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Losing It Audiobook

Losing It: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious novel that Maggie Shipstead calls "charming...witty and insightful", about a woman who still has her virginity at the age of 26 and the summer she's determined to lose it - and find herself.

"A candid yet funny take on just what desire and love mean." (The Millions)

Julia Greenfield has a problem: She's 26 years old, and she's still a virgin. Sex ought to be easy. People have it all the time! But without meaning to, she made it through college and into adulthood with her virginity intact. Something's got to change.

To reroute herself from her stalled life, Julia travels to spend the summer with her mysterious aunt Vivienne in North Carolina. It's not long, however, before she unearths a confounding secret - her 58-year-old aunt is a virgin, too. In the unrelenting heat of the Southern summer, Julia becomes fixated on puzzling out what could have led to Viv's appalling condition, all while trying to avoid the same fate.

Filled with offbeat characters and subtle, wry humor, Losing It is about the primal fear that you just. Might. Never. Meet. Anyone. It's about desiring something with the kind of obsessive fervor that almost guarantees you won't get it. It's about the blurry lines between sex and love and trying to figure out which one you're going for. And it's about the decisions - and nondecisions - we make that can end up shaping a life.

©2016 Emma Rathbone (P)2016 Penguin Audio

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    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 09-22-16
    Yvonne Southfield, mi, United States 09-22-16 Member Since 2015

    I live to ride my bike.

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    "Not for me"

    I tried this because the summary seemed interesting. No one on audible had reviewed the book yet but everyone on Amazon gave it an excellent review. I cannot see what the Amazon readers found so interesting. I found Julia Greenfield to be a busy body who would not respect her aunt's home. I could not find or remember the details enough even though I finished the book.
    Don't waste your time.

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    Maureen 08-28-16
    Maureen 08-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Could have been so much more..."

    Great idea for a novel that had so many possibilities but just kind of fell flat. I was hoping for laugh out loud moments that just never came. Very slow, very hard to get through.

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    Hannah 07-28-16
    Hannah 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Too descriptive, bad story"

    Couldn't finish this one, the story was super slow and ever single detail was over described which is not what I prefer.

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    "I had really high hopes..."

    not exactly what I wanted, the lead is a bit washy, not an easy listen.

    I want more from this story. Unfortunately I didn't get it, I felt the lead just came across as a bit useless, I understand she was preoccupied with her virginity but she just annoyed me. I spent the last 2 or 3 chapters wishing it was over. It wasn't as funny as it could have been, the potential for humour was there but it never quite peaked.

    *spoiler alert* When the losing of the virginity happened it wasn't spectacular enough, yes I know it isn't in real life but the lead just came across as bored! Which was a shame really.

    Doubt that I will listen again.

    Narrator was great, really enjoyed that part.

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