When We Were Worthy

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: BN11642
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781531877644
Narrator/s: Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

A win brought them together, but loss may tear them apart. When the sound of sirens cuts through a cool fall night, the small town of Worthy, Georgia, hurtles from triumph to tragedy. Just hours before, they'd watched the Wildcats score a winning touchdown. Now, they're faced with the deaths of three cheerleaders-their promising lives cut short in a fatal crash. And the boy in the other car-the only one to survive-is believed to be at fault. As rumors begin to fly and accusations spin, allegiances form and long-kept secrets emerge. At the center of the whirlwind are four women, each grappling with loss, regret, shame, and lies: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, whose son had been behind the wheel; Ava, a substitute teacher with a scandalous secret; and Leah, a cheerleader who should have been in the car with her friends, but wasn't. If the truth comes out, will it bring redemption-or will it be their downfall?

Professional reviews

"Delivering the points of view of multiple characters can be a challenge for a narrator. Joshilyn Jackson, however, skillfully portrays a large group of characters as she recounts the solemn days that follow a small-town tragedy. As the story unfolds, Jackson depicts more than 16 individuals--from young cheerleader Leah to middle-aged restaurant manager Clay. Jackson's vocalization of each character's attributes--even down to their Southern drawl, or lack thereof--helps listeners remain aware of who is speaking. Steadily maneuvering between multiple narratives, Jackson brings the residents of Worthy, Georgia, to life and allows listeners to connect with their hopes and fears. V.T. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"