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Isle of Palms: A Lowcountry Tale, Book 3 | [Dorothea Benton Frank]

Isle of Palms: A Lowcountry Tale, Book 3

Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” (Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family. Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.
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Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” (Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family.

Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.

©2003 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Sheryl Calgary, AB, Canada 02-04-13
    Sheryl Calgary, AB, Canada 02-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A feel good story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes-


    What other book might you compare Isle of Palms to and why?

    I quite enjoy these stories by Dorthea B Frank-they are not all fluff and stuff. They are about real people and how they try and cope with real life vs age old rules handed down to them


    Have you listened to any of Robin Miles’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No
    But I sure will look for more that she has read


    Who was the most memorable character of Isle of Palms and why?

    Jim
    Ah to have a friend like that without any sexual issues


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Lakeland, FL, United States 04-27-13
    Linda Lakeland, FL, United States 04-27-13
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    "Funny1"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author is funny and serious at times. Book was great. Really enjoyed the story. Easy listening to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linnie Boyes 01-31-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved this story."
    What made the experience of listening to Isle of Palms the most enjoyable?

    Sounded like I was listening to someone's life story. Had reality to it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Isle of Palms?

    It made me laugh a lot. Loved the southern slangs and terms.


    What does Robin Miles bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She reads so well. Brings all the characters to life. I think I would love listening to anything she reads. She pulls you into the story like you are there.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the main character hit the fan and did major car damage.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patty Railey 06-21-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Beach Read!"

    Enjoyed this book. Am trying to follow the sequence of books and never quite made the connection from Plantation. Then, out of nowhere was the reference to the mirror and Livvie's appearance. Then, nothing else. Maybe I need to go back and re-read. Overall, the book kept my interest up and was enjoyable. Will read #4 in the series next, Shem Creek.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patty 06-11-15
    Patty 06-11-15
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    "Such a disappointment"
    Would you try another book from Dorothea Benton Frank and/or Robin Miles?

    I may try another D.B. Frank book but this one really turned me off. Robin Miles did a fine job for what she had to work with.


    What could Dorothea Benton Frank have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I have listened to several D.B.Frank books and loved them all, but this one was not up to par. I disliked it from the first chapter and never did feel like there was anything real about the book. Her books follow similar paths, but this was so unbelievable and the main character was too perfect. Her overuse of colloquialisms was tiresome. I almost gave it up several times, but I was walking and listening and persevered.


    Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?

    None


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Isle of Palms?

    Too many to count


    Any additional comments?

    May return it. I've only done that once before.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Blue Ridge, GA, United States 01-22-15
    Cynthia Blue Ridge, GA, United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Very good."

    Did I detect a bit of Pat Conroy and Karen White? Why yes- I think I did. Very enjoyable. Worth the time and credit I do believe. My Regards!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffanye Jasper, AL, United States 09-30-13
    Tiffanye Jasper, AL, United States 09-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Annacabanna"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Isle of Palms to be better than the print version?

    n/a


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jim, he added color to every event. And of course Anna! Such a way with words.


    What about Robin Miles’s performance did you like?

    Liked it very much!


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

    Laugh out LOUD!!!


    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorites!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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