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Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago. What is supposed to be a fun family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day-old beard clippings. Paul's know-it-all attitude and Porter's devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven-day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980s RV.

©2016 Meghan Quinn (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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A little juvenile for my tastes.

Although this book had moments of hilarity, I think I would recommend this for the later teenage reader. A lot of brother and sister ribbing with very juvenile undertones and the gross factor contributing to most of the jokes.
The narrators did well with the characters and the premise of the story was great, but I got very bored in the middle with the repetitive gas and penis jokes. Just not my cup of tea I guess.

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Laugh out Loud FUNNY!!

Would you listen to The Mother Road again? Why?

Yes...It was funny and entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Porter, Marley's brother. The way he would fight with his sister or just give her a hard time was enjoyable.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Marley almost drank the pee bottles that Porter and his father filled on the way to get Marley.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was laughing so hard while listening to it at work they think I am going nuts.

Any additional comments?

Definitely a MUST listen! I will read/listen to this one again.

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Laughter until you cry!!

This audiobook book was the funniest thing I have ever heard!! There were many times on my commute to work I almost had to pull over because I was laughing so hard. I pretty much looked like a looney tune every time I listened by myself in the car! The characters are so well developed they will stay with you long after you’ve finished. This is my first Meghan Quinn book, but she’ll be a one-click in the future!!

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A whole lot of fun!

5 Crazy Ass Must Read/Listen Stars!!!!!

Meghan Quinn's humor knows no bounds. Just when you think you've heard it all, she comes out with something that has you laughing out loud. No, I'm not gonna give you a quote. You have to experience her humor first hand to really appreciate it.
This was sweet, funny, a little heart-wrenching, sexy, and a whole lot of fun.
I loved the narrators. Greyson and J.F. did an amazing job with Marley and Porter along with the other characters as well. They gave them distinct voices and brought the story to life.

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Perfect Casting = Welcome To My Top 10 for 2017

I loved this book when I first read it but I honestly didn't think it would translate so well on audio.
But I must say, this audiobook had the perfect narrators and I think it was even funnier to listening. Be ready to laugh from start to finish, like for real, LOL. Greyson Ash blew me away, what an outstanding job she did in this book, absolutely stellar work.

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Laugh out loud

Need a good laugh this is the book to read!!! Make sure you don't read or listen to in public, people will think you are crazy!!! Paul and his knowledge of facts with have you cracking up!!!

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HI-larious

This book was friggin hilarious. There was lots of potty mouth, but I like that kinda thing. The dynamics of this family are endearing yet comic relief. Bless the person whose family looks like this. I loved all the details of the road trip - it allows the reader to follow along, maybe even allowing the reader to make a list for their own RT 66 trip. The yummy Porter made up for all of the bodily fluid jokes...
Meghan Quinn is definitely an author worth spending your money on to read!

"You always feel so much better about yourself when your friend gets angry with you rather than trying to solve the problem. Sometimes, you just need to bitch."

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So funny, but so touching!

Where does The Mother Road rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably somewhere in the middle- it was a very enjoyable listen.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mother Road?

I loved the scenes with Porter reminiscing about momma McMann and how wonderful she was to him- I teared up every time. <br/>And when the Bern man would "curse"...so much fun!

What about Greyson Ash and J.F. Harding ’s performance did you like?

J.F. brought a lot of emotion to his performance, it was great. And I liked that Greyson sounded very age appropriate. Her performance was a little awkward at times, there were some pauses between words that threw me off a little, but other than that they both did a terrific job,

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

So many laugh out loud moments! I listened to this on my commute to and from work and I know I had to be getting some looks when I was cracking up!<br/>And times I would be tearing up, and especially at the end I was flat out crying! I listened to the last couple of chapters at home, luckily, because they really did me in.

Any additional comments?

I know this story is a little over the top with some of the humor, but it truly is a really wonderful look at family and friendships. I loved it.

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Couldn't finish!

This book is so bad I couldn't finish listening. The sexual innuendos and references are so bad that they are distracting from the story. It may be a decent story but I just couldn't take it any longer. I had to turn it off. I would NOT recommend this book.

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What a Hotdog

If you could sum up The Mother Road in three words, what would they be?

Planning my trip!

What other book might you compare The Mother Road to and why?

I have not read, or listened to another book that could compare to what Meghan did in this story. If there is one out there, I haven't met it yet.

Which scene was your favorite?

I could not believe all the things that Marley had to endure, I can't pick one because collectively they all have to be there for this story to be so gut wrenchingly funny

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed until I cried. There were times where they were discussing family and the past, the reason for this Mother Road Trip that had me in tears. All worth it