• Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

  • By: Joanne DeMaio
  • Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
  • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

By: Joanne DeMaio
Narrated by: Nick Cracknell
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Publisher's summary

New York Times best seller.

Escape to Stony Point, cuff your jeans, and walk along the water's edge in this nostalgic story bringing old friends and their lives back to the sea.

After years of pursuing a denim design career, Maris Carrington never imagined trading her Chicago studio for a New England shingled cottage. But a forgotten home movie tucked inside a dusty attic box leads to an unexpected summer...one of uncovering family secrets while settling her father's estate, one of inheriting a forlorn German shepherd, one of reconnecting with old friends on a weathered boardwalk beneath starlit skies, on a beach nestled in a crook of the Connecticut coast.

Her design career had become a shell, curving around her like the intricate whorls of a conch, shielding her until now. Until fried clam dinners and carousel rides beckon a lost love. But can Maris ever really go back? Can these beach friends ever be who they were to each other all those summers ago? Now, one of her circle is dead; another unemployed and struggling in a tenuous marriage; another regretting a fateful decision; while one is missing a mother, ever seeking a connection she longs for.

To the backdrop of seaside cottages and a boarded up beach hangout, to the soundtrack of whispering lagoon grasses and a vintage jukebox, Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans asks if we can really design our own lives, or if our fate lies somewhere in the stars.

©2013 Joanne DeMaio (P)2017 Joanne DeMaio

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Don’t waste your time

The general theme of this story is good and worth trying to follow, but the reader was awful. I normally love listening to Audiobooks but this one needs to be read the old fashioned way ! His influx and tones reading this story gave me anxiety .....

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I could not get immersed into the book due to not being able to connect to the narrator. Not a good fit for me.

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Good Story with horrible Narration

The Story was good . I liked the whole old friends together again storyline, but the narrator was terrible. He sounded like her was telling a story to a room full of first graders. I hope the next book in the series fairs better.

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I so wanted to start this series through audible but I cannot listen to this narrator. True BORE!! You

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Good story

The story line is good. Enjoyed the story enough to get the next book but have bought the paperback version. Didn’t enjoy the narrator. No offense Mr Cracknell, just felt like the narration should have had more emotion.

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Good read

Great read relaxing
Good mystery and made you wonder what could happen nextt?you will love it

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Good story

Great story. Loved the beach setting! I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

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Story has me hooked, narration—not so much

I really got into the story line, but the narrator made it difficult at times. He speaks much too fast, and I dislike his attempt to “perform” the female voices. I will try to finish the series because it has me hooked! -Mary Jean Wesche

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Hard to follow

This book had quite a few characters and it was hard for me to keep up with who and what was going on. I may go back in the future and try again but for now I won’t be buying the next book.

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A very nice story

I did not like the narrator otherwise I enjoyed the story. Just wish for a different narrator.

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