Farley's Five-and-Dime plops the reader into a fun, folksy, small town setting, with a touch of romance, humor, and sweet southern charm. Set in the small town of Hog Eye Holler, Kentucky, in the 1950 s. Kids, and the young at heart alike, will enjoy meeting 11-year-old Mazie May Farley; a cross between Pippi Longstocking and Caddie Woodlawn. The high spirited, red-headed whirlwind who helps her family run the local Five-and Dime, has her sights on the popular town hunk-a-hunk, Billy Ray Baxter. In her comical, self-defeating schemes to snag Billy Ray away from Emma Jean Jacobs, Mazie is taken by surprise at the outcome of her high jinx attempts. When Billy fails to fall for Mazie s numerous attempts to get him to invite her to the long anticipated Sweetheart Waltz, she raises the stakes higher and higher. Chaos and calamity ensue. The story ends on a note of sweet serendipity but may not be exactly what Mazie was shooting for. Sometimes life has a way of surprising us when we are busy making other plans.
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Fun filled trip to an Simpler Time
Farley's Five and Dime (Volume 1) is written by Renee Riva. The story follows 11-year-old Mazie May Farley in Hog Eye Holler, Kentucky. Set in the 1950s the listener gets to follow the love-struck antics of Mazie as she tries and fails in comic fashion to win the local heartthrob Billy Ray Baxter. She desires more than anything for him to ask her to the Sweethearts Dance on Valentines Day. The short story really holds the listener's attention with the easier pace of life back in the 1950s. The comic chaos of the schemes for the main character is truly enjoyable. The narration is provided by Debbie Haroun. Ms. Haroun provided an amazing performance to this audio production. The production quality of this audiobook is also the highest quality. I heard no problems during the entire performance. There were not any detectable flaws that I was able to hear during the entire performance such as loops, breaks, or buzzing. The production was crisp and clear. StoneHouse Ink delivered an excellent audiobook production. I highly recommend this audiobook. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.