener that life is not always about doing what you’re expected to do, even if the unexpected involves settling down right where you grew up. Her love story is ballsy, passionate, and captivating.

This is not a conventional love story, yet Drummond does incorporate a playful Harlequin romance tone — which is charming and effective, especially as it extends into her narration. A delight not just for fans of Drummond’s blog, The Pioneer Woman is a satisfying listen from a quick-witted, charismatic woman with an endearing love story. —Suzanne Day

Publisher's Summary

"That's when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room."

"I'll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne Western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn't looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I'd been struck with a lightning bolt... and I was completely powerless to stop it.

"Listen as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife—and manure—than I ever could have expected.

"This isn't just my love story; it's a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet. It's the story of a cowboy.

"And Wranglers.

"And chaps.

"And the girl who fell in love with them."

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Click here to Watch The Pioneer Woman discuss her experience as a first-time narrator.

©2011 Ree Drummond (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Real Life Romance and Humor"

    This is the story of Ree Drummond, a city girl with big city plans, swept off her feet by "Marlborough Man" to a home on a remote cattle ranch in Oklahoma complete with all the eye-opening moments such a major life change entails. I'm a big fan of Ree's Pioneer Woman blog- a delightful spot for country cooking, gorgeous photography, and humorous anecdotes. Her audio book is just as much fun as her blog, and best of all, it is read by the author herself.

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    Carlyne Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-04-13
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    What made the experience of listening to The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story the most enjoyable?

    I listen to her show on Food Network


    What did you like best about this story?

    her way of description


    What about Ree Drummond’s performance did you like?

    her description


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she fell in love


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    "Cute - cute - cute."

    Ree is believable, self depricating and her love story was beautiful. She did a good job explaining the heels to tractor wheels and understood, but did not always appreciate the importance of herself on the ranch. Loved it.

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    Kindle Customer Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada 04-05-11
    Kindle Customer Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada 04-05-11 Member Since 2016
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    "This was a great listen."

    Amusing, real, just like Pioneer Woman is on her blog. Totally enjoyed this book, and especially loved that Pioneer Woman personally did the reading. Made the book that much more real.

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    Loved it, but if you can get through what Ree survived, you can get through anything. I felt downright sorry for her, sometimes. won't say for what, due to not wanting to give away what's in the book. I'll listen to it about a1/2 dozen times. It's Fun to listen several times. it never gets old. I listen at night with the volume softer and just her voice relax me. It's the 2nd time through for me.

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    erica morse 08-16-16
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    This book and love storie is amazing I could listen to it over and over

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    I really enjoyed listening to this book. I was so happy to see that Were was the one to narrate it.

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    loved this book. very good read, would recommend it to anyone looking for great romance story.

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    The beginning of the relationship that you see on television, Ree and Ladd are the cutest couple. You can see the love they have for each other and now you can hear how their love grew.

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    The story was really self absorbed. And really I could only listen to her go on about his arms so many times. I thought she was adorable from the food network, now not so much... But that's just my opinion.

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