The Three Weissmanns of Westport

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Cathleen Schine

Narrated By: Hillary Huber

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: February 2010

Duration: 10 hours 3 minutes

Summary:

The Three Weissmanns of Westport is a sparkling contemporary adaptation of Sense and Sensibility from the always-winning Cathleen Schine. In Schine's story, sisters Miranda, an impulsive but successful literary agent, and Annie, a pragmatic library director, quite unexpectedly find themselves the middle-aged products of a broken home. Dumped by her husband of nearly fifty years and then exiled from their elegant New York apartment by his mistress, Betty is forced to move to a small, run-down Westport, Connecticut, beach cottage owned by her wealthy and generous cousin Lou. Joining her are Miranda-escaping unexpected literary scandals-and Annie, who dutifully comes along to keep on eye on her capricious mother and sister. As the two sisters mingle with the suburban aristocracy, love starts to blossom for both of them, and they find themselves struggling with the dueling demands of reason and romance.

"Compulsively readable....A smart crowd pleaser with lovably flawed leads and the best tearjerker finale you're likely to read this year."-Publishers Weekly

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  • Angie Teal

    Not being familiar with Jane Austen adaptions I thoorughly enjoyed this book on its own merit. It was both hilariously funny and heartbreakingly sad at the same time. Even though I started out disliking everyone but Annie and the Cousin Lous' most characters redeemed themselves in the end except for the truly awful Barrows Clan. There were some really good one-liners, grating sarcasm, and a lot of tenderness. I liked it enough to listen to it twice and the bittersweet end was the topping on a most delicious audiobook. Kudos to the narrator, who did an outstanding job on the voice-overs.