Fine as Frog Hair

  • by Ashley Fontainne
  • Narrated by Homer V Jones
  • 1 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can the past heal the future?
Ninety-year-old Marvin Hermesch is determined to find out.
After sneaking out of the retirement home on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, Marvin embarks upon a journey. His memory is deteriorating fast, and he's having difficulty recalling the face of his deceased wife, Ruthie.
As his short-term memory slips, it awakens memories buried deep from his younger days and vivid nightmares of his youth, including the horrors of World War II.
Armed with an empty journal, some water, and his trusty old truck, Marvin heads to his childhood home in the backwoods of Grant County, Arkansas for one last journey; one final battle.
Marvin fights to regain control of his mind and body by confronting the tragedies of the past in hopes of healing the future.

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Fantastic story and very good narration

At 30 pages this is a really fast, easy read. What made it a little difficult for me is the fact that my grandmother is going through the same issues that the main character is; losing their mind and trying like hell to keep it.

Ashley Fontainne writes this in such a way that the reader takes the journey with Marvin as he remembers his life and is journeying one last time to his childhood home. It is a bit of an emotional roller coaster but somehow still manages to find the happiness out of every moment in Marvin's life.

The characterization of Marvin and his lifelong friends and family really take center stage but you can also tell that Ashley either lives in the south or has a great deal of knowledge about it. She brought the south to life and Homer V Jones is able to put a voice to it.

Fantastic story and very good narration. I love Homer's voice. He has moments where he adds a bit more gravel to show Marvin's age and it works wonderfully.

Short but really great book that is worth everyone's time!

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A time to live; a time to die

As the title Fine as Frog Hair indicates, this is a southern story. The selection of the narrator is perfect. Fine as Frog Hair is a nice sweet short story, but based on other reviews I found it less significant than most reviewers. The story is worthwhile, but not exceptional.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2016
  • Publisher: RMSW Press