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Summary

When her husband dies in a tragic accident, Antoinette's world falls apart. He was her rock and the man she thought she knew better than she knew herself. But as she arrives at the church for George's funeral, she sees an unfamiliar woman. Phaedra loved George too, and could not bear to stay away from his funeral. As she sits before his wife, she knows that what she is about to reveal will change their lives forever….

©2012 Santa Montefiore (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"I couldn’t put this book down." (Julian Fellows, creator of Downton Abbey)
"Now is the perfect time to read this gripping romance...It is as believable as the writing is beautiful." ( Daily Telegraph)

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Challenging story-line

I have enjoyed the story so far but the narration is awful and absolutely ruins the characterisation. I could not bear to listen to it again.

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wonderful

Where does The Summer House rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favourite stories and I will definitely listen to it again

What about Tara Ward’s performance did you like?

Tata read this story very well with a lot of feeling

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excellent story line

loved this story, kept my interest right to the end. Well written and brilliantly performed. Highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a bit more than a chic flick!

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Excellent book

Loved the story really enjoyed.
Did not like the male voices though,otherwise very good.

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Sorry to leave the characters

A lovely easy listen . Just nice to relax without having to think too much ! Despite this the story had twists which kept the interest . Perhaps a little rushed at the end but nice listen nevertheless. Was sorry to say goodbye to the family ... could there be Frampton sequel 😃

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Easy and entertaining read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it has enough tension to keep the pages turning

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Summer House?

the exposure of the main character's real relationship to the family

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The above

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

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Montefiore's characterisation is good and I appreciate a new plot in each of her books rather than an old one in new clothes

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fabulous book

absolutely brilliant. The narration was faultless. one of my favourite authors. Couldn't turn it off

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Predictable

This is the first Santa Montefiore book I have read and three chapters in I am pretty sure how it is going to end. I would stick with it, if it was not for the appalling reading - the arch female voices and the terrible attempts at male voices spoil the whole thing.

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Spoilt by poor narration

Not one out her best stories. Awful performance by narrator who can't do accents. Dissapointing.

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Narration

Narration is a major bugbear for me. I am constantly astonished at the appalling mispronunciation of words that I would expect anyone with English as their first (or only) language should know.
Thankfully there were no such problems with this narrator and it adds so much to the enjoyment of listening to a book. I will look out for this narrator when selecting future books. I have a few names on a black list!