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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Clark Venuti Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The young Bellweathers - 14-year-old Spider, 13-year-old Ninda, and the nine-year-old triplets, Brick, Spike, and Sassy - and their equally peculiar parents have brought constant chaos to the once-peaceful village of Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay. Still, no one has suffered more than their loyal butler, Benway, who has finally had enough. He is secretly writing his tell-all memoirs, packing his bags, and planning his move to a tropical location, far, far away.

But when the siblings discover Benway is preparing to leave their lighthouse home, they band together to prove how much he's needed, as only Bellweathers can. . . .

Full of comic capers and close calls, an art heist, albino alligators, and good intentions gone wrong, Kristin Clark Venuti's hilarious debut novel introduces a new family that is absolutely unforgettable. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sharidan | 2/19/2014

    " OMG! Superb!! It is probably a book for older kids. Both genders would get a kick out of it! I loved this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angie | 2/11/2014

    " Tristan Benway is ready to leave...leave the Bellweathers that is. He is been their butler too long and his family's Oath of Fealty is almost up. He is ready for a Charming Cottage in a Warm Locale Far, Far Away. In order to finance his retirement he is writing a memoir of his time with the Bellweathers and it is sure to be a hit. For the Bellweathers are a unique and eccentric family. Dr. Bellweather is an inventor who likes to express his humor and displeasure by yelling and throwing things. Mrs. Bellweather paints and repaints the Lighthouse over and over again. Spider doesn't like going out during the day but does enjoy rescuing animals; as long as the animals are ones who maim, kill or poison. He is currently keeping an Endangered Albino Alligator in his bathroom. Ninda wants to Do Good and Help the Downtrodden, by force if necessary. The triplets are just plain destructive and crazy. They yell everything at the top of their lungs, but beware when they whisper. And poor Benway has been taking care of this family in Eel-Smack-by-the-Bay for too long, he his tired of cleaning up their messes, he is tired of the triplets using his suits for art projects, he is tired of finding hobos in his bed, he is ready for his Glorious Liberation and Oath Abandonment Time. This book has many laugh out loud moments. The Bellweathers are too funny and crazy to be real, but I really loved Benway's long suffering endurance. His journal entries after each chapter really made the book that much more special. I loved his retelling of the days events and his hopes for his future. You could tell throughout that he really did care for the family even though they drove him crazy. I loved the message of this book about family and realizing where you belong and not taking advantage of people or taking people for granted. The message was there but it wasn't super obvious and didn't hit you over the head, which Ninda would have done with it...I am sure she would have had a pamphlet of some sort. This would make an excellent movie (if they didn't mess with the story or the characters) so it is too bad Benway didn't go ahead and sell the movie rights to his book! Great read and one I am going to recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melissa | 2/10/2014

    " Odd -- delightfully so. Loved the footnotes and the butler, and sometimes it was laugh-out-loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by M. | 1/15/2014

    " The Bellweathers are a family living in a lighthouse (presumably nonfunctional). Dad is the original absent minded inventor, Mom is a painter (of walls), and the kids all have outrageous hobbies and interests. The book is written from the perspective of their butler, who has only a few weeks left under his employment contract, and he's writing a tell-all book about the family so he can retire to someplace warm and quiet. In his observations of and interaction with the various family members, he gets a new and unexpected perspective on them and on his relationship with them. "

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