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Publisher's Summary

Dorothea Benton Frank is a treasure of American letters with numerous New York Times best-sellers to her credit and a portfolio full of critical acclaim. “Mixing high drama and high jinks” (Booklist), her third Lowcountry novel follows the fortunes of the dysfunctional Abbot family.

Looking to set her life aright, Anna Lutz Abbot returns to her South Carolina lowcountry hometown. And as she attempts to right past wrongs, Anna receives help and support from a quirky cast of lovable locals sure to endear themselves to listeners.

©2003 Dorothea Benton Frank (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Sheryl
  • Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 02-04-13

A feel good story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes-

What other book might you compare Isle of Palms to and why?

I quite enjoy these stories by Dorthea B Frank-they are not all fluff and stuff. They are about real people and how they try and cope with real life vs age old rules handed down to them

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

No
But I sure will look for more that she has read

Who was the most memorable character of Isle of Palms and why?

Jim
Ah to have a friend like that without any sexual issues

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  • Linda
  • Lakeland, FL, United States
  • 04-27-13

Funny1

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

The author is funny and serious at times. Book was great. Really enjoyed the story. Easy listening to.

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  • LB
  • 01-31-13

Loved this story.

What made the experience of listening to Isle of Palms the most enjoyable?

Sounded like I was listening to someone's life story. Had reality to it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Isle of Palms?

It made me laugh a lot. Loved the southern slangs and terms.

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

She reads so well. Brings all the characters to life. I think I would love listening to anything she reads. She pulls you into the story like you are there.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the main character hit the fan and did major car damage.

Any additional comments?

Loved this book.

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Never disappointed

Dorothea Benton Frank never disappoints me when I either read or listen to her books. Love everything about the characters, narrators, the stories and the endless humor.
Above all my favorite author!

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  • Margcol
  • WEST PALM BEACH, FL, US
  • 12-06-16

Fun!

Found myself laughing out loud many times. Clever writing excellent performance definitely a book that I will listen to repeatedly overtime.

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Such a disappointment

Would you try another book from Dorothea Benton Frank and/or Robin Miles?

I may try another D.B. Frank book but this one really turned me off. Robin Miles did a fine job for what she had to work with.

What could Dorothea Benton Frank have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have listened to several D.B.Frank books and loved them all, but this one was not up to par. I disliked it from the first chapter and never did feel like there was anything real about the book. Her books follow similar paths, but this was so unbelievable and the main character was too perfect. Her overuse of colloquialisms was tiresome. I almost gave it up several times, but I was walking and listening and persevered.

Which character – as performed by Robin Miles – was your favorite?

None

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Isle of Palms?

Too many to count

Any additional comments?

May return it. I've only done that once before.

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  • Cynthia
  • Blue Ridge, GA, United States
  • 01-22-15

Very good.

Did I detect a bit of Pat Conroy and Karen White? Why yes- I think I did. Very enjoyable. Worth the time and credit I do believe. My Regards!

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Here life is good, why we listen!

Masterfully done, a memorable ending with more than one surprise of a character acting strongly out of character!

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Great story

I enjoyed the development of memorable characters and the variety of personalities, of friendships reunited, and always worthwhile for a book to end positively. My first audible and really enjoyed while driving or doing hand crafts, some variety over music.

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Come in and sit a spell while we catch up

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely, it's as enjoyable and relaxing as sitting in my favorite hair stylist's chair catching up on the gossip. The soothing southern tones of the narrator brings the story to life. Colorful characters you can't help but love and some you'll love to hate. This Yankee girl was left longing for a sweet tea and the feel of the sands of the Isle under my feet again.

What other book might you compare Isle of Palms to and why?

This is one of my favorites from the Lowcountry tales

1 of 1 people found this review helpful