• Adulting

  • A Novel
  • By: Liz Talley
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (242 ratings)

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Adulting

By: Liz Talley
Narrated by: Carly Robins
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Publisher's Summary

USA Today bestselling author Liz Talley’s emotional and heart-lifting novel about facing the past, unconditional love, and a woman on the verge of a breakthrough.

After another all-night bender, one more failed stint at rehab, and a parole violation, self-destructive actress Chase London has to deal with her demons. She’s been written off as a Hollywood casualty by almost everyone, including her own mother. But handsome superstar Spencer Rome has her back. So does an uncompromising stranger determined to start Chase at square one and help her pull her future into focus. If Chase is willing.

Life coach Olivia Han is devoted to “adulating” boot camp therapy. It’s not just her professional specialty, though - it’s also one way to avoid focusing on building a life of her own. To escape the pressures of Tinseltown, the two women head to Olivia’s cabin in the wilds of Northern California. There they discover a place in need of TLC. As they work together to rehab the once-charming cabin, they create a refuge where Chase can come to terms with her unsettled past, and where Olivia has an unexpected reckoning with her own troubling history.

For two women doing damage control, this is a time for second chances—in life, in finding love, in forgiving family, and in an emerging friendship that might be exactly what each of them needs to heal.

©2021 by Amy R. Talley. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Refreshing story!

Great read... Great narration. Please try this book!
Chase whose a train wreck actress, gets a wake up call. Enter Olivia, her therapist who is trying to avoid her own life problems. They're in Olivia's sister, the boy next door, and Chase's long time friend. It has a hint of steel magnolias going on.

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A book of maturing...

In this tale, a movie star is out of control and addicted to drugs. She also has not been in a movie for a long time. Her name is Chase. Spencer wants her in his new film. But he needs to get her clean and sober. So he pays a life coach to come in and help her. Olivia had her own sister die of an overdose. And as you read, the actress she helps and her sister have a lot in common. But in the end, Chase doesn't want to act. She falls in love and finds herself while getting herself together.

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Entertaining with some deep topics

Very good book. Thought it was going to just be a light read, and while it was funny and entertaining at times, it also broached some very deep subjects in a respectful way. Well done.

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So incredibly disappointing

Let me start with I previously loved this author so was very much looking to listening to this audiobook. Then I got to chapter 5 and the life coach/therapist made a heinous snarky comment about when Chase, the main female character she was raped at the age of 13 I was done. I truly don’t care how good the rest of the book may be or all of the great ratings it has, I lost any desire to finish and ever listen to anything by this author ever again. I mean seriously, what was she thinking? I know it’s a work of fiction, but wow. So incredibly awful, inappropriate and that a woman wrote that no. Just no. Shame on her. I am sure I can never listen or read anything by this author again.

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I liked the concepts

I liked the concept: therapy via "adulting boot camp". Also, a good reminder that therapists are people, too. It ends how it ends and there were a variety of option endings I could see coming - this one chose the Bollywood version.

Notes for the narrator: the word "chamois" is pronounce "SHAM-mee", the word "wizend" is pronounced ""WIZ-uhnd"

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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Big disappointment

I usually love Liz Talley books and was looking forward to reading Adulting. But this story is awful. Repetitive, annoying, depressing, and very heavy. No likes me characters. I hope she goes back to writing like she used to.

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A fun book good for a long drive. Nothing deep to distract you just entertainment.

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great story. being accountable. choices have a fifty-fifty result. talking, confronting, releasing and healing being a well rounded person makes life more enjoyable

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so cute! so real! so true to life.

I really enjoyed listening to this book the narration was great, as well as the story itself. The "adulting" form of therapy was very interesting and informative. Now I'm wanting to find a hideaway and reset myself. I actually think everyone needs to do it at least once a year. I could see helping one person find their identity and growth blended with and actually allowed everyone else to face and deal with their problems too. You never know what your dealing with internally until you reach out to help someone else.