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Looking for Me Audiobook

Looking for Me

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Publisher's Summary

A Southern novel of family and antiques from the bestselling author of the beloved Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

Beth Hoffman’s best-selling debut, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, won admirers and acclaim with its heartwarming story and cast of unforgettable characters. Now her unique flair for evocative settings and richly drawn Southern personalities shines in her compelling new novel, Looking for Me.

Teddi Overman found her life’s passion for furniture in a broken-down chair left on the side of the road in rural Kentucky. She learns to turn other people’s castoffs into beautifully restored antiques, and eventually finds a way to open her own shop in Charleston. There, Teddi builds a life for herself as unexpected and quirky as the customers who visit her shop. Though Teddi is surrounded by remarkable friends and finds love in the most surprising way, nothing can alleviate the haunting uncertainty she’s felt in the years since her brother Josh’s mysterious disappearance. When signs emerge that Josh might still be alive, Teddi is drawn home to Kentucky. It’s a journey that could help her come to terms with her shattered family - and to find herself at last. But first she must decide what to let go of and what to keep.

Looking for Me brilliantly melds together themes of family, hope, loss, and a mature once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. The result is a tremendously moving story that is destined to make bestselling author Beth Hoffman a novelist to whom readers will return again and again as they have with Adriana Trigiani, Fannie Flagg, and Joshilyn Jackson.

©2013 Beth Hoffman (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Kathleen Fuller 10-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it"
    Where does Looking for Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Nothing


    Have you listened to any of Jenna Lamia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes they were both wonderful


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

    There were quite a few


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were other titles by Beth Hoffman except for the two I have listened to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy 09-10-15
    Sandy 09-10-15
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    I love J enna Lamia's reading. that is how I found this book. I look forward to reading more of Beth Hoffnan's books and hooe she chooses the same wonderful narrator

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    Amazon Customer 08-30-15
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    "so well written!"

    a sweet story with an interesting mystery. the characters were fun and interesting and Jenna Lamia wa outstanding as always!

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    Bre N. Long beach, CA 08-12-15
    Bre N. Long beach, CA 08-12-15 Member Since 2015

    Triathlete, Designer, secret-romantic, glass half-fuller, Devo-tee, and lover of British Literature.

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    "Story and narration were great"

    I loved the story and am a very avid follower of Jenna Lamia, the narrator.
    Story is sweet and full of kindness.

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    Imamomof4 07-19-15
    Imamomof4 07-19-15
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    "SOUTHERN CHARM SOOTHES, SURPRISES AND SATISFIES"
    Would you listen to Looking for Me again? Why?

    Yes, I plan to. Filled with so many nuances I'm sure I missed some, so I know I'll appreciate it even more on the second listening.


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    Some have said this is slow moving as though that were a bad thing. It is slow moving- like the clouds across the sky on an almost windless day; or like the lazy eddies in the widest part of the meandering North Fork River. And just like those, this story unfolds into so many different shapes and currents, it could never be called boring. The characters are so close to us: A young wife transformed into a care-worn listless mother who has robbed herself of life's present joy by holding on to past disappointments; A devoted father busy providing for his family while missing out on deeper relationships; A daughter longing to please and connect with her mother, knowing she can only come just so close before their differences make it obvious that love itself isn't quite enough to bridge the gap; A young boy mothered by his older sister and finding an emotional understanding that neither could attain with their mother; An aged grandmother gracefully accepting her frailty yet attempting to be happy in a home that isn't her own. And upon them all, a series of everyday events shower down touching each one differently and significantly. This could've been a dark and depressing story, but instead, Ms. Hoffman drapes the landscape with beautiful Southern charm that soothes, surprises and satisfies.

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    Jlowe 07-10-15
    Jlowe 07-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Beyond fabulous "

    Narrator is as fabulous as the story. I was glued to this story and cried and laughed and smiled and got angry right Ali g with the characters. I am already trying to figure out who should be cast as Sam in the movie they most certainly should be working on. Loved this book!!!!!

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    Janna Rachele Raleigh, NC USA 07-02-15
    Janna Rachele Raleigh, NC USA 07-02-15 Member Since 2011

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    "An unexpected escape."

    This is a story that weaves some of the best and worst parts of life into it. The narrator has a soothing voice and I looked forward to escaping my worries by listening while I drove or cleaned.

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    Claudia Montalvo Kingwood, TX United States 07-01-15
    Claudia Montalvo Kingwood, TX United States 07-01-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Weak plot"

    The narrator is the only reason I kept listening. The story was weak an unappealing.

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    Emily 06-28-15
    Emily 06-28-15
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    "Sooooooo Beautifully Done"

    This story unfolds with such Grace and Depth. The realness of the era is so sweet. The family relationship(s) masterfully handled. The setting in the South.... Prefect tempo and cadence, beginning to end. I did not want it to end... And then she did that the best of all.

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    Michele McKeon Blooming Grove, New York USA 05-25-15
    Michele McKeon Blooming Grove, New York USA 05-25-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great performance- story could have been shorter"

    The actress was wonderful. Lived her work. Book could have easily been 2 hours shorter. I lost interest towards the end and really didn't care about Josh by the end.

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  • Tracey
    9/17/15
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    "Beautiful book"
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    This is such a beautiful book to listen to. The narrator is excellent. From the first word to the last she has you captivated in the story. I loved all of the characters. It's heartwarming, touching and at times heartbreaking. The book is beautifully written. Although, I think I enjoyed listening to it more than I would have if I had read it. It is one of those rare occasions when the author and the narrator come together in perfect harmony. Jenna Lamia tells the story rather than some narrators that just read the book - there's a big difference ! I am very sad to have finished it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Letty
    4/12/15
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    "A wonderful saga"

    I enjoyed this story immensely. I hadn't read any previous books by this author and didn't know what to expect but what I found was a wonderful long story full of likeable, real characters. I looked forward to hearing the next chapter and lingered over chores so I could hear just a little bit more!
    I love Jenna Lamias narration...I could listen to her voice for hours, it is the perfect voice for the story.
    Well worth a listen.

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  • Karen
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    1/15/16
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    "not as good as expected.having"
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    having listened to and enjoyed saving cee cee Honeycutt I thought looking for me would be really good and enjoyable. I nearly gave up at the beginning but realising beth Hoffman was the author carried on. in the end I did finish it but can't say I enjoyed it. there were a lot of sad bits with very little humour to offset this.
    told in the first person it went between childhood and adulthood numerous times breaking the flow of the story.
    jenna lamia was o.k performing the story.

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