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Lost Lake Audiobook
Lost Lake
Written by: 
Sarah Addison Allen
Narrated by: 
Janet Metzger
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Lost Lake Audiobook

Lost Lake

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Garden Spells comes a beautiful, haunting story of old loves and new, and the power of the connections that bind us forever…

The first time Eby Pim saw Lost Lake, it was on a picture postcard. Just an old photo and a few words on a small square of heavy stock, but when she saw it, she knew she was seeing her future.

That was half a lifetime ago. Now Lost Lake is about to slip into Eby’s past. Her husband, George, is long passed. Most of her demanding extended family are gone. All that’s left is a once-charming collection of lakeside cabins succumbing to the southern Georgia heat and damp, and an assortment of faithful misfits drawn back to Lost Lake year after year by their own unspoken dreams and desires.

It’s a lot, but it’s not enough to keep Eby from calling this her final summer at the lake, and relinquishing Lost Lake to a developer with cash in hand. Until one last chance at family knocks on her door.

Lost Lake is where Kate Pheris spent her last best summer at the age of twelve, before she learned of loneliness and heartbreak and loss. Now she’s all too familiar with those things, but she knows about hope, too, thanks to her resilient daughter, Devin, and her own willingness to start moving forward. Perhaps at Lost Lake her little girl can cling to her own childhood for just a little longer...and maybe Kate herself can rediscover something that slipped through her fingers so long ago.

One after another, people find their way to Lost Lake, looking for something that they weren’t sure they needed in the first place: love, closure, a second chance, peace, a mystery solved, a heart mended. Can they find what they need before it’s too late?

At once atmospheric and enchanting, Lost Lake shows Sarah Addison Allen at her finest, illuminating the secret longings and the everyday magic that wait to be discovered in the unlikeliest of places.

©2014 Sarah Addison Allen (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Metzger's Southern accents and variety of boisterous and genteel voices capture the eclectic personalities of townsfolk, while her alluring voice and smooth reading convey the tranquility of the lake community.... Listeners will be charmed." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

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    Lulu 08-18-14
    Lulu 08-18-14

    I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.

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    "A Sweet Read"

    I am not usually a fan of "sweet" fiction. And while I will read some fantasy, I don't really care for unexplained magic. But every time I pick up a book by Sarah Addison Allen, I know, without understanding why, that I will like it. Typically, a lot. I can't explain why I don't find her books saccharine-y annoying and why I tolerate random acts of magic with no explanation. I just do. She writes genuinely, with obvious care and respect for her characters. And she gives them just enough historical sorrow and difficulty so they are human. I tolerate their uber-sweetness and goodness because there is something terrible in their background they didn't deserve.

    I loved the characters in this book. Especially Eby and Devon. And I loved the way the plot meandered to the expected but still very satisfying end. There is something magical about this author's writing. And that is probably why I tolerate the magic in her books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "unknown" 04-14-16
    "unknown" 04-14-16
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    "I Love this author!!!!!"

    This is the second book I have listened to from Sarah Addison Allen. Stories about life with loss love goodness and gained wisdom.
    A must read❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Sharon Jolly Central Valley, NY USA 03-31-16
    Sharon Jolly Central Valley, NY USA 03-31-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Formulaic but entertaining"

    I knew ending almost from beginning,, but listened to the end. Narrator was excellent, the listener always knows who is speaking.

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    Laurie United States 02-01-16
    Laurie United States 02-01-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I want to live at Lost Lake"

    this book was a quick read but did not want to stop listening. loved all the characters and the plot. wished it was longer.

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    Claudia Lyon 01-15-16 Member Since 2015

    I am a woman who loves to read and to listen to books. I want to be entertained and taken to another place when I listen..

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    "Wonderful book!!"

    Well Sarah Addison Allen has done it again! The story was wonderful, and of course so very full of MAGIC!!!

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    stephanie burrows 01-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "thank god it was free"

    Trite, predictable and sappy! All the long lost lovers end up together and the ending you hope you didn't see coming from the beginning is exactly what you get.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Monica Gig Harbor, WA, United States 11-14-15
    Monica Gig Harbor, WA, United States 11-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Gave up half way through"

    I did not like this book. I got about half way through and still nothing seemed to be happening. And my pet peeve is when stories about young women (Kate is supposedly late 20's or early 30's) are read by women my age. The reader sounded more like a Grandma.

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    J. Brackett Kingsport, TN 09-21-15
    J. Brackett Kingsport, TN 09-21-15

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    "Love Sarah Addison Allen"

    I loved this book.......can't think of a book of her's I NOT enjoyed.......
    I really enjoyed the story......it makes you think about your childhood vacations and how important family and love really is.

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    Tasha Seegmiller 07-15-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Magic realism in its finest"

    Over and over, Sarah Addison Allen amazes me with her characters, plots, relationship development and magic. I adore everything she writes and while this starts feeling a bit different, it is utterly charming.

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    cwf1966 07-08-15
    cwf1966 07-08-15 Member Since 2014

    I am a 40-something paralegal in Oklahoma. I love to read and now I love to listen to a good reader also.

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    "5 star story but only a 4 for me"

    This was tough to rate. The story was such a sweet story and the narration was great. If only I didn't have recent 5 stars to compare in my mind, this would have been a 5. I have owned this audible for nearly 2 years and I wish I hadn't waited so long to enjoy it!!!

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