I LOVE to listen to audiobooks - the Audible ap is by far the best thing that's ever happend to my iPhone.
I enjoy a light listen, and this is one of them. Mary Kay Andrews books are solid stories about friendship and love. This was no different. If you enjoy her, you will enjoy this!
I enjoyed the author's writing style and the story itself.
I wish Kathleen McInerney would have narrated the book. I love her voice and ability to make characters come to life.
I found her voice difficult to listen to when she spoke with a southern accent; it distracted from the story. I usually grow used to a narrater's voice and am able to still enjoy the story. Listening to her voice never grew comfortable. The voices she used for the girls sounded odd through the entire book.
With subplots going for each character the story was multi-leveled and there was never a dull moment in Summer Rental. Even though the narrator very occasionally slipped with a bit of a Jersey type accent, she did very well with the main characters southern voices, as well as defining a different sounding voice for each person. Keating has a pleasant voice to listen to and I would gladly listen to more books read by her.
I haven't read the book, but I really enjoyed this audio version. I have enjoyed several of Mary Kay Andrews' books that are narrated by Isabel Keating. Keating jus has a flare for performing Andrews' stories.
There were two most memorable moments for me: During their first real encounter, when Ty dares Ellis to do something he thinks she won't because she's too afraid, and she does it! So hot! And I loved Ellis's walk of shame. It was funny and so true to life.
I loved Ellis and Ty's first nighttime encounter, and I especially enjoyed the outdoor shower scene. Oo la la!
Dorie! She sounds funny and sweet, and I bet she'd be a hoot to hang with and just have fun with the girls. Of course, I'd love to take Ty out as well but for much different reasons. ;)
This book was just a delight to listen to. Isabel Keating puts just enough of a spin on the womens' voices so you can tell them apart. It takes a few chapters to really hear the differences in the voices she gives them, but after a while they are like old friends all with their own distinct accents. The ladies in this story are all likable and relatable. I enjoyed hearing each of their stories unfold, and I'm so glad the author wrapped everything up with natural loose ends so you don't have to wonder what might happen next, you can kind of figure out how their lives will play out for a bit after it's all over. The main love story is sweet and provides enough romance and some good loves scenes throughout. As usual, Andrews also gives the setting its own sort of story, including details about the house the women stay in, and she kind of draws you into their temporary nest and makes it so you don't want to leave the beach either when the summer is over. This book was just a pleasure to listen to, and I am sure I will listen to it many more times in the future. Fun in the sun, romance and taking chances, and there is some suspense thrown in to mix things up. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something kind of light and entertaining. Not too serious. Also, at the end there is a conversation between the author and the narrator that you get to listen in on, and it's kind of interesting to hear what they have to say about the story and bringing it to life.
Yes - it allows you to escape and relax as if you were actually in the story.
Savannah Breeze - by the same author - another great MKA must read!
Yes - just as good
Surf, Sand, and Mayhem make you want to check into this Summer Rental
The twists and turns in this story are fun
The end of the summer is not what you would think
Smooth, rich, flowing
Pretty much all of them. It was just a mindless beach read with un-relateable characters, over-the-top but superficial plotlines, and cliches falling all over each other. It was basically preposterous in all ways.
I like all the different characters.
Julia was my favorite character because she doesn't hold back and goes after what she wants.
Differnt have a specific one, I loved the whole book.
Julia - she speaks her mind and doesn't hold back.
This book made me happy. It brought back memories of past days at the beach and hope for more great beach memories in the future.
Fun, fun, fun.
I would recommend the book because it is a great read and so easy to see ourselves in these positions.
When the girlfriends are trying to make sense of their new housemates background.
the different accents of the girlfriends, it just made the conversation seem more real
This was a great beach read with just enough romance and plenty of laughs.