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The Sunshine Sisters Audiobook

The Sunshine Sisters

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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of Falling presents a warm, wise, and wonderfully vivid novel about a mother who asks her three estranged daughters to come home to help her end her life.

Ronni Sunshine left London for Hollywood to become a beautiful, charismatic star of the silver screen. But at home she was a narcissistic, disinterested mother who alienated her three daughters.

As soon as possible, tomboy Nell fled her mother's overbearing presence to work on a farm and find her own way in the world as a single mother. The target of her mother's criticism, Meredith never felt good enough, thin enough, pretty enough. Her life took her to London - and into the arms of a man whom she may not even love. And Lizzy, the youngest, more like Ronni than any of them, seemed to have it easy, using her drive and ambition to build a culinary career to rival her mother's fame, while her marriage crumbled around her.

But now the Sunshine sisters are together again, called home by Ronni, who has learned that she has a serious disease and needs her daughters to fulfill her final wishes. And though Nell, Meredith, and Lizzy have never been close, their mother's illness draws them together to confront the old jealousies and secret fears that have threatened to tear these sisters apart. As they face the loss of their mother, they will discover if blood might be thicker than water after all.

©2017 Jane Green (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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    JoAnn Hall 06-23-17
    JoAnn Hall 06-23-17 Member Since 2007
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    What disappointed you about The Sunshine Sisters?

    The story was decent but I couldn't bear the narration. I wish I had listened to the sample because it only took about 30'seconds to find the narration annoying to the point I couldn't listen. I tried several times but it was impossible to concentrate on the story because of the horrible accents.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jane Green? Why or why not?

    I've read several books by Jane Green and would definitely try another with a better reader. Or maybe I should stick to the hard copy.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I don't know where to start here. The narration was slow, the voice irritating and the accents outrageously bad.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointed because I couldn't finish it.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually do reviews - and I read tons of books - but I found this narration so poor I thought I needed to share.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. Turner 06-17-17
    J. Turner 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Narration left a bit to be desired"

    I love Jane but didn't care for her narration. The story was a bit predictable at first but I enjoy Jane so I plugged on, and I really am happy I stuck it out. It turned out to be quite delightful.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AnnaK 06-11-17
    AnnaK 06-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    An alright story, but the worst narration I've heard yet. I should have read a print copy! The accents and voices were terrible and hard to follow. I do always enjoy Jane Greens light and romantic stories.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Laura 07-22-17
    Laura 07-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Book."

    I liked the story but hated the author narrating it. She may be a good author but she should have someone else narrate for her.

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    Andrea 07-16-17
    Andrea 07-16-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book but Jane stick to writing"

    This is a really great book although Jane Green should stick to writing. She does not have a good American accent and in the beginning it was very hard to listen to. I only struggled through it in the beginning because I really like her books, I did get used to it but it was rough.

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    Joseph 07-17-17
    Joseph 07-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Enjoyed this!"

    It has been hit or miss for me with Jane Green books but this one was a Hit. I enjoyed it and especially a good engrossing book for summer. The performance was fine but I think an actress would've been better.

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    Kelly 07-12-17
    Kelly 07-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hated the language!"

    I didn't expect copious use of the "F" word in a novel about a mother and three daughters. It was distracting and totally unnecessary. I have read virtually all of the books written by this author and this book will be the last. I will return to other authors, John Grisham, for example, who manage great story-telling without the "F" bomb. I have a mother and 5 sisters. We manage to communicate beautifully without it!

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