Finding the Grain

  • by Wynn Malone
  • Narrated by Amber Benson
  • 14 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kentucky was only ever going to be a summer job. Come fall, Blue Riley would be back in North Carolina, in college. But one job led to another, one town led to another, and one woman led to another. Now, after twenty years Blue faces the hardest question of all - is it time to go home?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A touch too much melodrama in the narration

Really, this book centers around the main character. If you like her and stay with her through-out the journey, you will find if great. The writing is fine. It doesn't get in the way with cliches or clunky metaphors. It does it's job nicely and unobtrusively.

The narration is overdone at times. It's the first time that I've heard a narrator appear to cry when reading a sad part of the story, and I found that...unnecessary.

The book spans the story of the main character, a free spirited lesbian, from her early college years right though to her 40/50's. Now, the first half of the book describes a haunted, hurt, 'running away from herself and others' character. I really liked this character. I thought she was warm and humane and non-judgmental. The second half of the book sees the character try to 'get her life on track' as she sees it and you know, settle down, get a meaningful relationship, career etc and here is where the book and I parted ways. I flat out didn't like the woman she became as she began to fight for what she wanted. Towards the end, I found myself truly hoping she wouldn't get what she was fighting for (trying not to give spoilers) as I wanted to see her get her comeuppance!

However, this doesn't mean the book was bad. I just didn't like the character. If you like the character, you'll get along fine with this book.
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- Oscar

Very well written!

This has been the best book I have read in a long time. It actually made me cry.
Fantastic story, amazing ending *****
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- SeeTurtle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-11-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios