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Wild Oats Audiobook

Wild Oats

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Territory bachelor, Jedwin Sparrow, was merely hoping to sow some wild oats. And from what he'd heard, a logical place to start might be the cottage of Mrs. Cora Briggs, a notorious divorcee.

Cora's first instinct was to slap his face! Then a better plan occurred to her. Why not call the tune and string him along. What better way to exact revenge on those gossipy hens than to ensnare one of their own in that wicked web of lies.

In an unexpected love story, two people who discover the truth about themselves within each other's hearts.

Pamela Morsi brings to life a small-town America of a bygone era with endearing, realistic characters and a special brand of humor that touches the heart.

©1993 Pamela Morsi (P)2017 Pamela Morsi

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    Heather North 08-12-17 Member Since 2017

    I love listening to audiobooks! I listen while I'm at work (don't worry it's allowed). I love fantasy and sci-fi, but listen/read everything

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    "Loved this!"
    If you could sum up Wild Oats in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, steamy, funny.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Oats?

    When Cora chases Jedwin with the hammer, I was laughing so hard.


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

    Several funny scenes had me doubled over laughing and there were a few scenes that had me tearing up.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story! The relationship between Cora and Jedwin is surprisingly sweet and often times funny. Great historical romance with plenty of humor. The narrator was amazing and I really enjoyed her performance. This review is for a free copy of this audiobook that I received at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 08-02-17
    Marla 08-02-17 Member Since 2016

    I love fiction, with an occasional autobiograpy. I try to read 3 books a week but sometimes I only get around to 2.

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    "I enjoyed this book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    Audio is always better than the print version.. Narrater is like a person performing a play for you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the time it was set in when men and women had a more gentile side to them. Jed certainly had a gentile side to him.


    What about Stevie Puckett’s performance did you like?

    Stevie Puckett did a great job on all the characters, she made them all seem real and did a great performance.


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

    Yes, and I did listen to it all in one sitting. I am writing this review very late.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael J 07-27-17
    Michael J 07-27-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Enjoyable and Entertaining!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    I haven't actually "read" it, but I know for a fact that my imagination wouldn't have gone to the happy places it did having only "read" the story and not having Stevie Puckett's AWESOME narration! She made the story SOOOO much better!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wild Oats?

    I just LOVED how Haywood puts Amelia in her place, and she just listens and takes it...


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

    She was amazing...you could tell she had fun narrating this sweet story and it definitely showed in the way she portrayed each character. She did an awesome job, and made the book even more fun than just a plain 'ol read...


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

    Oh, I definitely laughed...Stevie Puckett had me laughing right along with her and the characters


    Any additional comments?

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Diana in SC 07-05-17
    Diana in SC 07-05-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A unique romantic comedy & a romance classic"

    The audiobook quickly drew me in with its funny first scene and kept me entranced. There was not a dull moment! The story is full of humor, humanity, affection, coziness, moral questions, and vivacious people.

    I would classify it as a small town romance, a romantic comedy, a Western romance, and a classic romance. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes any of those subgenres. I loved it even better than the author's "Simple Jess" audiobook.

    It takes place in 1906 in the small town of dead dog in the Oklahoma territory. This small town is populated with colorful characters: some good, some mean, and some with a mix of moral failings. The nosy neighbors and self-righteous Protestant conservatism have made life difficult for Cora Briggs, 29, a divorced woman. It seems that being a divorced woman in that time and place was almost as bad in people's minds as being a prostitute. For the last 6 years, Cora has led a lonely, poverty stricken, ostracized existence in her cottage. She is actually a morally upstanding and proper woman, unlike what the gossip says in town. Then one day, the town undertaker visits her and gives her and indecent proposal! Edwin Sparrow, 24, a successful businessman, is a virgin who has had a crush on Cora Briggs ever since he was 15 years old. The nerve of Jedwin Sparrow to ask her to be his mistress! Cora at first wants to tell him no but then decided to ask for romance and maybe get a little revenge on his mother, the self-centered Amelia Sparrow who spread lies about Cora. However, Jedwin is such an honest, sincere young man who enjoys romancing Cora in the form of poetry and fixing her fence in the middle of the night. [LOL!] He might win her over.

    Jedwin is an unusual hero for a romance novel. Although he is fit and has a handsome face, he is a virgin, a momma's boy, and an undertaker. In addition, his hair is thinning and he throws up when he smells formaldehyde. He is very aware of his annoying mother's many faults, but he loves her and spends time with her anyway.

    There are a bunch of nuanced, vivid characters. For example, Tallulah Mae is a lovely, intelligent teenager who has remarkable wisdom for one so young. Also, the preacher was more fascinating than he at first appeared. Plus, we get two romantic relationships for the price of one because Amelia Sparrow slowly gets together with Haywood, who is the outspoken, sensible employee of Jedwin. There is a lot of wonderful character development for at least five characters in the book.

    The narrator did an excellent job! Her wide cast of character voices were all very distinctive. At first I was not fond of Cora's voice, but it grew on me. It was a bit nasal with an awkward accent, but after a chapter it seems perfect for the character. The narrator's pacing, pronunciation, comic timing, and emotiveness were all top notch. I was highly impressed, and I will look for more work by this narrator in the future.

    There are a few sex scenes with mild to moderate steaminess. I think that they were tastefully done with lovely intimacy and respect.

    I received a free copy from the author, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lilly 07-03-17
    Lilly 07-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A very charming listen!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wild Oats to be better than the print version?

    I do. I really enjoyed being completely immersed in this world, and hearing the characters speak and talk each other brings you so much deeper into the story.


    What other book might you compare Wild Oats to and why?

    Hmmm.... you really get to feel the town and people living in this Oklahoma town, I would say something like "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," except this is a romance novel, but it has that hometown quality. And being from Oklahoma, it made me a little homesick.


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

    I loved the way she could laugh in dialogue. You really felt listening to these conversations. She really brings the characters to life.


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

    It made me smile... a lot. It really was a lovely story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Snoopyvet (Karen) 06-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Wonderful story"
    Where does Wild Oats rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It ranks quite high


    What did you like best about this story?

    How different the story was from a lot of the authors I've listened to lately


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

    I had not listened to Stevie Puckett narrator an audio book before. It took me a bit to get used to her voice but once I did she fit the story line to a tee


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

    Yes it was as it caught my attention as the story was so different from the audio books I normally listen to


    Any additional comments?

    This was well worth a credit. I liked the book so much I ended up going back and buying the ebook so I could continue to read it once I got to my destination. I plan on grabbing the next book in this series.

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    Amy Cook 06-05-17
    Amy Cook 06-05-17

    Book Nerd, Extraordinaire!

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    "Delightful!"

    This story was written in 1993, but is now available in audio.I didn't know this fact until I finished the book...a testament in how well the story holds up to the test of time.

    A lovely, sweet romance that captured my interest immediately and held it until the satisfying end. I am an avid romance listener, but some newer books leave me wanting something more, but not this one. If you're looking for a book that is not your usual cookie cutter story, give Wild Oats a try.

    My only (small) concern was the slow speech of the narrator, but once I put the speed up a notch, I enjoyed the book completely.

    Can't wait to start the next book in the series.

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    Lori 08-15-17
    Lori 08-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    Any additional comments?

    I have read several of Pamela Morsi's books and I was really looking forward to this book, unfortunately I had a really hard time with it. It just wasn’t holding my attention. I started and stopped it several times. It just never drew me in completely. I set it aside for a while then came back to it a few days later and started over. The second time around I was more drawn into the story but it still wasn't a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting. I think I would have enjoyed this story more if I had read it instead of listening to it.

    As far as the story goes, overall it's interesting, entertaining and enjoyable but it moves at a slower pace. Of coarse there is much more going on throughout the story than just a budding relationship between Jedwin and Cora, but the main story is about an unexpected romance that begins to develop between the two after Jedwin makes his "indecent" proposal to Cora. It's delivered with a good amount of humor and some eye opening truths into the stereotypes and moral judgments people feel entitled to thrust onto one another in a small town during this time period. It does have not one but two HEA's. I told you there was more than just story going on inside this story.

    This is the first time I have listened to Stevie Puckett narrate a book. She has a pleasant voice. She also has a wide range of really good character voices, her character voices had well....plenty of "character", but her voice for Jedwin to me sounded like he was an idiot/simple minded at times. This just pulled me out of the story. As the story progressed I didn't notice it as much. At times her straight narration seemed flat and didn't always flow smoothly. She has a good singing voice. Overall she did a good job with the narration there was just something about it that was a little "off" for me. I would definitely listen to another book she narrates, this just may be a case of it's me not you.

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily provided this review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 08-15-17
    Susan 08-15-17
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    "Awesome Read ! Highly recommend"

    I really enjoyed this book! At the beginning I had to speed up the narration. I'm not sure if it was my account or the way the narriator reads but once I upped the speed it was great! The character's were really well written and the story just flowed! Will definitely listen to it again in the future!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Terri C. 08-02-17
    Terri C. 08-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A wonderful story!"

    I think I read this book years ago. I didn't remember all the details, but I certainly remembered the parts I really, really liked. This is one of those where you get two romances in the same story. Love those! The primary romance is between a young man, Jedwin, who is a mortician in his mid-twenties. He goes looking for some sexual experience, which leads him to Cora, the local divorced woman. Cora is tired of the locals all assuming that she's dying to be bedded by them because she's divorced. She puts the brakes on his plans and decides to require courting and romance (you won't believe his poems!).
    The secondary romance is between Jedwin's mother, a very social conscious, very proper widow, who just can't imagine why her son isn't dying to be a mortician (see what I did there...sorry), and the down to earth man that Jedwin has hired to do the actual embalming. It may have actually been my favorite relationship out of the two. The man just ignores all the hoity toity actions of "Mellie", which infuriates her as she fights her attraction to him.
    I'll have to say that my least favorite part of this book was the narration. Stevie Puckett used a super slow narration and somewhat annoying voice for the women. I've gone back and listened to her other narrations and they were nothing like this. I'm not sure why this was done, but I wasn't a fan. I sped it up in order to listen to it. You do become used to the voices, but I think a stronger, more natural voice would have been better for Cora.
    I was given this audiobook in exchange for an honest opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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