My Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!)
Audiobook narrated by Joshilyn Jackson
- Listening Length: 10 hours and 53 minutes
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 17, 2012
Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer is a quirky, clever novel. It is a slightly exaggerated story about a family that is not, ‘normal’. Maybe I should say each member is ‘special’. It’s a story about fitting in or not fitting in, change, and adaptation.
Joshilyn Jackson (who is a bestselling author in her own right) did a good job narrating this novel.
I’d like to say that Netzer’s cadence in this story is particularly interesting. This may also be a credit to narrator, Jackson.
What Others Are Saying
“Netzer’s debut, about a heavily pregnant woman left to care for her dying mother and autistic son while her Nobel-winning husband travels to the moon, takes the literary concept of charmingly quirky characters to a new level.” – KirkusReview
“A quirky, wonderful story with unique, well-developed and likeable characters. There is joy, sadness and occasional laugh-out-loud humor.” – Leslie (Under My Apple Tree)