A collection of sweet, tender, poetic, beautiful, heart-wrenching, sensual love stories.
These stories share a common theme of love, set in a time period before cell phones and social media.
"Second Best", by B. L. Aldrich, performed by Hillary Huber. 1944. The South. Can a heartbroken young woman learn to love again?
"Didn't It Rain", by Kathryn Burns, performed by Becca Balanger. 1964. Manchester. A teenager realizes her love for music...and for a girl.
"The Painted World", by Cassandra Campbell, performed by Erin Bennett. It's 1959, New York and Tennessee. Will a young woman choose the life she's meant to live or the life for which she longs?
"Adele", by Tony Healey, performed by Carol Monda. A couple who's been married for decades. A secret shared. And a love that shows the beauty in supporting a partner when they share their authentic self.
"Purple Roses", by Christina Thompson, performed by Xe Sands. A quiet farmhouse. A lifetime love, lost. A message sent from beyond that restores faith, hope, and blessings for a new love.
"She Screams", by Jacob Strunk, performed by J. Rodney Turner. 1940s. A smoky bar. Jazz. Where love and lust seduces like a song.
"Can't Get Used to Losing You", by K. E. White, performed by Mark Turetsky and Tara Sands. It's the 1980s. First love. Young love. But is it a forever love?
"To Love Is to Burn", by Amanda R. Woomer, performed by Laura Jennings. 1871, Peshtigo, Wisconsin. A deadly wildfire and the love that rises from the ashes.
These stories will make you swoon and laugh, cause tears and sighs. The world needs more love, and Vintage Love Stories is excited to share it.
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- Felicia The Geeky Blogger
Great collection of stories that make you want ...
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Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 5.00
Quick Thoughts: This was a great collection of stories set back before the age of cellphones. My favorites were set in the 70s, 80s but all of them held charm! The stories range from first love, enduring love, and learning to love. I highly recommend it because I think everyone will find one that they relate too.
Audio Thoughts: Every narrator brought it. Not a single time did I feel like the narrator did not fit the story. It was fantastic through and through!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
- Eline @ Lovely Audiobooks info
Diverse characters and so much romance!
I was totally blown away by this audiobook. Honestly, the longer I listened the more excited I got, finding fantastic short stories that were narrated so well.
The stories all have differing lengths, but they are all to the point, honest and realistic, starring diverse characters. Several narrators use accents, which I've found is often tricky, but they were all an immense pleasure to listen to.
I also appreciated the foreword that stated how Blunder Woman Productions cares about the audiobook experience and even released the audiobook before the printed and e-book versions. I blog about audiobooks, things like this really do matter to me! I like it when audiobooks aren’t just an afterthought.
“Vintage” means the stories all take place in different times and the one set in the 1980’s stood out in particular for me because I’m over 30, so… walkman, anyone? This was also the sexiest story by the way 😀
Other than that I don’t want to go further into each story because many of them have sweet surprises, especially for those who care about diversity in their romance. The authors and narrators are all fantastic and it’s easy to tell that this anthology was put together with a lot of care.
I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Delightfully diversified, heart squeezing stories
A carefully curated selection of love stories set in pre-emoji times, Vintage Love Stories was my first official romance listen and I am oh, so glad!
There is a bit of something for everyone here, in this collection of sometimes sweet, sometimes quirky, often heart-clenching tales.
From first loves, to missed loves, to the changing dynamic of love within a marriage, these stories celebrate the voices of both their authors and narrators.
Stand outs for me were: K.E. White’s story, Can’t Get Used to Losing You, Tony Healey's, Adele, and Second Best, by Brenna Aldrich.
Perfomances that stuck with me were Carol Monda's soulful reading of Adele, Mark Turetsky's super-sweet-and-sentimental parts in Can't Get Used to Losing You, and Hillary Huber's gritty interpretation of Second Best.
Whether romance is your thing or not, you'll be sure to find something to love and connect with herein.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great short love stories. Great narration. Overall, I enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful