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The Weekenders Audiobook

The Weekenders

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Some people stay all summer long on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, North Carolina. Some people come only for the weekends - and it's something they look forward to all week long. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers informing her that her island home is being foreclosed. To make matters worse, her husband is nowhere to be found.

She turns to her island friends for help and support, but all of them have their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens. Cocktail parties and crab boil aside, Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

©2016 Whodunnit, Inc. (P)2016 Macmillan Audio

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    Jana Brown 07-04-16
    Jana Brown 07-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't waste your weekend"

    A book marketed as "a great summer read" should be somewhat enjoyable. This was almost unbearable. My ears are still ringing from the bratty 12 year old (completely unbelievable character) and her nagging, doormat mother. By the time you find out who-done-it...you don't care (you will have figured it out anyway). Nothing about this book was believable or enjoyable.

    Kathleen McInerney...next time your agent gives you a book with a whiny teenager and old women, say no. You're a fave, but this was a bust!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Kennedy 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Unbearably boring."

    I really disliked this book. It was so insanely boring. Nothing ever happens until the last 15 mins or so. It's just a woman complaining about her life for 60+ chapters. Definitely would not recommend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jamie 07-21-16
    jamie 07-21-16
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    "Very Disappointing!"
    What about Kathleen McInerney’s performance did you like?

    I really liked the narrator. It was the only reason that I finished the book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment! I have read every one of Mary Kay Andrew's books and have really enjoyed them. However, this book was terrible! Mary Kay: please bring back your old style of writing with less cursing and characters that are enjoyable!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    casey Vacaville, CA, United States 05-19-16
    casey Vacaville, CA, United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2016

    ipod for audiobooks

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    "Is Mary Kay using a ghost writer? Her early books"

    Her early books were entertaining and funny. I couldn't wait for each new one. Her last 3 books have been mediocre at best and no humor at all. I am a very disappointed listener.

    13 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    pewter California 05-18-16
    pewter California 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not MKA's best. Not even her 20th best...."

    MILD SPOILERS AHEAD (relationship only, not the murder): The book takes all the fun out of dysfunctional. The narration is very good, but the story is depressing, and not in any redeemable way. There is a murder mystery, which is not the worst ever written but is nothing remarkable. There is the trademark dose of MKA snark with some clever putdown quips. There is a romance, but the story provides no reason for a happy relationship ending other than a couple of evenings in bed. Riley, our heroine, seems to have few admirable qualities. She supposedly had a highly successful career at one point, but when we meet her she is a bullied doormat, subservient to her 12-year-old daughter, overbearing mother, drunken brother, and even her murdered husband. I never understood how she could forgive and accept the most heinous offenses of her family members but still hold a grudge against her college ball date, Nate, for getting drunk and throwing up. She kept revisiting his youthful offense in spite of overwhelming evidence of his currently excellent character and his unwavering mature devotion. The only reason for the eventual happy ending was Nate's long-standing obsession with the girl he loved years ago and her eventual grudging acceptance of him. This story has such a hastily concluded and unresolved happy ending that I can only see a bad future for Nate. He ends up with a spoiled and bratty step-daughter, an alcoholic brother-in-law, a snobby mother-in-law, and a wife who sides with her dysfunctional family over the one truly good person in her life.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Latte 09-12-16
    Latte 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Always a good listen"

    I love listening to any Mary Kay Andrews book while driving on trips. I have enjoyed all, as well as this one. Not my favorite of her books, but it hit the spot!

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    Badcarma7347 09-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Entertaining!"

    I loved the story line, but it wandered a time or two. I did appreciate the detail in describing the landscape. it almost transported me to Belle Isle.

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    Chris Marsh Marsh Atlanta, Ga USA 08-27-16
    Chris Marsh Marsh Atlanta, Ga USA 08-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great brainless listen"

    Easy read. Doesn't provoke much thought but holds your interest. Great for a car ride with others or to listen to on the beach.

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    Lisa E. 08-14-16
    Lisa E. 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Easy Listen"

    I really like Mary Kay Andrews' books for easy summer reads (or listens). The Weekenders was a middle-of-the road MKA story. It bothered me that she left some things unresolved, especially one of the crimes. I also didn't love the bratty girl character :). The book was entertaining and worth the time spent listening.

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    Karla 08-11-16
    Karla 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    I generally love Mary Kay Andrews, but to let the main character be a victem of fraud by a bank officer with no recourse on the bank, made me sick. Also, not her usual spunky main character. Felt like it was not well researched. The best friend should have been a vlbetter attorney.

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    "Tepid"

    Cliched characters, none of whom were in the slightest likable. The story line was predictable from the outset. Utter drivel!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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