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Bona-Fide

By: BJ Tassin
Narrated by: Dana Reynolds
Length: 21 hrs and 24 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Back in the 1960s, 10-year-old Sassy lived a cloistered life with her family in an old broken down school bus, hidden back off the dirt roads, nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains. When their mama falls seriously ill, she and her siblings set out on foot to find their father to bring him home. 

Days later they end up in the small mountainside town of Whisper Ridge, where a host of colorful characters band together to try to help them. However, not knowing their parents by any name other than Mama and Daddy presents quite a problem with the search. Complicating matters, Sassy realizes that she, too, is known only by her nickname. Will she be able to unravel her true identity? 

Narrator Dana Reynolds’ deep rooted Ozark accent is a natural fit for this narratives dramatic humor. This story is infused with original songs and music by local Ozark artists to enhance your listening pleasure!

©2007 BJ Tassin (P)2019 BJ Tassin

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Have your tissues ready for laughs and cries!!

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this Audiobook it just brings a great story to life!!
These little ones caught my heart 3 years ago when I first read the book, and by listening to the Audiobook, they have captured my heart all over again!  I'm just expecting them to come bustin' through my door at any moment now wanting sumptin'
I just loved the voice of the narrator, a perfect fit for all the special "Bona-fide" people through out the story
And I absolutely loved the music and singing as well 

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Loved this book!

I loved this book! I felt like I was taking this walk through the Ozarks with Sassy and her siblings! I couldnt wait to get back to it and see how it was all going to work out for this family.

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  • 11-19-19

Sad to finish it

I really enjoyed Bona-Fide when I read it, but the audible version brings it to life. BJ has assembled a great group of people. Dana was the voice I had given Sassy as I read for myself. Thank you, BJ, for sharing your story with us!

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Imaginative, fun, and redeeming story lines !

A refreshingly graphic interesting story about children’s experiences in loss and found relationships! Shows grace and love of strangers, as they help the children find their way!

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Enjoy listening to Bona-Fide ❤️

I didn’t hear any problem with the sounds of her reading the book. Her country hillbilly sounding voice was almost like music to my ears. I was wanting to here more and more. I could envision each of the characters. It was like she was taking me on a journey to some of my pass childhood. I felt like I knew quite a bit of the characters personally. Well at least the names. I loved the songs, even the whistling one was so good. Plus all those lessons in life about God and what He expects out of all us Bona-Fide people , made me think of my Momma. Sounded just like my mother. I love the book. Good job, Good job!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Love the story,but the recording is weak

The story itself is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Well written. The voice of the narrator is perfect for this book. However, the narrator seems to stumble through the text. Editing of the recording is the worst I’ve heard. Many sentences are repeated in the recording and can actually hear the pages being turned.