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The Summer of Serendipity

Narrated by: Deidre O’Connell
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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You'll find a warm welcome in the latest audiobook from Ali McNamara, best-selling author of The Little Flower Shop by the Sea and From Notting Hill with Love, Actually.

One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem: nobody seems to know who owns it. The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.

While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel. But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious Welcome House? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?

©2017 Ali McNamara (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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Terrible

I love Ali Mc Namara’s books but this is so badly read. The worst reader EVER! Her voice is annoying from the beginning and I can’t listen to any more! Plus the story line is weak and the vocab is lacking in variety. Every other sentence is ‘he says’ or ‘she says’. I recommend any of Ali’s other books but avoid this and any book read by the reader of this book. Whoever wrote the last review is not telling the truth. Sorry to be so slating but it needs saying.

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  • 06-03-18

Absolutely fantastic story!

Loved everything about this story from the Irish setting to the Celtic folklore to the characters from & references to Breakfast at Darcy’s. Loved that book too!!
Ali Mcnamara’s have all been brilliant & fun listens. Her narrators give fabulous performances. Looking forward to my next listen.

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A bit silly I'd like my money back

Really silly story. wasted my money. Apart from Fins voice the other male characters voices were high pitched and portrayed irish men to be a bit dumb.

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a very boring book to listen to

this has taken me forever to get through.
not too keen on the readers voice either but the story was lame.

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A non Sequel Sequel

If you've read breakfast at Darcy's this book is a lovely follow on from the tale. McNamara writes with such such ease and poise I have really enjoyed reuniting with old character I hope their is a third book in the adventures of Tara!

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A great read

I really enjoyed this audio book . It is the first book of this author and I am looking out for more ,hoping they may be as interesting as this one

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I enjoyed listening to this story.

I enjoyed listening to this story and listening to more of her work thank you so much

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unputdownable !!!

loved this book from start to Finnish.
Just the kind of book I love reading.

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  • Jan
  • 18-08-17

Not this time

I love Ali McNamara's books usually but this one just did not do it. It started out a bit ordinary but as I read it got worse. I tried hard to persevere but simply could not finish it. The storyline was ridiculous. One of the most boring books I have read.

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  • Leisha
  • 13-03-19

As Jan said .. not this time

Unfortunately I didnt get to the end of the story as there was just nothing interesting about it, even though it sounded good in the preview. 2 women searching for a house for their client ... find perfect but mysterious house, meet a nice man etc ... but nothing interesting really happened to keep me interested.