Observations of a Transplanted Southern Belle

  • by Laurie Byrne Smith
  • Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett
  • 1 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of previously published columns describing life in Florida for North Carolinians.


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Observations of a transplanted Souther Belle

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This was a fun book to listen to.Lee Ann Howlett narrates with her usual humor and panache.It was interesting to hear what others think about life in different parts of the country.I enjoyed it a lot!"I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast or MalarHouse dot com"

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Very Good But Ruined By Whining From The Author

Here in New England, we call anyone from away a transplant – so that is what grabbed me from the title

These are witty, short observations written about Floridians. Laurie Byrne Smith takes her personal life experiences to send back to her friends in North Carolina. I thoroughly enjoyed it until the very end.

When Smith inserted political correctness, abuse, etc. I did not expected nor did I understand what it added to the book. If I want to be lectured I'll turn on the television or read about politicians.

It seems a lot of grumbling about the what price Smith values her work to be -much deeper and command a better price, in her opinion- does not happen in the marketplace. People buy what they want to read whether Smith thinks it is fair or not.

An athlete making more than a university president bothers her and so on it goes.

If I could speak with the author I would say, "This is the profession you chose. You went in knowing it is a very competitive industry and what, if any, compensation you would receive." Be happy, don't lecture me with your ideas of utopia.

It was very awkward and left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Why ruin a perfectly good book by throwing politics into it? I don't understand. I'm really upset with the author that I had to include the previous paragraphs.

The narration is by Lee Ann Howlett. She had a rather deep and solid voice, professional.

Notes: Nothing to warn of here as far as raciness. If you want to receive the full enjoyment of the book I would skip the last chapter. To me it distracted rather than added to the previous 24 chapters.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2015
  • Publisher: Laurie Byrne Smith