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The Emancipation of Veronica McCallister

Narrated by: Tamara Marston
Series: Middle Falls Time Travel, Book 5
Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Veronica McAllister died in 2018.

She immediately opened her eyes again in 1958, all memories of her previous life intact.

She goes from old age, pants suits, and a cane, to poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and Buddy Holly.

At the end of her first life, Veronica said she “wasn’t any good at life.” With the most precious of gifts - perspective and a second chance - can she succeed where she failed during her first life?

What would you do, if you could do it all again?

Includes a special bonus note read by the author.

©2018 Shawn Inmon (P)2018 Podium Publishing

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  • Sharey
  • 01-10-2018

Fantastic Series

These books are very entertaining. I love how the author brings back some of the past characters and keeps the time period jump in a good, relatable frame of reference. I can't wait for more to come because I intend to buy and listen to them all! I love losing myself in Inmon's characters' lives.

The narrators have all been different, yet each one handled their story equally well.

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  • VJG
  • 29-09-2018

What choices would you make with another chance at life?

I’ve dipped into this series - not in order - and I loved this as much as the first one. The performance was so moving in places I teared up along with Veronica. Loved it.

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  • lynn
  • 26-04-2019

Loved this book!

I have enjoyed all the Middle Falls Time Travel books but The Emancipation of Veronica McCallister has been my favorite so far.

There isn’t one thing specifically that I loved either, it was the whole package. No spoilers though, so just know that Veronica is someone you can relate to and love as she tries to get it right. You’ll cry for her failures and cheer for her successes.

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  • Diana
  • 21-01-2019

Awesome

I loved the first three books in this series. But in my opinion the fourth book was very disappointing, sad and ridiculous. The author sing sang the whole book. It took me awhile to decide to buy the fifth book. I finally did and am so glad that I did. I can’t pick a favorite from books 1,2,3 or 5!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-11-2018

This is the best of the series so far.

I have to say the story was great as all the stories in this series are, but the real thing that made this audio book fantastic was Tamara Marston's narration.Tamara did a great 'Old Lady' voice and when Ronnie was "Thinking something" she used the old lady voice verses when she was speaking to someone she used the younger girl/lady voice.
I can't recommend it enough.

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  • Oenophile
  • 09-10-2018

Great Entry

I have read all the books in this series and enjoyed them very much. I was pleased to learn that a couple more books are in the works and I hope they make it to Audible soon. I plan to grab them as soon as they do.

These books, although a series, have their focus on different main characters and are read by different narrators, all of whom have been excellent. I particularly liked Ms Marston’s reading of Veronica. She did a great “frail little old lady” voice in addition to her voice for the younger versions. When she reads, the focus is on the characters and she does not distract the listener by being breathy or high-pitched or nasal. This was the first time I heard her and I can’t compliment her enough. I will look for her narration in the future.

Mr Inmon writes some good clean books. I realize some types of stories would not be realistic without sex, violence, or swearing, but it sure is nice to read some that don’t include them yet are still interesting. At the end of the book, Mr Inmon himself comes on and wonders if he captured what life was like for women of that time. I would say that what he wrote in the book for the character of Veronica was accurate, but for many women life was even more restrictive. I grew up in those times and would never want a repeat.

Veronica starts out in the book as an old woman dying of cancer after an unhappy life. She wakes up after death to find herself a teenager again. As in the other books, this character struggles to come to grips with what is happening to her. She realizes she has a chance to try to fix mistakes. All of us probably have wondered/wished to be able to go back and relive our lives while knowing what we know now. Sometimes one reiteration isn’t enough. Veronica repeats some mistakes or makes new ones, but eventually she is able to build a good and happy life. She builds a warm, loving family which is one of the most important things to her.




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  • C.
  • 20-04-2019

getting it right

Inmon does it again with an intriguing twisted tale of one woman's history through a series of frustrating lives illustrated by the events of the baby boomers' lifespan.

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  • Alice
  • 19-01-2019

My absolute favorite so far!!

I stumbled on the first book in this series a few months ago and have read every one in order (up through this one) and I have to say this is my new favorite! I really had trouble putting it down for long, eager to get back to Veronica’s story. It was beautifully written and made me laugh, cry, and even gave me goosebumps a few times. The voice performance was also fantastic. Can’t wait to start the next book in the series. These can’t come out on audiobook fast enough!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-01-2019

I don’t think I could ever get tired of this series

I love these books so much! It never fails that at the end of each book I cry, mostly because you feel so invested in these characters as you have lived through so many lives with them. If Mr. Inmon never stops writing them then I will never stop reading them. If you are a fan of time travel and you haven’t read this series you are definitely missing out!

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  • TK2.0
  • 10-11-2018

Still decent, but a long slow trip nowhere.

This series peaked in book 2. book 4 felt like an unrelated story shoehorned into the middle of this series and thankfully this book returned to formula. problem for me was felt like no arc and such little conflict. just a character giving life a few tries and most we're pretty ok, just not super. Book 2 was amazing and I keep waiting for this series to tie it all together in a huge AH HA moment and it just seems to not have one.

these are slice of life books of mildly interesting lives. Book 2 and 3 we're something more, book 4 felt foreign and preachy and this one was just a lot of words and little conflict. all been good, but this one is just ok+.

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