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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (360 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Niven Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Velva Jean Hart, the fiercely independent heroine of Jennifer Niven’s spectacular debut novel, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, returns in a captivating adventure that literally sends her soaring.

Bristling at the limitations faced by a woman in rural Appalachia and fueled by the memory of her late Mama telling her to “live out there,” Velva Jean hits the road to pursue her dream of singing at the Grand Ole Opry. But after a string of auditions, she begins to lose hope—until her brother pays her a surprise visit and treats Velva Jean to a flying lesson that ignites a brand-new dream: to become a female pilot.

Funny, poignant, and utterly unforgettable, Velva Jean Learns to Fly will have fans cheering all over again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Besides creating a gutsy heroine, who, despite the repressive times, never becomes bitter, Niven’s writing shines overall. Cheers to Niven, Velva Jean.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Niven delivers another tale full of hope, heartbreak, and nostalgia in this sequel to Velva Jean Learns to Drive…A tasteful blend of comedy, inspiration, and endurance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Emily Durante quickly engages listeners…[and] establishes a North Carolina accent that never flags and a tone that clearly defines her feisty grit.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/11/2014

    " This A.R.C. book came to the bookstore. I decided to give it a try because I enjoyed this author's first book in the series, "Velva Jean Learns to Drive". This author delivered more interesting characters and twists in the story. I will encourage anyone who enjoyed the first book to give the second book a try. Some of the story was not believable but it was still entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole Hansen | 2/11/2014

    " I loved this book. Velva Jean is such an endearing character. Her inner dialogue and observations always made me smile. It was also interesting to learn about the WASP and their role in WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 1/27/2014

    " Not as good as the first book - Velva Jean Learns to Drive, but still a very good read. Love her characters & the way she develops them. However, could have done with a little less of the wartime flying chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Emily | 1/26/2014

    " I love the Velva Jean character, and in this second book she did not fail me. I think I like this book better than the first one even if it took longer reading it. I can't wait for the next one....It kind of leaves you hanging so I'm sure there is another one coming. "

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