The Five-Star Weekend Audiobook, by Elin Hilderbrand Play Audiobook Sample

The Five-Star Weekend Audiobook

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Read By: Erin Bennett Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781668623343

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

56

Longest Chapter Length:

43:34 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

13 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

13:40 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

37

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Publisher Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hotel Nantucket: After tragedy strikes, Hollis Shaw gathers four friends from different stages in her life to spend an unforgettable weekend on Nantucket, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hotel Nantucket.

Hollis Shaw’s life seems picture-perfect. She’s the creator of the popular food blog Hungry with Hollis and is married to Matthew, a dreamy heart surgeon. But after she and Matthew get into a heated argument one snowy morning, he leaves for the airport and is killed in a car accident. The cracks in Hollis’s perfect life—her strained marriage and her complicated relationship with her daughter, Caroline—grow deeper.

So when Hollis hears about something called a “Five-Star Weekend”—one woman organizes a trip for her best friend from each phase of her life: her teenage years, her twenties, her thirties, and midlife—she decides to host her own Five-Star Weekend on Nantucket. But the weekend doesn’t turn out to be a joyful Hallmark movie.

The husband of Hollis’s childhood friend Tatum arranges for Hollis’s first love, Jack Finigan, to spend time with them, stirring up old feelings. Meanwhile, Tatum is forced to play nice with abrasive and elitist Dru-Ann, Hollis’s best friend from UNC Chapel Hill. Dru-Ann’s career as a prominent Chicago sports agent is on the line after her comments about a client’s mental health issues are misconstrued online. Brooke, Hollis’s friend from their thirties, has just discovered that her husband is having an inappropriate relationship with a woman at work. Again! And then there’s Gigi, a stranger to everyone (including Hollis) who reached out to Hollis through her blog. Gigi embodies an unusual grace and, as it hap- pens, has many secrets.

The Five-Star Weekend is a surprising and captivating story about friendship, love, and self-discovery set on Nantucket. It will be a weekend like no other.

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"Perfect beach read super happy with my purchase. Classic easy read from Elon Hilderbrand "

— Kelly (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Known for gently inserting social commentary into her plots, Hilderbrand here highlights the ridiculous fickleness of cancel culture…The people in her books may screw up, but Hilderbrand always gets it right.”

    — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Erin Bennett shines in this story of loss, friendship, forgiveness, and love…Bennett creates believable distinctions between Hollis; her daughter, Caroline; and her friends…As each woman brings secrets to the weekend, Bennett’s tone, pacing, and inflections perfectly match the characters and story lines…Listeners will laugh, cry, and empathize with the challenges and triumphs the characters face.”

    — AudioFile

Awards

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller in Audio
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month

The Five-Star Weekend Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 (4.33)
5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Narration: 4.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 54.66666666666667 out of 5 (4.67)
5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 (4.33)
5 Stars: 2
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 1
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This story is generational as well as a book of women's friendships, jealousy, betrayals and love. Different characters portray many shades of what it means to be a woman. The main character, Hollis has created a powerful career that is exhausting. While her life seems perfect, it's far from it. I enjoyed the concept of the Five-Star Weekend but there was too much elaborate description of food and fashion, which slowed down the narrative. I lost interest on occasion and just wanted to move the story forward. "

    — KSLL, 12/9/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Elise Rice, 9/22/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Nickey Braly, 7/17/2023

About Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Nantucket series, the Winter series, and over a dozen stand-alone novels, as well as two novellas. Her book Barefoot was a finalist for the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

About Erin Bennett

Erin Bennett is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress who played Carlie Roberts in the BBC radio drama Torchwood: Submission. She can be heard on several video games. Regional theater appearances include the Intiman, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, and the Getty Villa. She trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.