• One Summer

  • By: Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by: Jill Apple
  • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (264 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A summer spent traveling across America with cynical, brooding photojournalist Shade Colby was not Celebrity photographer Bryan Mitchell's idea of a dream assignment. But Bryan will have to manage for an entire summer if she wants the fabulous cross-country photo shoot for a book, which they're both salivating over. However, Bryan and Shade disagree about everything...everything, that is, except the fierce attraction they have for each other.
©1986 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

What listeners say about One Summer

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What a great summer!

I love Nora Roberts’ work and this book did not fail me. I felt as if I were on the road with Shade and Brian. With Ms. Roberts’ descriptive writing skills, I could actually visualize the book that the photographers were hired to shoot.

If you’re looking for an easy listening book and one that prompts you to visualize what the characters are doing, then this one is for you.

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Entertaining

This is the story of Bryn (if you read/listened to Second Nature by Nora Roberts this is Lee's friend at Celebrity.) This story wasn't quite as good as Second Nature, however, it is still easy listening. The ending was anticlimactic but sweet. Shade wasn't all that appealing so it was hard to see the attraction (for either.) I love Nora Roberts so it is hard for me to not recommend her or this book.

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One Summer

Good story of falling in love though ashamed love and a mutual respect. Time well spent one summer!

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Good light read with good narration

An enjoyable drive across America observing summer through the camera lenses of two professional photographers who are determined to keep everything about their collaboration professional but don't count on falling in love. Good light read with good narration.

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Sry Nora

This book was boring, read not performed.Sry Nora. I quit before half way into book

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Sorry I just couldn't listen anymore Narrator

This may be a very nice story I will see if I can find it in print. I know I am spoiled with some of the more seasoned narrators, and that this was an older book, but this was so monotone, lacked feeling and emotion. I also had trouble knowing who was speaking in many places as she had no change in voice between Male and Female characters. I have never not completed a book due to narration quality before so I am not sure I am sharing this correctly. Thanks for the New Romance Package however I am loving it.

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Childish

Struggled to finish.
Narrator sounds like a teenage made characters hard to imagine as adults

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No story line.

No story line. Just cheap, boring, lustful sex. Doesn't even deserve to be called a romance.

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I didn't love it or hate it..

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

My main issue with the book was the ending.. It felt extremely rushed and wrapped up very suddenly. Even the epilogue felt lacking.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this story and the narrator. I loved the cross-country photo journey and the characters themselves.

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Great book!

What did you love best about One Summer?

It was a very cute story.

What did you like best about this story?

It flowed well with some suprises along the way

What does Jill Apple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was good. I would have liked more inflection in voice when speaking for the charcaters