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Catching Air

A Novel
Narrated by: Candace Thaxton
Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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From the internationally best-selling author of four books, including The Opposite of Me, a vibrant novel about two married couples who pursue a dream to open a bed-and-breakfast in small-town Vermont. In Catching Air, Pekkanen turns an unflinching eye on the tangled relationships of two pairs of 30-somethings.

A chance to run a B&B in snowy, remote Vermont - it’s an offer Kira Danner can’t resist after six soul-crushing years of working as a lawyer in Florida. As Kira and her husband, Peter, step into a brand new life, she quells her fears about living with the B&B’s co-owners: Peter’s sexy, irresponsible brother Rand, and Rand’s wife, Alyssa…who is essentially a stranger.

For her part, Alyssa sees taking over the B&B as the latest in a string of adventures. Plus, a quiet place might help her recover from the news that she can’t bear children. But the idyllic town proves to be anything but serene: Within weeks, the sisters-in-law are scrambling to prepare for their first big booking - a winter wedding - and soon a shy, mysterious woman comes to work for them. Dawn Zukoski is hiding something; that much is clear. But what the sisters-in-law don't realize is that Dawn is also hiding from someone…

©2014 Sarah Pekkanen (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Possibly the most irritating narrator ever!

Having listened to The Wife Between Us, I eagerly sought a second Pekkenan title. Unfortunately Candace Thaxton’s narrative style and cadence completely overwhelms what might be an absorbing listen. Why do publishers allow such an unfortunate choice of performance? I see she narrates several other titles; Iwon’t be listening .

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  • Toby
  • 01-06-2014

A nice mix of characters and contemporary times

What did you love best about Catching Air?

That the female and male characters were distinctly themselves. The cast did not all sound the same, as if often the case in modern american fiction.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Air?

I can't really say there was one singular moment. The Vermont descriptions were pivotal, as was the ones of Florida.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I did not like the performance so very much. It is very annoying when the reader shouts and talks very fast and "emotes" too much This is a book, not a TV advertisement. I will probably avoid this reader in the future.

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

Not applicable. I do not go to films as I am visually impaired.

Any additional comments?

I like this author's work. I wish the reader had been more quiet. It is of note that I kept reading despite the annoying reader.

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  • Jocelyn L.
  • 13-06-2014

Great story, not my favorite narrator

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I have always liked Sarah Pekkanen's books, this one was no exception. I had trouble with this narrator though, I was very ready for it to be over because she was very difficult/annoying, not in her voice but in her cadence.

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  • Soraya
  • 06-02-2020

Ending was not my favorite

It was an ok story. I liked the narration. Just that the ending did not satisfy.