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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty Audiobook

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past - and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

©2011 Joshilyn Jackson (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"A mesmerizing tale of a family coping with the revelation of a secret that will change their lives. . . Jackson's most absorbing book yet, a lush, rich read with three very different but equally compelling characters at its core." (Kristine Huntley, Booklist, Starred Review)

"A deeply felt, engaging story." (The Atlantic)

"Highly immersive... a compelling page turner." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Cindy FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, United States 02-14-12
    Cindy FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I didn't like the narration."

    I enjoyed the story and felt a connection with Big, but I felt the narration and the dialog for Mose spoiled it for me.

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    L. Jones Manassas, VA United States 02-14-12
    L. Jones Manassas, VA United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Southern Belles Rule"
    What made the experience of listening to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty the most enjoyable?

    Actually I think having the author as the reader really enhanced the story. I normally don't like hearing the author read their stories...but Joshilyn really knows these characters and they come alive as she reads their stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    As the book progressed, I found myself listening more and more often...I wanted answers to the mysteries.


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    Richelle Sparta, MI, United States 02-11-12
    Richelle Sparta, MI, United States 02-11-12 Member Since 2013

    Nellie

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    "Realistic Characters and a great story"

    I purchased this because of the great reviews and I was not disappointed. I loved the characters Big, Liza and Mosey. Such an entertaining story I hated for it to end.

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    Carol Cincinnati,OH 02-11-12
    Carol Cincinnati,OH 02-11-12 Member Since 2007
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    "excellent"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty to be better than the print version?

    The narrator helped make the story real.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty?

    Many twists and changes - you think you have it figured out but you don't


    Who was the most memorable character of A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty and why?

    Mosey


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen!!

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    Charlene H. Smith Boca Raton, FL 02-10-12
    Charlene H. Smith Boca Raton, FL 02-10-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Captivating!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have already begun recommending this book for its engaging story, and for the beautiful narration of it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the relationships between all of the women, and was kept interested in where the story was going the whole time. I especially love Jackson's ability to put words together in just the right way, making me laugh out loud, or get choked up.


    What does Joshilyn Jackson bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Most times an author just doesn't have the whole package of being able to tell the story they've so artfully written, but this is where Joshilyn Jackson stands out! She is a fabulous narrator, and so beautifully conveyed each character's individuality in her subtle voice changes. I'm already looking for another of her books to listen to!


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    Christen United States 02-09-12
    Christen United States 02-09-12 Member Since 2015

    Hot chick

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    "Loved it"
    Would you listen to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty again? Why?

    Great story and fun to listen to! Can't wait till her next book! Awesome!


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    Malinda 02-07-12
    Malinda 02-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "LOVED IT!!!!"

    A joy to listen too! The story was intriguing and funny with unexpected twists and turns. I am only disappointed that it is over. I will definitely be looking at other titles from this author.

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    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 02-07-12
    Angela Carlinville, IL, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2010

    I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.

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    "Really enjoyed this!"

    I really enjoyed this book - the author reads her own work and does a darn good job! The story flows well - I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a pleasant story.

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    Diana Hobbs, New Mexico, United States 02-07-12
    Diana Hobbs, New Mexico, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "GREAT story!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! This novel will keep your attention all the way through.
    I LOVE Jackson's voice in reading the story. There was not much variation when her voice as the characters changed. For this reason it was hard at first to follow who was who & what was what. I did have to rewind many times to get who was telling the story. After a bit this did not bother me - it was just different from any other that I had listened to. Overall an AWESOME book.


    What three words best describe Joshilyn Jackson’s performance?

    Southern, entertaining, capturing


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

    The end - where the three generations exited the water - strength in the family!!!


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    Maria Lachine, Quebec, Canada 02-06-12
    Maria Lachine, Quebec, Canada 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Lovely"

    "A Grown-up Kind of Pretty" is a lovely novel. The story is well put together, the writing is great, and so is the reading.

    The characters are loveable and their quirks make them memorable. The carefully crafted plot brings it all together into a wonderful story about the ties and bonds that are created between mothers, daughters and grand-daughters.

    It isn't a revolutionary novel and it most likely won't change your life but it is most definitely worth the listen!

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