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Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Lizzie Chapman Gough

Flowers in December (Flowers in December #1)Flowers in December by Jane Suen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This story is heart achingly beautiful. Connor hasn’t been back to his childhood hometown for over twenty years aside from birthdays and Christmas. However, when his mother dies he has to return to arrange her funeral and take care of her belongings. He finds himself overcome with regret and longing for his past mistakes, grief and love for the mother he loved with everything he had and with hope for his future. The words in this were so beautiful and really got to the heart of the lessons that we can learn from the passing of a loved one and what it truly means to be happy with a well lived and loved life. An absolutely stunning novel.

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Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Amanda DelFemine

Jane Suen did not miss a beat when it came to this story. Its a story of loss, life, and finding your way. It really made you relate to Connor on missed opportunities because life is too short. He held a grudge that he didnt know he had until it was confronted. Connor comes home after his mothers death to arrange a funeral and get everything squared away all the while he meets MaryAnn while picking out the flowers for the funeral. Its not until a few months later when time slips that he realizes hes alone in the world and noone to turn to.

I cant wait to get my hands on the next in the series.

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Carly Vogler

Flowers in December by Jane Suen is a short listen audiobook. We follow Connor Norton as he visits his hometown to deal with his mothers passing. Full of regret, Connor reflects on the last 20 years in which he has barely visited. Realizing he isn’t getting any younger, can Connor overcome his shortcomings and move on to make more of what he has left?

This was a great quick listen. I would have liked to have seen more development in the story line, and perhaps more of a look into Connor’s life later on.

Review by Carly Vogler

Flowers in December Audio Book by Jane Suen – Review by Caralee Loonat

Flowers in December (Audio Book) by Jane Suen
4 Stars!!!!

If you are looking to add to your reading experience I really recommend audio books. I have read this book and this is my second read/listen. I find that it really adds to the whole experience and enjoyment of the book. Having read then listened to it for the first time I really like how the narrator adds the emotions and voices. I found more things grabbed my attention when listening than when just reading it.

I really found that this second read well first listen really added to my enjoyment of the book and added to the whole process. The author really made a good choice of narrator. Definitely will read more from this author and hope to have more audio books from her.

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Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Kerry Baker

Flowers In December Audio Book by Jane Suen is a quick and gentle story about life after losing a loved one. It had been quite a while since I had read this book so I jumped at the chance to listen to the audio book. The story was as lovely as I remembered it being and I was instantly taken back into the life of Connor, who is learning how to live after his mother had passed away. At 2 1/2 hours listening time this was the perfect book to put on during a relaxing afternoon.

I thought the narrator was perfect for the descriptive part of the story. At those times I found that I could get lost completely in what he were saying. I think it fell down just a little at the dialogue. It came across as a little monotonous at times and almost a little “he said, she said”. However it didn’t really detract from the audio book as a whole and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Jenique Bornman

I read Flowers in December back in 2018. Now listening to it and rereading my previous review, I can see how much I have grown. Back in 2018 I hadn’t gone through the heartache of losing someone.
So today 3 years later I look at this story with new eyes and understanding. It really touched me on a whole new level.
Add to that the smooth calming tone of the narrator, this time around I really have a greater appreciation for the book.
Thank you for this.

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Lorralei Hoerner

Great story…. pulled at my heart strings. No doubt this story makes you think of the “what if’s” in life. The story was heart felt from a lonely man and trying to process his thoughts and grief. The voice of the narrator really pulled me in right from the beginning. The story was great and looking forward to continuing this series to see how Conner’s character evolves. 💜💜💜💜💜

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Katie Matthews

Flowers in December – Audio Book

By Jane Suen

4 stars

 

This was a really lovely audio book and I enjoyed listening to it.

I really enjoyed Connor’s story and could feel all of his emotions. I can only imagine the kind of loss that he is currently going through but he was really well supported by the local community. They all clearly loved his mother very much as did he. The way in which the author wrote this story felt like I was going through the grieving process with Connor. Along with Connor were some really lovely secondary characters, I especially liked Mary Ann; she seemed so sweet and genuine. The narrator really got the emotion of the story across well.
A beautifully written story and i would definitely recommend the audio book.

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Heather Lovelace

Four stars

I’ve previously read this book from Suen and loved it so was very excited to get my ears on the audio version. The narrator did a fantastic job bringing this book to life and pulling the reader in. Very engaging and very moving. Here’s hoping the rest of the series will come to audio soon as well!

Flowers in December AUDIO BOOK by Jane Suen – Review by Sunday Barnaby

Flowers in December by Jane Suen

Narrated by Rich Miller

Four Stars

 

Flowers in December is a self enlightening story by Jane Suen. I have read three or four books by Ms. Suen, but I have to say I think this is my favorite so far. This story was personal for me having lost my mother this last year. This short story was beautifully written and very emotional. This book had me from the first page to the last. Conner Norton’s struggle with grief is prominent in this story as he returns to his hometown town for his mother’s funeral. After the funeral he stays to get his family affairs in order,  which brings on self reflection. This book took me on an emotional roller coaster, I definitely needed my box of tissues. Conner’s strength of character made this story flow. I highly recommend this book.

This is the first book narrated by Rich Miller, but definitely won’t be the last. I really enjoyed his voice and he really brought the characters to life.

Review by @sunbarn