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The Beach House Audiobook (Unabridged)

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Read By: Mary Alice Monroe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441852724

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

27

Longest Chapter Length:

48:11 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10:46 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:40 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

14

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Publisher Description

Caretta Rutledge thought she'd left her Southern roots and troubled family far behind. But an unusual request from her mother - coming just as her own life is spinning out of control - has Cara heading back to the scenic Lowcountry of her childhood summers.

Before long, the rhythms of the island open her heart in wonderful ways as she repairs the family beach house, becomes a bona fide turtle lady and renews old acquaintances long thought lost. But it is in reconnecting with her mother that she will learn life's most precious lessons - true love involves sacrifice, family is forever and the mistakes of the past can be forgiven.

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"After losing her high-powered advertising job in Chicago, Caretta Rutledge grudgingly returns to her low-country home at her mother's behest. Cara has long resented her mother, who focused her maternal efforts more on looking after the annual loggerhead turtle spawn than on protecting herself and her children from their abusive father. But when Cara learns that her mother is ill, she must lay her bitterness aside and try to make amends. Cara starts by restoring her mother's small beach house and joining the same turtle brigade she resented while growing up. In the process, she reconnects with an old friend and finds love in the arms of a local boat owner and naturalist."

— Evelyn (4 out of 5 stars)

The Beach House (Unabridged) Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.32258064516129 out of 54.32258064516129 out of 54.32258064516129 out of 54.32258064516129 out of 54.32258064516129 out of 5 (4.32)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another book taking place on a beach. Good story though the outcome was predictable I enjoyed it anyway. "

    — Ginny, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book. I became involved with the story of the different characters, intertwined with the story of the turtles. A lovely heartwarming story. "

    — Jed, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Fell in Love with this book!... "

    — Andie, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my all time favorites! "

    — Courtney, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great snapshot of the Isle of Palms and the delicate balance between development and preserving nature. After several years, this story of strong women was worth this second read. "

    — Patty, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Don't put off telling your loved ones how much they mean to you and spending time with them. "

    — Marla, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Great book!!!! Learned things about the life of sea turtles. Very interesting. "

    — Jennifer, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book. No only was it a great read, it taught me a lot about sea turtes that I wouldn't have known or even thought about. I can't wait to get Swimming that looks to be a continuation of the characters, whom I fell in love with. "

    — Kay, 1/21/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " much faster than Tipperary....OK it is a typical mom dying, long lost daughter returns home to the South from the big city and all ends well but - it's easy reading and good and sweet.... "

    — Corky, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Great low country novel--love and death, relationships, environmental issues--something for everyone! "

    — MaryAnn, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This is a great low country book. I love books about SC. This is the first in a series of three. Looking forward to reading the other two. "

    — Bonnie, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Aside from caring about her characters, I always learn something. A great low=country author. "

    — Tanya, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Enjoyed this story and all the characters. Loved the lowcountry setting. "

    — Linda, 12/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a fun little book to read - characters were believeable. Liked the way she opened each chapter with a fact about loggerheads and then used that info as a metaphor for the character's lives. Especially enjoyed the setting -- Charleston - one of my favorite places. "

    — Phyllis, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Easy read. Really liked it "

    — Suz, 10/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My most favorite book ever! Read it and you'll want to become a turtle lady, too. "

    — Catherine, 10/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The 4th book of hers I've read. Enjoyable. A 40 year old reconciles with her mother who is dying of cancer. Set on the barrier islands outside of Charleston, South Carolina. They also work to save nesting sea turtles. It makes you want to get involved with conservation. "

    — Cindy, 10/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Couldn't put this book down from page 1. "

    — Jayne, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A nice beach read, simple and satisfying. "

    — Lori, 7/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was excellent! I love all books that are set in the low country!! "

    — Stephanie, 4/25/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is a book that really kept my interest. I'll read more by this author. "

    — Derla, 9/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book from the very start. It's a great mother-daughter story and the author subtly weaves an engrossing 'back story' into the book, the sea turtles. Very enjoyable book, probably more so to me because I'm familiar with the area. The sequel to The Beach House is Swimming Lessons. "

    — Angelica, 9/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " These books are my favorites of the summer so far. "

    — Emily, 6/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good chick lit. Nice story of mom and daughter. "

    — Paula, 4/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful, Heart warming! "

    — Heather, 1/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great end of summer read. I liked how the story was told over time, with pieces coming together towards the end. There was also a sweet love story for the main character, but it wasn't over the top. "

    — Abby, 12/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A sweet but not sappy story of a mother and daughter and far more than a chick lit romance. I enjoy her books and the way she writes. I particularly like the South Carolina setting and the nature aspect found in many of her works. In this book, it's loggerhead turtles. "

    — Meredith, 10/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " slow to get into story "

    — Temptingat40, 8/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Realy 4.5 Stars. "

    — Beth, 3/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really nice summer reading book. "

    — Bevvy, 11/10/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really loved this book, was expecting a simple 'beach' read but it was so much more! "

    — Lorraine, 6/28/2010

About Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of more than two dozen books, including three New York Times bestsellers. She writes children’s picture books and middle grade fiction. She is a member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors’ Hall of Fame, and her books have received numerous awards, including the South Carolina Center for the Book Award for Writing; the South Carolina Award for Literary Excellence; the SW Florida Author of Distinction Award; the RT Lifetime Achievement Award; the International Book Award for Green Fiction; the Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award; and the prestigious Southern Prize for Fiction. The Beach House is a Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, starring Andie MacDowell. Several of her novels have been optioned for film.