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The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91

Narrated by: David Thorpe
Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
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Twenty-year-old Jenny is struggling to make friends at university and moves in to Sunset Promenade to escape her problems. Her roommates are a little older than she was expecting - Sunset Promenade is a private nursing home, taking in students to save money. At first the new residents clash, but when Jenny introduces a movie night the group realise they have more in common than they think.

In the spirit of his best seller Calling Major Tom, David M. Barnett's second novel introduces a cast of quirky yet lovable characters who explore the aches of being young and the pains of being old. The Growing Pains of Jennifer Ebert, Aged 19 Going on 91 is an uplifting story about community and belonging that will leave you with a spring in your step no matter how old you are.

©2018 David M. Barnett (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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Disappointing.

I had this book on pre-order since it was released and I was sorely disappointed by it. The main character was horrid, and barely had one redeeming quality and the supporting characters were not much better. The narration was okay.

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  • Jebbabeano
  • 06-05-2018

Superior stuff

Like Many of you I’m sure, I always research books before I buy them so I’m usually fairly confident I’m going to like them and therefore leave a positive review. Sometimes though, one or two stand out. This is one such title. In the same way as calling major Tom, it’s so naturally written and relatable it makes you smile throughout. The voice work by David Thorpe however is truly on another level!! The life he brings to each character is absolutely incredible and enhances an already terrific story to something exceptional. Miss it already

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  • JG
  • 01-07-2018

The best narration so far

What a great idea, to combine students who need accommodation with elderly residents in a nursing home which needs to make more money. I didn't really connect with the main character but I really liked the story and all the other characters and they were believably brought to life by the superb narration. This was the first time I bought a book with a male reader and it was really good, couldn't fault it. He managed the accents and characters beautifully.