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The Barefoot Summer Audiobook

The Barefoot Summer

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband.

Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she's shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she's not the only woman with that idea.

Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive - so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their daughter's sake, she needs that property. As does Amanda - twenty-eight, pregnant, and still weeping over the loss of her true love. On a broiling July day, all three arrive in Bootleg...with a dogged detective right behind who's convinced that at least one of them conspired to commit murder. One momentous summer filled with revelations, quirky neighbors, and barefoot evenings on the porch offers three women the chance to make the journey from enemies to friends, and claim a bright, new beginning.

©2017 Carolyn Brown. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    "Easy listening."

    Don't have to be fully engaged to follow the story line. Somewhat repetitive at times but perfect to do housework listening to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nessa 01-05-17
    Nessa 01-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    Love this author and the narrator. Her books are funny and heartwarming. I would recommend this to everyone.

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    Leilani Barry 04-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Predictable and cliché"

    I struggled to finish. If you're looking for an overly sappy story, you've got it.

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    Debbie 04-01-17
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    "Not quite as good as The Ladies Room but..."
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    ...still a good listen. Characters are sometimes unbelievable, rather contrived, but it's a good ending. Narrator good.

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    Karen 03-07-17
    Karen 03-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    disappointed in the story... it just trickled along with no real substance. probably wouldn't buy another book from this author based on this book

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    Dfullilove 03-04-17
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    "Horrible book and reader"

    The book was poorly written, no character development, poor story line, campy and predictable.
    The reader often sounded like a computer generated voice and at times used a voice e for the wrong character. Painful to listen too

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    csk 02-01-17
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    "Great story with a few twists and turns in Texas"

    This was a very enjoyable story. It was well read and suspenseful. The narration was excellent and allowed the the mind to picture it as the story progressed.

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    Amazon Customer Spartanburg, SC 01-14-17
    Amazon Customer Spartanburg, SC 01-14-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Carolyn Brown but..."

    This book was ruined by the narrator! I will never purchase another audiobook if she is performing it. Another of Ms. Brown's books, Lullaby Sky, was narrated by Brittany Pressley who is fantastic!
    Ms. Brown (or the publisher) please don't do this to your readers/listeners!!!

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    "Amazing"

    I'm bereft now that barefoot summer has past and I will no longer spend time with these vivid characters through their deepest sorrows and journey to find themselves. Spectacular story coupled with a perfect performance. Will have to read again right now!

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