Wednesday, June 10, 2020

#MacmillanAudio Review of A Week At The Shore by #Barbara Delinsky narrated by Therese Plummer

When Macmillan Audio offered me an advanced copy of A Week At The Shore by one of my faves Barbara Delinsky I couldn't say yes fast enough and boy was it a home run!

ISBN: 9781250752437

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Release Date: 5-19-2020

 12 hours - 58 minutes

 Publisher for review

Buy It: Audible



In A Week at the Shore, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.

One phone call is all it takes to lure real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss back to her family Rhode Island beach home. It's been twenty years since she's been gone—running from the scandal that destroyed her parents' marriage, drove her and her two sisters apart, and crushed her relationship with her first love. But going home is fraught with emotional baggage—memories, mysteries and secrets abound.

Mal's thirteen-year-old daughter, Joy, has never been to the place where Mal's life was shaped and is desperate to go. Fatherless, she craves family and especially wants to spend time with the grandfather she barely knows.

In just seven watershed days on the Rhode Island coast three women will test the bonds of sisterhood, friendship and family, and discover the role that love and memory plays in defining their lives.
Listen to a sample:

My Macmillan Audio Review:

A Week At The Shore
Barbara Delinsky


Barbara Delinsky’s latest novel is outstanding a real gem that has something for everyone, family drama, second chance romance, secrets and a decades old mystery that has torn apart not one but two families. Her main protagonist Mallory is very genuine and a trooper, an optimist when she could have so easily become a darker figure because of her past, her daughter Joy is a breath of fresh air, bubbly, girlish and still an old wise soul. The family dynamics is intense and the audience will be breathless waiting to uncover all the secrets and lies.
So if you’re looking for that perfect beach read or in these times a shelter in place read and your forte is a gripping story, over the top dysfunctional family drama, a long buried secret and characters that pop from the page give A Week At The Shore a try, you won’t be disappointed.

The narration by Therese Plummer is spot on her female voices and her delineation between Mallory’s adult and the teenaged exuberance of Joy is outstanding and her male voices are really good too. Plus the added emotion she places in just the right spots are excellent.


Successful real estate photographer Mallory Aldiss and her teenage-daughter Joy have a good life in Manhattan but when she receives a phone call from a former hometown friend it sends her reeling, sends her back to a painful time in her life and sends her back to the small Rhode Island shore town where she grew up and the family she’s been estranged from for twenty years. She doesn’t know what to think about what awaits her she only knows that her father is ill and she just has to put on her big girl panties get there and see what’s really going on. And just maybe she’ll be able to find out more about the night that tore her family apart and tore her apart from the boy she once loved. Maybe she’ll never find out the truth but she’ll never know if she doesn’t step on the gas and get there.


 About the author:
Barbara Delinsky is the author of such New York Times bestselling books as Before and Again and Sweet Salt Air. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she'll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.

About the narrator:
Thérèse Plummer is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator living and working in New York City. On television, she’s had guest-starring roles on The Good Wife and Law & Order: SVU. In regional theater, she’s played Sister James in Doubt. Thérèse has recorded over 200 audiobooks and been nominated for Audie Awards for her work on Robyn Carr’s The Wanderer and Carson McCullers’ The Ballad of the Sad Café, as well as for The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines. She received the Earphones Award for her work on Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult, for Faith by Jennifer Haigh, and most recently for We Are Water by Wally Lamb. She is the voice of Maya Hansen in the Marvel graphic motion comic Iron Man Extremis, of Dr. Fennel in Pokémon, and for various Yu-Gi-Oh! characters.


  1. I wonder what happened that night

    1. Oh they all wonder what happened that night da da da da daaaaaaa ;-)

  2. Its in my wishlist at Audible although unfortunately its not Therese Plummer reading it, its the UK version and they have another person reading it. She sounds okay so I guess that will be okay but I do like TP narrations. The best part is to hear the story is goooooood!!

    1. Oh too bad but I know you'll like this anyway Kathryn

  3. Sounds pretty intense. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. I love stories with the family dynamic and mysteries to uncover! This sounds great Debbie! I'm glad you enjoyed it ;)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. I did Lindy but I'm not surprised because Barbara is a fave of mine