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Hand Me Down

Narrated by: Ali Ahn
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A recipient of the Alva Englund Fellowship and the Maurice Prize for Fiction, Melanie Thorne penned this tender debut brimming with evocative prose. At 14, Elizabeth Reid is searching for a place she and her sister Jaime can call home. Neglected by a father with more vices than work ethic and ignored by a mother bent on starting a new life with an ex-con, Liz bounces between distant relatives in California and Utah. But before Liz can find peace, she must come to terms with the ugly deal she struck to ensure Jaime’s safety - one that has a hold on them both.

©2012 Melanie Thorne (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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A Heartwarming Tear-jerker

I truly enjoyed this book. It's really sad when some women are more focused on having or saving a man at the expense of their children. Definitely brought tears to my eyes and prayers for safety and strength of the main character. Thank God for extended family who were there for them.

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Story, 4. Reader, 3.

Some audio books sound like the reader/main character is genuinely speaking their own thoughts. (Girl on a Train) however, this one sounded like the reader was just reading a story aloud, like you would at a library. I felt that her reading style was also lighter than the subject matter. The book could have been darker and more intense with a more genuine reader. Overall, the story was ok, but I didn't buy the narrator at all. Probably won't listen to anything else she reads.