Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines

Posted December 29, 2016 by Jen in Biography, Listen Up!, Rating A, Reviews Tags: , , ,

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Audiobook review: Non-Fiction

Book: The Magnolia Story
Author: Chip & Joanna Gaines
Narrators: Chip & Joanna Gaines
Audio Speed: 1.25x
Series: n/a
Genre: Biography
Source: purchased

The Magnolia Story

I LOVE HGTV’s husband and wife team of Chip and Joanna Gaines. My kids and I watch their show to see not only Joanna’s beautiful designs and Chip’s outrageous antics, but mostly because the couple and their family exude wholesome, uplifting family goodness. Upon discovering their biography, narrated by the couple, I had to listen, and I’m so thankful I did.

Chip and Joanna are beautiful people inside and out. They love their family, friends, and community, placing the needs of people before profit. Listening to the couple share their story was entertaining and inspiring. I found myself holding back tears or laughing out loud at times. They share their humble beginnings, how they met and their early married life, Chip’s entrepreneurial spirit, and Joanna’s life lessons.

Having the couple narrate their own story is perfect. Already familiar with the couple from TV, I could see the pair in my mind’s eye, complete with hand motions and silly faces, as they read their story. The book comes to life as the authors and subjects of the book speak their own words. It gives the feeling that they are sharing their story with me in an intimate setting over dinner.

I strongly recommend this uplifting, impassioned tale to all, regardless if you have watched the show Fixer Upper or not. Chip and Joanna share their inspirational story in their own words. Their message of faith, hope, and family is a blessing during these crazy, uncertain times.

My Rating: A-
Narration: A