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Publisher's Summary

Phoebe McFarland has just moved back to her hometown of White Oak, Tennessee, a sleepy rural community nestled in the mist-shrouded ridges and isolated hollows of the Smoky Mountains. Now she spends her days working as a rural home health care nurse, making calls on a quirky roster of housebound characters she's determined to take care of whether they cooperate or not.
She applies this same optimism to her love life, despite the fact that she's been dating for 38 years without locating any husband material. When she runs into her childhood sweetheart, Henry Matthews, a wildlife ranger for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it looks like she might've found her man.
But Phoebe and Henry's chance for romance has to be put on hold while they undertake a desperate search for a young woman who mysteriously vanished from the park during a gathering of world famous biologists and botanists, including a charismatic Frog Whisperer.
©2013 Carolyn Jourdan (P)2017 Carolyn Jourdan
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5 out of 5 stars
By Laurie Wylie on 03-11-18

A Colorful and Fun Mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend this audiobook to every friend because it was so fun to listen to! I enjoyed the narrator's voice, she sounded a lot like I imagined the main character sounds. The book has very vivid descriptions of every scene, and I felt like I was right there watching the action. The characters are well-rounded and fully developed, I feel like I know them and I want to hear more from them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Phoebe was easy for me to relate to, and she reminds me so much of little bits of myself and several of my friends. I enjoyed that she's a realistic character and very likeable, strong, and smart. Her energy really drove the book and kept it interesting.

Which scene was your favorite?

It's impossible for me to choose, because each scene was well-set and well-written, and they all fit together with good balance and flow.

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

Look up!

Any additional comments?

This book was fun to listen to at home on a lazy weekend, and it would also be a great book to listen to while driving because the narrator was so pleasant to listen to and the story is so involving and well-written and easy to follow. The characters are all well-drawn, and I'd love to hear more about them!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-05-18

Carolyn has a way of painting a picture with words

Where does Out on a Limb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was my second audiobook, both written by Carolyn Jourdan, and both 5 stars!

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Henry. His dialect and the stories of his experiences were endearing.

Have you listened to any of Jodi Gaylord’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, but her portrayal of the French character in this book was classic!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No parts made me cry but there were some laugh out loud moments.

Any additional comments?

It was cleat a LOT of research went into this book, and a LOT of valuable information regarding tourists and wildlife that I hope readers pay heed to!

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