The Reading Circle

  • by Ashton Lee
  • Narrated by Kate Baldwin
  • 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the quirky town of Cherico, Mississippi, where potluck meetings at the local library provide a feast for mind and stomach alike. . .If some folks had their way, the Cherico library would have shut down long ago. Councilman Durden Sparks aims to divert funding to a cause dear to his heart - and his wallet. With the aid of gumption and good friends, librarian Maura Beth Mayhew has finagled a one-year reprieve, and the burgeoning book club is raising the library's profile one mouthwatering meeting at a time. But more members mean more opinions. . . While the Forrest Gump -themed shrimp dishes are a universal hit, meetings don't always go according to plan.
Between spirited debate over book choices and surprising revelations and relationship hiccups - including Maura Beth's fledgling romance - there's a lot to discuss. And just when bad luck threatens to finish the library for good, the Cherry Cola Book Club may learn that the best stories have twists--and heroes--you never expected. . .


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Can Maura Beth keep the library open?

The Cherry Cola Book Club of Cherico, Mississippi is on it's one year reprieve from Councilman Spark's determination to close the town's library down and use the funds to build his "Legacy", an industrial park--(THE CHERRY COLA BOOK CLUB). But librarian, Maura Beth Mayhew, still has tricks up her sleeve and a growing number of friends and patrons who are backing her efforts to keep the library open.

As with the first book, there's interesting information on just what it takes to keep a library open. There's also an intriguing discussion of another book, FOREST GUMP, that gets it's members lives and view points front and center. The characters are becoming much more developed, with some romances and secrets revealed. The southern charm, humor, and gumption continues making this a terrific read. Secrets revealed give this story the bases for lots more books in this series--I hope!!

I listened to the Audible version of this book which added lots of enjoyment to an already great read!
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- Byron

Nice Story - Poor Performance

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Just a very dull, drab voice. She has no distinct voices for characters, which makes it boring.

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- K. Pittman "Avid Audible Listener"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2014
  • Publisher: Recorded Books