Built to Last

  • by Aurora Rey
  • Narrated by Gwenn Dawson
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Olivia Bennett is on the tenure track at Cornell University, the resident expert on Southern women writers. After moving to upstate New York from Atlanta, she falls in love with and purchases an old, run-down farmhouse. The only catch: she knows nothing about renovating a house, taking care of land, or snow.
Joss Bauer is a New York native who grew up in her family's construction business. She has a soft spot for old houses, but no patience for overpaid debutantes who want to play at country living. When Olivia hires Joss to do the renovations on her new home, the sparks fly, in more ways than one. It turns out both women have a lot to learn about life, love, and the meaning of home. But when a scandal threatens Olivia's professional reputation, it puts her priorities and her new found love on the line.

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Unable to finish!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

While the narrator had an easy to listen to voice, I couldn't stand the voice she used for Olivia. It grated on me so much that I was unable to listen to the whole story, and not finishing a book is almost unheard of for me!


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I couldn't complete the book due to the awful voice used for Olivia.


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narrator had a pleasant voice and read at a good pace but the voice she used for Olivia made me shudder and meant that I couldn't take to her character at all.


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I would love to have heard the whole story but I couldn't endure Olivia's voice, it really didn't match the mental picture I had of her.


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- Naomi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-07-2016
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc