Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken-hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a dire haunting from an unknown child, and a deadly mystery that only she can solve. Yonder is the perfect Southern treat for fans of tangled romance, spooky mysteries, and down home cooking. Taking place in the 1940s on the cusp of World War II, Yonder promises a lovely glimpse of an era that was all too short.
©2015 LeeAnne Hansen (P)2016 LeeAnne Hansen
Classic Gothic Romance
I love Benjamin, he's a kind and caring man who does his best to do right by everyone.
This is her debut performance, I'll definitely be listening to more of her work in future!
It was! I valiantly tried to, but 10 hours is a little much even for me...
This is just a really good Southern Ghost Story! You don't find many of those anymore.
LeeAnne's voice is made for reading stories! With every word I fell more into the story.
The beginning. The descriptions.
I have read the book and I have now listened to the Audible. And I will read and listen to them many more times I am sure! I would have no hesitation about recommending this title. I have already loaned my book more than once.
I drive a lot for my job. Maybe 20 hours a week, so I DEVOUR audiobooks. This one was definitely worth the listen. Narration was great, audio quality is great, and story line kept my interest all the way through and I am looking forward to the next installment. Plus it always adds something when the author does the narration in my opinion. That's what surprised me about the audio and narration quality. You don't always get that too when the author narrates. That is what bumped it all up to five stars for me. :-)
Of course - I loved the feeling of "being there" and always wanted to know what was coming next.
It took me to a time and place that I could imagine well and I enjoyed listening to every word, wondering what was going to happen next. What could be better than romance, mystery AND some ghostly haunting!
LeeAnne made it quite clear which character's were speaking and her use of a southern accent brought realism to the story. Her voice is pleasant and she speaks clearly and at a good pace so that every word is well understood.
Southern charm with a mix of romance and ghostly adventures.
A wonderful experience for my first audio book! LeeAnn's performance made it so I couldn't stop listening - what a pleasure to listen to.
I have a full review my thoughts on this books on Amazon and goodreads. But this is better than I expected. LeeAnne really brought Isabelle and all the characters to life with her voice. I enjoyed listening to this book on my train rides. The humor in her voice as I sat on the subway had me smirking a great deal of time. I cannot recommend this book enough to everyone. Whether you buy the kindle version or the audio version, it's a great story! ❤️❤️👍🏻
I'm a big fan of a thriller that gives you everything you need to figure what's going on without spelling it out for you. I didn't figure it out but at the end of the story my wife did. The nostalgia of the story as it moved through the years leading up to WWII was a lot of fun. My wife and I were both very impressed that the author read the story as the way that she did. I don't believe I've heard her read before, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that she was a professional audio book reader.
Normally my wife and I watch movies when we fly but we were super excited to listen to Yonder on our way to New Orleans recently. We were totally let down, however, when our rental car wouldn't play the book through the bluetooth. Fortunately, we had another long flight back.
This is my first go at an audiobook and a good start. I'm a fast reader and listening to an audio book forced me to slow down especially in parts where narrative replaced action for quite a bit. In any event it has taught me patience.
The climax to the story was particularly well done. By that time you would have figured out what was happening but it was a thrill to see it all unfold.
Since this is my time listening to a story, can't comment on the question as asked. However, LeeAnne changed her voice to reflect the different characters and the narrative. Although quite long, it wasn't hard to listen. LeeAnne's singing voice is pleasant and broke up what could have become the monotony of a speaking voice. Hearing popular songs of the time definitely helps establish the period.
Sins of the father - the past will haunt you
The author created some really interesting characters -a self-centred drama queen, a kind boy who grew into a compassionate young man, a rich somewhat selfish boy who turned out to be less so in both respects, a southern vamp and a wicked father. An apparently sweet story with an underlay of violence and sorrow that make it somewhat less so.
I struggled at first waiting for the build up but once it started oh man did it take off. the book truly is like a rollercoaster with the random twists thrown in kept me on the edge of my seat especially towards the end. now I just wonder what happens with all of the other characters we've gotten to know. the only thing I didn't care for was the voice/singing for Gloria.
I love the romance between Isabel and Benjamin. I dislike Charles because he wanted to get in between Isabel and Benjamin relationship. Doug went to army Isabel's brother and Teal her father out of anger disown him. I dislike Teal he was ruthless and Eva because could not stop chasing Benjamin. Eli the little boy that hunted Isabel for years turned out to be her half brother. Isabel and Benjamin were going on a trip to NYC A gift from Benjamin.
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