Regular price: $25.09

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

In Chasing Slow, viral sensation and HGTV.com star Erin Loechner turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle - one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most.

©2017 Erin Loechner (P)2017 Zondervan

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    51
  • 4 Stars
    17
  • 3 Stars
    10
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    6

Performance

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    7

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    38
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    8
  • 2 Stars
    5
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Book is wonderful - narrator completely ruins it

Would you try another book from Erin Loechner and/or Hayley Cresswell?

This is a very important and deep book. I bought it so I could discuss it with my 28 year old daughter - her idea. I bought the Kindle version first but added the narration. I could NOT believe how awful the narrator was. Her inflections completely distort the book. She sounds like a petulant 13 year old rather than the sincere, thoughtful woman the author actually is. I am writing this to tell you to READ this and avoid this narrator.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Chasing Slow?

The author takes common, normal moments in life and honestly acknowledges the complex feelings that arise from living them out. Many of the struggles are extremely authentic descriptions of being a woman, a wife, a mother and an individual. She doesn't offer platitudes, she goes deeper instead. Its a very spiritual book really. I admire her courage and honesty. She is NOT entitled and whiny. The narrator makes her sound that way!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

In every way possible. Whiny, stupid, clueless and not the right age.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Chasing Slow?

none

Any additional comments?

I hope I can reach people drawn to this book to warn them about the narrator. Read the book!!

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Do not buy

I'm not sure who feels whinier- the reader or the actual author. She just comes off very entitled and also annoyingly naive and spoiled. Maybe reading it on paper wouldn't come off the same way but the combo of the words and this readers voice makes the narrator unbearable for me. Couldn't make it through the second chapter.

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

I loved the book-purchased the hard copy as well

I very much enjoyed this book and disagree with the negative reviews. I found the story very real and the message refreshing. Some reviews speak about her being entitled, she admits that in the book and discusses the need to reprioritize and change her focus.

There are moments that might circle around a bit too much and I didn't love the recipes at the end of some of the chapters but those are easy to fast forward. There are several "little nuggets of wisdom" that caused me to purchase the hardback book so I could highlight them and use them as reminders for myself.

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

Good for analyzing your own life

Would you be willing to try another book from Erin Loechner? Why or why not?

Probably not. While I really enjoyed the messaging behind this book, the language was a bit flowery for my personal preference. I wanted her to hit the main points faster, and there was too much story to get there. I do think, however, that she writes really well - it just not in a style I enjoy.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Hayley Cresswell?

Maybe? I couldn't tell if it was the writing of the book or how she read it that I didn't prefer.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

One woman's quest for less.

Any additional comments?

I give this four stars overall because she makes such good points that are thought-provoking for the reader. I think a majority of moms can relate to the scenarios she poses in the book, which can be a comforting thought to the reader. I have recommended this to other working mom friends!

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Wonderful book, horribly annoying narrator.

Sadly I had to get the written book, as I just couldn't take this narrator. Her tone doesn't at all match the writing style.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Refreshing

I really enjoyed this book. I loved the honesty, the struggles, the candor and the truth shared. I finished it and felt challenged in living slower.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Some good parts, a first attempt

Metaphors that seemed odd, no real story line. Some good gems and thoughts here and there. It's an easy, fairly fun listen.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

Jans review.

i felt uninterested from the beginning. it just was the wrong book for me.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Simple

It was simple and sweet to listen too. She sounds like she's gone through a growing process that I would expect a lot of women can relate to. I plan to use some of her techniques. I enjoyed listening to the book

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Michelle
  • 03-09-17

Inspiring

If you could sum up Chasing Slow in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring. Emotional. Hopeful.

What other book might you compare Chasing Slow to, and why?

n/a

Have you listened to any of Hayley Cresswell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

n/a

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed and I cried in this book!

Any additional comments?

Motivational to spend more time living your life the way you want it, instead of waiting for 'one day'.
If you aren't living how you want to, then maybe you need to look at what you really 'want'. This book explains how this can be done, by just reshaping your ideas and not being afraid to take a risk. Things will go wrong, but you just have to work out how to get back on track.
Loved the way this book made me feel.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful