Regular price: $13.99

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. Things are certainly looking up… at least, until lingering emotional baggage threatens her love life and her best friends stun her with a pair of shocking announcements. Suddenly, Waverly is faced with being left behind by everyone she loves. And in true Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. It takes forming an unexpected new friendship with an elderly neighbor and meddling in the love lives of two of her coworkers to make “the American Bridget Jones” realize that although life - before and after thirty - never fails to be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.

©2011 Maria Murnane (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.1 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    135
  • 4 Stars
    128
  • 3 Stars
    54
  • 2 Stars
    13
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 4.3 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    151
  • 4 Stars
    101
  • 3 Stars
    41
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.1 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    116
  • 4 Stars
    119
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    14
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Waverly, like the cracker

Since we last saw Ms. Waverly Bryson, everything has been going her way – but don’t get your hopes up, because our self sabotaging female stereotype still has time to screw it all up! While I seem harsh, I will admit, I’ve listened to the whole series. I like something that is a bit mindless (lacks depth in plot) and is perfect for when I need a break from some of the other books I listen to.

I still find the narration frustrating and that takes a lot away from the story for me. This book touches on the harsh reality that as you get older, you friends create families and some will move away, and you may lose touch. Waverly takes it in stride (eventually) and pulls through in the end, as always.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Elizabeth
  • Sandia, TX, United States
  • 01-18-14

Comical - Warm - Bridget Jones-ish

Waverly is the kind of person who could be anyone’s good friend. She is kind and considerate; fun, witty, and a bit of a cross between Lucille Ball and Bridget Jones in terms of embarrassing situations in which she seems to find herself.

The second book in the “Waverly Bryson” series, by Maria Murmane and narrated by Julia Whelan is a delightful, light-hearted listen that I would recommend as credit worthy. Enjoy!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Listen!

What made the experience of listening to It's a Waverly Life the most enjoyable?

Really got into the characters in the first book, and the fun continued on in this one.

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

Julia Whelan brings the book to life, you really hate to reach the end yet you just can't wait either to find out what is next.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I wouldn't say

Any additional comments?

Wish this auther had more books to read, I'll be watching for her in the future.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Erica
  • Panama City, FL, United States
  • 12-28-11

Love IT!

Hope to see more from this author! It reminded me so much of me and my girlfriends!!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Great Series 2

Enjoyed the inter-change between the three young ladies. Julia Whelan did another great job of narration.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Even as a guy I enjoyed this book. Fun read.

If you could sum up It's a Waverly Life in three words, what would they be?

Funny, warm, enjoyable.

What other book might you compare It's a Waverly Life to and why?

Brigit Jones Diary. Has that same sort of thing where the girl ends up in embarrasing situations.

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

Nice pleasant voice. Helps you dive into the book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Not really. Though the entire books was a fun read. My girlfriend gifted this series to a lot of her friends.

Any additional comments?

A window into a world I never suspected existed. I had to stop the audio even couple of minutes for my girlfriend to explain things to me I had never heard of but apparently are part of a language every girl knows. But the humanity and getting yourself into trouble and embarrasing circumstances is universal. Sort of a Brigit Jones sort of book. If you liked that you might like this even more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Lindsay
  • Webster, NY, United States
  • 05-01-12

I love Waverly!!!

If you could sum up It's a Waverly Life in three words, what would they be?

If she were real she'd be my best friend. She is the quintesential cynical single girl who has been on one too many bad dates. But underneith it all she still hopes to find true love!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Fast love stunted growth

I felt the characters were in love with each other so quickly, but then not only neither one of them hinted or verbalized liking the other person, their actions drove each other away even further. Can’t explain these two characters any other way but to say their love expressions were inhibited. They did not say what they felt and then to fix her errors quickly, the heroine acted a bit crazy trying to track the hero to tell him in person how she truly felt. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed reading it at the same time I saw so many faults with it. I know, I know. I sound retarded now, but I liked many moments especially some of her reader’s dating stories which made me laugh out loud. But then either of the main characters acted stupid or said something stupid that turned me off. If you purchase this book just expect it not to be a great read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

feel good read

OK I admit it I'm a guy full on hunter, gearhead, etc. but I love comedic romance books and Audible copies of these books.
Saying that to make the Audible presentation suck you in or conversely simply suck. The "Narrator" has to have a wide range of voices, dialects, and also be a good story teller. Yes indeed this one has those qualities. plus an ending that does not leave you hanging.
still I will be buying book three next month and Audible version too.
THUMBS UP loved book one ditto on two.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Delightful!

Truly enjoyed this second installment by Maria Murnane. I Can't wait to download the next one.