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When We Were Worthy

Narrated by: Joshilyn Jackson
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2017 Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • DCD JERSEY GIRL
  • 05-03-18

Another Author I Will Look Out For

I stumbled across this book because I was checking for any books I may have missed by Joshilyn Jackson, one of my favorite authors. She narrates her own novels and I love to listen to her. I was so surprised to see some negative things said about her performance, I love the way she brings out the quirkiness in the characters she is reading about. I had never heard of Marybeth Mayhew Whalen, but Ms. Jackson as narrator was enough to sell me on giving it a try. I’m so glad I did. Besides the great performance, the book was wonderful. Great characters and a story that kept me interested from beginning to end. I hope to hear more from the two of them again.

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  • Caitlin Benstead
  • 14-08-19

Narration killed it

Couldn’t get past the first ten minutes. I tried. I was excited to read the book.

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  • kindle unlimited user
  • 21-06-19

When we were worthy

The narrator ruined this book for me. I couldn't listen another moment. Books premise seemed interesting but the voice and timing did me in

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  • Hortensia GT
  • 12-02-19

Horrible narrator

I almost stopped listening early on because I could not stand to listen to the narrator’s sickly saccharine voice. She should stick to writing not narrating.

The story itself was engaging if somewhat predictable but I enjoyed it overall.

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  • Jeanne Felfe
  • 28-11-19

Wow. Loved it!

I absolutely loved this novel told from the perspectives of two adult women and one teen. All these stories blended together seamlessly to let us in on life in a small southern town, where football IS a religion.

I will be reading/listening to more from this author.

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  • Paula M. Williams
  • 25-10-19

Great story!

The narration and writing are top notch! So glad I read this book by an author new to me!

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  • Chels
  • 22-10-19

Excellent narration!

This story overall was excellent- lots of different perspectives and storylines, which really kept me in my toes. I really loved the narrator the most, though. Her voices were excellent and she made it so easy to follow even though so much was going on. I’d highly recommend this audiobook!

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  • Carole Stojetz
  • 17-10-19

The narration was not worthy!

This was my first book by this author and I think unfortunately the narrator ruined it for me. It was supposed to be remnant of big little lies but I think it read more like a young adult novel. It was predictable about where the football player and one of the girls was gonna come in to play as well. I also felt they didn’t need all these other concurrent stories running which is probably where the big little lies comparison comes in.

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  • David Pitcher
  • 13-10-19

Great book and fantastic narration!

This is a really interesting story with lots of intriguing characters. Joshilyn Jackson nails every single one in her narration.
There are some disparaging remarks about the narration in other reviews. I personally look for books written and/or narrated by J. Jackson. She is outstanding!

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  • Amanda Suchy
  • 09-10-19

a worthy book

book was a sad story told in a not too depressing way. I enjoyed it.