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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (310 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laura Pedersen Narrator: Katie Hale Publisher: Spoken Books Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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From a wonderful new voice in fiction comes the freshest and funniest novel to barrel down the pike since Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

 In Beginner's Luck, Pedersen introduces us to the endearing oddballs of Cosgrove County, Ohio, who burst to life and steal our hearts--and none more so than Hallie Palmer, 16, savvy and wise beyond her years, a young woman who knows life is a gamble...and sometimes you have to bet the house. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/19/2014

    " After not thinking I would like this, I loved it, especially the heroine. I want to be like Hallie! Emily, you will like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 2/10/2014

    " I usually stay away from coming of age type books, but this had some fun characters that made it worth reading until the very end. The author ruined the book for me by having the pinnacle point be at the girl's senior prom. Really?! First, it was out of character for the girl and second, are we women still that caught up in all the social expectations that the prom is the defining moment of a girl's teen years? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse | 1/23/2014

    " I think I laughed through this entire book. It's so captivating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.Elle | 1/20/2014

    " I really, really loved this book. Quite a few times I laughed out loud. The characters were wonderful and lovable and I especially enjoyed the alcoholic chimpanzee. I would recommend this wholeheartedly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne Porter | 1/18/2014

    " I really like a lot of "teen" fiction. I picked this one up on a recommendation on Amazon. I found this book hilarious. I enjoyed the eccentric family that Hallie ended up living with during what became her final year of high school. A thoroughly enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz B | 1/9/2014

    " Fabulously fun characters I really enjoyed spending time with. It felt sort of Mitford-y, with all of the memorable characters and small-town atmosphere, but not as wholesome. One of those books where not much happens and yet I'm riveted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseanne Sabol | 12/31/2013

    " This was one of the best books I've read. The characters were delightful and quirky. Some parts were laugh-out-lo funny, while others, poignant. Highly recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Tina~ | 12/22/2013

    " Awesome characters, wonderful coming-of-age storyline and a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Ross | 12/5/2013

    " Very fun and original coming of age story for a young teen set in Ohio! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/19/2013

    " I liked this first book in the series, don't bother reading any of the others. It's a fun book...not serious at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annamaria | 10/9/2013

    " Funny...a very independent 16 year old, who tries to be emancipated...who loves gambling, and is very good at it...great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Robbins | 10/6/2013

    " An entertaining read but I found the main character a bit pretentious for a teen. Some of her observations (and there are many) annoyed me. But the book is populated with other interesting folks. The situation seemed a bit contrived but the tale is colorful if a bit heavy handed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Risley | 10/4/2013

    " I like this whole series, including Last Call, Hearts Desire, and The Big Shuffle. The main character is a quirky young girl who reminds me of the girl in Juno. The other characters are a hoot too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marina | 9/28/2013

    " A high school misfit who likes to gamble? I can relate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/5/2013

    " I loved the characters and pace of this book. I didn't want it to end. Quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/21/2012

    " This was such a fun book and the characters were entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/21/2012

    " One of my favorite books. I have probably read 5 times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 9/20/2012

    " Picked this up at a charity book sale for $1--great bargain. Very fun book--quirky characters, good character and plot development. All-in-all a supremely enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NancyG | 4/5/2012

    " This is a better than average beach read with quirky, fun characters that made me smile. It reminded me of Where the Heart Is, another feel good read that is reasonably well written. I will definitely look forward to reading another book by Laura Pedersen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 3/6/2012

    " A very entertaining read. I loved the kooky characters and witty dialogue. It is one of my all-time favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavande | 12/21/2011

    " Despite language and adult themes, a book better suited for a teenager or young adult. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/28/2011

    " A fun read. Look forward to reading more of this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shu | 5/23/2011

    " A HS girl who lives with an eccentric older lady and a church-going orangutan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NancyG | 4/20/2011

    " This is a better than average beach read with quirky, fun characters that made me smile. It reminded me of Where the Heart Is, another feel good read that is reasonably well written. I will definitely look forward to reading another book by Laura Pedersen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/9/2011

    " This book was fun to read. There were many likable, quirky characters and I actually laughed out loud at times. After reading this one, I went on to read three more titles by this author and enjoyed every one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 8/15/2010

    " Very fun and original coming of age story for a young teen set in Ohio! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/27/2010

    " This book took me a while to get into, but I really enjoyed the characters after a while. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Tina~ | 7/21/2010

    " Awesome characters, wonderful coming-of-age storyline and a great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 5/24/2010

    " What a clever, witty writer! I found myself laughing outloud at many scenes. This is a "feel good" book, yet addresses some serious issues as well.

    I liked how the author subtly addressed the reality that one-size-fits-all education does not actually fit all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shu | 10/27/2009

    " A HS girl who lives with an eccentric older lady and a church-going orangutan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annamaria | 9/23/2009

    " Funny...a very independent 16 year old, who tries to be emancipated...who loves gambling, and is very good at it...great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 3/14/2009

    " This book is hysterical but not as funny as "Last Call" Laura Pedersen has a talent for drawing wacky, loveable, and yet, entirely real characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 3/11/2009

    " A very entertaining read. I loved the kooky characters and witty dialogue. It is one of my all-time favorites. "

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