Buckle up your Birkenstocks and travel back to 1975. Discover (or relive) the pre-digital age in Arcata, a remote Bohemian college town on the northern edge of California. Meet Kit, a hard-working, bookish senior, on track for graduation - that is, until she falls for Jonathan, one-time bestselling author, now her stand-in professor. Jonathan, a master in the art of deception, isn't who he appears to be. As their bond grows, Kit's desire blinds her to the truth - a shocking discovery shatters her faith and ultimately tests her integrity. From the first blush of fall quarter to the final breath of spring, hard lessons will be learned. To "graduate" into an uncertain future, Jonathan and Kit must first embrace the present - including the injustices, ambiguities, and absolute beauty of their lives. Beneath the ever-changing Humboldt skies they forge ahead; they stumble and sometimes fall. Heliotrope, a coming-of age story for the ages.
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Transported me back to the 70's
I loved the incredibly descriptive storytelling. I saw, heard, smelled and enjoyed everything about it.
I didn't want it to end...
I can't decide on a favorite scene, but I can say that I loved the development of various relationships...especially that of Kit and Milo.
I would love more audibles from JC Miller
Intriguing and varied cast of characters
I enjoyed listening to the narrator's interpretation of the characters voices and her chosen intonations. Having read the book before hearing it on Audible, it was fun to compare how I had heard things in my head with the way the narrator presented. I enjoy the way JC Miller weaves the lives and experiences of many characters into one blossoming story. Each character comes across with strength and their own particular quirkiness.
I was struck by the different kind of life lived in the 1970s, without digital technology. It was refreshing to see the characters communicating without the constant contact that the internet, texting and other digital technology provide.This is a very enjoyable read and I'd highly recommend it!
This is the first Ann Simmons performance I have listened to.
I liked hearing the author's comments at the end of the story!
- S Lowe