We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
On Turpentine Lane Audiobook

On Turpentine Lane: A Novel

Regular Price:£33.89
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

At 32, Faith Frankel has returned to her claustro-suburban hometown, where she writes institutional thank-you notes for her alma mater. It's a peaceful life, really, and surely with her recent purchase of a sweet bungalow on Turpentine Lane, her life is finally on track. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a crowdfunded cross-country walk, too busy to return her texts (but not too busy to post photos of himself with a different woman in every state). And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father who thinks he's Chagall. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems.

©2017 Elinor Lipman (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Narrator Mia Barron's spot-on timing brings out the best of the smart dialogue and understated humor in this story of contemporary life for the 30-something crowd.... Barron's delivery of quirky characters and multiple plotlines contributes to this entertaining audiobook." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
0.0 (0 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
0.0 (0 )
5 star
 (0)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Mary
    Charlotte, NC, United States
    15/06/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A little slow..."

    This is a cute, predictable and entertaining story. It got better as I listened and at times, made me laugh out loud.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cindy
    Southern Utah
    23/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun, Clever, Enjoyable"

    Finally, a book about characters that are real! Faith begins as a such a self-doubter but through her work, home, and family adventures develops into a mature and secure person. Her mother, cleverly voiced by the narrator, was the cherry on top. Minus one star for truly unnecessary F words. These characters are well educated professionals who understand the nuances of language-- the author does them an injustice with such words. Overall a fun read. I will look for more of Elinor Lipman's work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shelley Shelley
    Fayetteville, Arkansas
    14/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved every minute of it!"
    Would you listen to On Turpentine Lane again? Why?

    Absolutely Great story and narration!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story had great twists and unexpected turns.


    What does Mia Barron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her characters' voices are well done and easy to follow.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.