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The Magnolia Chronicles: Adventures in Modern Dating

Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Tor Thom
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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My mother's New Year's resolution for me was simple: make a serious effort at putting myself out there and dating again, and do it for one full year. 

Or until I fell in love. Whichever came first. 

How hard could one year of swipes and matches and awkward first dates be? 

In a word: bad. 

In nine words: bad and also hilarious, demoralizing, exhausting, and ridiculously amusing.

But the only thing worse than dating in the era of hookup apps and unsolicited dick pics is the absolute whole-life-flail of falling in love.

©2019 Kate Canterbary (P)2019 Kate Canterbary

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Sexy Smut & funny journey of self discovery

We first met Magnolia in the Walsh series and she had quite a messy dating history. This is her journey of self discovery and it is a hoot. It’s not all laugh out loud funny but her snarkiness and sharp observation made every chapter so vivid and fun. Amy embodied Gigi’s inner snarkiness with such gusto I want to cheer her on so hard!

Bravo to Kate for writing such an honest and snarky look at online dating and it’s pitfalls. I love her journey of self discovery and how she learn to love herself first and not apologize for it like before.

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Outstanding in every way!!!

The premise of this story is so simple and it could have become just another RomCom, but let me tell you, this is way beyond that. The characters are so well written!! Kate Canterbary is such a genius at bringing to life characters with so much depth, personality and realism. The journey Magnolia goes through is so relatable but the pace and the writing make this story feel very special. You are going through this journey with her, instead of just being an observer. The banter is classic Kate!! I couldn't get enough of the smart & sassy snark. Also including the beloved characters of the Walsh Series was such a bonus. The narration was the cherry on top of this outstanding story. Amy McFadden is perfection! She has the best pace, tone and brings to life a character that is going through so much and you just want to keep listening. This casting choice was right on the money. I want more stories like these in my life. Well worth the credit and the ride.

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Main character too self absorbed

The story was ok and the performance was really good, but Magnolia was annoying. Her reactions were outsized and she kept congratulating herself on realizing she deserved better than what she had. I know it’s all about empowerment, but she was obnoxious.