Lowcountry Summer
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  • 1
    The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer Girls: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (230)
    Performance
    (196)
    Story
    (202)

    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.

    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 pronuncia..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2015 by Jane (Danville, VA, United States)
  • 2
    The Summer Wind: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer Wind: The Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    For years, Dora has played the role of the perfect wife and mother in a loveless marriage. Now her husband has filed for divorce, her child is diagnosed with autism, and her house is on the market. Dora's façade collapses under the weight of her grief, and she suffers "broken heart syndrome." Mamaw and the girls rally around Dora - but it's up to Dora to heal herself as she spends the summer prowling the beach, discovering the secrets of the island and her heart.

    loved it!!

    I listened to it in 6 days. Mary Alice Monroe is a great author. I also love that she read the book herself. It was her words so she knew just how to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 10 2016 by Kelly Jackson ()
  • 3
    The Summer's End: Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 3 | Mary Alice Monroe

    The Summer's End: Lowcountry Summer Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (158)
    Story
    (157)

    It is summer's end, and Sea Breeze, the family's beloved estate on Sullivan's Island, must be sold. It is an emotional time of transition as Mamaw and the three sisters each must face loss and find a new place in the world.

    I want my money back!

    Why did the author feel compelled to read the book? I can't even listen to it its so horrible!

    Reviewed on June 25 2015 by Allie1 ()
  • 4
    A Lowcountry Wedding | Mary Alice Monroe

    A Lowcountry Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    Nothing could be more enchanting than a summer wedding - or two! - in Charleston's fabled Lowcountry. A centuries-old church, an avenue of ancient oaks dripping moss, a storied ballroom, a sand dune at sunset.... Yet when a stranger arrives, a long-held family secret could silence the bells ringing for the Muir sisters. Scandals surface, family bonds are questioned, and promises are broken and renewed.

    Impossible to concentrate

    I was so excited to read this story but am unable to finish it because the narration is so irritating to me. I will look for the book in the library a..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2016 by JoAnn Hall ()
  • 5
    A Lowcountry Christmas | Mary Alice Monroe

    A Lowcountry Christmas

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Narrated By Mary Alice Monroe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    As far as 10-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it's the worst Christmas ever. His father's shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told, they can't afford the dog he desperately wants. "Your brother's return from war is our family's gift," his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor's service dog arrives - a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog!

    'A Christmas Carol' for 2016

    Yes, Monroe did a fine job with the narration of her novel. I can see myself reading this book (or listening) every Christmas season. It's a lovely st..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 03 2016 by Mary (USA)