In Search of Unicorns

  • by Youlanda Brewster
  • Narrated by Christa Lewis
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Romance is in the air, and its heartbeat sounds of laughter.
If you or anyone you've known has ever enjoyed a Harlequin romance novel or a Hallmark card, you will fall in love with this collection of tales. Fall into "The Bag's...a Lady" and watch a sweet but persistent bag lady find a young New Yorker the perfect mate, whether she likes it or not. Sample "No Greater Love" and laugh over the exploding turkey as Silicy Tucker finds herself caring for her ex-husband with cancer and serving as guardian of his new wife. Hold your breath as a young woman fights to keep from falling in love with her ex-husband in "Love Can Build". I dare you not to laugh at "Nappy & Me" as a young woman recounts her life with a very special friend who has a habit of coming out of nowhere and returning there. See if you can withold the laughter...and a few tears when a young woman loses her fiance to another woman on her wedding day, but they make it up to her by giving her their daughter in "The Gift".


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Great Concept...Mediocre Execution

I LOVE the idea of adult fairy tales. But by the term 'adult' I expected something steamy or possibly violent. When I hear fairy tale, I expect romance. Not even physical romance so much as emotional romance. I'm not sure what about these stories is really like a fairy tale, though; they seem like mildly romantic short stories that you can assume all have 'happily ever afters' because of the use of the term fairy tale to describe the book. I think 'fables for young adults' might have been be a better subtitle.

The first story didn't follow any sort of timeline which made it extremely confusing. Which is unfortunate, because I feel like this story had a lot of potential (more than any of the others in the book). The way it was done, though; leaves a lot of holes in the story that were possibly filled, but I may have missed them with the skipping around with no segue.

There were a couple of stories that I did like and that made sense for the most part. Interestingly enough, they both contained people who were significantly older than the other characters in the story and I'm not even sure if one of them would even qualify as a 'romance' so much as a fable.

While the narrator did a good job, I don't think this book is appropriate for listening without a bit of editing to put some notes in the stories to give you an idea of the timeline of the story...I hope the physical book has some sort of differentiation between flashbacks and now. Also, with the audio format, its more difficult to go back just a paragraph so you can more easily correct the 'Wait, what just happened?' get a sense of what happened that is causing the confusion and hopefully clear it up.

Overall, there is potential here, but I don't think I would purchase this despite the enticing subtitle. There just isn't enough feeling behind the writing. Many of the characters lack depth and emotion.

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- littlebear514

Unique Grasping Read

If you could sum up In Search of Unicorns in three words, what would they be?

Unique, Endearing, Enjoyable

What did you like best about this story?

The second story was slanted with almost humor and depth in all the stories in the read. Each story in this book was unique and gave you tears, laughter, curiosity,and mindfulness.

Which character – as performed by Christa Lewis – was your favorite?

They were all great characters but all the ones in the second story were my favs.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Expect the unexpected.

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- PuckHead

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Youlanda Brewster