Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner audiobook

Big Summer: A Novel

By Jennifer Weiner
Read by Danielle Macdonald

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501133510

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797108391

  • ISBN: 9781797108391

Runtime: 10.91 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Bestseller in Audio

A May 2020 LibraryReads Pick

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Sexy and satisfying, Big Summer is the perfect quarantine read.” —USA TODAY

“The beach read to end all beach reads.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Big fun, and then some. It’s empowering and surprising—a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is.” —The Washington Post

A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life’s ups and down. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, Big Summer is the perfect escape with one of the most lovable heroines to come to the page in years.

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.

A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Danielle McDonald's narration keeps listeners' anticipation high for much of this novel. The plot weaves details of Daphne and Drue's tumultuous friendship from the early 2000s through the present day. After meeting in middle school, they remain close through college until an unforgivable act of betrayal pulls them apart. McDonald captures their vulnerability, as well as Daphne's angst and Drue's superiority, with nuanced tones unique to each character. When Drue re-enters Daphne's life a few years later, each has changed, and it is up to the listener to decide if sincerity and forgiveness go hand in hand. A mystery halfway through the audiobook adds another dimension to the story, keeping listeners riveted to the end."
“Danielle McDonald’s narration keeps listeners’ anticipation high for much of this novel… McDonald captures their vulnerability, as well as Daphne’s angst and Drue’s superiority, with nuanced tones unique to each character….A mystery halfway through the audiobook adds another dimension to the story, keeping listeners riveted to the end.” AudioFile
“A good part of the book’s success lies in Daphne’s voice: observant, self-aware and very funny.” USA Today
“A breezy romp through online influencer culture…It’s deliciously fun: frothy entertainment with surprising depth.” Washington Post
“A hugely entertaining mashup of a beach read / murder mystery / rich-people’s-lives-porn / romance.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A new story perfect for summer…Weiner’s lighthearted, moving tale takes readers on a journey that explores the complexities of female friendship.” Hollywood Reporter

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer Weiner

Author Bio: Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 10.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English