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Once in a Lifetime

Narrated by: Lisa Beacom
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Ten years ago, the Sassy Cats were at the top of the charts until Callie Smalls walked away to pursue her career in fashion and television. The other four members - Angie, Tabitha, Mandy, and Daphne - were left to fend for themselves and continue on with their lives.

That is, until the day when Callie decides to book a gig for the group at a major music festival, without talking to her former band mates. Scattered across the country, at different points in life, can they rekindle the magic in the music?

A soccer mom whose husband doesn't know about her past. A fading star, sacrificing all to stay in the spotlight just one second more. A party girl, challenged with her most important role yet. A tiger mom, fighting for her son. A desperate woman, unhappy and alone.

A lot can change in the course of a decade. Will it be harmony or hatred for the Sassy Cats?

©2017 Kathryn R. Biel (P)2017 Kathryn R. Biel

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  • Anita M. Sacrey
  • 12-01-2018

Performance was awesome!

This was a great story with a great narration. The narrator had different inflections for the voice of each character so that, when all five women are together, you can tell which one is speaking. For Callie, it was a snobby/bitchy voice. For Tabitha, valley girl. For Daphne, precise and calculating. For Angie, underconfidence. Mandy was just the voice of the narrator herself, so I assume this is the character she most identified with.

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  • April H.
  • 20-08-2019

Great Listen

Once in a Lifetime : Kathryn R. Biel The Sassy Cats split ten years back, when they were at the top. Each of the five girls went on to live their own lives. Now a one time reunion concert is sprung on them. Each woman has history, current situations, and it's questionable if the reunion will happen. This was a great listen. I couldn't stop listening. The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. : Lisa Beacom gave each character their own voice and emotions. It was very easy listening! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Diana Tucker
  • 12-10-2020

Great story / Great Performance

This book is written in first person with 5 main characters! Kathryn Biel really showed her writing skills by pulling off such a well done story told from 5 different points of view. I was very impressed. I was equally impressed by the performance of Lisa Beacom who was able to be move between the five voices and do so flawlessly. Biel really brings in such heartfelt emotion and built so much angst. I was pulled into the stories (lives) of each of the 5 band members and felt connected to their stories - and invested in their outcomes. This book screams for a follow on book!

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  • Sherri
  • 12-10-2020

Excellent Character Development

This book is so well written. The characters and their varied personalities and flaws truly brought it to life for me. And I loved that it’s premise was different from any other books I have read. I was amazed by the on point narration and how the narrator captured each character’s personality and voice... it made a good book even more enjoyable! This book truly held my interest and even at its end made me want MORE!

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  • Blackeagle
  • 11-05-2020

A reunion above all reunions

Once in a Lifetime is a wonderfully written book by author Kathryn R. Biel that with the superb narration of Lisa Beacom takes this story to new heights. The story is a clusterfuck of secrets, jealously and a few self righteous characters that all pull something from one another to make things work out. I loved how the character's of Tabitha and Amanda found the strength within themselves the growth was phenomenal. I highly recommend this book to anyone over 18. This is truly a do not miss book. I received this book at my request and I am voluntarily leaving my honest review of my own volition.

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  • Frances
  • 23-05-2020

Once in a lifetime

A quite fun story of old friendships. A pop group that ends up trying to get back together, but their past problems get in the way . An enjoyable listen. The narration was good,