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The Fixer Upper Audiobook

The Fixer Upper

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Publisher's Summary

The delightful New York Times best-selling author returns with a hilarious novel about one woman's quest to fix up her house and her life.

After a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. She reluctantly accepts to refurbish Birdsong, the old family place in Guthrie, Georgia. But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismol - pink dump. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever.

Furthermore, everyone in Guthrie seems to know Dempsey's business, from a smooth-talking real-estate agent to a cute former lawyer who owns the local newspaper. It wouldn't be so bad if it weren't for the pesky FBI agents who show up on Dempsey's doorstep, hoping to pry information about her ex-boss from her. All Dempsey can do is roll up her sleeves and get to work. And before long, what started as a job of necessity somehow becomes a labor of love and, ultimately, a journey that takes her to a place she never expected - back home again.

©2009 Whodunnit, Inc.; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Cheryl United States 04-06-13
    Cheryl United States 04-06-13
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    "Wonderful!"

    This is my first read by Ms. Andrews, I was captured the in the first five mins. of her book. I could imagine that I was right there in Guthier, GA. I listen on my way to and from work. This is my destressing time. I have found that my driving is calmer, when I arrive home I am not as tense.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joyalina California 08-09-12
    Joyalina California 08-09-12 Member Since 2016
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    "COMFORTABLY UNCOMPLICATED CHICK LIT"

    There are times in my life when I cannot give a story my full attention and/or I do not have the energy to emotionally invest myself in its characters; but I still want to be entertained and I don't want to settle for mediocre writing. If you know what I am talking about and are looking for a book to fit that bill, this is a good choice.

    In one form or another, we've met all of these characters before. We know the querulous old woman really has a heart of gold. We know the handsome male protagonist will always be there when the heroine needs him. And we know the heroine will, eventually, find happiness in a town full of off-beat but charming locals. We know all of this and that's what makes this book so great. You know what to expect when you pick it up and you're not disappointed when you put it down. With its clear prose and enjoyable narration, if you're looking to escape into the familiar, I think you will welcome this addition to your listening library.

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    anissa fowler 05-26-17
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    "One of my favs!!!!!!"

    I am a big fan of Mary Kay Andrews and this book is one of her best!! I had the privilege to meet her and she could not have been nicer!! I look forward to more in 2017!!!📗📘📙📚📑📚📔

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    Tonia Graham 05-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Really enjoyable"
    If you could sum up The Fixer Upper in three words, what would they be?

    I looked forward to listening to this story. Really well done.


    What does Isabel Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator was just great. She had very interesting inflections and made each character very unique.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Very fun story

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    K. Brown Georgia 04-15-17
    K. Brown Georgia 04-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun read"

    This was just a light fun story! Love the characters as always with Mary Kay Anderson.

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    Bonnie K. Jones 02-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Left me hanging..."

    I loved it. And then, it just ended. There were so many storylines left incomplete. Bummer.

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    jodiod Bay area ca 12-17-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 12-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great storyteller"

    Mary Kay Andrews is such a wonderful storyteller. I loved every minute and enjoyed the narration and southern accent.

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    Jill D. Wilkerson Tampa 12-07-16
    Jill D. Wilkerson Tampa 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice book for a getaway!"

    This book was a new nice listen. Isabel Keating does a nice job with accents and varying the characters voices. A nice book for a getaway.

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    Adam 09-23-16
    Adam 09-23-16 Member Since 2016

    I am a cross country trucker that "reads" 3-5 books a week lets face it I have 70 hours a week to fill while I stare out the windshield.

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    "A little unrealistic"

    This is way too sappy sweet and unrealistic in every day life but a good story nonetheless

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    Melissa 07-13-16
    Melissa 07-13-16
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    "She didn't even finish the house?!"

    I bought this book specifically for the renovation [porn] excitement all tangled with intrigue and mystery. The build up was great but the climax was flat, no twist, no surprise. Laid out, executed and cut off ending without completing the house, which the book was named for!

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