Heroes Are My Weakness

  • by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by Erin Bennett
  • 12 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Deepest winter.
An isolated island off the coast of Maine.
A man.
A woman.
Puppets. (Yes, puppets...)
And...
A mysterious house looming over the sea...

He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.
Annie Hewitt has arrived on Peregrine Island in the middle of a snowstorm and at the end of her resources. She's broke, dispirited, but not quite ready to give up. Her red suitcases hold the puppets she uses to make her living: sensible Dilly, spunky Scamp, and Leo, the baddest of bad guys. Her puppets, the romantic novels she loves, and a little bit of courage are all she has left.
Annie couldn't be more ill prepared for what she finds when she reaches Moonraker Cottage or for the man who dwells in Harp House, the mysterious mansion that hovers above the cottage from a windblown cliff. When she was a teenager, he betrayed her in a way she can never forget or forgive. Now they're trapped together on a frozen island along with a lonely widow, a mute little girl, and townspeople who don't know how to mind their own business.
Is he the villain she remembers or has he changed? Her head says no. Her heart says yes.
It's going to be a long, hot winter.

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I like that voice

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Rather not, but only - as a non-native listener - I hardly would find anybody to understand the story at all...


Would you be willing to try another book from Susan Elizabeth Phillips? Why or why not?

I've read a few of SEP's books in English and German, so yes. As a diversion from my usual reading habits.


What does Erin Bennett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Don't know exactly. I like her voice and the slightly recognizable amercan accent.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I would never make a film out of this - sorry - thin story. This is a book for leisure-time and a stormy weekend. But no more.


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- kendra_thomas "kendra"

quirky romance

not for the first time SEP starts off somewhere far removed from anywhere readily loveable and you struggle to believe you will ever come to care for the main characters or their, in the first few chapters, highly unlikely, romance but with expert hand SEP weaves a story which is both compelling, entertaining and beautiful. i laughed, i cried and I felt privileged to witness things finally falling into place. it was entertaining but the book also left me inspired.
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- Marina Semina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-08-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio