How To Survive Your Sisters

  • by Ellie Campbell
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'A wonderfully warm and witty debut novel about family secrets and sibling rivalry' The four MacLeod sisters are no strangers to sisterly rivalry and with one of them about to be married, there are bound to be fireworks. Perfectionist Natalie wants the 'wedding of the year'. Harassed mother, Milly, just wishes her bridesmaid's dress wasn't the size of a tent. Career-obsessed Avril secretly moons over a married man and world traveler, Hazel, the youngest, yearns to be taken seriously. Forced together for the first time in years, and with an unexpected guest stirring up old resentments, squabbles are inevitable. But when tragedy strikes things really fly apart - as some shocking skeletons emerge rattling from the crowded MacLeod closet...


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Titillating rollercoaster of dysfunction and love!

If you could sum up How To Survive Your Sisters in three words, what would they be?

Sophisticated, Funny, and Believable. I was astonished by how much dysfunction, drama, love, anger, mistakes, and resolutions Ms. Campbell is able to fit into one family, never feeling far-fetched or reality-show-fake.

What did you like best about this story?

I have never been treated to a book that makes you feel as though there are four protagonists or central characters… four would-be first-person accounts of the events which involve each, complete with unique perspectives, limitations, emotions, drives, damage, and redeeming qualities. Ms. Campbell masterfully understands and translates the innermost thoughts, feelings, and motivations of them all - she must have had help from several sisters! All this, done seamlessly, believably, and with a secure hold on the reader's interest by weaving in just enough suspense and mystery to keep you periodically questioning who to root for, and wondering about the final outcome.

What does Elizabeth Klett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Brilliantly narrated by Elizabeth Klett, the listener is treated to a multitude of accents and voices, with such talent and consistency that allows you to attain an intimate level of familiarity with each character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At one point, I honestly did not know how Ms. Campbell was going to resolve all of the craziness that she had built into the story. I was scared for whether I would "like" the outcome, but compelled to find out. And I was definitely not disappointed!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book, and will be starting my listen of Ms. Campbell's "Looking for LaLa" on my way home today!!

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- Sarah

Funny and emotional!

I was gifted this audiobook by Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review.
How To Survive Your Sisters by Ellie Campbell, which is really two sisters... So they knew what they were talking about when they wrote this book. I loved this book, so my little joke here is: What do you get when you cross an English mum, A Hollywood Agent, a Bride to be and a free spirited baby of the family... One very funny book!
This book is centered around on Natalie getting married, and all of the sisters being together with jealousy and differences causesing a little bit of a tiff. Each character was well developed, the authors did not skimp on anyone. I felt like I was part of the family and wanted to be right in the middle of them.
This is a great romance book, it was more of a sweet funny read. I don't have a sister of my own but by the time I was done with this book I felt like I had 4!
I give How To Survive Your Sisters 4 stars
Bama Love!! Roll Tide!! And Keep Reading Y'all!
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- Liz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-10-2014
  • Publisher: Across the Pond Press