Extended Audio Sample

Download A Scattered Life Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample A Scattered Life Audiobook, by Karen McQuestion Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,570 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen McQuestion Narrator: Teri Clark Linden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781455827060
Regular Price: $14.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $13.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Free spirit Skyla Plinka has found the love and stability she always wanted in her reliable husband, Thomas. Settling into her new family and roles as wife and mother, Skyla finds life in rural Wisconsin satisfying, but she can’t seem to quell her growing sense of restlessness. Skyla’s only reprieve is her new friendship with neighbor Roxanne, who has five kids (and counting) and a life in constant disarray — but also a life filled with laughter and love. Much to the dismay of her intrusive mother-in-law, Audrey, Skyla takes a part-time job at the local bookstore and slowly begins to rediscover her voice, independence, and confidence. Throughout one pivotal year in the lives of Skyla, Audrey, and Roxanne, three very different women will learn what it means to love unconditionally. Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_003128

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Neuberger | 2/13/2014

    " Good so far. Like the characters and the WI/Packers references...Husband drives me nuts. Once again the ending was just "eh." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/9/2014

    " This book had me engrossed from the beginning ... many laughs, sighs and tears. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ScooterGirl | 2/6/2014

    " The characters worked well for me and I found them to be very interesting. I liked how the author had them work together even if they, the characters, did not expect this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 della | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story of friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri Giffin | 1/30/2014

    " A good story, well written and with characters you can relate to. I was surprised when I finished it, I felt like I wanted it to go on a little longer. The crisis that happens in Skyla's life seems to come and go a bit too quickly -- not enough time for you to really feel her hurt. But overall a good read and a good debut for an author I will very likely read again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantalriordan | 1/28/2014

    " My life was pretty darn scattered when I read this, so I don't remember much about it besides that I liked it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 1/12/2014

    " Not a strong story plot... but an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holli | 1/9/2014

    " Took a while to warm up to the characters, but the overall meaning of the story was a really good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Martin | 1/6/2014

    " I cried through the last part of the book. Worth the tears! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Frew | 12/20/2013

    " A simple book, beautifully written. The story of how a woman comes to appreciate the good things in her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Walker | 12/17/2013

    " Enjoyed the simplistic and straightforward story telling. interesting without being over the top "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Curtis | 12/16/2013

    " I'd give the book almost four stars. I would read more by Karen McQuestion since I enjoyed this novel about family and how the loss of a friend affects others. This book is worth way more than the $2.99 price to download to a Kindle--Amazon published it so it's a bargain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 12/6/2013

    " About a quirky gal and a very unquirky guy who get together and how they learn life lessons and how to get along in this world. Quick read. I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mallory | 12/3/2013

    " Most of the characters seemed overly juvenile and whinny. I did find the Bear family to be a bit funny and entertaining. The plot is minimal at best and I honestly could not wait to finish this read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/22/2013

    " Messy and unpredictable story ... Very human ... Could relate often ... Good story ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dawn | 7/11/2013

    " I kept reading hoping for something to happen. 80% into the book it did. Don't really know why I finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariana | 6/19/2013

    " Beautiful book about 3 women's view on life. Friendship, love and happiness. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Ryhanen | 4/19/2013

    " An interesting book that delved into the relationships between family members and friends. Not a new topic by any means, but an interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/14/2013

    " Sort of an easy read but I really enjoyed this one "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beril Mcmanus | 12/1/2012

    " After seeing a variety of reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. There were definitely some gaps where additional character development would have been beneficial, but overall it was a quick, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyra | 10/29/2012

    " The book explores the relationships a woman has with her neighbors, husband, and in-laws. It was good, but maybe could have gone deeper. Still, a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/21/2012

    " I liked this book. It was an easy, quick read. However, I think it was kind of odd how everything wrapped up neatly and didn't really explore the main character's issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peg | 7/11/2012

    " mindless. So much so that I don't remember what it was about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 6/21/2012

    " Surely, it is not the BEST book I have read recently but I did love the characters. A quick read for a lawn chair in the summer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katy | 5/3/2012

    " It was ok..... Found myself not very interested in the characters and not a fan of skylla at all. Won't recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 4/11/2012

    " It was free (or very cheap, I can't remember) from Amazon and I read it in a day. It was an easy read, fairly predictable and a pretty typical chick book. That isn't meant to be a jab. I enjoyed the book. Would probably read another by this author when I have a day to kill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 2/4/2012

    " This is a nice chick lit book but the story was slow and seemed disjointed. You really didn't get the point the author was trying to make until the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MrsMaccas | 11/1/2011

    " I enjoyed this story despite it's slightly sad ending. It was a believable portrayal of family life, friendship and what happens when something unexpected happens.

    The dog and the Christmas family photo - if you've read it you'd know the bit I mean - I laughed out loud! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/17/2011

    " Good so far. Like the characters and the WI/Packers references...Husband drives me nuts. Once again the ending was just "eh." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/14/2011

    " 3.5 -a slower start but I really loved how the book ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 10/5/2011

    " easy to read; flows well; engaging and real-life oriented. i totally enjoyed getting lost in this novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lah | 9/14/2011

    " Interesting take on suburbia and the perspective of a SAHM. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nefertiti | 9/14/2011

    " I just finished this book this morning. I cried, laughed, and reflected. I truly enjoyed the way the lives of the women intermingled. Everything was all over the place! I too can relate to that type of lifestyle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/4/2011

    " I cried through the last part of the book. Worth the tears! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 7/26/2011

    " This book was cute but grew serious towards the end. It was sad yet uplifting. It made you think about things in your life and thing around you. Where you stand in relationships. I really enjoyed this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 7/24/2011

    " Meh. Predictable dialogue. Editor needs to learn comma rules. Okay story, but probably won't buy another book by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 7/23/2011

    " This is one of the first books that I read on my kindle. I had never heard of Karen McQuestion before. I loved this book. I've read several of her books
    "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Karen McQuestion

Karen McQuestion has written books for kids, teens, and adults. Many of her titles have spent time on the Top 100 Kindle list. Her publishing story has been covered by the Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and the national NPR show The Story with Dick Gordon. She has also appeared on ABC’s World News Now and America This Morning. She lives with her husband and kids in Hartland, Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Teri Clark Linden is a professional stage, screen, and voice-over actress with years of industry experience. She received her BA in theater from Chicago’s Roosevelt University, and has been seen along side Laverne & Shirley star Cindy Williams in Kong’s Night Out at Meadow Brook Theatre. Appearances in film include Jack Reacher with Tom Cruise, Won’t Back Down with Viola Davis, and Super 8.