Anything but plain Jane Rosenal, the narrator of Melissa Bank's best-selling novel-in-installments, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (6 hours unabridged), is witty, wise-cracking, and uncommonly insightful though she'd probably say hindsightful, if anything. Jane, like almost everyone she knows, is looking for love and finding that the road to Mr. Right is full of heart-breaking booby traps, but that it's better than the road not taken at all. Ms. Bank reads and does it so well that you're sure you're hearing Jane's own voice vulnerable, tough, rejected, rejoicing.

Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.

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