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Grace Space: A Direct Sales Tale

Narrated by: Rebecca Winder
Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
4 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Darcy was 24, living with her parents, and struggling to make her student loan payments. So, when she heard that Grace Space Independent Consultants make $40 per hour, she could hardly wait to sign on the dotted line. That signature launched her into a crazy adventure full of embarrassing blunders, kooky characters, and sidesplitting laughs, and it's not long before she starts to wonder if the purple dream is too good to be true.

©2014 Robin Merrill (P)2016 Robin Merrill

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A charming story with an excellent message........

Grace Space is a charming story about a young woman fresh out of college, Darcy, working as a waitress, living at home and hoping to start her adult life as a teacher. She has the misfortune of meeting a Grace Space (a direct marketing sales company that specializes in cosmetics) representative, and Darcy quickly gives into the allure of the promised riches. What ensues is a tale of Darcy basically drinking the cool aid for six months until she finally wakes up to the reality of this manipulating pyramid scheme. Luckily, along the way, she meets many genuine friends, rediscovers her faith and religion, and falls in love. Merrill skillfully uses foreshadowing to keep the listener glued to the story, needing to find out what would happen next to poor Darcy. As she says in the very beginning, this story has a happy ending and some truly hilarious and equally sad moments. Overall, this is a delightful book.

Rebecca Winder does a terrific job with the narration. She has a sweet and young voice that perfectly matched Darcy's somewhat naive personality. Her slight accent was very enjoyable and soothing, and this production couldn't have been more pleasing.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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A lighthearted Saturday read!

If you’ve ever had experience with direct sales then this story will be extra fun to listen to! But even if you haven’t, the story is so well written that you get thrust into the world of “pyramid schemes” and all the quirky characters that come along with them. Everything about this book is cozy, lighthearted and endearing. The narration gives Darcy a naive & sweet personality that I felt such a connection to by the end of the book. The best part is that all of the characters are flawed & real, and that goes along with the side characters as well. Gertrude is a particularly fun gem of a character who thankfully got her own spin off series (Gertrude Gumshoe).
The book keeps you entertained from start to finish & leaves you feeling happy at the end. Highly recommend it!

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Cute Story

I thought this story was very charming. It could have been a bit longer, I think. The ending was not quite as satisfying as it could have been. But very entertaining story that was well-narrated.

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A Quick, Quirky Read

I got this book via audiobook boom. This story is about the adventures of a direct selling woman who wants to make money. Anyone who has tried direct selling knows what this means. You meet all kinds of people who treat you in all kinds of ways. That being said it is not a story I would lean toward. The main character is snarky with a humorous twist. But if you are selling something then you have to find your inner good person and let them out every time you meet a potential client no matter how obnoxious they are.

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Funny!

this book is great for anyone who has tried direct selling. the narration was great and the story was funny and enjoyable! I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Becoming a salesperson

Lighthearted story about a young woman trying to make a living. Being a sales person is an emotional ride.

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Grace Space

Darcy enters the world of direct sales in the hopes of making some money to pay her bills. It should be easy, right?, after all consultants are making $40 an hour... or are they?

I love Robin Merrill's writing style. Even the secondary characters are well developed.

I also really enjoyed listening to Rebecca Winder's performance.

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This was a Cute Story- Liked

Grace Space was an easy, cozy listen. It was perfect for the length. What I liked was there wasn't a deep heavy plot. It was something one could easily find themselves getting involved in. Selling products in a sort of pyramid thing. This was also a clean listen with great narration.

Rebecca Winder's performance was great. She has a soft, consistant voice. She's a new reader to me and I enjoyed listening to her. I hope to listen to both her and the author again.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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Hum drum

The story started out in a very blah tone and sadly maintained it the whole book. Making the story feel boring and droning. I forced myself to finish it because I had received it at no charge in order to give it an honest review. Felt I had to give it till the end right? Ah not much changed. Perhaps if I had read it I could have found it more exciting? But the narrative just made it dreadful for me. It was like a conversation with someone you end up tuning out to watch people at the other tables hoping your check comes soon.

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This book was not for me

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I loved the christian aspect of the book but the greed and hatred didn't sit well with me.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Maybe some kind of redemption

Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom