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Hello, Summer

Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Length: 16 hrs and 9 mins
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"Kathleen McInerney narrates a charming story that transports listeners to the sunny beaches of Florida...McInerney slips a slight Southern accent into her narration that works well." (AudioFile magazine)

New York Times best-selling author and Queen of the Beach Reads Mary Kay Andrews delivers her next blockbuster, Hello Summer.

It’s a new season...

Conley Hawkins left her family’s small town newspaper, The Silver Bay Beacon, in the rearview mirror years ago. Now a star reporter for a big-city paper, Conley is exactly where she wants to be and is about to take a fancy new position in Washington, DC. Or so she thinks.

For small town scandals...

When the new job goes up in smoke, Conley finds herself right back where she started, working for her sister, who is trying to keep The Silver Bay Beacon afloat - and she doesn’t exactly have warm feelings for Conley. Soon, she is given the unenviable task of overseeing the local gossip column, "Hello, Summer".

And big-time secrets.

Then, Conley witnesses an accident that ends in the death of a local congressman - a beloved war hero with a shady past. The more she digs into the story, the more dangerous it gets. As an old heartbreaker causes trouble and a new flame ignites, it soon looks like their sleepy beach town is the most scandalous hotspot of the summer.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press

©2020 Mary Kay Andrews (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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  • Becky
  • 15-05-2020

Pushing HER political beliefs down our throats!

I wish I could get away and enjoy a book without an authors political beliefs being forced on me! We get enough of that all around us these days. I get it you hate republicans and they you believe they are all rich evil old men. This is not the first book she has bashed republicans either. Keep politics out of the next one PLEASE.

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  • Laura
  • 15-05-2020

Great book!

I was looking for a book that was not to heavy. With all that has been going on in the world I wanted a good story with a little bit of everything, but on the lighter side. This book fit what I was looking for perfectly!

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  • sandmats
  • 14-05-2020

Loved it!!

Mary Kay Andrews does not disappoint. This is her best novel ever! I hope there will be a sequel to Conley and the Beacon.

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  • Rob
  • 22-05-2020

Brilliant

This book is a little gem. From the moment you begin to listen it captivates you with realistic and generally likeable characters and a fast moving pace. The story moves along well and does not become unnecessarily dragged out or long despite its 16 hour length. Kathleen McInerney is perfect as the narrator. I definitely recommend this book.

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  • 匿名
  • 12-05-2020

MKA never disappoints!

As always, a delightful read (or listen!)! Twists and turns I never expected. She kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I’m sad it’s already over and counting down to next year’s release. Maybe while in quarantine, we’ll get another release for this year...fingers crossed!

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  • Mary
  • 28-05-2020

Forced myself to finish

I wanted to stop listening to this book many times but I forced myself to finish. The main story line is so drug out that I just wanted it to be over. Then in chapter 57, something so stupid happens that I wanted to scream. This second sub-plot wasnt needed at all and just prolonged my misery. I have enjoyed other books by this author but not this one.

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  • Emily
  • 12-06-2020

juvenile and shallow

This was very boring and the characters very shallow. They were so one dimensional I just didn't care what happened. Stopped with three hours left because I couldn't take it anymore. The stereotypes, from the housekeeper to the sheriff to the "g-mama" to the old flame turned divorcee to the evil 2nd wife, etc., were terrible - predictable - BORING!

And enough of the slut shaming! This is 2020. The double standard for men and women having sex outside of marriage, and the overvaluing of female virginity, are attitudes that belong in the past.

The narrator did not help, since she sounds like a tween and reads with the drama of a high school TV sitcom.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-05-2020

Great Story!

My mother and I really enjoyed this book. The colloquialisms rang true of southern upbringing and social traditions. While our heroine starts out on rocky ground she musters on doggedly following story leads and asking hard questions. I can’t wait to read more by Mary Kay Andrews

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  • Kimberley Endicott
  • 20-05-2020

Delicious summer mystery

MKA never disappoints. From the first page to the last, she weaves a story that keeps you guessing and leaves you satisfied. She makes you feel as if you were a part of this beach town and the story. The multi generational cast of characters will have you laughing, crying and smiling ear to ear. If you like stories set in the south, if you like mysteries and a book full of wonderful characters, this book is for you. Grab a tall glass of sweet tea, some pimento and cheese sandwich and enjoy this book.

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  • Karen
  • 12-06-2020

Fresh Change from typical romance novel

The beginning was slow but once the story took off it was engaging. I had a hard putting this book down. Some things were predictable but other plot turns really surprised me. The narrator was excellent with the variety of voices which kept me engaged. I’d call this a mystery romance.

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