We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
Summer Rental Audiobook

Summer Rental

Regular Price:$27.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction…

Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.

Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.

Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?

Mary Kay Andrews' audiobook is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.

Summer Rental is one of Library Journal's Best Women's Fiction Books of 2011.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

©2011 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2011 Macmillan Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (640 )
5 star
 (224)
4 star
 (252)
3 star
 (110)
2 star
 (31)
1 star
 (23)
Overall
4.0 (494 )
5 star
 (182)
4 star
 (185)
3 star
 (86)
2 star
 (23)
1 star
 (18)
Story
4.1 (497 )
5 star
 (217)
4 star
 (178)
3 star
 (70)
2 star
 (17)
1 star
 (15)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Frank Gillette, NJ, United States 07-15-11
    Frank Gillette, NJ, United States 07-15-11 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Fluffy"

    Thought this would have a bit more substance than it actually did. Too serious to be a lighthearted read and too insubstantial to be take seriously.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michelle Saint Albert, AB, Canada 06-21-11
    Michelle Saint Albert, AB, Canada 06-21-11 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "So Boring!!! No Flavour!!! No Texture!!!"

    This is one that frustrates me that I spent money on it! Very slow, no depth at all...boring. Did not care for story or narrator. Try something else....trust me.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ginger SANFORD, NC, United States 09-30-11
    ginger SANFORD, NC, United States 09-30-11 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    I love Mary Kay Andrews Hissy Fit, so someone told me about Summer Rental so this was my first audiobook. I really enjoyed it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Grace Setauket, NY, United States 09-22-11
    Grace Setauket, NY, United States 09-22-11 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    167
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    Because I've enjoyed other books by Ms. Andrews, I anticipating enjoying this as well. It was a waste of time. The characters had no depth; in fact I could hardly tell them apart. The story was predictable. The narrator did her best to fake a Southern accent but failed miserably. Most of the book was taken up by every character repeating the major plot points periodically. I couldn't believe anything about this book including the fact that I actually listened to it all the way through. I'm sorry to be so negative, but this is my honest opinion.

    Let's hope it is an aberation and Ms. Andrews' next is up to her usual standard.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 08-11-11
    JEAN nederland, TX, United States 08-11-11 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    161
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    181
    154
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    24
    0
    Overall
    "great story great listen"

    I was not ready for it to end. Great story. Worth every penny. Will keep in library and listen to again. Down loaded for my daughter. Funny, smart, so like real girlfriends. Can't say enough. I love this story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolyn Pascagoula, MS, United States 07-24-11
    Carolyn Pascagoula, MS, United States 07-24-11 Member Since 2016

    Pudge450

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Note to narrator"

    When you read a book about Southerners you do not have to use that fake, annoying, offensive accent. Pretty much, only someone from the South sounds "Southern". Your voice is distracting from the story and VERY annoying to those of us from the South. Cannot listen to another book read by this person.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gerald 09-16-16
    Gerald 09-16-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Predictable yet sweet"

    The story is just what you expect. The characters are very likable and relatable. I'm just weary from the same old recipe for a story. Looking for something new and refreshing in a storyline with out it getting too dark or going the other way and becoming too sappy. It may be several months before another one of Mary Kay's books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meredith 09-06-16
    Meredith 09-06-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great story!!"

    Enjoyed every minute! Kept you on your toes at the end. Great book to listen to while doing other things. You can pick up right where you left off and your are never bored of the twists and turns.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Candice Verni 08-12-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fantastic book!!"

    Love this book!! Wish there were a series! I would read this over and over!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    marsh creek 07-15-16
    marsh creek 07-15-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great fun summer girls read"

    Fun, laughable, I could pick myself and my friends out thru the entire story even the serious parts. a good beach read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.