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Publisher's Summary

A coming-of-age debut audiobook from accomplished actor, director, and writer Sean Patrick Flanery explores that powerful first taste of love that sets the bar for something that we'll chase, usually unsuccessfully, for the rest of our lives.
A young Mickey navigates through the dense Texas humidity of the '70s and out onto the porch every single time his granddaddy calls him, where he's presented with the heirloom recipe for life, love, and manhood. But all the logic and insight in the world cannot prepare him to operate correctly in the presence of a wonderfully beautiful little girl who moves in just behind his rear fence. How will this magical moment divide Mickey's life into a before and after and permanently change his motion, directing it down the unpaved road to which only a lucky few are granted access?
©2016 Sean Patrick Flanery (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

" Jane Two has the dreamy authority of an elusive memory and the poetic whimsy that only comes with distance." (Ken Sanzel, writer and executive producer of Numb3rs)
"Sean Patrick Flanery's coming-of-age story, like the land he hails from, has a quiet, giant, unpredictable heart." (Todd Field)
"An unexpected gem. Flanery is the poet warrior." (Jim Crabbe, producer of Bad Country)
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By Janice on 08-04-16

Life - Raw, Honest, Heartfelt

I can’t remember how this book came onto my radar. The publisher’s summary sounds somewhat bland, but it really doesn’t do justice to this wonderful story. I took a chance based on the nearly perfect ratings by others who have read it. Then I did something I have never done before - I immediately listened to it again.

Calling this a coming-of-age story of first love is true, but just not enough. And yet to go too deeply into the details would force spoilers that just shouldn’t be done. It's the emotional connection to the all of the characters that makes this so special. I’m going way out on a literary limb here to say that the feeling I got for Mickey’s journey of discovery felt similar to how I felt about Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. I’m not saying the stories are the same – Jane Two does not have the large social conflict of Mockingbird. But the way Mickey perceived his world and his place in it, guided by his Granddaddy – a colorfully profane Cajun version of Atticus Finch – achieved a truthfulness that made you live Mickey’s life with him, to want the things he wanted and to learn the lessons he had to learn.

I really encourage you to give this book a chance, with one caveat. If you are generally put off by strong language to the point that it can ruin a read for you, then pass this by. Granddaddy’s lessons are taught with blistering profanity, but always with the caution “This is man’s talk. You don’t talk like that to the women”. In his own way he’s just as much of a gentleman as Atticus.

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By Georg Petermann on 05-01-16

Jane Two is a masterpiece...

...it throws you from laughter to the ground crying like a baby within seconds.
The story is about the one and only love only one can describe that intensely, that found it once in his life. It's about growing up, family, wisdom, friendship, regret and most of all LOVE. The fact that it is autobiographical and narrated by the author Sean Patrick Flanery himself makes it so special...you can hear and feel EVERY single emotion in his voice while listening...I felt Mickeys anger, his fear, the happy moments made me smile and the sad ones nearly broke my heart and left me crying...Flanery is able to paint pictures that powerful and strong, you can see the story developing before your inner eyes...every single character becomes your friend, your teacher or your enemy like a real person while reading!! And than there's Jane...the girl this novel is all about...she is described with the most beautiful pictures I've ever read/heard!!
If you think, you would enjoy an emotional, deep and wise journey through Texas and childhood memories and if you are someone, who never lost faith in love...YOU'LL JUST LOVE THIS NOVEL!! Sean Patrick Flanery is one of a kind and you can feel in every word, how important "Jane Two" is to him...how much of his heart and soul he put in writing and narrating this story...DON'T MISS OUT!!

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By kerry mcsorley on 04-14-16

Amazing

A moving heartfelt story told beautifully by the talented Sean Patrick Flanery absolutely loved it

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By kate on 04-13-16

a must read.

one of the most strikingly heartbreaking stories i've ever had the pleasure of reading. I laughed, I cried, and I learned some valuable little nuggets of advice from grandaddy. this is a must read.

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