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Lucky Starflowers Audiobook

Lucky Starflowers: A Steel City Story, Book 5

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Theodore and his cousin Rickey inherited their aunt's flower shop, Starflowers. They decide to run and improve it with their families' financial support. Starflowers gives Theodore's life meaning after a depressing breakup. Focusing on work is easy when he's absolutely sure there's no space for a man in his life. If he did allow for a boyfriend, it would be someone boring and everyday. Someone unlike the exotic Attila. He'd have a cubicle job, wear a cheap suit, and drive a Kia.

Sam Grey is a professional gambler who got caught counting cards one too many times, and consequences can be severe. He got beaten up, robbed, injured, and ends up homeless in Pittsburgh, living out of his Porsche. His temporary job helping with the Valentine's Day craze makes him yearn not only for the perky florist, but for a slower, friendlier way of life. When the shop runs into financial trouble, Sam's dangerous and exotic skills might be just the thing to help Theodore and show him he's not just a deadbeat moocher who's "just passing through."

©2016 Kate Pavelle (P)2016 Kate Pavelle

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    Mitch Obrecht Omaha, NE United States 09-21-16
    Mitch Obrecht Omaha, NE United States 09-21-16

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    "Loved the performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lucky Starflowers to be better than the print version?

    MUCH better. The performer raised an average story to a much higher level of enjoyment through his narration.


    If you’ve listened to books by Kate Pavelle before, how does this one compare?

    This was my first experience with this author.


    What does Kevin Chandler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    It sounds like I'm listening to a full cast presentation. He has a gift for voices. Even those minor characters are given unique voices, which he then returns to when they pop in later on. It's like he has compiled a list of every character in the book, and developed a vocal pattern for each one individually. I don't know if that's how it happened, but that's how it came across. He should be doing voice over work for cartoons (maybe he already is?).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Oh, yes. One scene in particular. I'm going to be vague, so I don't spoil things here. There is a house that has been converted into several apartments. One of those apartments has been unused since the lady who lived there passed away. Someone comes by for an unexpected visit and ends up staying in that vacant room. He just about gets to sleep when he hears squeeking, and something crawls over his feet. I was cringing/laughing so hard I had to pull over.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't enjoy the story. I enjoyed the telling of the story, the performance. I'm sure it has to do with the two main characters, neither of whom I cared for or about. As a reader, I was never given the slightest reason as to why I should care for them. Side characters were much more interesting, and I kept wanting to hear more about them.

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    lani samayoa 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Theo needs his Lucky"
    Would you listen to Lucky Starflowers again? Why?

    Yes, the story is very well written. I enjoyed listening about Theo and Sam's journey to love.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really enjoyed Sam. He is a very complex character.


    Which character – as performed by Kevin Chandler – was your favorite?

    Sam. Again because he is very complex. He is Sam and Samantha and sometimes both.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this story and will look into getting the others in the series. This can be read as a stand alone, but will enjoy getting to know the others in the series.

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