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The Magnolia Story

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Joanna Gaines, Chip Gaines

Narrated By: Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Date: October 2016

Duration: 5 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

This audiobook includes exclusive bonus material from Chip and Joanna with their writer that is not found in the book!
Are you ready to see your fixer upper?
These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people? What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.
The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.
In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:
The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping babyJoanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their childrenWhen Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreckJoanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful homeHarrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial coupleThe significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they doThe way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the wayAnd yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

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  • Peter W.

    Pete W. Great read! Supper narration and such a neat story. An inspiring and fun book that you wish would keep going on and on . Really wonder what will be next in their lives. I am sure it will be something great.

  • Taylor G.

    Absolutely loved listening to this book narrated by Chip and Jo. It was such a cute and feel-good story. Loved every minute of it and learned a little more about them as well.

  • Anonymous

    Very fun listen. It is a blessing in this time that we hear individuals give praise to God.

  • Michelle T.

    I loved the book however it was very rushed being read. May physical read this book so I can catch up on the parts I missed. Love chip and Joanna just not the audiobook version.

  • Laura N.

    Great book. Told me a lot about two wonderful people

  • Debbie W.

    I loved this book and all the good feels. What an amazing story! I had no idea! I loved all the wonderful motivational messages: dream big, surrender all to God, love one another, care for those less fortunate, trust, don't be afraid to live life and embrace the unplanned, decide to thrive and not just survive. So impressed with Chip Gaines and his joy, work ethic, and passion. As soon as I finished this book, i started listening to his book, Capital Gaines.

  • Peter T.

    If you love the Fixer Upper show you will love this book even more! Classic Chip and Joanna. They combined really well in their narration which was so much better than a professional narrator reading it (although Joanna does read a bit too fast on occasions). Great to hear their background stories, how they got together and how Chip drives Joanna crazy and she loves him even more for it. Such a wonderful couple, better and stronger together.

  • Joanna J

    I honestly was surprised that this book was better than I expected it to be! It truly gave me so much more insight into the couple I already have come to adore from their popular tv show. It also gave me a greater respect for the real people behind the enormous success. I loved the Co-Narration! It fit so perfectly if you are used to watching both Joanna and Chip interact on tv and it was exactly what I would expect if I was sitting across from them, listening to them tell me about their lives and the background of Magnolia.

  • Terri T

    I feel like Joanne was sitting in my kitchen telling me her story. Loved it!

  • Blair W

    A fun read learning about the history of Magnolia! at first, joanna is a bit awkward/stale as a narrator but gets better over time.

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