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Next Stop, Chancey Audiobook

Next Stop, Chancey: Chancey Books, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Looking in your teenage daughter's purse is never a good idea.

After all, it ended up with Carolina Jessup opening a bed & breakfast for railroad fanatics in a tiny Georgia mountain town. Carolina knows all about, and hates, small towns. How did she end up leaving her wonderful Atlanta suburbs behind while making her husband's dreams come true?

The town bully (who wears a lavender skirt and white gloves), an endless parade of teenagers through her house, and everybody's talk about a ghost have Carolina looking for an escape, or at least a way to move back home. Instead, she's front and center for all of Chancey's small town gossip.

Unlike back home in the suburbs with privacy fences and automatic garage doors, everybody in Chancey thinks your business is their business and they all love the newest Chancey business. The B&B hosts a Senate candidate, a tea for the county fair beauty contestants, and railroad nuts who sit out by the tracks and record the sound of a train going by. Yet, nobody believes Carolina prefers the 'burbs.

Oh, yeah, and if you just ignore a ghost, will it go away?

©2015 Kay Dew Shostak (P)2016 Kay Dew Shostak

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    Emily 27/05/2017
    Emily 27/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Warm"

    I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

    I enjoyed this book. It read like a warm Southern American fiction story and it was really nice. The characters were well written and they felt real and it was a nice plot.

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  • Karen M.
    29/05/17
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    "Loved This!"
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    Having been born in a small town, then living in the suburbs and now a large city, I can attest to the uniqueness of small town living. Next Stop, Chancey perfectly captured the advantages and drawbacks with characters that were quintessentially small town. With great writing and humor, I was drawn in to the story of Caroline and her family. Being a long listen, pacing is important to keep the listener engaged and the narrator did a great job both with moving the story along and bringing the characters to life. Overall, a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend Next Stop, Chancey. Now grab a sweet tea and have a listen for yourself.<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    06/08/17
    Overall
    "Clearly a must."

    Enjoyed thoroughly...Will definitely go on to read book two. Believing of course is
    The secret.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    NJ United States
    27/07/17
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    "3.5/5 A Look at Small Town Life"

    Summary: Carolina Jessup panics after she finds condoms in her daughter’s purse. She sells her house, packs up her family, and moves them to a small town, all the while hating small towns as she’ll repeatedly let you know

    Additional Comments:
    - There are a lot of characters to keep straight, but the audio performance was well-handled. Male voices sort of sound the same, but the main characters have distinct voices and the narrator does the female Southern accent very well.
    - The main character complains a fair amount in the book. She’s constantly doubting her decision to move the family, even though she knows her husband enjoys the new place and the fact that it’s near trains.
    - The book’s essentially a small town soap opera. The gossip flies fast and the muffins are fine. Everybody knows everybody else’s business. The teenage daughter finds herself competing for the top social slot. The boy finds a new friend and sort of disappears into the countryside to reappear from time to time and ask for food.
    - There’s the added intrigue of the ghost story, but to be honest, the explanation sort of ruined it. Maybe I’m just too much a fan of paranormal twists to books.
    - The main character does sort of find out what she wants by the end, but it was a pretty arduous mental “I should be happy here” journey.

    Conclusion: If small town gossip’s your thing, then this is just the book for you. It’s a study in small town modern suburban existence.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Robin A. Scoggins
    14/07/17
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    "Fun and funny"

    This book was a true family book that anyone could read and enjoy. if your looking for a clean book this is it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jane
    08/06/17
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    "A FUN LOOK INTO A SMALL TOWN"
    What made the experience of listening to Next Stop, Chancey the most enjoyable?

    I received this audiobook freely from the author/narrator or publisher and am freely offering my unbiased review.. I love to believe that a small southern town would be much like the one in this book. Great story with fun characters and well worth the read.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    07/06/17
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    "A Wonderful Delight!"

    I really enjoyed this book! I love the small town atmosphere and can relate to noisy neighbors! Overall it was just fun being a part of Carolina's journey into a new home in a small town and the struggle of finding where she fits in! Narrator is absolutely perfect giving the words of the book that much more character!

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deedra
    United States
    31/05/17
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    "Next Stop ,Chancey"

    I absolutely loved this book!Carolina moves her family from the fast city to a slow town on a whim.They are coerced into opening the Bed and Breakfast they had been mulling over.Life in a small town means everyone knows your business...whether it is true or not.Suzanne Barbetta is perfect at narrating this book.I was provided this book free by the author, narrator or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Athena
    washington state, USA
    30/05/17
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    "All the food"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I wish some characters had a bit more back bone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The one at the diner with the muffins and being talked into starting the B n B.


    Was Next Stop, Chancey worth the listening time?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I had a hard time getting into this book, but it grows on you and it really is interesting. I enjoy the personalities and the talk about food, and how fun the plot is. I got a free copy of this book in return for an unbiased review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • wendigee
    30/05/17
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    "Appearances aren't always what they seem."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Next Stop, Chancey to be better than the print version?

    I think audio versions add something to the story. Especially with the appropriate accents for different localities.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the interacting of all the characters with the many subplots. Small town life." Chancey fruit basket"-love that line!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The whole Ida Faye storyline. You knew what was coming , but stood up and cheered when it finally happened.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too many things happening. I need time to sort them.


    Any additional comments?

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    30/05/17
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    "if you never buy another audio book you have to b"

    I was gifted this audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author/narrator.
    OMG I just loved this book!
    Kay Dew Shostak did such a fabulous job at writing this book. The first few chapters left me wondering if I wanted to finish the book, I'm so glad I stuck with it. Moving to a small town I like to call a fish bowl, dealing with a B&B and all the headaches associated with it, made the book so great.
    Suzanne Barbetta just added so much with her narrating, both female and male voices rocked!
    I highly recommend this audio book to all, it's clean no bad language, no explicit sex scenes but still full of life and lessons. One your not embarrassed to listen to out loud in front of the whole family.
    I will be getting more audio books done by both author and narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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