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Flowertown | [S. G. Redling]

Flowertown

Seven years ago, a chemical spill brought the U.S. Army to rural Penn County, Iowa, where soldiers established a long-term, medically maintained quarantine. Officially, it’s called the PennCo Containment Area. But to the people trapped inside, their bodies tainted with chemicals that give off a sweet smell, it’s known simply as Flowertown. The quarantine was supposed to save their lives, but many of the survivors have grown suspicious of the government’s real motives. But not Ellie Cauley - her rage long ago burned down to hard, cynical pessimism. When a series of deadly events forces Ellie out of her apathy, she must prepare to face an enemy powerful enough to unleash her greatest nightmare.
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Seven years ago, a chemical spill brought the U.S. Army to rural Penn County, Iowa, where soldiers established a long-term, medically maintained quarantine. Officially, it’s called the PennCo Containment Area. But to the people trapped inside, their bodies tainted with chemicals that give off a sweet smell, it’s known simply as Flowertown.

The quarantine was supposed to save their lives, but many of the survivors have grown suspicious of the government’s real motives. But not Ellie Cauley - her rage long ago burned down to hard, cynical pessimism. When a series of deadly events forces Ellie out of her apathy, she must prepare to face an enemy powerful enough to unleash her greatest nightmare.

©2012 S. G. Redling (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    GremlinGrrl VIRDEN, IL, United States 06-13-12
    GremlinGrrl VIRDEN, IL, United States 06-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "My favorite new smart-aleck heroine"
    What did you love best about Flowertown?

    The best part about Flowertown is the protagonist, a smart-aleck named Ellie. I could really identify with her attitude and appreciated the humor her dialogue added to an otherwise grim story.


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Tanya Eby did a great job performing the many characters. I liked her interpretation of Ellie and Rachel the best.


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

    I was smirking while listening to this audio book. It's really clever.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was difficult to put down. From the very beginning, I connected with the characters and was involved in the plot. Great work, S.G. Redling! I look forward to more enjoyable books from you.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 07-16-12
    Janice LAGRANGE, KY, United States 07-16-12 Member Since 2005

    I am a retired school counselor (middle and elementary) and an avid reader. I am a lover of great mysteries, quirky protagonists, and medical/scientific non-fiction. I travel a lot and love the freedon audiobooks give me to drive, work, and relax while enjoying a good book. On my ipod I have eclectic musical selections as well as audiobooks. I will strive to never steer you wrong in a review.

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    "What a surprise"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it's a complicated book with complicated characters. Nothing is easy in Flowertown.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book evolved in such an unexpected way. I was increasingly drawn into the story and the characters' lives.


    What about Tanya Eby???s performance did you like?

    Her voice is very pleasing and she does a great job of giving the characters emotion and dimension without being overly dramatic.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nothing's easy in Flowertown.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Springfield, MO, United States 07-11-12
    Michael Springfield, MO, United States 07-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very Entertaining --"
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    Sometimes we get caught up in finding books that will rivet us, or leave us with some insight within ourselves. But books just need to tell a story and entertain, and this one does both quite well. It was well read and had great dialogue that actually made me chuckle a couple times. The writing had hints of Philip K. Dick and wove a very intriguing story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Huntington, Wv, United States 06-21-12
    Shawn Huntington, Wv, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2005
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    "I am hooked"

    I hated to turn it off. I have over 300 titles in my Library and this is one of favorites. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-20-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-20-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Good book...not great, but good."

    This is a good book, just as the title of this review states. Not fantastic, but good. A lot of the dialogue doesn't seem very natural, and the characters behave in ways that just don't come across as genuine, but overall the story did maintain my interest. Not a novel that I will ever listen to again, more than likely, but was not a waste of time. I know, not a glowing review, but it is what it is.

    I am a reader that understands that not every book I read will be "the best book I've ever read"; I accept that, and can usually find redeeming values in each book I read. There are many redeeming things in is novel, as well. The story is a rather unique story in a world where there is a new post-apocalyptic type story every minute. I love these kinds of books, and it is always refreshing to find a new take on this genre. There were also very few characters in this story, so I really got to know those that were a part of the story. There could easily be a sequel.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bionichands washington, d.c. area 07-13-12
    bionichands washington, d.c. area 07-13-12 Member Since 2009

    procrastinator

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    "Painful. Not sure I can finish last 60 minutes."

    Sorry, this is just bad. I'm on the last 60 minutes or so, and I don't know if I can finish. I really could care less if I finish it. I'm just pressing on through sheer willpower.

    The premise of this sealed off town starts off ok. Quickly devolves into this trite and convoluted story of this big pharm company conspiracy. The dialogue in the story is HORRIBLE. Completely phony witty banter. Seriously, S.G. Redling, NOBODY TALKS LIKE THIS AND IT IS PAINFUL TO LISTEN TO. The back and forth between Ellie and Bing is especially bad as is their constantly replaying the same scene over and over. The two talk amicably, suddenly get upset, one storms off, then they meet up again later and apologize, suddenly upset, one storms off, etc; I am not kidding, this happens a dozen times at least in the same book.

    And lastly, no offense, but it you speak with a lisp, you should not be narrating audiobooks. It can be cute and endearing, I have no problem with it. However, it is just annoying in an audiobook, like fingernails on a chalkboard. Audible should start screening these books and post a freaking warning when the narrator has a lisp or is Stephen King.

    There are a TON of better books on audible to use your credit on. Avoid this one.

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
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