• Back in the Burbs

  • The Stuck in the Burbs Series, Book 1
  • By: Avery Flynn, Tracy Wolff
  • Narrated by: Sophie Amoss
  • Length: 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (9,920 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ever have one of those days where life just plain sucks? Welcome to my last three months - ever since I caught my can’t-be-soon-enough-ex-husband cheating with his paralegal. I’m 35 years old, and I’ve lost my NYC apartment, my job, my money, and frankly, my dignity.

But the final heartache in the suck sandwich of my life? My great-aunt Maggie died. The only family member who’s ever gotten me.

Even after death, though, she’s helping me get back up again. She’s willed me the keys to a house in the burbs of all places and dared me to grab life by the family jewels. Well, I’ve got the vise grips already in hand (my ex should take note), and I’m ready to fight for my life again.

Too bad that bravado only lasts as long as it takes to drive into Huckleberry Hills. And see the house.

There are 47 separate HOA violations, and I feel them all in my bones. Honestly, I’m surprised no one’s “accidentally” torched the house yet. I want to, and I’ve only been standing in front of it for five minutes. But then, my grumpy neighbor tells me to mow the lawn first and I’m just...done. Done with men too sexy for their own good and done with anyone telling me what to do.

First rule of surviving the burbs? There is nothing that YouTube and a glass of wine can’t conquer. Well, unless it’s your hot neighbor.

©2021 Tracy Deebs-Elkenaney and Cassandra Corcoran (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Hard to complete

I found hard to complete this book.. the story did not get me hooked and i had to force myself to complete it sadly..

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Fun story

This one was a fun story but also with a serious story line. It reminds you to check on your loved ones because you never know what they are going through, it also dealt with a cheating spouse and starting over, getting rid of all the background noise and being brave enough to carve out your own path but while doing it you still need to let the people that are actually on your side.

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total chiklit but fun

Easy listen , cute story. Very cookie cutter with some profanity thrown in. Definitely chiklit to the max.

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Back in the zone

This book is awesome! , offer comedy , desire, fun and neighborly love and hate. Going out of your comfort zone and realizing and fighting for what you desire when the universe slaps you in the face. Ama, ZING! book and author

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Enjoyed this story

I really enjoyed the story, the characters are easy to get relate to. I wish there would have been just a little bit more after they made up like how the divorce turned out , how work was when it all came out . I’m not gonna lie the narrator to me was very monotone . She sounded sad, it made it a little hard to concentrate on the book at first .I really did like the characters and I really enjoyed the book . Kinda want to meet aunt Margaret! I Believe there will be more I can’t wait to see what happens with Sarah with mom and dad I want next mom and dad they sound like a hoot!

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Liked the story but

Overall I liked the story, easily identified with the characters heartbreak, betrayal and desire to get herself together. BUT there were times in the story, I would just yell -quit whinging! yes parts of life suck. We get damaged, we have emotional baggage but for the love of pineapple - get over it already

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Love this Story

Story evolved through deception, heartbreak, loss, and letting go of the future you had planned and worked hard for. Finally learning to say no to everyone and start making her own decisions. Loved the HEA and the narration.

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OMG YESSSSS!

Avery Flynn! Yes! More books like this please! Everything was perfect! The best audiobook I’ve listened to in awhile! The narrator was awesome and the story and characters were great! So glad I picked it for my next listen. Can’t wait for more from this author.

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1st time reading these authors

This is the first time I read these authors and I loved this book. Loved the story line, how it was written and it totally held my interest.

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Please make it stop!

I tried, I really did. This book is the melodramatic whining of a misogynist. The main character is such a clueless Debbie Downer, that I gave up after 5 chapters. I kept waiting for something to happen to make me want to root for her…I just wanted to slap her silly.

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  • Sandra C
  • 11-05-21

Fine to pass the time

There was a little too much introspection and internal monologue and I found myself skipping 30 seconds at a time to get to the actual storyline.
Was enough to pass the time in the car.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-22

Yeah it’s alright if you like dry

The story itself is exciting but it took WAY too long to get there. I don’t need to hear 5 minutes of her morning routine. I think my annoyance was exaggerated by the narrator, she was so monotone that I started to get frustrated and just wanted it to stop.

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  • Mrs C E Whitworth
  • 04-06-22

Not enough stars for this one

Really, there are not enough stars to give this one. Loved it from start to finish, I was annoyed that my life kept interrupting the listening process. Great narration and wonderful story line.

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  • Kimberly
  • 03-17-22

3.5 star listen

I appreciated this book, very interesting and real. I bought into this relationship and secondary characters loved also. I found myself giggling at times and also understanding why certain events happen. I liked the narration and felt like this was written quite well.

Worth the listen I also believe this is free through kindle unlimited read and listen

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-22

unexpectedly good

I really enjoyed this book. Easy to listen to and the characters are likeable although i got frustrated at the main character when she kept mucking up her life 😂
overall, it's a good listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

Great Listen

Absolutely loved listening to this story! A storyline to keep you listening the whole way

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  • Andrea Church
  • 11-30-21

Love this

I want to be nicks mum when I grow up love this story and I honestly didn't expect to

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  • Yve James
  • 10-12-21

What great little romance with a little DV ,

Really well written, With some eccentric characters, all lovable.
My only issue was the dry mouth of the narrator. The whole time listening to her mouth, her tongue her lips sticking together, screaming for some water! Great story though.