Sunday, July 21, 2019

TOUR Audio - FAMILY SAGA - SURVIVING DOODAHVILLE by Ashley Fontainne & Lillian Hansen Narrator: Rebecca Roberts

Audiobook Blog Tour: Surviving Doodahville by Ashley Fontainne & Lillian Hansen
by Ashley Fontainne & Lillian Hansen
Narrator: Rebecca Roberts
Length: 11 hours 45 minutes
Publisher: RMSW Press
Released: May 24, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Family Saga

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . Surviving Dodahville . . . Family. Family lies. Family secrets. Family drama. Family Saga. This was that and so much more. There were romance. True love stories. True love tragedies. True love beginnings. Some came home. Some made a home. Some reconnected with loved one, lost ones, changed ones. Some grew up. Some grew old. Some just grew. Coming of age. Coming to terms. Coming to truths. Coming to life.
There were full rich characters with at deep distincted background story going with all that was presented. The year that changed the lives of so many. Kee, Kevin, Gail, Rafe, and all of Doodahville (not the real name of the town but it fit just fine.) The summer of 1983 brought much change and strife to the small town community in Arkansas. They will look back on that year as the one that made Doodahville what it was to become in the future. It took a man coming back home and a woman of compassion dying for the community to begin to see the errors of their ways/past. 

I have to say that this will not be for the faint of heart. There are things that will have your blood boiling, panties in a twist, and then some. Fontainne & Hansen did a wonderful job bring you back to the 80s and that summer that things changed for the Lawson family and the community they took back and made more of. 

Rebecca Roberts did a fabulous job. I loved each character she presented. I loved that she nailed the various characters and gave me a detailed picture to put in my mind that would go with the vocals she provided. I found that audio to flow smoothly. Roberts voice, pitch, tone, and diction fit the story just right. 
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Ashley Fontainne. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

“Filled with powerful scenes and great characters! Brings the ’83 Old South to vivid life. One of my all-time favorite reads! Loved it"! (Janelle Taylor, NY Times best-selling author)

The summer of 1983 - the era of big debt, big hair, and big dreams. Seventeen-year-old Kassandra Lawson is excited about starting her senior year of high school. She has a crush on a local hunk, and her best friend, valley girl extraordinaire Liz Hendricks, insists on helping her snag the hot guy - for sure!
July starts out uneventful for Kee and her parents. Her father, Kevin, is a partner at a CPA firm, and her mother, Gail, works as a secretary at the police department. The small family lives an idyllic life in sunny Hacienda Heights, California.

1983 also brings upheaval and strife for the Lawson clan. A death in the family forces Kevin and Gail to make the painful decision to pack up and move to Kevin’s hometown of Daltville, Arkansas.

Each faces daunting challenges adapting to their new life. Gail and Kee aren’t quite sure they can handle the culture shock. They encounter social and racial issues they never faced on the West Coast, strange food, weird dialects, odd customs, and wicked secrets that have the potential to destroy their family.
More than just a coming-of-age story, Surviving Doodahville explores family bonds, racial barriers, and just how much a person is willing to sacrifice for others. The tale is full of humor, action and a touch of mystery, making it a fun romp into the past.

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Award-winning and International bestselling author, Ashley Fontainne, is an avid reader, becoming a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters lurking within us are her favorite reads. Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley's love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go to when seeking personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated against them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance, focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. Once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answers that question—far and wide. The short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five touches upon the dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. The paranormal thriller entitled The Lie won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense. A movie based on this book, entitled Foreseen, is currently a feature film available on video-on-demand from Amazon. Ashley delved into the paranormal with a Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl, which released in January of 2015. The suspenseful mystery Empty Shell released in September of 2014. Ashley teamed up with Lillian Hansen (Ashley calls her Mom!) and penned a three-part murder mystery/suspense series entitled The Magnolia Series. The first book, Blood Ties, released in 2015 and was voted one of the Top 50 Self-Published Books You Should Be Reading in 2015 at
Author Bio
Lillian Hansen is the proud mother of Ashley Fontainne and a grateful daughter of parents who raised her to love and respect the principles upon which America was founded. Lillian is the granddaughter of a brave young woman who immigrated to the United States from Denmark at the age of 18 without speaking any English, who built a career, a family, and became a proud U.S. Citizen. Lillian values the diverse, life-enriching experiences squirreled away in her memory banks and is fond of all four-legged critters, especially cats. Lillian lives in Arkansas and Surviving Doodahville is her third novel.

Narrator Bio
After a career in finance, Rebecca Roberts became inspired to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an actress. Her ingenuity and ardent desire brought her to voice-acting which has rapidly grown into her thriving audiobook narration and production company, Atlantis Audio Productions. She has narrated and produced over seventy audiobooks for indie authors and major publishing houses. Rebecca delivers her stories with a mature and intelligent style characterized by a believable tone, and versatility in creating memorable and individual characters with her various accents and vocal qualities. In short, she narrates with her whole heart. Rebecca is a native Floridian, proud mother to three sparkling children, and wife to the man of her dreams.
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