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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

"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."
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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."

Download the accompanying reference guide.

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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carlyne Las Vegas, NV, United States 02-04-13
    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


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AB 07-14-12
    AB 07-14-12 Member Since 2011
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada 04-05-11
    Kindle Customer Nanoose Bay, British Columbia, Canada 04-05-11
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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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    Kindle Customer 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    loved this book. very good read, would recommend it to anyone looking for great romance story.

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    Kenda 03-28-16
    Kenda 03-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I love Ree."

    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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    Annie Gonzales, CA, United States 02-15-16
    Annie Gonzales, CA, United States 02-15-16 Member Since 2011
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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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    Tara Pfeil 01-29-16
    Tara Pfeil 01-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "LOVED this Love Story"

    I'm a hopeless romantic and I'm a Christian woman who is 40 and still hasn't found the man of my dreams. This true story of Ree and Lad's is what I've been hoping to find myself and I needed to hear it to be reminded that old-fashioned gentlemen may just still exist, after all.

    Thank you Ree for sharing this story. It made me laugh and cry at times. But mostly smile. I finished it in a handful of days as I intentionally listened every available minute I could: driving to work, getting ready in the morning and even first thing upon waking up instead of hitting snooze. I just couldn't wait to continue listening each time but very aware that I never wanted it to get to the end.

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    Teenagermom 12-02-15
    Teenagermom 12-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Captivating and bursting with romance"

    I just finished listening to Ree's story in her own voice. I could hardly stop listening long enough to interact with my family. Complete with laugh out loud moments and heartbreak and tension, besides the thread running through of tender beautiful love.
    I highly recommend this book!

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    What did you love best about The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels - A Love Story?

    I grew to love the simplicity of Ree Drummond as she would share parts of her journey watching on Food Network.

    I don't think this book would of had the same effect if it was narrated by anyone else.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Actually, Marlboro Man & their love story.


    Which character – as performed by Ree Drummond – was your favorite?

    Ree of course :)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Opposites Attract


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed getting a glimpse of Ree's life and story.
    It was comical, yet not annoying.
    I'm not sure someone outside of knowing who Ree is would enjoy it.
    Perhaps, but for me listening on my commute to & from work brought a smile to my face.

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