The Meryl Streep Movie Club

  • by Mia March
  • Narrated by Laurel Lefkow
  • 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The women of the Weller family - matriarch Lolly, cousins Kat, June, and Isabel - have not had the easiest of relationships over the years. The cousins have gone their separate ways, but now, just as each faces a crossroads in her life, they are summoned home by Lolly for some earth-shattering news. As the women spend their first summer together in years, home truths and buried secrets begin to emerge. To ease the tension, Lolly proposes a series of movie nights dedicated to her favourite actress, Meryl Streep, and as the four women sit and discuss the parallels between films and real life, they gradually help one another confront the past and make difficult decisions about the future.

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What the Critics Say

"Consume with a bowl of popcorn and plenty of hankies." (Publishers Weekly)
"A treat for movie lovers and fans of meaningful women's fiction." (Romantic Times)
"In the tradition of Friday Night Knitting Club and The Jane Austen Book Club, this novel also has a healthy dose of Streep thrown in." (USA Today)

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Customer Reviews

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Pleasant

Just pleasant - not especially memorable. I probably wouldn't have made the effort to read it myself but it was beautifully read.
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- Naomi Dunn

Okay!

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It began with real promise. The main characters had the potential for real depth, but then it came over all American twee. So, no it probably wasn't time well spent.


How could the performance have been better?

It's probably my issue. I think just prefer British narrators.


Any additional comments?

I feel it was a shame that the author seemed to have the ability to write well, based upon the writing in the early chapters, but later became lazy, and wrote such rubbish as "her heart was as full as her stomach" and "she was too happy to speak". Is is just me? I am fortunate enough to have had some extremely happy moments, but I have never been too happy to speak!

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- Ann D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios