Velva Jean Learns to Fly

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Audio (13.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100088573
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781452624440
Narrator/s: Emily Durante
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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.

Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Series: Velva Jean Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Sep 30, 2011

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Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Narrator(s): Emily Durante
Product Number DD1586
Released: Sep 26, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452604442
Author(s): Jennifer Niven
Product Number EB00397465
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: #9781101543757

Professional reviews

"Narrator Emily Durante quickly engages listeners in the latest adventures of the intriguing Velva Jean Hart (whether or not they've heard the prequel, VELVA JEAN LEARNS TO DRIVE). For the heroine, Durante establishes a North Carolina accent that never flags and a tone that clearly defines her feisty grit. These make it clear why Velva Jean leaves home to seek her "life's dream"--to sing at the Grand Ole Opry--and then learns to fly, establishing "a home in the sky" as one of WWII's female pilots. As war, sexism, and love buffet Velva Jean, Durante reveals her tender side, creating a perfect harmony of moods, song lyrics, and carefully researched period details into a melodious novel. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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