Velma and Louie are in their 70s...and in love with each other. They met at the mailboxes in a retirement home in Memphis, Tennessee. But trouble is on the horizon for our sprightly senior citizens. The nursing home is closing, and their children are bound and determined to separate them - keeping Velma in Memphis with her nervous Elvis Presley-impersonator, car salesman son, Farvis, and sending Louie to South Carolina with his daughter, Jeneeva, who works in a sex toy factory pouring plastic into "pecker molds", as Velma calls it.
But Velma and Louie ain't gonna take this kind of treatment from their nutty offspring. They're "runnin' oft" In a red Corvette.
©2004, 2011 Carole Bellacera (P)2013 Carole Bellacera
This is a story about love, romance, respect and humor! If you found Thelma and Louise funny, you will find this book even funnier. This love story is about 2 people in their 70s that found each other and then the families decide they are going to split them up. Velma and Louie take off for California and lead the cops and families on a cross country chase. Good story and good supporting cast with loads of laughs. I loved the character Jack Bunn, what a great guy!
The author, Carole Bellacera did a good job writing this book. I laughed many times and even shed a few tears towards the end. The narrator did a fantastic job. Great on the Australian accent along with the southern accents. Loved the voices.
Thank God for books of all kinds and ears to hear
Yes I would. I thought the narration was very good which allows me to relax and really enjoy the book.
The elderly heroes! I love reading about really cool elderly people and am myself in training. Also liked that health issues were not glossed over. It made their adventures even more gratifying.
She did an excellent job of breathing life into these characters!
I have always had a soft spot for the elderly and this book did a great job of marrying fun adventures with believable characters.
I often wish there were a different rating system. 4 out of 5 stars is not as impressive as 9 out of 10. That's what I would give this book. I really, really enjoyed it."This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
This book had me rooting for the protagonists from the get go. I hope in 20 years I will have the spunk of these two run aways. The adventures they experience had me laughing out loud. Never take senior citizens for granted, and don't try to tell them what to do!!!
The narration was well done. The characters were excellently portrayed.
You've read the publishers blurb, but that can't possibly convey the sheer enjoyability of this book, it's a wonderful story, sheer entertainment, I just love it that in this ageist world of the young and beautiful, old people come out on top!
I seldom laugh aloud when listening, but this book changed that, it's so darned funny. As a bonus, there are some lovely heartwarming and tender side stories going on. Oh, and those Southern Sayins'! I would recommend getting the Whispersync book as an adjunct, simply so you can look up again some of those gems.
On the slightly serious side, I believe this story can also teach us all a little, most importantly it shows how demeaning and humiliating it is to seize from someone their power of choice. Great stuff
Think of all the superlatives you could apply to a narrator, well Angie Hickman deserves them all. I couldn't fault her in any way. This story is perfect as an audiobook and the author, Carole Bellacera chose the perfect narrator
I won this audiobook on the Narrator Spotlight and was under no obligation at all to write this review, however, this review represents my honest opinion
Loved it. Like sweet and spicy molasses on a stick!
The "Hairy Christmas" hospital escape was probably my favorite scene. Later, I rallied behind Jeneeva and her self-discovery transformation, and I was happy for her. I learned so many new southern colloquialisms. Lots of fun in this audiobook.
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