Velva Jean
Books in series4
UNABRIDGED
(4.2 based on 656 ratings)
  • 1
    Velva Jean Learns to Drive | Jennifer Niven

    Velva Jean Learns to Drive

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (473)
    Performance
    (364)
    Story
    (361)

    Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jean's mother urges her to "live out there in the great wide world." Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher.

    If Jenna Lamia reads it, I'll listen to it!

    And once again, she doesn't disappoint. Of course, I have to give Jennifer Niven some credit since she wrote this wonderful story. The characters an..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 17 2009 by Susan (Rock Hill, SC, United States)
  • 2
    Velva Jean Learns to Fly | Jennifer Niven

    Velva Jean Learns to Fly

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Emily Durante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (84)

    Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven's spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring. Bristling at the limitations faced by a woman in rural Appalachia and fueled by the memory of her late Mama telling her to "live out there," Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope - until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream....

    Why change the reader?

    I liked the way Jenna Lemia read the first book in the series, and I felt like I was now a part of Velva Jean's family, rooting for her so much that I..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 28 2012 by Naomi (Costa Mesa, CA, United States)
  • 3
    Becoming Clementine | Jennifer Niven

    Becoming Clementine

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Käthe Mazur
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (51)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (45)

    England, 1944. An American volunteers to copilot a plane carrying special agents to their drop spot over Normandy. Her personal mission: to find her brother, who is missing in action. Their plane is shot down, and only she and five agents survive. Now they are on the run for their lives. As they head to Paris, the beautiful aviatrix Velva Jean Hart becomes Clementine Roux, a daring woman on a mission with her team to capture an operative known only as Swan.

    Enjoyed the third in the series

    A note about the narrators: The narrator changes for every book in the series which I found distracting. The best was Jenna Lamia in the first book, t..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 02 2016 by Ohio Customer (Cincinnati, Ohio)
  • 4
    American Blonde: Velva Jean, Book 4 | Jennifer Niven

    American Blonde: Velva Jean, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Jennifer Niven
    • Narrated By Laura Hicks
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (33)

    A fearless and spirited pilot conquers Hollywood. Now can she survive movie stardom? In 1945 Velva Jean Hart is a bona fide war heroine. After a newsreel film of her triumphant return to America, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer promises to make her a star. They give her a new life story and a brand-new name. As "Kit Rogers", she navigates the movie sets, recording sessions, parties, staged romances, and occasional backstabbing that accompany her newfound fame.

    narrator. ...

    I loved the narrator of the 1st book.... I still do not understand why they would change on the next book... awful. .. then change AGAIN... so frustra..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 04 2016 by Tracy ()