Breeze Inn is a place where the very classy BeBe wouldn't normally be caught dead, but with no alternative, she moves into the manager's unit, vowing to make magic out of mud. The work is grueling, especially dealing with the bad-tempered caretaker, a fishing captain named Harry who's trying to earn enough dough to get his boat out of hock. With the help of Harry and her junking friend Weezie, BeBe soon has the motel spiffed up and attracting paying guests.
Then there's a sighting of Reddy in Fort Lauderdale, and BeBe decides to go after him. She puts together a posse, and with the irrepressible Granddaddy Loudermilk snoring in the backseat of the Buick, heads south. The plan is to carry out a sting that may be just a little bit outside the law but that, with any luck at all, will retrieve BeBe's fortune and put the dastardly Reddy in jail, where he belongs. And maybe Harry, who's looking more hunky every day, will finally get his boat back.
©2006 Mary Kay Andrews; (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
"Andrews writes with tongue firmly in cheek, presenting a cast of eccentric characters and a plot that's decidedly over-the-top." (Publishers Weekly)
This will be my last Mary Kay Andrews audible book, while the book itself is wonderful, and I highly recommend it, I found the audio book monotonous, and what is worse is that the narrator kept mispronouncing the main characters name as Beebee, not Bay-Bay as is stated in the book itself numerous times! Its small things like these that ruined the audio book for me.
This audio book was entertaining and enjoyable. The narrator is very good, she kept the characters separate and it was easy to distinguish between them, she spoke clearly. The story held my interest from beginning to end and it was a well structured story. This was a very adverturous story and I didn't want it to end. Well worth the one credit I used for it.
Another cute and charmIng story from Mary Kay Andrews, but the narrator's poor southern accent and inability to pronounce many vital names and places correctly was distracting. Part of that blame must go to the producers too, who didn't keep any continuity between the audiobooks in the same series. Bottom line, it's a good book, but I wish I had read it not listened to it.
The characters that were in Savannah Blues picking up in Savannah Breeze was great! Mary Kay Andrews did an excellent job in continuing the adventures of Bee Bee and Weezy. The new characters were also a welcomed addition.
Mary Kay Andrews should get this audiobook narrated in the unabridged version immediately available. I would buy it immediately, but will now need to buy the hard copy version and read it to get all the details and back story.
Bee Bee was my favorite character. Getting to know her more in this book was great. I found myself relating to her situation in the book which made it easy for me to understand her personality.
Having a different narrator for Savannah Breeze versus Savannah Blues left me not enjoying it sometime. The narrator in Savannah Blues set the tone and voices in my mind for this book. I would prefer the book read to me without voice changes. She made Weezy sound like she was dumb, but actually she was a very smart and savvy character.
Sassy Southern Hospitality is Guaranteed when you check into the Savannah Breeze
Mary Kay Andrews is a great author - love her books.
The story is very good....I liked it. But did not like the narrator...I would have liked listening to this story a lot more if it was read by the same person who read Savannah Blues
No. I didn't pay attention when I purchased the audio book, so it's completely on me that I missed the fact that it was abridged. I won't make that mistake again - I felt like I was missing big chunks of the story. I truly enjoyed Savannah Blues, but the narration on Savannah Breeze is so distracting that I ended up purchasing the actual book just to finish the story. The narrator's impression of Weezie makes one think of a female impersonator. I've listened to other books that Isabel Keating has narrated and didn't find them nearly as impossible to get through as Savannah Breeze.
I love Mary Kay Andrews books. I have most of them from Audible and will definitely get more. I will just be more careful to make sure they are not this narrator and not abridged.
No. First of all, it is abridged which is my own fault I didn't look closely at the listing but none of my other audible books by Mary Kay Andrews were abridged. Secondly, the narrator was HORRIBLE, butchering the names of people and places.
Horrible pronunciation of names and places, voices for characters were odd, very fake southern accent
It was abridged, I would say none
Very disappointing from a great author and usually good audible.
I had just finished "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (a terrific book with excellent narration - 5 star +) and was still craving books about Savannah. "Savannah Breeze" and "Savannah Blues" by Mary Kay Andrews came up on my search so I bought them both without noticing that "Savannah Breeze" was abridged. I listened to it first and was so unimpressed. The reader was bad and the story so edited that none of the flavor of Savannah came through at all. I then went on to listen to "Savannah Blues" and what a difference. It was entertaining and the narrator was very good. Ditch "Savannah Breeze" and head straight for "Savannah Blues" (but not until you listen to "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" first).
Not have allowed an abridged version to be released!
Use the narrator from "Savannah Blues." She was so much better!
Cut? I would have added more!
I grew up in south Georgia less than an hour from Savannah. It is wonderful reading a book about an area that I am familar with. I loved that she keep a secret about one of the characters until the end.
All of the characters were wonderful! I can't pick a favorite.
This was the funniest book that I have listened to in a long time. I immediatley purchased another audible book by Mary Kay Andrews.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Like Mary Kay Andrews with Isabel Keating!!!! Would listen to this book again : )
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