Velva Jean Learns to Fly by Jennifer Niven audiobook

Velva Jean Learns to Fly

By Jennifer Niven
Read by Emily Durante

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200088218

  • ISBN: 9798200088201

  • ISBN: 9798200088225

Runtime: 13.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven's spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring. Bristling at the limitations faced by a woman in rural Appalachia and fueled by the memory of her late Mama telling her to "live out there," Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope—until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot. Funny, poignant, and utterly unforgettable, Velva Jean Learns to Fly will have fans cheering all over again.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Niven delivers another tale full of hope, heartbreak, and nostalgia in this sequel to Velva Jean Learns to Drive…A tasteful blend of comedy, inspiration, and endurance.” Publishers Weekly
Besides creating a gutsy heroine, who, despite the repressive times, never becomes bitter, Niven's writing shines overall. Cheers to Niven, Velva Jean. Booklist Starred Review
“Narrator Emily Durante quickly engages listeners…[and] establishes a North Carolina accent that never flags and a tone that clearly defines her feisty grit.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Niven

Author Bio: Jennifer Niven

Jennifer Niven’s first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year in 2000 by Entertainment Weekly. A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer, she has ten different publishers in ten separate countries, and The Ice Master has been translated into eight languages. Jennifer and her work have appeared in Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Talk, Glamour, the New Yorker, Outside, the New York Times Book Review, the London Daily Mail, the London Times, and Writer’s Digest, among others. Dateline NBC, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel have featured The Ice Master in hour-long documentaries, and it has been the subject of numerous German, Canadian, and British television programs.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 13.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English