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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,810 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor Brown Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781101484548
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This is the "delightful" (People) New York Times bestseller that's earned raves from Sarah Blake, Helen Simonson, and reviewers everywhere-the story of three sisters who love each other, but just don't happen to like each other very much...

Three sisters have returned to their childhood home, reuniting the eccentric Andreas family. Here, books are a passion (there is no problem a library card can't solve) and TV is something other people watch. Their father-a professor of Shakespeare who speaks almost exclusively in verse-named them after the Bard's heroines. It's a lot to live up to.

The sisters have a hard time communicating with their parents and their lovers, but especially with one another. What can the shy homebody eldest sister, the fast-living middle child, and the bohemian youngest sibling have in common? Only that none has found life to be what was expected; and now, faced with their parents' frailty and their own personal disappointments, not even a book can solve what ails them...

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DiDi | 2/19/2014

    " Nice enough story of three sisters, their trials and tribulations and finally figuring out what makes them happy. Slow read. Did not care for the narration as it really wasn't narrated by any one person. Apparently it was narrated by the sisters, as a whole. Never got used to it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/12/2014

    " Quick read about 3 sisters, two of whom come home to their Shakespearian quoting dad and mom dealing with breast cancer,after their individual "perceived" failures and end up finding themselves again. This book was given to me by a patient and I read it in 3 days. I would recommend it as an easy read, but not particularly challenging one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chantal | 2/5/2014

    " eccentric is the word. and truthful. i found some of myself in here. from books all about the house and taking one wherever you go, but other truths too. more private ones. this book will definitely count amongst my favourites. and one to keep on my shelf to read again and again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 2/3/2014

    " Really liked this book. It was well written and engaging. Highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Bradford | 1/28/2014

    " It took me a long time to complete reading this book because of how busy I have been. Every time I picked it up though, I was instantly transported there. The story was well written and I loved the way the characters were described/developed. They all seemed like people I might meet in real life. Having a sister, every page of this book had something that resonated with me. The cover says it all "See, we love each other. We just don't like each other very much." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia O'Donnell-Gibson | 1/22/2014

    " I liked the honesty in this book. This is a different family - well, at least different from my family. The parents are not micro managers nor are they strict or hovering and suggesting. They clearly love each of the girls (three) and stress language, reading and interesting conversation when appropriate, like at the dinner table. The sisters, however, have not found their niche and each comes home - for a different reason. This is a character study, and I usually enjoy books which develop character over story. Yes, I became a bit peeved with one of the sisters, but she had the toughest past to overcome. I have three sisters, and we are all different too. So there lies my curiosity for this book. And I was not disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Aziz | 1/22/2014

    " I liked the characters and the premise, but I kept waiting for a more interesting storyline to develop. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Korona | 1/21/2014

    " i liked this book and the sisters very enjoyalbe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/4/2014

    " Quite an interesting book with a unique style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laine | 1/1/2014

    " uhhhhm, kinda liked it but kinda annoyed by the trivial, unenlightened problems they faced, especially with men. just found i didn't care about them all that much..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Kitchen | 12/29/2013

    " Easy read but not much depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary McManigle | 12/7/2013

    " The voice this book was written in was an intersting literary device; I must say this was a first for me. The Weird Sisters was a compelling story and made me wish I had paid better attention to the little Shakespeare I was exposed to in high school and college as I missed many of the references. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrissy | 12/1/2013

    " I tried to like this book, I really did. It never happened. The narrative style was just too absurd and distracted me from the story so much that I gave up after 5 chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysia | 11/13/2013

    " I found the narrators voice oddly addicting and powerful. Loved the references to Shakespeare.. and loved the insights into sibling life, family life, and introspection. A few swear words, no gratuitous sex, one drug scene. (marijuana.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/2/2013

    " Enjoyed this but was very frustrated by the three sisters. They are all very smart but can't seem to get on with their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Newton | 3/21/2013

    " Loved it! Any book in which the works of Shakespeare are prominent has to be good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 3/12/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book! Intelligent thought provoking, funny and i loved the characters and their love of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia Brooks | 2/9/2013

    " A sweet story about the roles we all take on in families and what home really means. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrill Black | 11/21/2012

    " I really appreciated the way the author developed her characters and at first not very likealbe characters became characters with depth and humanity. While I am not well-read in shakespeare, I found the quotes entertaining and generally well-suited to the story. A worthy read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 7/6/2012

    " I kind of feel the author rushed the ending. The rest of the book wove in between each sisters point of view and into their problems but it ended a little too abruptly in my opinion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alexandra Bull | 4/8/2012

    " I made it 25 pages. I didn't hate it, but it absolutely did not hold my interest. I disliked the main characters, and it took too long for the plot to go anywhere (in fact I'm not sure I know what the plot actually was). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rowena Abrahams | 3/1/2012

    " Entertaining. Easy read. Nonrealistic with perfect endings. Shakespearean references were annoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harriet Tobin | 7/30/2011

    " I loved this book. Well written, great characters...one of those books that touches you deeply. I don't have any sisters, but this seems so real that I could understand how each woman evolved in relationship with the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 6/14/2011

    " Great story of modern day sisters with personalities that are similar to their namesake Shakespearean heroines. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 5/24/2011

    " I could not get into this book. The language was trite and I was not drawn in by the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Girl Who Reads Books | 5/23/2011

    " The author was contradictory at times, and could be quite wordy, by overall a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/22/2011

    " Charming. The plural first person narration bothered me at first, but by the end I really liked it. This is not literary fiction, which was perfect for me after The Tiger's Wife. It's light and pleasant and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/22/2011

    " Nicely done, but oddly pat at the end. Although perhaps it was meant to be a sort of Shakespearean comedy in which "All's Well That Ends Well." Author took some interesting risks in the novel, like using "we" and "us." I'd love to hear other readers' thoughts. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yvonne | 5/21/2011

    " should be called the "self-absorbed sisters" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/19/2011

    " This book will appeal to anyone who loves the Bard...and to anyone who loves the story of the eternal struggle among sisters. Really lovely, funny, sensitive and entertaining book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Molly | 5/18/2011

    " I just couldn't get into it. If you like Shakespeare and old English literature you might like it more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 5/18/2011

    " Not enough sisters to coincide with my siblings! But a few similarities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josie | 5/16/2011

    " It grew on me, but still not one of my favorite things I have read in a while. I didn't love the plural 1st person voice as much as others. But I loved the shimmery cover paper! Very fancy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 5/15/2011

    " I did not like any of the characters and I hated the narrative "WE". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chea | 5/14/2011

    " Ugh. So cloying and annoying and the Shakespeare quotes are so show-offy. "

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About the Author
Author Eleanor Brown

Eleanor Brown is the author of The Weird Sisters, a New York Times bestseller, among others. Her writing has been published in anthologies, magazines, and journals. She holds an MA in literature and has worked in education in Florida.

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.