The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters

Audiobook CD - 2011
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The Andreas family is one of readers. Their father, a renowned Shakespeare professor who speaks almost entirely in verse, has named his three daughters after famous Shakespearean women. When the sisters return to their childhood home to care for their ailing mother, and to lick their wounds and bury their secrets, they are horrified to find the others there. But the sisters soon discover that everything they've been running from might offer more than they ever expected.
Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Audio, [2011]
ISBN: 9780142428948
Branch Call Number: SCD FICTION BROWN
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Potter, Kirsten


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Jul 30, 2018

I barely make it halfway through and stopped – I could not stand any of the characters and couldn’t muster up the patience to see their evolutions through the story.

CMLibrary_sdeason Dec 31, 2015

The harmony of the sister's lives reuniting is very well written and will appeal to readers who delight in eloquent language usage.

PBnuffsaid Jul 27, 2014

I listened to this as an audio book. The reader gets 4/5 stars.

Not sure what exactly caused me to want to read this book. I'm not particularly into Shakespeare, nor do I have sisters. Maybe it was the thought of a family who read all the time and since I don't have sisters.

Whatever it was, this book didn't fulfill what I wanted it to be. It took me forever to get through it. I would forget some days that I was even in the middle of the book, thus not reading it for a few days at a time. When I came back to it, I still didn't care.

The plot of this book plodded along. I couldn't figure out what the point was or where it was going. I don't need books to have a thrill ride and I like coming of age kind of books that don't seem to have a point until the twist at the end. This book didn't really have a twist, it was just a family of people dealing with their family of things. There was no big resolution at the end, they just made decisions that they had been trying to deal with throughout the story.

The narrator point of view bothered me. It seemed to be told from the sisters' point of view, but somehow outside of all of their points of view at the same time. I imagined the narrator to be Bean, but then the narrator would say something in the third person and reference "we" and I didn't know who was talking.

Also, the names Bean and Cordy bothered me. I always confused them. For some reason, in my mind, I imagined someone being named Bean to be the one who was the hippie, floater sister while someone named Cordy to be the one who is from NYC and dresses professionally all the time. I don't know, I was continually trying to place the name with the correct character in my head.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, unless you like books that don't seem to have a definite purpose.

love_my_library_card Dec 01, 2013

The audiobook version was good to listen to while commuting or doing mindless tasks. The story is nothing overly original but it has some well-written moments and I enjoyed the voice of the reader.

May 30, 2012

Brown takes a thoughtful look at sisters, their relationships and the impact birth order has on their perception of themselves and others. The Weird Sisters is a good read with just enough depth to make it interesting and just enough predictability to make it comfortably undemanding. A good pool side read.


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