Barefoot

A Novel
Narrated by: Rachael Warren
Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (711 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women - two sisters and one friend - make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt.

They're all trying to escape from something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures.

©2007 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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OMG...spoiler alert:

I am cancer free as of now(about two and a half years after diagnosis) and this book really hit me hard. I would buy it again despite the knowledge I have after reading it.

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Excellent story

Was difficult for the first few chapters, but once I got going I couldn't stop listening to it! Was captivating!

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A whole lotta cancer...

This was in no way a bad book... But it was filled with more dark “cancer” moments than I was looking for in this otherwise refreshing and often lighthearted story around the other women.

It was a fine story, but not at all what I expected.

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Too much unnecessary information

The story wasn’t bad but it was frustrating to get to the end of a chapter and realize it had taken 10 minutes to say what could’ve been said in 5.

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get a bottle ready, do the he-said-she-said game

this was a great book, the only thing I didn't like was all the he said Peter said she said it just seemed like it must have been a drinking game every time you heard of sewing so said you should take a shot

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Summer lessons

Enjoyed this book. These girls grew over the summer, learned more about who they are and what love truly means.

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really long but moves

really really really long a lot of exposition but good story and satisfying ending without being saccharine

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Another great one

I love this author. She never disappoints. The performance is top notch as well. I enjoyed it and was sad when it ended. My only critique is one character (my favorite one) was kind of left out of the ending. I felt like I was left hanging with her.

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Loved it!

Well written enjoyable story. The Narration was well done and easy to follow with each character.

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This started out slow but then you get invested!

This started out slow but then you get invested in to the four main characters stories. As always it makes you want to live on Nantucket and go to the beach.

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