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Jill Fryman (Friday to her friends) is a line supervisor at a truck manufacturing plant in a small southern Indiana town. Life on the assembly line is almost as predictable as her love life. When it comes to matters of the heart, Friday always seems to be making the wrong choices. Things go from bad to worse when El, a sultry labor organizer from the UAW, sweeps into town to unionize the plant right after it's been bought out by a Japanese firm. Sparks fly on and off the line as Jill and El fight their growing attraction for each other against a backdrop of monster trucks, catfish dinners, Pork Day USA, and a bar called Hoosier Daddy.

©2013 Ann McMan and Salem West (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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This book was terrific because the characters had depth and the humor was great. I also learned a bit about Indiana. I frequently finding myself wishing editors would take more time or pay more attention when I read lesbian fiction. This book was well written. The characters were consistent and had multi-dimensional personalities.

It was much better than most of it's genre - enjoy!

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  • Meredith
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 02-19-17

One of the best audiobooks

Ann McMan and Salem West hit this one out of the park. Solid writing with obvious research done around the subject, extremely engaging story, and more of McMan's signature characters combine here to make this a must listen. I want to go back and listen to the whole thing again! Jericho was masterful, and Aftermath was great fun, but this may have outdone them. Sit back and enjoy. Christine Williams again brings perfect narration to every voice.

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  • steph
  • LAWTEY, FL, United States
  • 03-13-15

Friends

As always Ann can tell his story some parts are very funny. If you have a chance to listen to all of her audiobooks you will not be disappointed.

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  • BV
  • 11-29-14

A Laugh Out Loud Joy Ride

I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Hoosier Daddy" when it first came out as a paperback. I wondered if an audio version would be like a movie based on a book which is rarely as good as the book. The answer is that the audio version of "Hoosier Daddy" is every bit as good as the book. Christine Williams brought the characters to life in her excellent narration of the story. It truly is a laugh-out-loud fun experience to listen to this book. I highly recommend the audio version of "Hoosier Daddy."

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A wonderful book!

I love this book! Christine Williams is a fantastic narrator. Her delivery of the dialogue and humor inspire one to laugh out loud while listening. Ann McMan and Salem West are a great team.

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One of my favourite books ever

If you could sum up Hoosier Daddy in three words, what would they be?

Hilarious
Warm
Quirky

Who was your favorite character and why?

El is brilliant, beautiful, and dedicated to her job, but is also a sweetheart with champion A++ banter and flirting skills. It’s no wonder Friday can’t stay away from her, even while they’re both mindful of their places on either side of the union/management lines.

Which character – as performed by Christine Williams – was your favorite?

Probably still El.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, definitely.

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Hoosier Daddy is funny, but in a way that is smart and quirky, and I found myself constantly grinning or laughing. The locals in the story aren’t very educated and they are very peculiar, but it never makes a mockery of them. This story has so much heart and was clearly written with a lot of love, because it would have been so easy to make a bunch of caricatures instead of characters.

The first person narration works so perfectly because it feels like the reader is sitting at a table at Hoosier Daddy while Jill tells them the whole story of how she met and fell in love with El. By giving it that conversational feel, the authors cleverly skirt the showing vs telling rules of storytelling; what could have ended up as clumsy info dumping with a lesser author(s) is simply Jill is filling in the information I wouldn’t know as an outsider.

I received a free copy from the publisher for an honest review at The Lesbian Review.

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Amazingly funny 😆

Seriously this is the most amazingly funny audio book I have ever listened to! It kept me laughing non stop with tears eyes almost all through it! 😂

The narrator has done a great job with her command of the accent & giving the characters life & personality like no other has done before her!

Overall, it’s a great book with an excellent narrator. 😃

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Funny

Had a great time listening to this down home small town love story. The characters were hilarious. I love thus author and the narrator is wonderful.

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Awesome small town story

This book had me from the beginning the situations that Friday and El got into had me laughing so hard I almost peed myself. The authors were spot on with this small town story right down to Lucile the bar dog

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  • Kelli M
  • Columbus, Ohio United States
  • 11-22-16

This one's a keeper!

I really enjoyed listening to this book...the Narrator was great...the story was sweet, funny and just overall a wonderful way to spend the day!

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  • MoF
  • 09-10-17

A Romance With A Seriously Interesting Plot

True romance set in Motor Plant with an dab of industrial relations and a dash of employee relations thrown into the mix. An enjoyable listen.

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