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Publisher's Summary

Doesn't anyone feel she's worth their time? Routinely ignored by her single mother, high school senior Lindsey Hamilton hides her loneliness behind a mask of flirtatious self-confidence that has many boys wrapped around her finger. However, during community service required for graduation, she meets a shy guy with a haunted past who barely gives her the time of day. Why doesn't he like her? Then the father she thought had abandoned her before birth wants to meet, and she discovers everything she believed about him is a lie. How will Lindsey learn to trust so she can realize that she has been loved all along?

©2014 Laura Jackson (P)2017 Laura Jackson

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Strong and independent

Where does Worth the Time rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've read over 2000 audiobooks. Its high up there but not sure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Worth the Time?

I like the volunteering hours, but I also found the empty house to be moving in its own way.

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

No, I don't think I have. But I enjoyed this

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

I think the empty house is understated but really was upsetting to me. I also found her trying to keep others out was a bit sad.

Any additional comments?

This is worth the read, and really made me think.
I was given this free copy, in return for my unbiased review

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Good Inspirational Story

Would you consider the audio edition of Worth the Time to be better than the print version?

Yes, the narration was perfect and the listen was pleasant.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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Fine Story

A teenager who is coming of age learns that community service can generate more than just an opportunity to graduate but an opportunity to learn what real life is. She uses flirtation to cover her insecurities until she runs across a boy who does not succumb to her flirts but does do something even better. The narrator made the story come to life and kept me listening. I am not a fan of YA novels but this one was fine. I got this book via audiobook boom.

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Worth the Time

Worth the Time
: Laura Jackson

A christian coming of age book that shows teenage angst, family dysfunction and new romance.




The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Giselle Lumas read this well.


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

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Worth a Listen a Great Story for Teens.

I really really enjoyed this story and feel just horrible about not being able to give 5 stars in all the overall and performance categories. The story is very good and does reflect on issues faced by high school kids today. I found the fact that the main character struggled with her faith interesting and enjoyable. The pressures she faces with her mother and her mothers secrets is really thought provoking and fun. This is great story and I really recommend it and plan on going back and hearing the first in the series based on how much I have enjoyed this audiobook.

The narrator Ms. Lumas does a good good with the dialogue and giving each character life of their own but the performance just has a few technical issues. I noted 6 different places where the story or dialogue looped for 5 or 10 seconds. It is not major but pulls you out of the story. The recording quality has a hollow tone with a mild echo that you can get used to but is is more pronounced in places of the story.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge via Audiobook Boom.