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Relatively Normal

Written by: Whitney Dineen
Narrated by: Madeline Mrozek
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Catriona Masterton's fiancé, Ethan, is normal.

He plans trips six months in advance and arrives at the airport a minimum of three hours early. He purchases life insurance, luggage insurance, and always opts for the extended warranty. He's responsible, reliable, and would make any woman a wonderful life partner.

In other words, he's the exact opposite of the Masterton clan.

Cat's mother has a kitchen-gadget fetish, a father whose best friends are taxidermied field mice, and a super-stoner man-child brother who lives - where else? - in the basement. Then there's Nan, her proud Scottish grandmother with a proclivity for profanity and mischief.

What on earth will Catriona's normal fiancé think when he comes home with her to meet her parents? What will he think when he discovers his soon-to-be in-laws invited Cat's ex to join them for a holiday dinner?

Find out in a laugh-out-loud journey of self-discovery, familial pandemonium, and love. A must-listen for fans of a true romantic comedy!

©2018 Whitney Dineen (P)2019 Whitney Dineen

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  • Adriana B
  • 2019-03-17

Great Romantic Comedy!

I enjoyed the pace of the story and the laugh out loud moments! I giggled a lot and thoroughly enjoyed this fun contemporary romance.

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

The characters were interesting and kept me enthralled from beginning to conclusion.
This is a second chance romance where high school sweethearts meet fourteen years later. Cat comes home engaged and nervous about introducing her fiancé to her family. Her family is a hoot! She is planning on a smooth thanksgiving but her family has something up their sleeve to try to derail her plans.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Lisa
  • 2019-03-17

Relatively Normal

Love a book that makes me laugh out loud! Let’s face it! We all have a family member that we have tried to hide away. This story has a little wacky and sweet. I received this audible in exchange for my honest review. Honestly get this audible! Whitney has a talent worth reading and listening to. Madeline was perfection. Going to find more of both! I need more stars!

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  • tarafarah7: Tara Brown
  • 2019-03-16

Relatively.....AWESOME!!

Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen, narrated by Madeline Mrozek is a funny, family-oriented, feel-good Rom-Com about finding oneself and living the life you were meant to live. It is filled with relatable situations, hilarious moments, and characters you can't help but fall in love with. This isn't a book I would normally choose, as I tend to stick to the mystery genre, but because Madeline Mrozek is my favorite narrator, this one moved to the top of my list!! This is the first time I've listened to a book written by Whitney Dineen; I plan to check out other books she has written, and if they are anything like this one, I know my credit will be well-spent.

To prevent giving anything away, I'll let you read the plot synopsis of Relatively Normal on your own, rather than giving a recap. Just know that it is awesome! I found myself many times reflecting on my own life and decisions I've made. It let me see that everything in life happens for a reason, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time, and things always turns out how they are supposed to in the end. I think this would make a great book club read not only because it keeps you laughing, but also because of the potential discussions (serious, light, or humorous) that could take place. The chapters are short (which I love), the characters are well-developed, and the twists that Dineen has thrown in are unexpectedly delightful!

Madeline Mrozek's performance as narrator is excellent, as always. She has a gift of knowing how to immediately pull the listener in. Her inviting tone and friendly voice make me feel right at home, allowing me to soak up some "me-time," while listening to characters I feel like I've known my entire life. There is never a question about which character is speaking because she has special voices for each of them, and effortlessly (or so it seems) stays in charcater the entire story, without fail. It doesn't matter if Mrozek's next audiobook narration happens to be a dictionary, encyclopedia, mystery, or biography, I'll be first in line to buy it, as listening to her perform is an experience within itself.

Without hesitation, I give Relatively Normal by Whitney Dineen, narrated by Madeline Mrozek 5 out of 5 stars, across the board. It will make you laugh one moment, while wishing you could offer a shoulder to cry on in the next. Whether you feel like running to hide or running into a big, giant hug, you will find the story and characters highly relatable. While the storyline focuses on the love-life of Cat, the main character, it's important to know that this isn't a romance. It is a book about relationships, though..... relationships with those we love. Like the characters (and myself), you will find yourself reflecting on how your own decsions have made you the person you are today. It reminds us who is truly important and allows us to think about our own happiness. I recommend this to those who enjoy audiobooks about relationships - family, friends, love - as well as the important theme of staying true to ourselves.

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-) Happy listening!

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  • Dee
  • 2019-02-24

I loved every minute of this listen!!

Some books claim to be humorous but barely elicit a smile. That is so not the case with this listen. I smiled, for sure, but I had quite a few laugh-out-loud moments and a few giggles along the way. I loved this listen!!

Cat and Ethan met and fell in love. Years before, Cat and Sam met and fell in love. A Thanksgiving "meet the parents" weekend forces the collision of all that love and was the catalyst for many guffaws. (The grandmother, Nan, was easily one of my favorite characters.)

As well-written as this story is, the narrator is what brings the funny. Mrozek delivered an entire cast of crazy characters and she made me believe! She was entertaining and inventive and drew me into the story right away.

Cat got a little prickly towards the end but for nearly nine hours, I was smiling and laughing my backside off.

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  • TNelly
  • 2019-03-17

Relatively Normal

What a surprise this was! A second chance romance. I liked both guys and was a bit torn on how I wanted it to go, but I like how it ended. Good narration!
I received a free copy of this book from audiobook boom and am leaving an honest review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-11

Relatively Normal

“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

This book was great! I loved Catriona's family! They are a hoot! I think I found it more comical because I was comparing my Scottish husband & his family to this book. His family came from Scotland and some of the stuff they do and say...kind of reminds me of this family...although his isn't quite as quirky as this group! I am surprised that she could keep her fiancé away from her family for a long as she did & why wouldn't he question it...regardless, this family kept me laughing all the way through. Although Cat's family is very quirky I don't think it was so much the family she was trying to get away from but the town...the unrealistic part for me was the ex-boyfriend...if he dumped you the way that he dumped Cat...why would she go back to him after such a short period of time...its hard to believe that a guy would be pinning after a girl for that long or that a girl would just forgive like she did...all in all it was good & since I had never read/listened to a Whitney Dineen book before...I'm glad I decided to & will be looking to see if there are more that might interested me.

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  • Layla
  • 2019-05-01

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It started of slow for me but once the book progressed it got interesting. I did wonder where it would go since I usually can guess but not so in this case.

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  • Lylian
  • 2019-04-29

absolutely loved it!

such a fun crazy story that made me cry, laugh and heart warmed! loved it and highly recommed for those looking for a fun story filled with life heart warming messages in betwwen some laughs!

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  • Deedra
  • 2019-04-26

Relatively Normal

This was too funny! Having a bit of Scottish ancestry,kilts and bagpipes aren't the weirdest thing about Catrionas clan.She and her fiance;,along with his parents,visit and are imersed in just how different families can be.A great read,especially if your son was married in a kilt,like mine was!lol Madeline Mrozek was a fantastic narrator. I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 2019-04-12

Sweet and Hilarious!

This was my first Whitney Dineen's book. Cat's story is sweet and hilarious. I loved it! Madeline Mrozek did an amazing job with the narration. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily written this review.