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Publisher's Summary

Set in glamorous 1970s Las Vegas, Overlay is the fighting-to-come-of-age story of a resilient child born into an ongoing cycle of alcoholism and abandonment. Marlayna develops a powerful sense of self-preservation in contrast to the fallen adults entrusted with her care. Her profound story explores the characters and events populating her life as she moves from home to home, parent to parent, family to family, ultimately becoming homeless at the age of fourteen.
Out of the resources of her remarkable childhood emerges an inner strength that will charm and captivate listeners and remain in their consciousness long after the last page of her story has been turned.
©2012 Marlayna Glynn Brown (P)2014 Marlayna Glynn Brown
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By Deedra on 06-02-15

Overlay

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This is one girls story of growing up in the 70's.It is honest and heart wrenching at times.This was an exceptional book!Having grown up the same years as the main character , I was blown away by the similarities in our lives,both good and bad.I found it well written and plotted out.All the characters were believable and Abby Elvidge gave them voices that were perfect.I am anxious to get to the 2nd book to this story!<br/>I was given a copy for an honest review from Audio Book Blast dot com.

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By Name: CONCHITA CONGO VoiceVamp on 04-29-15

A Captivating Story of Strength & Survival

If you could sum up Overlay in three words, what would they be?

Profound, Intriguing, Triumphant

What did you like best about this story?

The story truly captures a child's view of life's "mysteries", upeavals, & triumphs.Maralayna's sense of self-preservation & strength is one that I can totally relate to. She has a sense of "total recall" & tells a story that paints a vivid picture of her world.

What does Abby Elvidge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Abby's voice takes me "there". When I listen to her, the story unfolds in such compelling tone that I had a difficlut time teaing myself away when I had other things to do. I wanted to know what was happening to Maralayna next. Abby's voice texture is intriguing & brings warmth to Maralayna amazingly mature insights as she expresses them.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story made me both laugh & cry. The story resonated deeply within me, as parts of it is my story.

Any additional comments?

This book is the first novel I have "read" in years, as I stopped reading fiction 24 years ago; preferring Biographies, Esoteric & How To books. It is also my first audiobook. Between the richness of the story & Abby's fantastic narration, I will be listening to more Audio Books in the future.

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