It's a Thin Line

Narrated by: Susan Spain
Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (112 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Three siblings, Sydney, Gina, and Rick, each have full lives, complex relationships, and serious personal problems. But when their mother suffers a debilitating stroke, her need for extensive care forces them to examine the strength of the bonds between them.

A Blackboard best-selling author, Roby tackles several contemporary issues in this moving novel, including marital violence and childhood abuse.

©2001 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2002 Recorded Books,LLC

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Powerful!

This is my 4th time listening to this book. It’s so incredibly real for me, it speaks to me! Ironically, the family make up was very similar to my very own. I have one sister with a wonderful husband & they have one daughter, I have one brother with a very similar relationship situation and unfortunately I would represent Gina...the bread winner, a leader at work & all the while facing physical abuse that was hidden for a very long time. The author did such a great job with developing the characters & the entire story line was so real! This book really speaks to me! The narrator did a phenomenal job as well!

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Yes! ❤️

I’m a picky reader and it took me so long to find a book I could actually become interested in and listen to/read in full. Such a touching story about love and faith and relationships. Would definitely read again.

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Expected more

I wasn’t impressed with this book. It was boring and seemed to drag on only to rush to the ending. And then at the end everything is tied up nice and pretty. I didn’t connect with any of the characters and didn’t care about any of them. One thing I’ve noticed about this writer is she uses a lot of unnecessary details. It’s likes she gets paid by the word so she uses 5 words when 2 will do.

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loved it!

this book was so good..the details put you into the characters lives.. frightening at times..deep sigh

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don't deny the bond

Roby Lawson gives voice to the everyday family. As long you have faith and family.

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Boring

5 chapters in couldn't listen much longer. it was beyond boring. narrator put me to sleep.

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Amazing story

Would you consider the audio edition of It's a Thin Line to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but the audio performance was amazing.

What other book might you compare It's a Thin Line to and why?

I would compare Kimberla Lawson Roby's, 'The Perfect Marriage' to this book because it kept my attention and was so interesting.

What does Susan Spain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Susan Spain really made the characters come alive. I felt the emotion of the characters.

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

I could have listened to this book in one sitting if I had more time. I think I finished this book faster than I've finished any other book on audible.

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IT'S Kimberla, what were you expecting

Excellence of course! That girl knows she can write! If she wrote it, I've read it!

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Love it!

What made the experience of listening to It's a Thin Line the most enjoyable?

The way I could completely understand each character. I love when it takes a little while to figure them out what makes each character tick. But then I don't like to have to wait too long to figure it out. Once it was explained what was going on in the mind set of each of the main characters. I really felt like. I knew each one.

What was one of the most memorable moments of It's a Thin Line?

When the Mother found out about her Brain Tumor issue. I just lost my mother to pancreatic and lung caner. We found out what she had due to her getting a brain tumor. The recovery and the things her mother went thru, made me remember everything i went thru with my mom. It was like i re-lived the moment. It just shows that most things that you read. Come from True knowledge. In this instance. If you were to tell me, she made the whole way her mom's life played out. I wouldnt believe that she hadn't experienced or knew someone that experienced this.

Have you listened to any of Susan Spain’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I think that I have listend to other books that are narrated by her. She did very well. I would listen to her on other books again.

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

I WANTED to.. But I have trained myself to only listen during WORK hours. This way i am keeping my mind off the drama and issues in the every day Cubicle life.

Any additional comments?

I love and have read almost everything and now listen to That Kimberla Authors. BRAVO!

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