Why did I listen to When You Get The Chance by Emma Lord?
When You Get The Chance sounded like a modern day Mamma Mia type story and I was here for that. It also sounded like an ode to Broadway which was definitely right up my alleyway. Broadway is one of my favorite places. There was also a hint of a hate/love relationship. Basically, it sounded like the perfect book for me.
What’s the story here?
Millie Price is a junior in a dream: she wants to be a Broadway star. When she is accepted to a special musical arts program, she thinks she is finally on her way. Except her father does not want her going clear across the country for school and without a mother in her corner, she feels like she is all alone. When she comes upon her father’s LiveJournal from 2003 (his first year in college), she makes a decision to finally find her mom and hopefully have an ally on her side.
How did I like What You Get The Chance?
When You Get The Chance is a hilarious and heart-warming love letter to family, friends, and the theater community. I really enjoyed reading about Millie and all of her little and big moods and experiences. This is a character with alot of heart and a wide range of human emotions. This journey takes her through so many experiences including an internship with her arch nemesis, a local dance class, and an unexpected kinship with a young girl. It tests her relationship with herself and those around her. This story is also a journey across NYC and is filled with a sweet romance between arch nemesis which I also enjoyed. It was a delight to read. I laughed, smiled, and even got a little emotional as I went on this adventure with Millie and an excellent supporting cast.
How was the narration?
This audiobook was an advanced reader copy from Netgalley. The story is narrated by Jesse Vilinsky and is approximately 10 hours and 18 minutes long. I listened to it at 1.5x speed and found that it flowed along easily. It kept my attention and also kept with the various emotions of the story. And trust me, there are alot of mixed emotions through out for Millie and the various other characters! I recommend When You Get The Chance to anyone who enjoys strong family dynamics, enemy to lover troupes, and who has a sense of adventure and a love for Broadway and NYC.
Rating: 5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
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