It's '86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair bands. Rachael O'Brien's freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college away from her hometown of Canton, Ohio, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys-hopefully acing the latter two.
But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a 30-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme mess with her "to do" list. On top of her troubles at school, Rachael finds herself forging a new relationship with her emotionally shaken father after Mom abandons the family to pursue a psychic calling. Bad decision-making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year challenging in Paisley Ray's Deep Fried and Pickled quick-witted, south-of-the-Mason-Dixon romp.
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Lots of fun getting immersed in the wacky world of the story. There's plenty of wit and humor woven into Rachel O'Brien's misadventures and the unique bunch of characters she encounters. Listening to this book can provide a great antidote to the tension of rush hour traffic.
This book can both make you wish you were back in college while at the same time making you happy you never have to relive those days again.
The delivery, the narration, the phrasing and vocalizations are fantastic.
While totally different while having some similar attributes, I think readers of this series and readers of Kelsey Browning and Nancy Naigle's work would appreciate this snarky southern insight.
I laughed at so many!
who knew college life would give such an education!
Keep your shoes with you, cell phone charged (I know, but now is a different time) a good GPS app and money to pay for your own way home.
Get the years right been a member since 2006
To my friends college age grandkids yes. But to my age friends not really. The book was sort of a mystery, love story and let see how drunk we can get at the parties. The main story was on a young girl freshman from Ohio coming to South Carolina for college and trying to score her first fling. Oh also she knows art so thats where the mystery comes in and the story moves fast and the people we all new in high school or college.
Yes she had a different identity for each characters from nice to bitchy
Too young for me
This series will have you laughing out loud. Rachel is a college freshmen in this first book. She is an art history major and trouble seems to follow her everywhere she goes. The narrator does a great job changing her tone for each character. Give it a try. I promise you will want to listen to the entire series and you will become a huge Rachael O'Brien fan just like me.
I absolutely would recommend this audiobook to a friend! The book itself was excellent, but the audiobook just put everything together.
Katie Lee is my favorite, she makes me laugh out loud and makes everybody step outside their box. Rachel would be so boring without her.
The writing & character development were solid, the narration was very good, but thematically it just didn't click for me. Maybe I'm just not at the right place in my life to relate to a bunch of partying college girls (wow that makes me feel old to say). I also really didn't like all the foul language - this book was heavy with it. I tend to listen to books on speaker around my toddler & I really don't want one if her first words to be f****ity-f****-f****-f****. I had to put ear buds in pretty quickly to be able to continue listening. Sorry, this one just wasn't for me.
I was given this book by the rights holder at no charge in exchange for my unbiased review
hooked on books
It took me awhile to get into the story. In fact, I restarted the story a few times. But my persistence eventually paid off for I was soon caught up in the story. The author is new to me. I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's work.
I had so much fun listening to this audiobook with all its fun loving characters and their stories. I wished I could go to college with these girls, party with these girls and be friends with theses girls. I love how Paisley Ray added the mystery along with the TWO SHE DEVILS! A bunch of different plots all in one. I can't wait to see what's next for Rachael O'Brien and her friends in the next book of the series.
"I was voluntarily provided this review copy at no charge by the author, publisher or narrator."
is it just me or does this narrator sound like Paris from Gilmore Girls? there was so much going on in this book. definitely entertaining. “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
A lover of cozy mysteries, contemporary romance and getting lost in the world of audiobooks
If I had to classify this I would say it's more of a young adult series. It's all set in college during Rachel's freshman year. It's not a straightforward mystery, it's also a bit of an adventure, personal drama and YA love story. If you're looking for a straight cozy mystery then just know this is more of a blend.
The cast of characters were so well narrated that I felt like I knew then! The narration was truly the best part of it all! Katie Lee was my favorite, she really elevates Rachel & keeps everyone's spirits up. There are also a whole host of other entertaining characters popping in & out, so you'll never be bored! I was gifted this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
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