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The Summer Girls Audiobook

The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Three sisters reunite on Sullivan’s Island off the coast of South Carolina after years of separation in this heartwarming first novel in a new trilogy from a beloved author.

80-year-old Marietta Muir is a dowager of Charleston society who has retired to her historic summer home on Sullivan’s Island. At the onset of summer, Marietta - "Mamaw" - seeks to gather her three granddaughters - Carson, Eudora, and Harper - with the intent to reunite them after years apart.

©2013 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2013 AudioGO

What the Critics Say

"[Anyone who] enjoys such fine Southern voices as Pat Conroy will add the talented Monroe to their list of favorites." (Booklist)

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    Jane 07-26-15
    Jane 07-26-15
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    "Good story but poor narration"

    I loved the storyline and the characters but did not care for Mary Alice Monroe's performance. Her fake southern accent and her inconsistent pronunciation of "Mamaw" really took away from my listening enjoyment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Helena, AL, United States 02-25-16
    Laura Helena, AL, United States 02-25-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Ugh"

    please tell the reader Southern pronounce Mamaw as Mam-maw not Ma-Ma. as someone who had a Mam-maw it is aggravating to hear.

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    Lori 06-05-15
    Lori 06-05-15
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    "Not thrilled"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone who needs a sleeping aide


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    There wasn't really an ending, the story lines of characters were left open--almost forcing one to purchase Book 2 for completion.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Alice Monroe?

    Anyone - she is a good writer and should stick to writing. Reading was lack luster, comparable to psychology 101 in large college auditorium. Monotone. This past month I have listened to Catherine Tabor and Amy Rubinate either would have made this so much more enjoyable.


    What character would you cut from The Summer Girls?

    None, the women need to be expanded on and not so predictable. While listening not so much "Carson said" Dora said" etc...


    Any additional comments?

    Although wondering where the other sisters wonder, not sure I can listen to another book with same narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L.W. 07-12-13
    L.W. 07-12-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I liked it but I didn't love it"

    This is my first listen with this author. While I think she is a good writer she didn't keep my attention and it seemed slow. I like all the characters. The setting is good. The narration is good. It just didn't grab my attention. I think I may have become tainted by so many fast action type books and chick lit usually moves fast. At the time I purchased this one I purchased The Beach House also....I am going to wait awhile to try it.

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    Amazon Customer 09-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy Read"

    loved this touching story of love and family! It kept me interested the whole time.

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    Kelly Jackson 09-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!!"

    listen to this in a short time. Mary Alice Monroe is a great author! I also love that she read it. her words so she knew best just how to read it!

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    Jennifer Canute 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it!"

    The characters were lovable , even with their tragic past and flaws. love the low country setting.

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    Stefanie Van de Vate 06-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    First time to read a book my this author and I can't wait to start the next book!!! I loved the first one!!!

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    "Great beginning to my summer! Loved this book!"

    Makes me want to travel to Charleston and stay on the island at Sea Breeze with Mawma and the girls.

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    Jane 04-19-16
    Jane 04-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Don't recommend..."

    Boring....struggled to finish! I kept waiting for something to happen. Southern accent was terrible and I live in the south!

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