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

Note: Bring tissues cause you're in for a ride

Where does Five Feet or Less rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If I were to pick a rank it would definitely be at no. 2, karaoke queen being no.1, But this one came close i'll tell you that. the emotions that it gave me were something that i couldn't explain. whenever I would read the book it never fails to make me bawling like a child. the character development was something else. and now to hear it, with such a talented narrator, I cried so much as I did with Karaoke Queen.


What other book might you compare Five Feet or Less to and why?

I don't think I can compare this book to another. each book has an element of uniqueness to it and by simply comparing two books to one another makes it seem more of a competition rather than simply enjoying the wonderful stories, the artists put down. this book is unique in it's own right, a hurt/comfort story, with something more in between.


Which character – as performed by Hollie Jackson – was your favorite?

In this book specifically I loved how she voiced Sara's Mom, Anne. I loved the deep and spunky voice Hollie had given her and the way she talked was amazing, especially the scene with the phone.


Who was the most memorable character of Five Feet or Less and why?

Reese of course, other than the fact that she is the main character. I loved the fact that she is strong and that strength helps her each day to continue on. I love that she can feel weak, because everyone, and I mean EVERYONE needs a break sometimes and to let others help them in that weakness, it gets tiring holding the weight of the world on your shoulders all the time, a little rest is not bad.


Any additional comments?

As I've said on the Headline, remember to bring tissues because this is one hell of a ride. Five feet or less is something different, and unique. The characters have their own personalities and color that they are not boring and bland. If you've read the book, I recommend you to listen to this because if reading the book made you cry, then listening to it would be a different story. and If you haven't read the book, then what are you waiting for? if you enjoy a good read with loads of emotions then make sure to pick up Five Feet or Less.

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- KV

Book Details

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