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The Girl on Legare Street Audiobook

The Girl on Legare Street

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Publisher's Summary

A this sequel to The House on Tradd Street.

When Melanie Middleton was seven years old, her mother, Ginnette, left home, abandoning her husband and her daughter. Now, nearly 33 years later, Ginnette has returned to Charleston, South Carolina, to confront her past and make amends with the daughter she left behind. Melanie is less than thrilled when her mother reappears in her life and asks for her help in buying back the family home. But before she can slam the door in her mother's face, Ginnette tells her it was a premonition that brought her back - a premonition involving old family secrets and a malevolent presence. It has come for Melanie, and to fight it, they will have to stand together.

Karen White, author of 10 award-winning novels, is a graduate of Tulane University and the American School in London. She currently lives in Georgia with her husband and two children. When not writing, she spends her time rewading, singing, scrapbooking, carpooling children and avoiding cooking. Aimee Bruneau is an actor, director, professor and student of theater. She earned her MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater. Aimee has been telling tales in Seattle for more than a decade. She has also worked for theaters in Chicago, San Francisco, Savannah, and in Southern France.

©2010 Karen White; (P)2010 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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    NMwritergal 09-30-16
    NMwritergal 09-30-16
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    "Better than the first book in the series..."

    ...but the romance aspect kind of ruins it. The ridiculous "I love you I hate you" romantic trope is such an old, boring, and stupid one. I wish she would stick to "contemporary fiction" (The Sound of Glass, Flight Patterns, A Long Time Gone--all of which were so good) in which there is always a love interest but it's the least of the story.

    Whatever the genre, her heroines are always some degree of prickly, unreasonable, stubborn, and grudge-holding, but in the non-romance books it's usually not over the top. In her romance novels, it's so pervasive, that if the characters were real, you would slap these women upside the head to knock some sense into them.

    In this book for instance, the mystery/ghost story could carry the whole book--it's got a great plot. But when Melanie has all the above negative behaviors/thoughts/feelings/actions in the non-romance realm, when you add the romance to it, it's too much. And you wonder why any guy would stick around for all the abuse.

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    Cathy Voit 03-22-17
    Cathy Voit 03-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    What did you like best about The Girl on Legare Street? What did you like least?

    The narrator was wonderful, the best part of the audio.
    I thought there were too many characters that just ran together. I found myself just trying to get through the end of the book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Karen White? Why or why not?

    Absolutely, have read one already and now reading her 3rd book.


    What about Aimée Bruneau’s performance did you like?

    her amazing ability to perform so many characters


    Was The Girl on Legare Street worth the listening time?

    not really, there were so many characters, I got a little confused. Maybe just me.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the the historical aspect of Charleston in her books.

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    Dana G. 01-29-17
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    "Paper and Pen Required-notes necessary!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, time well spent because I enjoyed the book series.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Things got so confusing with decoding grama's secret messages, ancesoral family connections, and ghosts that listening became work! To understand I felt I would need to take notes to refer to so I could remember who was connected to who etc!


    Which character – as performed by Aimée Bruneau – was your favorite?

    Melanie, although highly annoying is also funny with her personal insights and opinions of others.


    Did The Girl on Legare Street inspire you to do anything?

    read the next book and hope it was better!


    Any additional comments?

    The Jack and Melanie love hate theme is getting OLD! I want to slap them both!

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    Kindle Customer 01-08-17 Member Since 2014

    Resides in Elkton, M.D. (but my heart belongs in Upstate, N.Y.)

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Girl on Legare Street to be better than the print version?

    I would probably lean towards the audible version, because of the dialect.


    What other book might you compare The Girl on Legare Street to and why?

    None


    What about Aimée Bruneau’s performance did you like?

    She switched characters smoothly, her dialect was ok, and she could get really intense at times!


    If you could take any character from The Girl on Legare Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jack, definitely! He sounds like a "hottie!"


    Any additional comments?

    Good book, read in one sitting. Likable characters, I just hope that the author keeps the original characters in her sequels.

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    M. Kelley Tucson, AZ 11-29-16
    M. Kelley Tucson, AZ 11-29-16 Member Since 2011

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    A lot of reviews do not like this lead character, but she is kind of an administrative and organizational geek, so her lack of social development is not as surprising as it might be. It was mentioned that she grew up with an alcoholic father, and that, along with her mother's desertion, made exacting control over as many situations as possible, pretty normal. She felt that she was aging, so early far-sightedness might be kind of an irritant. The real estate sales business puts a premium on attractiveness, as does the culture of southern womanhood, so, wearing glasses might not fit in with those concepts. She also tried to control her interactions with Jack. There was no evidence that she was comfortable interacting with men, or, in fact, trusts them, a probable outcome of her father's disease. She was not fun, but, I think, was an interestingly developed character.

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    Margaret Rockville, MD, USA 04-28-16
    Margaret Rockville, MD, USA 04-28-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Riveting, but flawed"

    Karen White fans will read and enjoy. I did for the most part. However, just when I relaxed into it, there would be a mispronunciation or error. "Mischievous," for example, when pronounced "misCHEEVeeous" instead of "MISchevous" set my teeth on edge and distracted me from the complicated genealogy. Was it this book or the first in the series that put the Mayo Clinic in Rochester (yes), New York (no)? And I'm tired of the conceit of a conceited heroine rebuffing the advances of Prince Charming, presumably to facilitate misunderstanding and create sexual tension. Will I read the next one? Oh, probably. And I'll probably enjoy it, too.

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    James R Terry, II 02-05-16 Member Since 2012
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    It was a good story line. Narration is a bit dull but fits the main character. I thought Sophie's character adds comedy to the drawn out plot. I really like Sophie and Chad. You can almost see their cuteness.

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    Melissa 09-17-15
    Melissa 09-17-15 Member Since 2016
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    "I read this twice!!"

    I read this twice, the entire series is great, hope there is more books to come.

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    Ashley Chatman 07-20-15
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    "I love this series"

    I loved this book! On to the next :) I can not wait until 2016 for the newest book in the series

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    Sophia Richmond 05-07-14

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    If you could sum up The Girl on Legare Street in three words, what would they be?

    Great Ghost Story.


    What other book might you compare The Girl on Legare Street to and why?

    I've read all of the other books with Melany Middleton.


    Have you listened to any of Aimee Bruneau’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to all of Karen White's books with Aime Bruneau. I wish she would do more!


    If you could take any character from The Girl on Legare Street out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Melany Middleton or Jeannette. Rebecca got on my nerves.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish I'd known earlier these books probably should be read in order. I read return to Tradd Street as the SECOND book. Spoiler! ugh, now I know the ending.. :)

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