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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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    "So many complaints, HATE THE NARRATOR"

    First off this narrator sucks eggs, her latin accent sounded like a drunk Canadian, if she couldn't execute the accent properly she shouldn't have used it. Never again should this narrator be used for a story requiring a latin or hispanic accent. Also in other books she has narrated she mispronounces words over and over and over to the point her voice makes me cringe. Second, c'mon Carolyn you can do better than this pathetic story with the exact same story line as every other story I've read of hers. There is not a single character like not even the little girl. They all are really annoying and whiney. This book and narrator for the book have ruined Carolyn Brown's novels for me for a good while. So disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Nessa 01-05-17
    Nessa 01-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "great"

    Love this author and the narrator. Her books are funny and heartwarming. I would recommend this to everyone.

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    Anne 01-14-17
    Anne 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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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.

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    RCA 07-20-17
    RCA 07-20-17

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Sweet story-poor editing and narration"

    there are many editing mistakes. The voices are not always consistent with the character. This narrator was better in another of the authors books. I would only buy on sale.

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    Beth 07-19-17
    Beth 07-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Imaginative plot but unsuccessfully executed"

    I listened to this because I liked another one of her books but this one was just way too sappy and corny for me. I kept listening because I thought the whodunnit part might be worth it... It wasn't. Disappointing.

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    Kindle Customer hammond ,la 07-13-17
    Kindle Customer hammond ,la 07-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    love this book as always the story keep u on your toes till the end !!!

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    Elizabeth Page Oswego, NY USA 07-11-17
    Elizabeth Page Oswego, NY USA 07-11-17 Member Since 2014

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    "nice light summer read"

    A little corny and pretty predictable, but a nice pleasant read for summer. Loved the characters. Good narration. I like this author.

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    "The readers are awful!"

    I cant continue its just awful the story might of been good but i cant get past the first couple chapters

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    "Funny & lighthearted!"

    Feel-good summer reading. Loved it from beginning to end! Narrator is one of my faves!

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    kwt 06-08-17
    kwt 06-08-17

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    "One of her best"

    A lovely romance showing that there is always hope and that family can be defined in many ways.

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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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