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Summer Rental Audiobook

Summer Rental

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction…

Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.

Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.

Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?

Mary Kay Andrews' audiobook is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.

Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

©2011 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

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  • Sharon
    Fort Smith, AR, United States
    21/06/11
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    "Perfect fun summer reading!"

    I love Mary Kay Andrews' books in general, and so was very excited to get going on this one. I was not disappointed. It is not my MOST favorite of hers (Savannah Blues and Savannah Breeze are my faves, also liked The Fixer Upper) but still very fun and had me laughing out loud in parts. It is a little Nancy Drewish but that is ok with me because as a kid I liked those too. If you want lighthearted fun reading with a little bit of suspense thrown in, I reccommend it.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Susan C. Nash
    14/08/11
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    "Summer Rental was a great beach read"

    I am a fan of Mary Kay Andrews. I read some of the negative reviews from others but bought the book anyway. I was not disappointed. I read the book while visiting Cape Cod. It was a perfect book for a summer day. I highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • L. Davenport
    Scottsdale, AZ
    9/07/11
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    "meh, just okay"

    I have to admit I have a BIG problem with bad narrators... I think she's from New Jersey and that accent kept sneaking into her southern characters voices. Ick, not good. AND, another pet peeve of mine, she mispronounced a lot of words. The story is cotton candy, fluff and took me back to my time at the Banks but I will NOT buy anything read by this narrator again... Bad choice for me...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Barbara Salatto
    West Islip, NY United States
    5/09/11
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    "Enjoyable"

    What a great summer read. The characters were believable and likable. Nice book to listen to while you are walking.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • L.W.
    Idabel, OK, United States
    18/06/13
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    "Beginning didn't grab me, stayed with it,glad"

    I don't know why I couldn't get into the beginning of this book. It just didn't capture me. I like the narrator her voice is easy to listen to. I stayed with the book due to enjoy the author, and I am glad I did. It turned into an interesting read, some mystery, some romance, some life changing events, some secrets, all in all I really enjoyed this story. Well, written and well narrated.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Laurie
    Florence, KY, United States
    29/04/12
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    "Look elsewhere"

    Despite the mutual "love fest" at the end of the book (an interview between the author and the narrator) I found this to be about as filling as cotton candy. The story has been done before (yawn) and the narrator makes the characters sound stupid and cliched. Pass on this listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • dnorfleet
    LONG GROVE, IL
    4/07/11
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    "PET PEEVE"

    While I enjoyed this book, I have to say, once again, that books with Southern characters should be read by narrators with genuine honest-to-God Southern accents. It is SO annoying when people try - and fail - to fake it.

    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    22/06/11
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    "Bland."

    I found the story started great, and then nothing keeps your interest. Which was a shame because I could have related to the characters. Did not enjoy the narrator. The accent/inflection changed within characters and I found it hard to stay focused and involved in the story, (I spent far too much time trying to figure out who was speaking) The reviews for M.K.A. were so good tho, I tried another, with different Narrator. Savannah Blues was a great listen !!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • denise
    United States
    13/11/11
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    "Wonderful"

    Great book. I listen to my books when I jog, or ride my bike and I couldn't wait to get out each morning. Felt like I was there at the beach.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Natalia
    Arecibo, Puerto Rico
    21/10/11
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    "A good book to read in the beach"

    If you are looking for a very light book this is the one. Is a little bit cheesy, but a nice smooth story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Lisa
    22/10/16
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    "Captivating story of friendship and romance"

    A wonderfully captivating, brilliantly narrated audiobook. With breathtaking scenery and a REALLY in depth look at the intricacies of friendship both old and new, this book offered a lovely layering of different storylines which blended together very cleverly and kept you hooked. Love Mary Kay Andrews but have only read (or listened to) 3 books so far and will certainly be ordering more. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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