Fling!

  • by Lily Iona MacKenzie
  • Narrated by Anna Crowe
  • 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Is it possible to come of age at 60 or 90? Is it ever too late to fulfill your dreams? When 90-year-old Bubbles receives a letter from Mexico City asking her to pick up her mother's ashes, lost there 70 years earlier and only now surfacing, she hatches a plan. A woman with a mission, Bubbles convinces her hippie daughter Feather to accompany her on the quest. Both women have recently shed husbands, and have a secondary agenda: they'd like a little action. And they get it.
Alternating narratives weave together Feather and Bubbles' odyssey. The two women head south from Canada to Mexico, where Bubbles' long-dead mother, grandmother, and grandfather turn up, enlivening the narrative with their hilarious antics. In Mexico, where reality and magic co-exist, Feather gets a new sense of her mother, and Bubbles' quest for her mother's ashes - and a new man - increases her zest for life. Unlike most women her age, fun-loving Bubbles takes risks, believing she's immortal. She doesn't hold back in any way, eating heartily and lusting after strangers, exulting in her youthful spirit. Has Bubbles discovered a fountain of youth that everyone can drink from?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Odd and confusing

What disappointed you about Fling!?

I thought I was following it ok and next thing I knew, I was so confused I didn't know what was going on. Very hard to follow.


What three words best describe Anna Crowe’s performance?

Her narration was good.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Confusion


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- Rhonda

Wonderful & brilliant

I was constantly telling people about this book while I was listening to it. I adored it! I haven't read Water for Chocolate since the early 90's but this book reminded me of it in many ways. It's magical & fantastical!
Heather, Bubbles & Feather are 3 distinct characters who can also blend as one. The story telling of these characters was some of the best parts. The past & present blended well. You could visualize the time periods. I simply loved this book!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.


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- Shanna Tidwell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Lily Iona MacKenzie