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M. Ring

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  • Built to Last

  • By: Aurora Rey
  • Narrated by: Gwenn Dawson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 351
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 326

Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow. Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family's construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You will love this love story.

  • By Linkme21 on 07-04-17

The accents... ruin it.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I’m sorry but as a life long southerner and someone who has lived in Atlanta... the southern accent in the story is horrible. I had to make myself finish the book. I guess if you aren’t from the south, maybe it won’t bother you as much but if you’re southern or have even been to the south... you’ll probably have a really hard time with it.