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Christmas Bliss

Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Series: Weezie and Bebe Mysteries, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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‘Twas the night before Christmas, and Savannah was breezy...

But there's trouble afoot - and it's heading toward Weezie. Seems BeBe’s been holding a big secret back that would make Santa’s reindeer stop dead in their tracks. Can these two best friends wriggle out of these twists? Will they do it in time to ensure Christmas Bliss?

Return to the wonderful world of Mary Kay Andrews' Savannah with Christmas Bliss.

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  • B. C. French
  • 18-10-2013

Enjoyable - but not one of Mary Kay Andrews' best

I have become a big Mary Kay Andrews fan, and while I enjoyed CHRISTMAS BLISS, I finished this latest effort with some measure of disappointment.

Weezie Foley and crew are definitely my favorite characters out of all of Andrews' excellent books, and I was very much looking forward to another installment. Andrews usually provides interesting twists and turns, sometimes to the point of pain, but I found CHRISTMAS BLISS entirely too predictable. I found myself seeing each twist's outcome pretty much as soon as it was introduced, and feeling disappointed that I was right. I was hoping for the unexpected, and I didn't find it in this tale. There were also scenes that seemed contrived, almost shoehorned into the story (trying to avoid spoilers here - but I will mention the party Merijoy Rucker threw for BeBe) and didn't seem to flow organically. It almost seemed as if some favorite old character needed a cameo, or that someone had told funny stories about such parties and it somehow needed to be fit in.

And to be honest, I just don't like this new narrator. I could have gotten used to the new voices, although they seemed too cutesy for the characters, particularly Weezie, if McInerney had just used the same pronunciations the previous narrator Isabel Keating had for consistency. Every time she said "BeeBee" instead of "BayBay", I found myself grinding my teeth -- also the change to the surname Stepanik. I almost didn't recognize the word when she said Buleigh. Perhaps these were the pronunciations the author had in mind, but when you have existing audiobooks in the same milieu, it seems logical to try to keep at least some consistency if you plan to change narrators.

Don't get me wrong -- CHRISTMAS BLISS was a fun listen, and well worth the money spent on it. It's just not a favorite. It would have been better if they'd gotten the original narrator for the audiobook, though it still doesn't address some of the predictability.

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  • Debra
  • 25-11-2013

Another enjoyable episode of Bebe & Weezy

I love Mary Kay Andrews - always download one of her books when I want to listen to something that I can not only identify with and also that I know will make me laugh out loud.

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  • Jessica
  • 29-07-2017

Finally a good narrator

I loved all of the Weezie and BeBe books but this is the first one to which I enjoyed listening. The characters don't sound as cartoonish as in the past books and Weezie and BeBe sound less harsh and edgy, more "steel magnolia" like I imagined they would.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 21-10-2013

Cozy Christmas tale

What made the experience of listening to Christmas Bliss the most enjoyable?

I love the development of Weezy and BeBe and the way the story is told from each of their points of view.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Christmas Bliss?

New York at Christmas time is magical and this was captured in the book.

What about Kathleen McInerney’s performance did you like?

I've listened to so many MKA books and love this performer.

Who was the most memorable character of Christmas Bliss and why?

Weezy always steals the show but BeBe really was the most memorable in that she had the most transition and personal growth.

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  • williams
  • 05-02-2019

narrator made characters sound weak and whiny.

I loved the first three books read by Isabel, she made tge character strong, sassy, independent business woman. kathleen spoiled the book for me completely, making Wheezy sound whiney and Bebe sound weak. really disappointed.

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  • Virginia Carlisle
  • 22-10-2017

Weezie an Bebe Love, love, love

I want more of Weezie and Bebe!! I love this series please do more! I forget the narrator's name but she did the best job! Thank you for such a fun loving series! But I do want more...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-2020

Sassy Southern Girls...

I love Mary Kay Andrews Weezie and BeBe series. I read it every year. Think an old buddy comedy, with two girls in Savannah. Problem: the narrator is awful. She mispronounced words all over the place. A little look at the book would show her how to pronounce. unfamiliar words. Also, there's very little difference in her speech between the voices of the two main characters. At times its hard to remember who's suppose to be talking. It's the narrator which causes me to give the book less than perfect number of stars. I only wish Mary Kay would write more in this series.

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  • M Rad
  • 12-10-2018

Love Mary’s Books

Again in the adventures of Bebe and Weezie, I am NOT let down. Probably the best narrator I’ve heard in a while, she so perf cult captures the characters. Love!

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  • Jhbdesign
  • 14-07-2018

When will they learn?

I don't know if the author gets a say in who narrates their books or if it is solely up to the publisher, but the narrator can make or break a book. The series starts out with a perfect narrator. Then the next one is okay, but this one is not weezie. This lady does a fine job, but all of a sudden the characters of Weezie and BeBe sound much younger than they have in the past. It really changed things for me. Whoever makes the decisions of who to hire for narrator should really think about how it affects the book. Now they are saying that Weezie is 38 and it is probably my misake, but I thought she was older than that, I guess by the way the first couple of narrators sounded. This is such a charming series but while the narrator is fine, she shows none of the sass and fire that I had come to associate with Weezie and BeBe who in the first book was pronounced BayBay. Confusing to say the least. But, overall, still a good story.

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  • louise
  • 23-01-2018

loved it!

I love these characters. This is a good book with a great storyline. my only critique is that i like isabel keating as a narratir more than this reader. shee is okay but the other narrator has much better character voices.