Freaky In Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To Freaky In Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton?

I listened to Freaky In Fresno by Laurie Boyle Crompton because it was up on Hoopla. There was the added bonus of this being a shorter audiobook. Oh? And I would get it off my shelf once finished and reviewed, as it is so important for me to clear some space. I had decided to hang onto this book rather than unhaul it because I liked the author’s other book Pretty In Punxsutawney. Plus you know I am here for the literary retellings of fun movies.

What’s The Story Here?

Freaky In Fresno is a retelling of Freaky Friday. Ricki has a goal of saving the Starlight Drive-in. She also has a massive crush on Jake, who has the same goal. As it turns out, they are almost set with the goal. The Starlight is about to have a grand reopening! Ricki, FYI, is a horror movie aficionado. She could not be more different from her cousin, Lana. Lana is a beauty influencer who is set to gain a ton of subscribers at this upcoming event called Digifest.

Anyways, Ricki and Lana are gifted a pink convertible by their aunt May to share. As it turns out though, Digifest is the same night as the grand reopening of the Starlight. The two fight over who gets to take the convertible and after an incident, end up switching bodies just like in Freaky Friday. They have to figure out how to switch back, but also, how to make sure both events go off without a hitch.

How Did I Like Freaky In Fresno?

Straight up, this made me want to dig out my old dvd of the Lindsey Lohan version of Freaky Friday. I also enjoyed that there was a reference to Wish Upon A Star which I used to watch on Disney Channel all the time. As for the merits of the book itself, I liked the nostalgic vibes it brought. The story is easy to follow. I did think that Ricki was kind of really rude to Lana just because they had different interests. However, I did find myself rooting for Ricki and Lana. This is a decent palate cleanser of a book, but I don’t really see myself re-reading or revisiting this story.

How’s The Narration?

The audiobook of Freaky In Fresno is narrated by Madison Lawrence. It is 8 hours and 16 minutes long. This is a pretty good audiobook. I liked that the narrator had different voices for Ricki and Lana, so it was easy to differentiate between the switched characters. Overall, I am glad I experienced this book via audio, but again, I don’t really feel any strong attachments or feelings either way.


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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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