Miss Apple Pants

Lost in Seattle
Narrated by: Hope Dorman
Series: The Miss Apple Pants Series, Book 1
Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
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Will Ella ever survive the move to Seattle? With her so-hippie parents. In the rain. With no friends, belongings, nada, zip? 

Ella Jensen is an old soul stuck in a teenager's body, and she doesn't make friends easily. In her senior year of high school, her family moves across the country to Seattle, turning her already-small world upside down. She feels alone and lost.... 

But then she finds a box of decades-old love letters between Martha and Frederick; she becomes best friends with her tiny new neighbor, Miss T; and she gets her first kiss from Hans, a very symmetric German exchange student. 

But summer ends abruptly when she is forced to make a decision that will change her life. Forever. 

A warmhearted and humorous coming-of-age story, Lost in Seattle is a celebration of family, love, friendship, and that special bond between daughters, mothers, and women across generations. 

If you love a fast-paced story with snappy dialogue and lots of humor and heart, this is the audiobook for you.

©2013 Charlotte Roth (P)2018 Charlotte Roth

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A pleasantly upbeat, complete series

This was a lovely gem of a story. This audiobook is the complete duet series of the individual books “Lost in Seattle” and “Lost in Love”. At 14 hours long, you really get your money’s worth for the audio credit. I previously listened to the author’s “Dancing Queen”, and I liked that one better, probably because YA books are not my favorite genre. This “Miss Apple Pants” is suitable for older teens and adults. There is some swearing, and an accidental teen pregnancy is a thematic element.

It took me a few chapters before I really got into the story. Then, the characters and the family relationships revealed themselves to be more subtle and complicated than they first appeared. The plot took little, unexpected twists and turns. For a first novel, I am really impressed with the author’s writing ability. I also like the bit of humor throughout.

The narrator does a lovely job. She sounds exactly as I would have imagined 17-year-old Ella would sound. She has a very pleasant voice, and she gives a vivacious, upbeat quality to the story.

I requested and received a free audiobook copy via #AudiobookObsession, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
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Miss Apple Pants

This book has so much going on, but you will love every second. It brought out so many emotions from me and yet it left me happy in the end but asking for more. I will definitely be looking for the next in this series.

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coming of age

The story begins with Ellie and her parents moving cross country to Seattle for her father's new job. Reluctantly uprooted again, Ellie tries to adapt to her new surroundings . The mixup of the Uhaul moving van was hilarious. Her parents stored the unknown owners boxes in the shed, only to open them on a "use as we need them basis. " After Ellie found a mailbox filled with letters in the shed, Ellie, her mom and neighbor,
Mrs. T created book nights to read them. The three became interconnected by reading Martha and Fredricks love letters to each other. A lot of the heartache they experienced in their life, mirrored her parents life. Ellie goes through many challenges , and one decision that will change her life forever.
I love the family dynamic Charlotte Roth created. I could just see how much love everyone has for each other. The banter, humor, sass, between Ellie and her parents is heartfelt. How their unconditional love and forgiveness is important in their relationship.
I thoroughly enjoyed Hope Dorman narration. How she would change from Ellie to Mrs. T, to Mom and dad, was flawless. Giving each character their own personality. 🎧Audiobookobsessionreviewer🎧

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Miss Apple Pants

This was a fun coming of age story. The letters were interesting how close to their reality they were. Did not feel like we got all the answers.

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I feel like I missed something

Many fun coincidences, or something more? I'm not sure....I felt like I was missing something in the end. Maybe more closure in book two?

I do know that for what it was, the book was way too long.

Narration was okay but the production value was sub par. Editing/rerecorded plays were obviously patched in.

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Unique storyline

This book took me a little longer than normal to get through, but I have to say overall I enjoyed the unique storyline and I’m glad I stayed with the book. It really makes you step outside the box of “normal” reads and that’s why it deserves 4 stars. Once the book picked up I was invested and needed to continue on. Now that it’s ended I will more than likely purchase the second book. Keep reading the ending is worth it!!

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Just Amazing!

I loved everything about this amazing story. The characters were all fantastic and the storyline was so enthralling it was difficult to put the book down. I laughed and cried so much at some point in this story. There was just so much to like I can’t put my finger on just one thing. Kudos to the author on this amazing book. Hope Dorman also did a wonderful job at portraying each character and giving each a voice. I highly recommend this wonderful book with no hesitation whatsoever.
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Sweet Story!

This was my first Charlotte Roth's book. This is the first book in The Miss Apple Pants Series, a coming age story. This is a sweet, fun, and beautiful story. Ella is a lovely character. I love the family spirit, and the friendship in this story. Hope Dorman did a great job with the narration. The characters were easy to distinguish.

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A sweet coming of age story

I will admit, this story started out kinda slow for me. But then I realized, we needed it in order to be Lost in Seattle. Once they made it to Seattle, I was hooked! I can’t imagine moving across the country and losing all of my belongings. This family handled it with grace. I was so intrigued by the letters! It’s like getting two stories in one!

Ella isn’t your typical teenager. She is close with her parents and even befriended the old lady across the street, Miss T. That right stole my heart. I also loved that Ella was intrigued by mystery behind the letters. This family is quirky, but they love wholeheartedly.

This coming of age story is about family and female friendships. First kisses and first loves.

Hope did a fantastic job with narrating! She brought Ella and the rest of the characters to life.

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Beautiful

When I first started this book, I thought it was very cheesy. However, I was still intrigued by it as well. The family dynamic was really intriguing. I wondered if it would be enough to keep my attention on this book. It was and then some. What starts out as a seemingly simple story with no real point or conflict at all twists and turns in the most subtle ways possible. It was beautiful and it was sad. The characters were very relatable. I connected with them all. Especially our main character, Elanor. Many of the characters in this book are very obsessed with the Beatles. The main character is actually named in honor of them. I only had one issue with one of the characters in one scene in the book. But I think I took it too personally more than anything. I was very impressed by the narrator. She did a fantastic job with this book. I especially loved her voice for Mrs. T. It was absolutely adorable. I hope that she continues narrating the rest of this series. I don't think I can imagine any other voice for these characters now! I didn't expect to love this book, but love this book I did. It's very emotional and beautiful. It's realistic and a bit of a stretch at the same time. If anybody had a "this could only happen to me moment", it's this family. Hands down. I fully recommend.

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  • Lisa Hahn
  • 02-03-20

coming into yourself

This book started out a little slow for me. I trudged on and it did pick up. I was an enjoyable story about a girl coming to age in Seattle.
The narrator was great, it is what kept me going on this story.
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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 01-28-20

Miss Apple Pants

This book has so much going on, but you will love every second. It brought out so many emotions from me and yet it left me happy in the end but asking for more. I will definitely be looking for the next in this series.

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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 01-23-20

Miss Apple Pants

There is not enough praise that can be given for this book. While I normally don’t read coming of age stories I’m so glad that I made the exception. The start can be a bit slow going but I promise if you stick it with it you will love love love it. The audio performance by Hope Dorman was excellent. I will 100% be reading the next book in line.

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  • dektolia
  • 12-03-19

Not as fast paced as I expected

I would recommend this book to readers/listeners who like a gradual progression to a story. I had a lot of trouble getting into the beginning of the book, starting and stopping it to listen to another book first at least three times since it started slowly. I would also warn listeners that the topics in the book got increasingly more mature with discussions of fertility/pregnancy/adoption/abortion and my personal pet peeve - lies and secrets. The characters definitely aren't perfect and don't necessarily learn from mistakes.

The narration of the book was good, although I noticed a couple places where the audio repeated itself.

There's not a cliffhanger for the next book in the series and this can be read as a stand alone novel, but there are definitely unresolved issues.

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  • Mary Grace Shelton
  • 12-01-19

This one got me

This one just touched me in such a way, and can't even tell you why or how. Buy this book was just so good. Lately, I've been trying to avoid coming of age books, but this one was a good one and glad I did not avoid! Narration was wonderful, but maybe a guy should have done the guy part? But it was still very good!

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  • K. Ramjohn
  • 09-23-19

I enjoyed this story

Lost in Seattle is the 1st book in the Miss Apple Pants series and was an amazing coming of age story with mystery, humor, friendship, drama and so much more. The story was well-written and layered with two interesting stories woven together and will evoke a range of emotions from you. This captivating tale will grab your attention and hold it until the very end ensuring you enjoy every moment of it. I would highly recommend this novel to all everyone.
I listened to the audible version of this novel and I loved. It was narrated by Hope Dorman who did an excellent job. I loved her portrayal of the characters and they she was able to give varying voices to the characters.She really brought the story to life and I enjoyed listening to her narration.
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  • Marie Palmer
  • 09-20-19

Get Lost in in this charming Listen

I loved this book it is written and narrated so well I felt like I was right there. it was witty had a gripping storyline and tackled real life right now issues.
An easy unstoppable listen, an easy recommendation.

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  • Sara
  • 09-20-19

Love the quirkiness in this one!!

Well, color me shocked!! What a delightful listen! I could completely relate to Ella! I remember those high school days and wondering why I was so different than everyone else. I was also such an old soul in my teenage years. I never understood the craziness behind all these teenagers! So I totally felt like Ella was my soul sister (each, see what I did there?). Anyway, Charlotte Roth takes her listeners on a ride with this story! It was quirky and fun and was very surprised when the realistic feel and emotions snuck up on me!

The narration was fantastic! Hope Dorman really gave each character their own voice for their personalities. I'll be honest and say that I completely adored Miss T and was even more tickled with the narration for her. I'm immediately diving into the second book, Lost in Love!

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  • Msl Loves Audio
  • 09-17-19

truly wonderful story.

Oh wow. This book is a wonderful, heartwarming young adult novel that can help young people and old people and everything in between, to aspire to be better human beings. Charlotte Roth paints such a brilliant canvas with her words, her characters, the world she builds, the situations that occur. Hope Dorman was able to do this story justice. the narration was really well done. This is one of those few stories you read, that stay with you long after you finish the book. You remember it like it happened to your old friend, Ella. Fabulous read.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 09-14-19

I live this!!!

When I first started listening to Eleanor’s story... I wasn’t sure... I knew I’d listen, and I knew I’d finish... but I wasn’t sure about it.

I was very pleasantly surprised!! I love these crazy, silly, complicated characters!!!

This entire story kept me riveted! Charlotte Roth spun a tale that kept me listening and makes me want to rush right into book 2! It was worth every single minute I spent listening and I can’t wait to find out what happens next with Eleanor and her family!!!

If you haven’t listened.. do it!! Hope Dorman is the perfect voice for every one of these characters!!!