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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere Audiobook

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

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Armani Curtis can think about only one thing: her tenth birthday. All her friends are coming to her party, her mama is making a big cake, and she has a good feeling about a certain wrapped box. Turning ten is a big deal to Armani. It means she's older, wiser, more responsible. But when Hurricane Katrina hits the Lower Nines of New Orleans, Armani realizes that being ten means being brave, watching loved ones die, and mustering all her strength to help her family weather the storm. A powerful story of courage and survival, Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere celebrates the miraculous power of hope and love in the face of the unthinkable.

©2014 Julie T. Lamana (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 12-18-16
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 12-18-16 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Three Cheers for Armani!"

    All Armani wants is to have a stellar eleventh birthday party--to the point where she's willing to fudge about how seriously neighbors are taking Hurricane Katrina. Therefore, to her, everything that follows is her fault, in her mind, because that's the way the young think, isn't it? It's a completely absorbing listen, and that she winds up shouldering so much is heartbreaking on the one hand, heart stirring on the other.
    Wonderful, well fleshed-out characters with quirks, needs, weaknesses, fears, beautifully narrated in the voice of the scared young girl, this is a truly unforgettable book. It's full of love and family, and strength to spare.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 01-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly Recommend"

    Wonderful book! Fabulous narration!!! I definitely recommend and will seek out other audio books that are narrated by Robin Miles. I would also love to read another book by this author!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 01-16-17
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 01-16-17 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Excellent! Bravo!"

    I've been moved to all emotions in this book. I've been drawn in and this book would not let go until it was over, every word giving new emotion and new anticipation for a happy ending. Wow! I've read a lot of books in the last year and few are so good I don't want to do anything else until the book ends.

    Exceptional writing and the most perfect performance!

    Wow! Wow! Wow!

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    Amazon Customer 11-25-16
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    "Was a heart warming book"

    It talked about sorrow that a young shouldn't go through but God was with her and she new that she was safe with mamaw and her dad beside her. This was the best book I've ever read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    kshea 09-29-16
    kshea 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The most best book in HISTORY!!!!!💜💜💜💜💜♥️♥️♥️♥️😍😜"

    The best book EVER!!
    I liked this book because it had a lot of action, and it kept you attached to it.
    I would recommend this book to people who are up for a challenge, and who also can deal with the sadness and a lot of things getting taken away from Armani the main character.
    Also I think it was a very very good book because she is a person,(Armani), who went through these hard, rough, and challenging times, with her a few of her family members getting washed away by the huge amount of water, during "Hurricane Katrina".
    This book was a very good and well written story, that will definitely linger with me for a long time.
    It was the best book I have ever READ!!
    Hope YOU enjoy it!!!!!🔮💝💖

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adam 07-08-16
    Adam 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Completely captivating read!"

    I had knots in my stomach and tears in my eyes throughout the entire story. You will absolutely be captivated by this historical fiction novel!

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    Sean Kench 05-24-16
    Sean Kench 05-24-16 Member Since 2012
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    "It's works Great... Content, ify"

    I love the narrator's voice, but the story is a little bit slow in the middle. It includes too many unnecessary details if you are only writing a summary about the book.

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    Carla 05-12-16
    Carla 05-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING😍"

    Very historical...and nice story line. Beautiful story about family and honesty. This is a no brainer read.😊😉

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    Barry Godding 12-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved this story"

    This book was wonderful. I loved the narrator's voice and southern accent. Otis a moving story of a loving family torn apart by forces of nature. The characters came alive and their emotions felt real. Thank you for this reminder.

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