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Fling! Audiobook

Fling!

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Publisher's Summary

Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When 90-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother's ashes, lost there 70 years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands, and have a secondary agenda: they'd like a little action. And they get it.

Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles' odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico, where Bubbles' long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics. In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles' quest for her mother's ashes - and a new man - increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she's immortal. She doesn't hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit. Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from?

©2015 Lily Iona MacKenzie (P)2016 Lily Iona MacKenzie

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    Cornish Maid 13/09/2016
    Cornish Maid 13/09/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Could get confusing"
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    This book tells of the journey from Canada to Mexico by a mother and daughter to collect the grandmother's ashes. As the blurb says Granny comes back from the dead.
    If the story had been left at that point with the three women having some surreal reunion/adventure down in Mexico it would have been enough, in my opinion, but somehow additional deceased family members arrived, and it just got a little too ridiculous.
    Add in the constant jumps back to the past and how, where, why etc these people all came from and why they're the people they are now and it was just a bit too confusing to keep on top of.

    This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Shanna Tidwell
    Ft Worth, TX
    11/09/16
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    "Wonderful & brilliant"

    I was constantly telling people about this book while I was listening to it. I adored it! I haven't read Water for Chocolate since the early 90's but this book reminded me of it in many ways. It's magical & fantastical!
    Heather, Bubbles & Feather are 3 distinct characters who can also blend as one. The story telling of these characters was some of the best parts. The past & present blended well. You could visualize the time periods. I simply loved this book!
    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    08/09/16
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    "Funny story"

    This could be a time travel but is not. A 90 year old(Bubbles, the mother) and her 60 year old (Feather, the daughter) daughter travel to Mexico to collect the ashes of Feather's grandmother. They are of Irish descent and believe in magic. Their misadventures kept me entertained as they became involved with the men of the country. The narrator was ver good. She told the story and all of the characters voices were the same. But did not distract from the story. Loved the conclusion.
    I was given this book in exchange for an honest unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tanya M. Spiegel
    Miami, Florida
    27/03/17
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    "Confusing"

    I listen to this book trying my best to understand just what it was I was listening too? Part sci fi? Part mother daughter story? Or was it a ghost story? The story seem to just have too many confusing things going on for me. Then when the author introduced the ghost of the dead grandmother it was like what? But then added in the dead grandparents of the dead grandmother?? It was way out there for me. I don't want to say I hated it as I thought some of it was good. But I can't say the middle and end made sense to me because it doesn't. Just didn't seem like a story after that more like a far out there movie. I received this book at no charge in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    Joplin, MO, United States
    04/03/17
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    "Fun Adventure"

    I chose to review this audiobook after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

    While listening to the first quarter or so of Fling, I wondered how I was going to get through the whole thing. The more I listened to it, though, the more it grew on me. Not only did Feather and Bubbles make things interesting, but some strange things were happening and they didn’t seem to think anything of it!

    The characters in Fling! are compelling. Bubbles is 90 years old and is quirky. Her daughter, Feather, is in her fifties and has always been unconventional. The two of them taking a trip to Mexico makes for an interesting story, especially once they get the ashes of Bubbles’ mother who died many years ago. When Bubbles’ mother, Heather, and her grandparents show up in the flesh, Bubbles and Feather think nothing of it.

    Feather, Bubbles, and Heather take turns thinking about the past. It got a bit confusing for me at times because I was listening to the audiobook and I couldn’t just flip back a couple pages to see who was talking at the time. They all did have interesting experiences in their pasts.

    The narrator, Anna Crowe, did a good job narrating. Her voice was clear and pleasant.

    I definitely recommend Fling! It starts out slow but it end up being a good, different story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    United States
    28/02/17
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    "An Exciting Journey of a Lifetime"

    In Fling! the shenanigans the mother and daughter were involved in were hilarious. This audiobook was thoughtful and adventure-filled. From Mexico to Canada and in between, the story of mother and daughter bonding was eye-opening. This was a good story written by Lily Iona MacKenzie.

    I liked Anna Crow's narration. It was a little hard to understand a few times but overall a good job.

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Loves to Read
    24/02/17
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    "Credit Worthy Audiobook"

    I received this book free of charge so that I could write an honest review. The narration on this book was good and the story was enjoyable. I will always comment on the narration in my reviews because for me, they make or break the audible book. I also do not recap the story in my reviews because all you have to do is hover over the book with your mouse and Audible supplies a synopsis so that you can see if the content may interest you. What I try to do in my reviews is to let you know whether the story lives up to its synopsis and whether or not the narration was good. This book can put a check in both.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deedra
    United States
    30/11/16
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    "Fling"

    Bubbles,90,gets a letter that after 70 years her mother ashes are waiting for her at the post office.Her daughter and she make a trip of a lifetime to take them home.They both sow some oats.Bubbles frolics with men and her dead relatives.It is a fun book,thought the Heathers get confusing! Anna Crowe was a great narrator.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brandy Blackerby
    CLINTON, UT, United States
    10/10/16
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    "THIS BOOK IS EPIC!!!"

    THIS BOOK IS EPIC!!! I loved this book!! Great Job Lily Iona MacKenzie did an AWESOME JOB!! Anna Crowe REALLY BROUGHT THIS GREAT BOOK TO LIFE!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bookaholic
    Ohio, USA
    10/10/16
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    "A Hilarious Odessey"

    When you have three women named Heather (daughter, mother, and grandmother), you just know things are going to be a bit confusing. Fortunately, the daughter and her mother use nicknames, which helps. Despite the common names, they are unique individuals, and their relationships are complicated and poignant. The flashbacks are sometimes slipped in so seamlessly, that you have to pay attention to know whose life you're looking at.

    As it turns out, getting to Mexico City to reclaim Heather's ashes turns out to be the easy part of the journey. Bubbles, at 90, sometimes gets a little confused, and then reality becomes very fluid indeed.

    Grab your sombrero and enjoy the trip!

    This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • April H.
    Kansas
    02/09/16
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    "Fling"

    “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”



    Bubbles and Feather go on a road trip together for several reasons. This is an adventure, fantasy , mystery, with a bit of romance and a whole lot of self-discovery.



    The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.

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