In the tradition of The First Wives' Club, Weekend Warriors is a slam-bang, take-no-prisoners tale of survival, sweet revenge, and the healing power of friendship.
Catch all of our Revenge of the Sisterhood titles.
©2004 Fern Michaels; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Readers who grow weary of seeing the bad guys get away with their crimes will enjoy seeing what happens when well-funded, very angry women take the law into their own hands." (Booklist)
I love this book and I really like the series. My only complaint and it is a big one. Why would anyone believe that a woman and man between the ages of 60 and 65 would sound like a 80 year old shaky and frail person. It is hard to get past the voices of Miya and James. I have decided to read the rest of the series because the way these people are interpreted by the reader is driving me crazy. I am 62 Years old and if I ever sound like that I am going to jump under a bus!!!
The Audible blurb does not make it clear that this book is about a group of women who take cold-blooded, graphic revenge on men. Apparently tracking down rapists, drugging them and castrating them is empowering and even light-hearted. In addition, the author couldn't be bothered to do a 3 minute Google search on anything. Belgian Malinois dogs do not weigh 110 pounds unless they're 35 pounds or more overweight. Even a really good make-up artist cannot make Caucasian and African-American women up well enough to pass as Chinese IN China. "Biker dive bars" rarely serve "luscious steaks, plump baked potatoes and delicious salads". The whole book is completely implausible and often laughable, not in a good way.
No way. No possible way.
Maybe. Her accents were over the top and seemed to come and go. There are many better narrators.
All of them.
The forming of the group- how they all had to adjust and learn to trust each other
Myra- such spunk
I truly enjoyed this from start to finish - all of it. It made me laugh- and nearly cry. I cheered the ladies on and am anxious to listen to the next book
Once I started this series I am just plowing through them all; the sisterhood. I listen to and from work and find myself in the parking lot getting one more paragraph in. The story is great. The narrator does a wonderful job in my opinion given male voices are very difficult for women. She does great! Once you get to about the 4th or 5th one? hard to figure out the next in the series. I goggled Fern Michaels series and got a list to help me figure out which one was next; since a few of them do not have the sisterhood in the title. Like Hokus Pokus. I really am enjoying them all.
Sometimes it was a bit corny in spots, but it was a likeable enough chick lit adventure book where I will purchase the next one in the series to see what happens next.
Series: unique chars/plot line multi genre: Fantasy /Mystery/Adventure, Nars lg. repertoire ...diverse defined chars and comic timing
NOTE: THIS IS A SERIES REVIEW NOT INDIVIDUAL BOOK!
I started reading the Sisterhood series years ago and stopped reading because my choice of genre changed. I recently decided to pick up the book where I left off as an audible read. I have now completed the entire series to date and have to give it my highest recommendation and to put Fern Michaels/Laural Merlington on par with the J. D. Robb/ Susan Ericksen Team
I've stated before I prefer to recommend series not individual books, this series is a Hidden Treasure!. I'm surprised at how few Audible readers have yet to discovered it. I know I'm going out on a limb to compare it favorably to J. D. Robbs and Susan Erickson "In Death" Series, but I feel I have good reason. The Sisterhood is rich with characters exquisitely portrayed by Laural Merlington on par with Susan Erickson (In Death) a very hard act to follow. The story premise: very bad people have escaped the long arm of the law and have "gotten away" with despicable crimes. The reappearing cast of damaged undeniably interesting and unique women with male counterparts equally unique and interesting, band together to see justice is served. It is vigilantism and these women are sometimes quite graphic in the mode chosen to exact revenge, but as they say, the punishment fits the crime. The main character Myra has untold wealth and her lover/main squeeze Charles is a "retired" MI5 agent who still has close ties to the Queen of England. They use their own "Control Center" to gather a "Sisterhood" of women, women picked because each has her own horrific backstory where justice has not been served. These women in subsequent books get to enact their own "justice" towards the perpetrator of the despicable crimes that has devastated and impacted their individual life's.
It sounds pretty heavy and there is drama! but the repartee between our ladies and men are laugh out loud sometimes hilarious fun. There is an element of fantasy, humor, romance/love and mystery/thriller in every book. Fern Michael's "The Sisterhood" has a rich tapestry of characters with storylines and characters that evolve throughout the series, unique plotlines and a bond of sisterhood that is enviable.. These elements and many more, lead me to give this series my highest recommendation... "Do Not Read Sisterhood, Listen to It" Laural Merlington adds a dimension by her imbued characterization of each man and women that can not be found in the reading. The last book to date in this series "Kiss and Tell" gives the boys in this series their own segue way into Ms. Michael's new miniseries "The Brotherhood" but I urge you to start at Sisterhood Number 1 "Weekend Warrior Revenge of the Sisterhood" special note first book is a little heavier being the purpose is heavily weighted in establishing the series plotlines but each book gets a little more humorous, wait till you meet Anne...what a hoot! .
"The Sisterhood" is an absolutely 'Must Have' in your collection particularly if you love J. D. Robbs "In Death" series. As with "In Death" each book has a multi-genre and unique plot line, the main character Myra is damaged with devastating back story, untold wealth at her disposal and a unrivaled drive for "justice" (just not the legal kind) Myra's lover Charles has spy skills and a control center akin to Rork's and lastly but definitely not least a plethora of delightful and humorous characters brought to life and exquisitely portrayed by the superb talents of Laural Merlington! Sound familiar...
The book was not my kind of story, I'm not into hard women. I don't like listening to a bunch of swear words, there are way too many well written and good books that get the point across without that. I also didn't like the character that was 60 and sounded 100. I am 60 and don't sound that old. Not a good listen for me..wish I could get a refund!
As with all of the Sisterhood Series this was a totally enjoyable listen. Laurel Merlington does a superb job with the audio and I love the story line.
This is my first truly negative review and I admit I haven't finished the book.
This story and the writing was like a train wreck-I couldn't stop "watching" even though it was terrible. At some points the dialogue and narration (the written narrative, not the audible narration) were so bad I wondered how this made it to publishing. One thing I most enjoy about novels is the opportunity to admire author's skill in moving the story along with clever dialogue. That was not the case here; it was awkward, clumsy, and sometimes painful.
As far as the plot, the 110 pound, killer Malinois (which would have to be monstrously obese or horribly bred) might have been my point of no return for this story. Poetic license doesn't account for lack of research.
Then again, it also may have been the easily psychotic retaliatory nature of this group. While the rape described is horrible, permanent mutilation is not an eye for an eye.
Then, out of nowhere, the reader is supposed to choke down a supernatural element.
And on, and on.
I'm not more upset because this is a Kindle a Unlimited book. If you're purchasing, I'd advise against it.
"Never a dull moment"
This fast-paced and well told story about a group of bitter and dangerous women getting together and starting to take revenge on the men who've wronged them kept me very well entertained throughout it. Friendship, a secret society, danger and risky but well-hatched plans put into action to take down evil-doers who can't be punished by law made Weekend Warriors a gripping and exciting listen for me, and also made me look forward to some similar action-packed and intriguing experiences with the rest of the books in this series.
Report Inappropriate Content