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Beautiful Day Audiobook

Beautiful Day: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

The Carmichaels and the Grahams have gathered on Nantucket for a wedding. Plans are being made according to the wishes of the bride's late mother, who left behind The Notebook: specific instructions for every detail of her youngest daughter's future nuptials. Everything should be falling into place for the beautiful event - but in reality, things are far from perfect.

While the couple-to-be are quite happy, their loved ones find their own lives crumbling. In the days leading up to the wedding, love will be questioned, scandals will arise, and hearts will be broken and healed. Elin Hilderbrand takes readers on a touching journey in Beautiful Day - into the heart of marriage, what it means to be faithful, and how we choose to honor our commitments.

©2013 Erin Hilderbrand (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Jessica Columbia, SC 01-31-16
    Jessica Columbia, SC 01-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Meh. Nothing particularly special about this book."
    Would you listen to another book narrated by Therese Plummer?

    The narrator was the best part of the book, so yes, I would listen to Therese Plummer again.


    Could you see Beautiful Day being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Unfortunately, I could not see this being made into a movie or tv series. Actually, I'm not quite sure how it made it into a book.


    Any additional comments?

    Meh, is the best word I can think of to describe this book. Generally, I love Elin Hilderbrand, but this one just didn't quite do it for me.

    It started out strong with a notebook that the deceased mother had written to her youngest daughter for when she would be married since she knew she wouldn't be around to see it, but after awhile it became annoying how the mother pretty much dictated this poor girl's entire wedding and the drama that unfolds is a bit entertaining, but nothing to call home about.

    There are so many characters that I found it a bit difficult to keep up with everyone and all their family & extended family.

    Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Caren 01-26-15
    Caren 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it!"

    Narrator was my favorite so far! Loved everything about this book! Highly recommend for lovers of family stories! Love Nantucket!

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    annette 11-04-13
    annette 11-04-13
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    "dont like any of the characters"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    can't seem to like any of the characters.


    What three words best describe Therese Plummer’s voice?

    read well


    What character would you cut from Beautiful Day?

    all of them and start over


    Any additional comments?

    this author is usually good. disappointed with this one

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin 08-19-13
    Robin 08-19-13

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    "A good summer read (although slightly flawed)"

    I enjoyed this book - it was light and refreshing and the story line was entertaining. I liked that there were a few unexpected surprises in the story line. There was also a wide array of very colorful characters. I actually found some of less central characters to be particularly intriguing. However, the main character, Margo, was hard to like at times. I also found the story line about the bride and her fiance to be a bit boring and I thought the mother's notebook was a bit much - she was very overbearing! I also think the narrator's southern accent (which applied to just a few of the characters) was pretty terrible - it was distracting. But all in all, it was a good book - primarily because of the less central plot lines. The best part was the diversity of the characters - that was great! I truly appreciate it when there are diverse characters (in this case, a black gay male who was one of the minor characters) - diversity is often something that is overlooked in "beach reads."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 07-10-13
    ROBIN SODDY DAISY, TN, United States 07-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "My new favorite!"

    I have listened to almost all of Elin Hilderbrand's books now, and for so many reasons, Beautiful Day is my new favorite! I usually limit my audio books to work, but this one I couldn't stop listening to...at work, on my walks, even at home. And, I will probably listen to it again someday... I really didn't want it to end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MonPetitPapillon 07-22-16
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    "Entertaining, great commute book."

    Except that the narrator does not pronounce Sankaty correctly :) A few other words were mispronounced as well.

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    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 08-19-15
    Colleen Sterling, United States Minor Outlying Islands 08-19-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Good beach read, but not my fav from this author"
    If you could sum up Beautiful Day in three words, what would they be?

    grief, wedding, soap-opera


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Margo, the eldest daughter


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Margo's unexpected meet ups with Griff, you knew they were going to be attracted to each other eventually. You also feel that this sort of thing happens in real life.I love all the narratives regarding the scenery of Nantucket. I would like to visit Nantucket someday.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I felt the character of the mother of the groom, Anne, a state senator, was whiney, mean spirited, and childish. Possibly mentally unbalanced. Made it hard to believe she could function at all as a state senator for 18 years....I was surprised her husband didnt leave her, but he didnt impress me either.
    I could connect with grieving family and felt their loss while they were planning this special wedding


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    Leah 09-22-14
    Leah 09-22-14
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    "Another great beach book from Elin Hilderbrand"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Beautiful Day to be better than the print version?

    An audio for me always brings the book to life! A movie in my head where I add the scene!


    What other book might you compare Beautiful Day to and why?

    I think each of Elin Hilderbrand's books are SUPERB and while I can't compare another book any of Elin's excellent! If you like Beach reads Nancy Thayer comes next for me.


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Therese Plummer is always a great narrator getting the voice of each character flowing and making them ultimately real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A great relationship movie true to life, a must see!


    Any additional comments?

    I had a Harder time getting into this audio but once they reach Nantucket I was hooked and didn't want to put it down!! I very much enjoyed and feel the story line has many of today's relationship problems in true form!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 09-17-14
    Brooke Conway, SC, United States 09-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wow!!! Loved this book!!"

    I forgot how much I like Elin Hilderbrand... this book was so great!! The narrator was perfect for this story. Loved the characters! Going to download another Hilderbrand novel now!!

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    Michelle Terry MTerryPhotos 03-13-14
    Michelle Terry MTerryPhotos 03-13-14

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    "Not the most exciting read"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No-nothing really happens. The love interest development was extremely lacking


    Would you be willing to try another book from Elin Hilderbrand? Why or why not?

    Yes. Overall the descriptions were interesting. More character development and action could have fixed it


    What three words best describe Therese Plummer’s voice?

    Interesting, high-pitched, sometimes obnoxious


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. Anticlimactic and underdeveloped


    Any additional comments?

    The narrators interpretation of male voices drove me absolutely crazy and took from the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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