Beach House for Rent

The Beach House, Book 3
Narrated by: Mary Alice Monroe
Series: Beach House (Monroe), Book 4
Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (299 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times best-selling author of the Lowcountry Summer series, returns to her beloved Beach House series with the highly anticipated follow-up to Beach House Memories and The Beach House!

©2017 Mary Alice Monroe (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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Rather weak

Would you try another book from Mary Alice Monroe and/or Mary Alice Monroe?

Yes, because her other books are much better written than this one.

What do you think your next listen will be?

"Dead Certain" by Adam Mitzer

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

I don't recall the names of narrators, but I'm not in love with Mary Alice Monroe as a narrator. There was very little inflation when she changed characters.

Could you see Beach House for Rent being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Quite possibly. I don't pay much attention to Actresses so I wouldn't have a clue!

Any additional comments?

I like all of her books, this one just didn't hit the mark for me. I didn't especially like the author as a narrator.

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Starts with a bang but fizzles out

There are many aspects of this book that are beautifully written and informative. The story begins well with the arrival of an agoraphobic daughter brought to the island to the Beach House by her father. The impact of the death of their mother affects both Heather and her landlady Cara in ways that are revealed later. The dynamics between the Cara and her brother Robert is also interesting. Very early in the story the sudden death of Brett, Cara husband changes everything. The slow recovery of Cara and Heather are credible and fascinating. However, by the middle of the book, I became very bored by the courtship of Bo and Heather and the slow pace of the storyline. I was disappointed by the end.
The author writes and reads beautifully but I would have liked more restraint.

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Why I enjoy Mary Alice Monroe's Novels

Mary Alice Monroe really does understand our low country life in SC and she captures just how much we love our wildlife like the turtles. Thank you for another delightful beach read!

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Low country living

Loved this easy read, hard to put it down. Great story. Vivid descriptions, you can feel the breeze & smell the saltwater & jazmin

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Beach House for rent

I have truly enjoyed several of Mary Alice Monroe's wonderful books. The stories are filled with life experiences. The education that is gleaned from each story opens our eyes and our hearts to awareness and love of nature and mankind. Keep it coming Mary Alice.

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Another great book about the south

I love Mary Alice Monroe's books! They're so well-written and put you in the heart of the book in every way. The scenery comes to life in her stories, and is as much a part of the story as the characters and plot. The fact that she reads her own work adds to the story in my opinion. I also love the characters and how things come together at the end. This is such a great series! The Beach House is the first book I've read by this author, and since then, I've read all of her other works.

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Another beautiful story <3

I've been enjoying these books like none other before. these books have made me appreciate and respect sea turtles and birds on another level. I've learned so much from these books about them. my boyfriend hears me listening to them and every time he hears turtles he laughs and says more turtles?
Mary Alice Monroe I'll never tire of listening to your soothing voice. these books have brought me some peace in a world full of so much noise.

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Sometimes, the author is just that... a writer!

Although I did enjoy the story, and I'm familiar with the geographical area... the narration by the author, herself, left a great deal to be desired. Ms. Monroe lacks the depth and skills necessary to read ( and engage) her audience. It was difficult to get into the story with all the character's voices sounding almost the same. Best to have one of the more skilled audio book readers do that on the next novel. Here's to hoping!

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always Love MAM books

These books about Livey and Cara never disappoint. I love how we get to know about different species of wildlife from her.

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Wonderful story

love this book. I hope you will write a series about Toy, Ethan, and little Lovie along with Heather and Bo. I love your characters. oh how I cried listening to this one.