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The Summer of Impossible Things

Narrated by: Imogen Church
Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (819 ratings)

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Summary

Thirty years ago something terrible happened to Luna's mother. Something she's prepared to reveal only after her death.

In settling her mother's affairs, Luna finds more questions than answers until something impossible and magical happens....

Luna meets her mother as a young woman back in the summer of 1977. If she can truly travel back in time, she can change things. But in order to save her mother's life, will she have to sacrifice her own?

©2017 Rowan Coleman (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Emma
  • Melbourne
  • 02-09-17

So lovely

I absolutely loved this beautiful book. Narrator is my favourite. And the story is simply delightful. Suspend judgement and just enjoy it.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Brilliant

Loved the book from the start. Liked the characters in the family and friends. Liked the slow start to the romance of her and Michael. Couldn't wait to hear the next chapters. A brilliant holiday read.

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Genius

One of my favourite films is frequency as well as Groundhog Day and sliding doors so alternate reality stories always intrigue me. This one is genius. One of the best I have read in a long time and certainly Rowan Coleman's best yet. It just has to be a film, surely! Well done Missus! X

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Impossibly Enjoyable

An interesting concept and lovely characterisations in an intriguing story. Narrator mostly clear, but dropped to whispers sometimes.

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Slow but OK

Slow to start but picked up towards the end. It was OK but nothing to rave about.

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Unusual, a proper tale for grown ups

I really enjoyed this book, it was "different" and the narrator Imogen Church was excellent.

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Wonderful

Imogen Church is a fabulous narrator. Listened to another book that she narrated and she is able to speak with such emotion, that you can feel every pain and happiness.

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not bad

a bit repetitive and it kind of drags on but the endings nice. all in all I enjoyed this book and would recommend.

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Silly

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It was an implausible story, with lots of holes and silly over dramatisation. I am really surprised at how many people rated this so highly. It's rather predictable and the narrator takes herself far too seriously

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  • lm
  • 12-01-19

Nice idea but really slow

It's a intetesting idea but the story is too slow, got bored waiting for it to end

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  • Bridget pas Jones
  • 14-10-18

Loved it

Fantastic and compelling. I couldn't stop listening.
only slightly negative point, the top volume was fairly low compared to other audio books

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  • Leisha
  • 24-10-17

GREAT STORY - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

I read this book and enjoyed the story so much I wanted it read to me. It took me a couple of chapters to get use to the NY accents and the narrator, but overall it was great. It gets straight into the plot which is sharp and precise. In the UK tormented mother dies, daughters to go to NY to settle some business and from then its flash backs to the 70's with her daugther realising she's meeting her mother as a teenager. Is it possible for the daughter to change the events of the past for a happier ending?? Its such any easy listen to and grabs your attention. Its one of those ... What's Going to Happen Next ... stories which hooks you