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The Speed of Falling Objects

Narrated by: Caitlin Davies
Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up

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Summary

From the author of When Elephants Fly comes an exceptional new novel about falling down, risking everything, and embracing what makes us unique. Don't miss this compulsively listenable novel about the most unlikely of heroes.

Danger "Danny" Danielle Warren is no stranger to falling. After losing an eye in a childhood accident, she had to relearn her perception of movement and space. Now Danny keeps her head down, studies hard, and works to fulfill everyone else's needs. She's certain that her mom's bitterness and her TV star father's absence are her fault. If only she were more - more athletic, charismatic, attractive - life would be perfect. 

When her dad calls with an offer to join him to film the next episode of his popular survivalist show, Danny jumps at the chance to prove she's not the disappointment he left behind. Being on set with the hottest teen movie idol of the moment, Gus Price, should be the cherry on top. But when their small plane crashes in the Amazon, and a terrible secret is revealed, Danny must face the truth about the parent she worships and falling for Gus, and find her own inner strength and worth to light the way home.

©2019 Nancy Richardson Fischer (P)2019 Harlequin Audio

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  • Khakijo
  • 03-11-19

Finding who you are story for any age

I first thought this book was a coming-of-age story? Since the main character is about to turn 17, not really sure it would align with someone who’s about to turn 60, but I was wrong. I think there’s a lot in this book to learn from the mother-daughter relationship, the daughter, the father and the other characters who interact with all of them, it really had me stop and ask myself “Am I who I really want to be at this juncture in my life?“ The answer was that i’m just not sure, but at least I’m asking the question. Oh, and I doubt I’m alone in still wondering who I want to be when I grow up at the ripe old age of 60. I may just be one of the people that’s asking the question out loud