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The Summers

Written by: Iva-Marie Palmer
Narrated by: Whitney Dykhouse
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Teen & Young Adult

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Publisher's Summary

For Kate Sommers, there's nothing that compares to summer at her family's beach house on Cape Cod: the ocean breezes, the clam bakes, the boys. She and her three sisters seemed to have all their "firsts" over those long months - first job, first party, first crush. Kate's first crush is her only crush - Ryan Landry, the boy next door, and her older sister Eliza's on-again, off-again summer fling.

But it's been three years since Kate and her sisters have spent a summer in Cape Cod. When their mom died, no one could imagine going back without her. Now 18, the whole Sommers family is headed to the Cape for Eliza's wedding and Kate must find the strength to be there for her family.

When Kate spots Ryan, she realizes how much has changed since he last set eyes on her. She isn't the gawky 15-year-old that she once was, and this could be the summer that Ryan finally takes notice. Eliza says she's moved on, but Kate knows better than anyone that Ryan Landry isn't the kind of guy you give up without a fight...

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  • CDBW
  • 26-05-17

Reminds me of our trips to the Cape!

4 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!

So I have been listening to this while I ran errands and some housework over the last few days. I enjoyed it. It is based in one of my favorite vacation places, Cape Cod. My family and I lived on the Cape for almost 8 years and now we vacation there every year. While we mainly stay in the Sandwich area and this is more down Cape, there are still tons of things I can identify with. The Fourth of July fireworks for example. We always go over the fourth. My favorite thing of all is to sit on the beach and watch the fireworks go off from Plymouth and all clear nights you can see them all the way in Provincetown. And just like Kate and her sister, my kids do not want to give up our trips to the cape. They love it.
This was a good listen and I can't wait for out annual trip to the Cape even more after listening to this. I may just have to drag the fam down cape this year on a day trip.

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  • Terry
  • 23-12-15

good Narrator

I had trouble keeping up with the different characters, not that there were too many just them changing. It was OK.