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A Girl Named Zippy

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Haven Kimmel

Narrated By: Haven Kimmel

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: October 2005

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes


In this warm and witty memoir, Haven Kimmel takes us back to a small-town America where people helped their neighbors, went to church on Sunday, and kept barnyard animals in their backyards. When Haven Kimmel was born in 1965, Mooreland, Indiana, was a sleepy little hamlet of 300 people. Nicknamed 'Zippy' for the way she would bolt around the house, this small girl was possessed of big eyes and even bigger ears. She lived in a world filled with a loving family, peculiar neighbors, and multitudes of animals, and she remembered everything: sick birds, a new bike, the mean old lady down the street, the loud old man at the drugstore. Laced with fine storytelling, sharp wit, dead-on observations, and moments of sheer joy, Kimmel's straight-shooting memoir gives us a heroine who is wonderfully sweet and sly.


  • Anonymous

    This is so weird. This was my life growing up. All the details, from the mom, to the bike, to the friends, to the crazy neighbor lady. I laughed my head off. And now I don't have to do an autobiography. Can't wait to listen to the sequel!

  • BJS

    Lovely & enjoyable book about growing up in a small town. Reminds us that our lives have value and meaning even if we aren't rich or famous. Each of us has a perspective & interests in this world. Very good to listen to!

  • Anonymous

    I was not happy with this selection. Listening to the author was like hearing nails scratching on a chalk board

  • Anonymous

    I loved this narration! I have told friends who were about to read the book to listen to it, instead. Haven Kimmel delivers her story in a way that no one else can. Her intonations and emphasis on certain words would be lost if one were to read the book.

  • Anonymous

    This is an absolutely hilarious book. I was listening to it in my car and laughing out loud and I'm sure other drivers thought I was nuts! The author does a wonderful job reading it. Her observations about her family and her life in this town are so loving, but realistic.

  • Kelly

    You couldn't ask for a better situation than the author reading her own story. This entertaining autobiography was touching as well as humorous. Skips around chronologically, but you are so entertained you just go along for the ride.

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