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Fling!

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Publisher's Summary

Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When 90-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother's ashes, lost there 70 years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands, and have a secondary agenda: they'd like a little action. And they get it.

Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles' odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico, where Bubbles' long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics. In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles' quest for her mother's ashes - and a new man - increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she's immortal. She doesn't hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit. Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from?

©2015 Lily Iona MacKenzie (P)2016 Lily Iona MacKenzie

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    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-11-16
    Shanna Tidwell Ft Worth, TX 09-11-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Wonderful & brilliant"

    I was constantly telling people about this book while I was listening to it. I adored it! I haven't read Water for Chocolate since the early 90's but this book reminded me of it in many ways. It's magical & fantastical!
    Heather, Bubbles & Feather are 3 distinct characters who can also blend as one. The story telling of these characters was some of the best parts. The past & present blended well. You could visualize the time periods. I simply loved this book!
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.


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    Deedra United States 11-30-16
    Deedra United States 11-30-16 Member Since 2015

    I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol

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    Bubbles,90,gets a letter that after 70 years her mother ashes are waiting for her at the post office.Her daughter and she make a trip of a lifetime to take them home.They both sow some oats.Bubbles frolics with men and her dead relatives.It is a fun book,thought the Heathers get confusing! Anna Crowe was a great narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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    Brandy Blackerby 10-10-16 Member Since 2013

    I am a fun loving mom that enjoys a great Book!! I'm happy to have Audible with a busy life it makes it so easy to still get lost in a book!

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    "THIS BOOK IS EPIC!!!"

    THIS BOOK IS EPIC!!! I loved this book!! Great Job Lily Iona MacKenzie did an AWESOME JOB!! Anna Crowe REALLY BROUGHT THIS GREAT BOOK TO LIFE!!!

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    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 10-10-16
    Bookaholic Ohio, USA 10-10-16 Member Since 2007
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    "A Hilarious Odessey"

    When you have three women named Heather (daughter, mother, and grandmother), you just know things are going to be a bit confusing. Fortunately, the daughter and her mother use nicknames, which helps. Despite the common names, they are unique individuals, and their relationships are complicated and poignant. The flashbacks are sometimes slipped in so seamlessly, that you have to pay attention to know whose life you're looking at.

    As it turns out, getting to Mexico City to reclaim Heather's ashes turns out to be the easy part of the journey. Bubbles, at 90, sometimes gets a little confused, and then reality becomes very fluid indeed.

    Grab your sombrero and enjoy the trip!

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 09-08-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Funny story"

    This could be a time travel but is not. A 90 year old(Bubbles, the mother) and her 60 year old (Feather, the daughter) daughter travel to Mexico to collect the ashes of Feather's grandmother. They are of Irish descent and believe in magic. Their misadventures kept me entertained as they became involved with the men of the country. The narrator was ver good. She told the story and all of the characters voices were the same. But did not distract from the story. Loved the conclusion.
    I was given this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

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    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 09-02-16
    Book Addict Lyons, Ks USA 09-02-16 Member Since 2010
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    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”



    Bubbles and Feather go on a road trip together for several reasons. This is an adventure, fantasy , mystery, with a bit of romance and a whole lot of self-discovery.



    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

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    "Could get confusing"
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    This book tells of the journey from Canada to Mexico by a mother and daughter to collect the grandmother's ashes. As the blurb says Granny comes back from the dead.
    If the story had been left at that point with the three women having some surreal reunion/adventure down in Mexico it would have been enough, in my opinion, but somehow additional deceased family members arrived, and it just got a little too ridiculous.
    Add in the constant jumps back to the past and how, where, why etc these people all came from and why they're the people they are now and it was just a bit too confusing to keep on top of.

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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