A Scattered Life Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
In A Scattered Life, Karen McQuestion proves to be an adept chronicler of unforgettable female characters. Poignantly written, she thoughtfully examines how women love, learn, and come to accept themselves and others, as well as life’s often harsh realities of deception and loss. Skyla Plinka has all she could ask for - at least that’s what her mother-in-law Audrey thinks. On most days, Skyla agrees, yet there’s a part of her that longs for her free-spirited days before husband, child, and the humdrum life of rural Wisconsin. Close friend Roxanne (and the five sons she can’t seem to keep tabs on), offers a reprieve, but it isn’t until Skyla takes a part time job at her local bookstore that she starts to feel at home in her own skin. Her growing independence causes conflicts with her husband, her in-laws, and even her best friend, but in the end, Skyla learns what it means to love and be loved in this unsure journey called life....
- One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection to keep (you’ll use your first credit now).
- Unlimited listening on select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
- You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
- $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
People who viewed this also viewed
People who bought this also bought
|Listening Length||7 hours and 36 minutes|
|Narrator||Teri Clark Linden|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||August 23, 2011|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#22,493 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#594 in Family Life Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,062 in Women's Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,237 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
A Scattered Life is a book with so much life in it that it was hard to put down. Every character was real and relatable, with all their flaws, quirks and annoyances. I’ve known people like Skyla who got restless and moved on, not realizing what she wanted was behind her. Thomas, the reliable and sensible guy who seems so set in his ways that it becomes boring. And the lovable Roxanne, whose loud and messy house seems to be from a lack of control and caring, but hides a mother’s love that is more than just a clean and spotless house. I immediately liked Roxanne. At one point in the story, Skyla complements her organization as Roxanne had anything one of her children could have asked for. I loved Roxanne’s response, “it’s not hard, people only make it hard.” It is a lesson in life, love and belonging. It is the lesson that opening yourself up to love can hurt but it is oh, so worth it. It is discovering you are worthy of a family and a place to call home. There were moments of laughter, of anger and of tears. Just like in life, we must go through the bad to see the good. I recommend A Scattered Life.
A Scattered Life is available in paperback, eBook and audiobook
What makes writing this review challenging is that I don't want to to ruin the story by telling you about. It is a novel to experience without expectations. Karen McQuestion has done a wonderful job; wow!
Top reviews from other countries
A scattered life tells the story of Skyla who having spent her life growing up with barely any family and on the move most of the time has found a settled domestic life in Wisconsin with sensible husband Thomas and daughter Nora. When Skyla takes a job at a local book shop she begins to find her independence and remember he old passions for life and begins to question her life and look for more from it.
I have to say that on the whole I was pretty disapointed by this book, it was a nice enough story and I felt like it had the potential to be something special but it just never got there. The story was well observed and well structured but on the whole I was bored by the characters, there wasnt really any insight into their emotions as the story progressed so you didnt really feel like you were sharing a journey or experience with them.
I think I felt like I was getting to know the characters and waiting for the moment when we would get more involved with them but it just never happened.
If you are looking for a nice enough story to entertain you then this book is good enough but its not a story that stayed with me long after I finished the last page.
Check out more of my reviews at: [...]