An Optimist's Guide to Heartbreak | Podium Audio

Heartsong Duet

An Optimist’s Guide to Heartbreak

Book 1

By: Jennifer Hartmann

Performed by: Charlotte Claremont, Gabriel Spires

Released: November 21, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 10 hr, 28 min

There once was a girl with fireflies in her eyes and music in her soul. Remember her… she’s important.
She’s the reason I panic-bought the little brick house on Maple Street, the one I lived next door to for eight magical years. Now that I’m back digging up floorboards and lost journals, I can’t stop thinking about the two people who grew up here.
You see, that girl was my best friend, and this house was once hers. She also had a big brother who was my everything before circumstances turned us into nothing more than memories.
That’s why I applied for a job at his auto shop—unprepared to discover that my new boss, Cal Bishop, is now gruff, built, and covered in tattoos.
I’m the sun to his overcast sky. The smile to his surly solitude. A reminder of everything he longs to forget. But my heart has a secret, and we’re running out of time to fix our torn pages.
Maybe… the same girl who used to be the glue still holds the key to putting our pieces back together. (See? I told you she was important.)



Jennifer Hartmann

Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her own personal romance hero and three children. When she is not writing angsty love stories, she is likely pondering all the ways she can break your heart and piece it back together again. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, bingeing Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. She loves tacos. She also really, really wants to pet your dog.



Charlotte Claremont



Gabriel Spires

Joe Sanfelippo's (aka Gabriel Spires) voice has been heard on television, film, and radio. As a voiceover artist, **he has been heard in over 200 television & radio commercials** including Target, Volkswagon, Toyota, Taco Bell, Dominos, Nickelodeon, Tax Slayer, Body Armor, Sketchers, State Farm, Taylor Made, Jagermeister, Home Depot, Jack in The Box, Fruit of the Loom, Mitsubishi, University Phoenix, Lego, Vizio, MLB, US Army, Conoco Phillips, EA Sports, Taco Johns, Qdoba, Task Rabbit, Kanes Furniture, Rooms to Go, Nintendo and many more. He has also been heard on Television shows like Modern Family, You're The Worst, Outkast, Orange is The New Black, Grownish, The Morning Show, Dice, Ever After High, The Grinder, and Superstore. As well as Films like Aquaman, Spiderman Into the Spiderverse, Hotel Transylvania 2, and 3, Suberbicon, Army of The Dead, The Founder, American Sniper, The Star, and Escape From Planet Earth.