In Between, Georgia, population 90, a feud that began the night Nonny was born is escalating, and a random act of violence will set the torch to a 30-year-old stash of highly flammable secrets. This might be just what the town needs, if only Nonny wasn't sitting in the middle of it.
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"Plenty of Southern sass and rueful, charming confidences make this a theatrical and well-paced Southern family drama." (Publishers Weekly)
"Quirky and touching....A climactic ending with perfect story resolution makes this book tidy and uplifting." (Booklist)
great characters, slow beginning but built up nicely. Good listen. Amusing story line.
I don't usually like books narrated in a southern accent, but I can't imagine this book being read by anyone other than the author. I looked forward to every time I had a chance to listen and didn't want the book to end. The characters were quirky, and not all likeable, but always interesting. Flawed yet somehow loveable. The story line had enough twists to keep it interesting. I hate to go to the gym and only go so I can listen to a book; this one got me there more often than any other in a long, long time!
Enjoyable storyline with family connections and love interests. I would classify this as a good "Chick Flick". Good to listen to or read on vacation or in the car. Glad I purchased it.
Love audio books, collecting and shooting guns . Spent 12 years in the US Army, got out in '94. Been a Surveyor ever since. Married w/3 sons
I really liked this one, as much or more than "gods in Alabama". As the previous reviewer, I really think this without genre. I definitely don't think it should be listed as chick lit. Wonderful narration. Great throughout, very colorful characters, more color would burn my eyes. I grew up in SC and knew people or am related to people much like the ones in the book. If you buy it you'll love it. This is a little out of my usual genre of reading (check my other reviews) but this lady is amazing.
If you liked "Gods in Alabama" you'll love "Between, Georgia". Once again, the characters are so well developed, you really feel you know them. The story is engrossing and the humor is sharp and thoroughly enjoyable. The author does a superb job narrating (her voice for the character of Bernice is reminiscent of Vicki Lawrence doing Momma on Carol Burnett!). The story will draw you in right from the start and, like all good books, you'll hate when it finally draws to its satisfying close. Two thumbs up! I anxiously await the next yarn from this talented author.
Loved the story and the narration. The author/narrator sounds a lot like Reese Witherspoon so if you like her you'll enjoy the narration. Maybe it's my southern roots that get pulled so deep into Ms. Jackson's authentic stories but I just loved this one and Gods in Alabama. Looking forward to the next one!
Rating scale: 5=Loved it, 4=Liked it, 3=Ok, 2=Disappointed, 1=Hated it. I look for well developed characters, compelling stories.
What a terrific story, and so well read by the author - a rarity in audio books. I loved the characters and their individual voices. I was especially charmed by the author's voice for the little 5 year old - young without being babyish. This is the second book I've listened to by this author, and I've loved both. Time to find the next.
Joshilyn Jackson's debut novel, "Gods in Alabama", is a stunning work which transcends genre (it is in turns mystery, skilled comedy, family history and rich slice of southern life) and deserves to be called "literature". This follow-up book is not so finely honed, and while well-written and beautifully-read, it belongs strictly in the category of "chick lit". While a very fine example of the genre, it wouldn't have held my interest on paper for very long. Ms. Jackson's pleasant, down-home voice and skillful characterizations make for a fun listen, but after purchasing almost a dozen copies of "Gods" in hardcover and sending them to everyone I know, I will be keeping "Between" all to myself.
I probably would, but it would be well down on the list of must reads. The book may be more appealing to female listeners.
Its closer to Jodi Piccoult novels than other I have listened to, but the resemblance is slight.
Hang in there. I was about to give up on this book in the first hour as it took too much concentration to make out the author's narration. However after the first hour or so it got a lot better, the author started to speak slower and with more diction and I also got used to the accent.
No I never do that and I was never tempted to listen outside the car.
Not really Ron! Female, mid 40's. Need a good audio book really helps me get things done around the house. My family is annoyed!
I wanted more of this author after listening to "A Grown Up Kind of Pretty. For whatever reason "Between" was the last one chosen. As one of her earlier books it's too bad I didn't get it first. Then they would have just kept getting better. I was a little bored with this one. There just wasn't the mystery and suspense I found in the others but I guess it wasn't intended to be that kind of book. It's always great to hear this author narrate. Love her voice and the way she reads. I'll go back and listen to "A Grown Up Kind of Pretty" and "God's in Alabama" over and over but I doubt I'll hear this one again.
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