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  • That Summer in Ischia

  • By: Penny Feeny
  • Narrated by: Tricia Kelly
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 3.3 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

In her early years, Allie and her bohemian mother, Helena, were always on the move. Now Helena keeps people at arm's length: relationships never last, and old friends have slipped away. But when Allie inherits Helena's childhood home, she begins to see snatches of the tormented past her mother has been running from.... Determined to find out what keeps driving her mother away from people, Allie follows a lead to the beautiful island of Ischia.

©2011 Penny Feeny (P)2015 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Vivid and gripping - a most accomplished first novel." (Barbara Trapido)
"Sun-drenched, dark and intriguing. I loved the way she painted Italy." (Kate Long)

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  • 27-06-20

Decent story, terrible narration

I feel like I would’ve liked this book if I had read it in print. Unfortunately, the narrator‘s character voices were annoying and the accents were atrocious. Both her American and Italian accent would be laughable if they weren’t so hard to listen to. They were studies in stereotypes and forced acting. The cherry on top was being forced to listen to her moist, bubbly saliva sounds. Saliva should not be audible.

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  • Caroline D. Hayes
  • 22-06-15

Narrator is not cut out for this, sorry!

Definitely different for me. Enjoyed it. Growing up in a different culture, I took issue with one of the character's sense of values. I'm sorry to say, she got what was coming to her. It was Lady Karma.