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Stuck in Manistique

Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Near the midpoint of the Upper Peninsula, along a Lake Michigan bend of shore, is the town of Manistique, Michigan. Mark had never heard of Manistique before the death of his estranged aunt, but as sole beneficiary of Vivian's estate, he travels there to settle her affairs. As Mark tours his aunt's house for the first time, the doorbell rings.

Days after graduating medical school, Dr. Emily Davis drives north, struggling with her illicit rendezvous on Mackinac Island. She never makes it - on the highway near Manistique, her car collides with a deer, shattering the car's windshield. Stranded for the night, Emily is directed to a nearby bed-and-breakfast.

Maybe it's a heady reaction, the revelation that his aunt, an international aid doctor, ran a bed-and-breakfast in retirement. Or perhaps he plainly feels pity for the young, helpless doctor. Regardless, Mark decides to play host for one night, telling Emily that he's merely stepping in temporarily while his aunt is away.

As a one-night stay turns into another and more guests arrive, the ersatz innkeeper steadily loses control of his story. And though Emily opens up to Mark, she has trouble explaining the middle-aged man who unexpectedly arrives at the doorstep looking for her.

Will these two strangers, holding on to unraveling secrets, remain in town long enough to discover the connection between them?

©2018 Dennis Cuesta (P)2018 ListenUp Audio

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quirky with local flavor

I have been through Manistique several times and this book makes me think about stopping the next time. Twists are fun when uncovered while I was able to guess some of them as the story was building.

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Michigan Girl Who Loves the UP

I’m a Michigan girl who LOVES Yooper stories. Being Stuck in Manistique could be a great time or a Nightmare and Dennis Cuesta captures both with spot on accuracy. He is either from Upper Michigan or did very thorough research. His description of the Manistique inhabitants was spot on and made me laugh out loud, you know, eh. I couldn’t quit listening until 5:00 a.m. The narrator, Jeremy Arthur was fantastic as well and could pass as a Yooper native. Highly recommend this audio book.

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Fun comedy of errors

This was a fun read with some great characters! It is kind of a comedy of errors with a few serious points.

I listened to this book as I rode across the UP on motorcycle and loved seeing the places mentioned in this book. In fact I went across the the Mackinac Bridge just after I listened to the part about Mark being scared of the bridge. I totally understood his fear, the first time I went over it I was scared to death but I've been back and forth a few times now I love it!

Mark's aunt left him a what he thought was her home but it turns out to be a bed and breakfast and so begins the comedy of errors and misunderstandings. There were some great Yooper characters in this book and I could picture this little town and the all the characters and could see this book as a movie (of course they would probably bump up the romance and ruin it). However I think this book as written would make a feel good movie!

This was a new to me author and narrator and I would definitely read more from this author and I would seek out the narrator again!

If you are looking for a cute lighthearted story for your summer reading I highly recommend this one!

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kept my interest

loved the story and humor and would definitel recommend this book to everyone. great read

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Good for a summer read...

Was an easy and pleasant story. Interesting characters, happy ending. Would be great book to take to the beach.