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Publisher's Summary

In RITA Award-winning author Melody Carlson's light-hearted tale, 30-something Gretchen Hanover learns that renewing a heart takes as much grace as renovating a home. Jilted just before her wedding, she turns to home improvement TV - and ice cream - to soothe her broken heart. And when Gretchen's grand plan to flip a house soon flops, a certain carpenter - at first - only makes matters worse.
©2008 Melody Carlson; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Carlson's knack for humor and whimsical plots makes this a delicious chick-lit entry that fans will relish." (Library Journal)

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  • Ellen
  • Prospect, CT, USA
  • 02-03-10

I do not recommend this one

I was unable to get through this one. Typically I'm able to finish even when the story is not very good - not this one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Thoght It Would Never End

If you want to hear about home improvements then this is the book for you, otherwise do not waste your time.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Narration

I read this book years ago but thought it would be nice to listen to it while I did some work from home. The narration is a bit robotic and unfortunately, takes away from the story!

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love it!!

I live the book! I love the narrator!! I didn't want it to end. Cute, funny and realistic!!

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Great feel good story!

Where does A Mile in My Flip-Flops rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top ten!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I loved the lead character, Gretchen, because she was so witty and easy to identify with.

Any additional comments?

I laughed out loud all the way through this book. You don't normally find a lot of humor in Christian/Inspirational fiction so it was a really nice surprise to be chuckling from start to finish. As soon as I finished this book, I hurried to see what other audiobooks were available from this author. I can't wait to read more!!!

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  • Panicked
  • Devlin, Ontario, Canada
  • 10-20-10

so so

I thought it would be funnier, it wasn't really. It was good enough, a bit entertaining but rather kind of sad and of course you see the happily ever after coming a mile away. That was alright if the rest was a bit more interesting.

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  • Rachel
  • Atascadero, CA, United States
  • 09-29-10

Great Fun

A really fun novel. Written so that we share the experiences of the characters. A fantastic airplane/holiday read. One to listen to over and over again!

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I thought it was cute

Good beach listen...I thought it was cute - although I too was taken aback by the whole Christian angle. I have a real interest in houses and remodeling, though, so I loved that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Heather
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 02-10-10

Cute, but they don't tell you....

I mostly enjoyed this book, but was a little taken aback that it is an "inspirational" book. I wish it would have mentioned that in the description. It pushed a little too much in that direction for my liking. The rest of the story was very cute but some of the situations she got herself into were a little crazy.

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  • Anne
  • Kalama, WA, United States
  • 01-30-10

A mile in my flip flops

I wish that this book's Christian angle would have been stated up front. I am not interested in this nonsense, and would not have ordered this had I known it was a Christian novel. On top of that, it is terrible. Just awful. Do not waste your time or money. I will remember not to order anything from Melody Carlson.

0 of 9 people found this review helpful