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The Great Godden

Narrated by: Andrew Scott
Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
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Summary

Bloomsbury presents The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff, read by Andrew Scott.

Everyone talks about falling in love like it’s the most miraculous, life-changing thing in the world. Something happens, they say, and you know.

That’s what happened when I met Kit Godden.

I looked into his eyes and I knew.

Only everyone else knew, too. Everyone else felt exactly the same way. 

This is the story of one family, one dreamy summer - the summer when everything changes. In a holiday house by the sea, our watchful narrator sees everything, including many things they shouldn’t, as their brother and sisters, parents and older cousins fill hot days with wine and games and planning a wedding. 

Enter two brothers - irresistible, charming, languidly sexy Kit and surly, silent Hugo. Suddenly there’s a serpent in this paradise - and the consequences will be devastating. 

From Meg Rosoff, best-selling author of the iconic novel How I Live Now, comes a lyrical and quintessential coming-of-age tale - a summer audiobook that’s as heady, timeless and irresistible as Bonjour Tristesse and The Greengage Summer.    

©2020 Meg Rosoff (P)2020 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

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loved it, loved it!

a fascinating, utterly believable story, brought to life by the amazing Andrew Scott taking us through a gamut of emotions

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Predictable and try hard

So tired of books being described as dreamy and like other iconic books on this app. This is a mildly compelling clichéd story with not much to offer.

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Story of a golden summer...with a dark side.

What a stunning book! deliciously narrated by Andrew Scott with just the right blend of languid boredom and intensity for a teen protagonist. All the characters were clear and vivid and I could see them vividly in my minds eye. Like The Go Between meets We Were Liars via I Capture the Castle - but very much its own thing. Gorgeous!