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  • One Perfect Summer

  • By: Paige Toon
  • Narrated by: Nicky Diss
  • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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Summary

Escape to the summer and feel the warmth of Sunday Times best seller Paige Toon's storytelling.

A Dorset summer, a chance meeting, and Joe and Alice, both 18, fall into step as if they have known each other forever. But their idyll is shattered as quickly as it began. Joe leaves without warning; Alice heads off to Cambridge University and slowly picks up the pieces of her broken heart.

Years later, when she catches the attention of gorgeous, gifted, rich boy Lukas, Alice is carried along by his charm and swept up in his ambitious plans for a future together.

Until news of Joe reaches her once more, but he's out of reach in a way that Alice could never have imagined. Life has moved on; the divide between them is now so great. Surely it is far too late to relive those perfect summer days of long ago?

One Perfect Summer was selected for the Zoella Book Club, and Paige Toon's novels have been published across the world.

©2012 Paige Toon (P)2017 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted." (Marian Keyes)
"I blubbed, I laughed and I fell in love...utterly heart-wrenching." (Giovanna Fletcher)
"Devoured this in one sitting." ( Cosmopolitan)

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Fabulous!

Didn't want it to end.
Going straight to the store to find another story by Paige Toon.

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Didn’t want it to end

I loved this book so much. I usually only listen to books when I’m in the gym but this one I had to listen to all the time. Loved all the characters, couldn’t decide how the book was going to end. Wish there would be a second book

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Wonderful read

I could listen to this voice all day , fantastic narrator. Story excellent and I I really could visualise the characters . Fab author would highly recommended

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Enjoyable but main character poor decision maker

I can't belive how abrupt the ending was! I was so I engolfed in the story and the writing was great but I am upset at the ending. I also think the story does not teach great morals nd exemplifies poor qualities. Main character tbh is abit pathetic and not facing her reality and is a poor decision maker. This ruined the story for me abit. And the ending in my opinion was very poor - could have expanded more. It had alot of potential and was a page turner though

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good read

I enjoyed the book but I was very disappointed with the way it ended it could have been more explicit

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Enjoyable

I have started to search books via the narrator! Nicky Diss is without a doubt the best narrator out there. It really can make or break a book for me. The book is light & easy listening. Nothing too complex & great for accompanying my walks.

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My favourite Paige Toon yet

I found myself completely absorbed in this book and the storyline, and really connected with the characters, The narration was excellent, and my only disappointment was when it ended.

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Loved this book!

My second of Paige Toon’s books and it did not disappoint. Loved everything about it and Nicky Diss does a great job too. Off to start another of her books 👍

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Total absorption!

This story, like a seesaw plays with the emotions-one minute living with the bliss of a relationship but then an even more intense one takes over. The author expresses it all so well as the story unfolds.

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ok

I did like the book but i found Alice to be a spoilt girl rather annoying at times ,ungrateful of most things but over all an ok read