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Second Chances

Narrated by: Kim Bretton
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
Categories: Fiction, Gay & Lesbian
4.5 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)

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Bad childhood memories start to resurface when Hannah Hall’s daughter Rosie begins school. To make matters more complicated, Hannah has been steadfastly ignoring the obvious truth that Rosie is intellectually gifted and wise beyond her years.

In the crumbling old school, she meets Rosie’s new teacher, Alice Spencer, who has moved from the city to teach in the small coastal town of Fairlight.

Alice immediately sees Rosie’s potential and embarks on developing an educational curriculum to suit Rosie’s needs, to Hannah’s dismay.

Teacher and mother clash over what’s best for young Rosie.

Will they be able to compromise? Will Hannah finally open up to someone about her own damaged up bringing?

And will they be able to ignore the sparks that fly whenever they are in the same room?

©2019 A.E. Radley (P)2019 A.E. Radley

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Excellent audiobook

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. The novel is very well written and the narrator did an excellent job of communicating the complex emotions of the characters

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  • JT
  • Oregon, USA
  • 09-20-19

Small town life

I really liked the way that A.E. Radley was able to incorporate a child into this story as the focal character. This story develops in a way that is suspenseful and humorous. I in particular was drawn to the way Alice and Hannah's relationship grows even through Hannah's behavior. Rosie's innate insight into her mom and Alice makes for smiles and warmth. This is one of the best feel good and what next novels I have read in quite awhile. Kim Bretton did a wonderful job narrating this story and I look forward to hearing other books narrated by her.

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School house Rocks shake

You fall in love with Rosie and her big brain as much I did. Made my tope 10 list of relisten to.

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  • Ms M
  • PINELLAS PARK, FL
  • 11-13-19

Always learning!

Great story. I love stories with children. Story moved at a good pace, good secondary characters, and character growth. Loved the narrator!

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Excellent!

I loved Second Chances. A great view of life in a small town full of gossips with nothing better to do with their time. I'm sure many parents of gifted children struggle to do the right thing. Kim Bretton does a great job with the narration.

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Great Listen!

I loved this audiobook. I loved listening to the narrator with her different english accents. just to let you know, there's no sex in this book. the story is great and the banter between the women is adorable (wished there was a sex scene)

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Great Characters

I love a good english country side story, mainly because of the characters, especially A.E. Radley's. They are always quircky, funny but always loving. This story was not different and to be able to hear the different character accents just added to the experience.

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Lovable

I found it absolutely endearing, the characters are very much likeable..I’m not a big fan of kids in books but I ended up wanting to have a little girl just like Rosie. Wonderful things can happen once you overcome your fears.

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this is a great book for the beach

Loved this book, simple story, well written and well narrated,I liked the characters. A.E. Radley did it again.

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Wow, what a sweet story

I really enjoyed this book. It was so adorable my heart melted in so many parts. I laughed out loud so many times. I enjoy the humor of the Mc and oh my gosh the little girl had mmt ovaries screaming at me to have a baby.

only downside is, no love making, and no epilogue. I wasn't ready for the story to end where it did. I also wanted more of the giant dad.

I really enjoyed it! Narrator was perfect, story was well written and well told.

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  • Kaz B
  • 11-26-19

Great!

A lovely, endearing and well written story.
One of the best narrations I’ve heard on Audible, really great use of different voices for the different characters and consistent from start to end.
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  • Angel
  • 09-10-19

Lovely....

This book is absolutely delightful. I really enjoyed listening to it and I fell in love with the lead characters and all the wonderful children! The narrator Kim Bretton has a calming but expressive voice and she did a really great job. Overall a sweet and gentle book that makes you feel better about people. I recommend it.