• Folk Around and Find Out

  • Good Folk: Modern Folktales, Book 2
  • By: Penny Reid
  • Narrated by: Joy Nash, Chris Brinkley
  • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Folk Around and Find Out

By: Penny Reid
Narrated by: Joy Nash,Chris Brinkley
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Publisher's Summary

He needs to get her out of his system. Just once....

Hank Weller doesn’t help people. He leaves that do-gooder nonsense to his best friend, Beau Winston. Hank does what he wants, when he wants, with whomever he wants—and Hank does not want to hire Charlotte Mitchell to be an exotic dancer at his club, The Pink Pony. Sure, he can’t help noticing the dips and curves of her, how shrewd, smart, and funny she is, the fire in her hazel eyes. He’s always noticed. She’d probably draw a crowd and entice the regulars. But after Charlotte’s messy, public divorce made Hank’s club out to be the culprit—and made her the single mother of four kids—he doesn’t need or want any additional bad press courtesy of Charlotte Mitchell. Or the distraction. Unfortunately for him, the town’s prettiest charity case doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the words nope, no, and never.

Charlotte Mitchell doesn’t much like Hank Weller. Once upon a time, she used to. Years ago, she liked him a whole heck of a lot despite other folks in town labeling him as “eccentric” and “nonconformist”, which were polite Southern alternatives to “filthy rich” and “self-centered douchebag”. Her opinion of him changed dramatically after he volunteered to be her date to junior prom and then promptly stood her up. They haven’t so much as acknowledged each other in more than a decade. But a sudden family emergency means Charlotte needs access to Hank’s club ASAP. Unfortunately for her, the narcissistic fancy-pants doesn’t seem to understand the meaning of the words help, generosity, and compassion.

But he’s about to find himself schooled. Charlotte is going to teach Hank a lesson once and for all about basic human decency, whether he likes it or not.

Spoiler alert...he likes it.

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Fantastic read

Penny Reid knocks it out of the park again! Great story line, I need more smarty pants romance books to come out lol

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Love this series!

Great character development! Love how this author uses supporting characters from other books, and makes the main characters in other books.

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Home run

Penny Reid hits a home run for me again. I loved this sweet and sexy story. And Chris Brinkley and Joy Nash hit it outside the park as usual too!!

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Incredible performance

I always love an entry into Penny Reid’s Green Valley, and this book was no exception, with reformed bad boy Hank, owner of the Pink Pony. Hank and Hannah’s story was great, a sort of long term crush trope. But the narration really stood out. Joy Nash’s voice for Hannah’s mom was so good I had to listen twice in one spot just to hear it again. And Chris Brinkley was amazing as usual, he does such a great job with accents and voices. It was fun to hear Cletus as a side character again.

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By far, The BEST performance so far! Amazing!

I read this book first on Kindle because it wasn't available on audio. Then I saw it came out and the 2 best narrators that exist had taken on the task, so I purchased it on audio to revisit. I enjoyed it written, I loved it so much on audio I was speechless and crying at the end! The content and conversations were richer, the sex hotter, I laughed out loud and cried with the vulnerability of the characters. Joy and Chris brought them to life in such an amazing way. 👏🏾 👏🏾👏🏾 Penny Reid is a certified genius. this we know. I can't get enough.

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Great story and characters, but missed opportunity

Penny Reid is one of my favorite authors. Loveable and unique characters, witty and often hilarious dialogue and poignant and compelling romantic situations make all of her books must reads for me. Hank and Charlotte's story had all of those factors and a few additional "pluses": It's set in Green Valley, TN, so it's got lots of fun scenes with the Winston brothers and their significant others -- always a treat in the Pennyverse. Hank runs a strip club - a profession rare for romcoms, at least the non-erotic sort. Charlotte is a single divorced mom with four young kids and a load of unsexy but realistic everyday challenges -- that's beyond rare for any kind of romance. And the love that blooms between Hank and the kids is every bit as endearing as the romance between Hank and Charlotte.

So I honestly loved the story until the last few chapters. Without spoiling it, it just seemed like a rushed and overly contrived ending. Problems were solved with weird simplicity, several fascinating characters just disappeared from the storyline with no further mention, and even the usual brilliance of Cletus Winston seemed underwhelming.

Joy Nasb and Chris Brinkley were awesome narrators, as always.

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Hank!

The sexiest chapter: 25

Hank is two sides of a coin: he’s selfish and he’s giving. As with every book in these series of series, I loved meeting Hank and Charlotte and her children. Hank is all about tit for tat until Charlotte unwittingly and by simply being herself shows Hank that by giving there are rewards to be had. You don’t need to even the scales or pay someone back.

I love Jethro (he’s my favorite Winston, next to Cletus. And Billy…how can I really pick a favorite?), and his cameos were a gift.

Hank experiences many emotions in regards to Charlotte: dismissal, contempt, lust, abandoning of his pride (yes, Hank Weller begged. And it was so sexy), then respect, admiration, and belonging.

I’ve gone back and listened to a few chapters and I’m here to tell you that, as a mother, Chapter 25 is when I fell for Hank Weller. I mean, the offer for services was tempting, but Chapter 25 and the list of to-dos…so sexy.

Chris Brinkley and Joy Nash, naturally, just hit it out of the park for me. Their narration is the best next to Susan Erickson from the In Death series by JD Robb (if you like murder and crime dramas mixed with comedy and romance, that series is great), and I am officially fangirling Chris, Joy, and Susan.

Thank you, Penny, for sharing your gift of writing. I hope you feel better, it sounds like you’re taking a well-deserved break. Be well.

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Love Penny Reid

I have read all of her books, and loved them all. I think this one is my favorite!

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The kids and Hank are adorable, love story sweet!

I generally love Penny Reid stories and this was no exception. Her characters are all so unique. Their behaviors and motivations somewhat unpredictable and leaning heavily into the neurodivergent. As someone who is on the MD spectrum I always welcome these quirks of personality and their often wholly different tho logical philosophies.

I’ve always been curious about Hank. He’s made some odd decisions in the series that I didn’t understand. This opened my eyes and made me adore him. They way he met the kids tho and how he pretty much fell in love with them first was such an incredible scene. This is now clearly one of my faves of Penny’s. I love being surprised by her!

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Penny Reid Always Comes Through!

I haven’t read a book written by Penny that I haven’t loved. Her characters are real, quirky, endearing, hilarious, feisty, and intelligent. Her narrators make every book come alive. They are incredibly talented. This book did not disappoint!

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  • Pollypc
  • 01-22-23

A return to Green Valley

There is nothing better than a trip to Green Valley and the Winstons, their friends and extended family.

Folk Around and Find Out takes us to The Pink Pony, and it's owner Hank Weller

Any previous visitors to Green Valley will have met, the often grumpy, Hank Weller.

When he meets Charlotte Mitchell in the most unusual of circumstances, things start to change for the better??

I loved this story. I loved that Hank's surliness could so easily be improved by surrounding himself with the right people....The Mitchell's!

How they get to their HEA is a mixture of laughter, sadness and downright chivalry.

You've got to read this!

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  • 01-21-23

oh hank

I was always going to love this boom. hank was a background favourite. this has got to me up there with the Winston brothers stories

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  • Lou Lou
  • 01-08-23

Loved this so much!!

I adored the Winston Brothers series, and was delighted to start on this new series, with the brilliant story of Jackson James and Rae, which I really loved listening to.
Although it hardly seems possible, this book is even better! Hank had come up in the Winston Brothers series from time to time, as Beau's best friend, but he had seemed a bit ridiculous and self obsessed. Much of the joy of this book is finding out just what a lovely guy he really is.
This story has lots of humour through it, like all of the other books, and lots of cameo appearances by favourite characters from previous books, as well as two wonderful main characters in Hank & Charlotte.
I really hope that there are many more books to come about the folks of Green Valley.
As always, a wonderful combination of Penny Reid's brilliant writing and fantastic narration, from Chris Brinkley & Joy Nash 😊 ❤❤

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  • vickles666
  • 01-06-23

Another amazing story

Yet another amazing couple and great storyline. The best matched voices for the characters on Audible.

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  • Beck
  • 12-24-22

the performance was fantastic!

the performance was fantastic! the delivery really made the story pop!

I really liked this one and it's one of my favourites in the series. really fun and really cute.

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