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.
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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!
I was given a copy for an honest review from Audio Book Blast dot com.
- Deedra "I am a wee bit over the half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lo"
A Captivating Story of Strength & Survival
Profound, Intriguing, Triumphant
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.
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.
The story made me both laugh & cry. The story resonated deeply within me, as parts of it is my story.
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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