Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith?

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith basically continues the pattern OF EXCELLENCE that I’ve come to experience from Smith’s books. I mean, when I want a book that reminds me of falling in love for the first time, I check out her books. When I want books about nice kids who are genuinely good, interesting people, I check out her books. And so, I decided to give this book a listen because I wanted something a little bit lighthearted with a touch of serious. Also, I sense a mini trend about teens who win the lottery, and I want to be right on the money.

What’s The Story Here?

This book is about a girl named Alice. Her parents died one year apart, so she lives with her aunt and uncle and cousin. She’s best friends with this guy named Teddy (also my son’s name!). She and Teddy are on the verge of something, when on his eighteenth birthday she buys him a lottery ticket. His ticket hits the jackpot. He ends up spending like he’s never spent before, constantly. He spends his money in smart ways and in not so smart ways. It changes everything between Alice and Teddy. At points, the money sort of feels like more of a curse than a blessing. Still, let’s be real. This money is just life changing and so, the story follows how it impacts Teddy and Alice and if they hook up or not.

How Did I Like Windfall?

Well, it’s been awhile since I listened to Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith. I remember really liking it. I remember that Alice was a character I really cared about. She’s someone you feel for, because she lost her parents. However, she’s got this great relationship with her aunt and uncle. It’s interesting too, seeing her learn some long buried things about her parents as the book unfolds. Also, I thought the way Teddy spends his new money came across as really realistic. Also, the ending was wonderful too and made me smile.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook is narrated by Tonya Cornelisse. Cornelisse is a totally new to me narrator. I listened to this via the Volumes app and I think at 1.5 speed as I do most audiobooks. Cornelisse doesn’t have a bad voice at all. But also, not a super memorable voice as I can’t even recall the tone or the actual sound of her voice. Still, this was a good listen and one that made my drives go by much faster. I would recommend the audiobook of Windfall for sure.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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