Five Feet or Less

  • by Erik Schubach
  • Narrated by Hollie Jackson
  • 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Reese is a programmer and tech geek who was confined to a wheelchair at a young age. Since then she has locked herself away from the outside in her virtual world - until a chance meeting with an ex-punk rocker girl, Sarah, teaches her that her world is not defined in five feet or less.
This is set in the same world as Music of the Soul but is a standalone book.


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Wow! Erik Schubach's books are always great but this one was so emotional. I wasn't expecting this!!! Five Feet or Less literally had me chocking back tears several times. It's a beautiful story about a girl who loses her parents at a young age and the use of her legs. She grew up in foster care and didn't seem to have any friends after the accident that put her in a wheelchair. She didn't know it, but she always did have two friends looking out for her. As an adult, she rarely left the house so she hardly ever met anyone, so no friends or relationships. She would talk to people through online gaming and through her tech job she did from home. On one of her rare occasions out of the house she bumps into a very rude woman at the coffee shop. Later that day she bumps into the same rude woman in a lesbian bar when she gets called out to fix a wireless issue. After talking with Sarah, the rude girl, they decide to swap info and meet up again. Sarah constantly brings Reese out of her comfort zone and out into the world. Slowly, Reese starts to discover what her two friends knew all along. She's gay. Very beautiful story I highly recommend. Hollie Jackson does an amazing job with the narration!
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- Todd (Toad) Vogel


Erik Schubach is dependable, any book in the 'Music of the Soul series will offer several opportunities for you to exercise your tear ducts. The narrating character will refer to her true love as her Goddess, or 'that vixen'. She will at some point state 'that woman will be the death of me,' as well as being moved to 'giggle at her/their antics'.
Due to an automobile accident 22 year old Reese Qualls has been in a wheelchair since she was 13. Her hot, bitchy roommates were her childhood friends until they had suddenly turned on her. Once Reese had landed in her chair they weren't any nicer to her, but they were the only people who treated her the same way they had before the accident. The 2 girls, Gwen (a softer version of Missy Hannigan from A Deafening Whisper) and Marcie, Gwen's mini-me, who has been attempting to win Gwen's approval since they were 7. the 3 girls now share an apartment and both girls, especially Gwen, regularly take advantage of Reece.
Reece has elements of Mia Jacobs, Leigh from the short 'Wallflower' and carries the outward damage that at least one of the series ingenue's always have. As you listen to this extremely short, and quick moving story the author attempts to move the reader (listener) through several situations with enough sentiment to have you reaching regularly for the tissue box. The main character will inevitably go through a crisis from which she flees, making said problem worse. Hopefully the author will not have anyone suffer the severe consequences that befell Silent Bob.
Then there is the ultimate reconciliation that is the essence of the genre, one that so often comes across as weak and totally contrived. With this author however there is always enough real emotion to overcome this oft repeated cliched plot device. Once again the author has penned another of the excellent stories available in the series.
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- Me & My Girls

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-29-2016
  • Publisher: Erik Schubach