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Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery

Little Beach Street Bakery Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Alison Larkin
Series: Little Beach Street Bakery, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
4.5 out of 5 stars (290 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A thriving bakery. A lighthouse to call home. A handsome beekeeper. A pet puffin. These are the things that Polly Waterford can call her own. This is the beautiful life she leads on a tiny island off the southern coast of England. But clouds are gathering on the horizon. A stranger threatens to ruin Polly's business. Her beloved boyfriend seems to be leading a secret life. And the arrival of a newcomer - a bereft widow desperately searching for a fresh start - forces Polly to reconsider the choices she's made, even as she tries to help her new friend through grief. Unpredictable and unforgettable, this delightful novel will make you laugh, cry, and long for a lighthouse of your own.

©2015 Jenny Colgan (P)2016 Tantor

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Horrible accent

The american accent is so bad, I can't finish the story. Colgan tells great stories, I can't listen to another word.

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Not loving the narration

Yes the American accents are horrid. But they were in the first book of the series too. In the first book the American accents were all completely the same even though one was a standard American accent and one was a Southern one. And they all sounded like a easy weird version of Clint Eastwood, even tho they'd be youngish men. In this book the thing that's bothering me the most is the probable mispronunciation of Huckle's brother's name. Which I assume is DuBois and would either be pronounce du-bwah, or du-boyz, and she pronounces it du-bows which is driving me ca-razy. So it is ruining a sweet story but what are you going to do....

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not as good as the first in the series

Lacking the novelty of the first book in the series, this one was good but not special. I also preferred the narrator for the previous book. In the end, I was glad to continue the stories of the beach street characters.

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Narrators voice so shrill I couldnt listen

I love to readJenny Colagan but was unable to tolerate the shrill hi pitched squeaky voice of the narrator

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  • N.Sum
  • Pacific Northwest
  • 11-03-19

Good narration, shallow story

I really enjoyed a couple of more current books from Jenny Corgan but this one us really shallow.
I kept expecting it to get better because it has an intriguing beginning but there is nothing but gossip and overdone pet puffin anecdotes.
I was hoping for more depth but it isn’t even funny.
This book feels like she tried too hard to be clever but just came across shallow.
DNF at chapter six

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Love Jenny, not so much the reader.

I love anything by Jenny Colgan and this is no exception, but the reader of this particular book was not great. Her accents were distracting and took away from story. Otherwise, another great Jenny Colgan.

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Love!

Another great story by jenny Colgan, I can't get enough of her beautiful and poetic stories! :)

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What’s with the Little Beach Street Narrators?

I honestly didn’t know if I could make it through with this narrator! The first book’s narrator made all the men sound like pirates. This one doesn’t know that the southern USA has different accents, just like England does. The characters from Savannah, Georgia should have the smooth, melodious tones of Rhett Butler or Val Kilmer’s Doc Holliday. Instead, they sound like they just slid from their horses after a cattle drive in Fort Worth, Texas. They are not cowboys. And It’s grating how she has to haltingly enunciate “The. Little. Beach. Street. Bakery.” each time it’s mentioned. It really kills the flow.

For the story, it’s okay. The bread van bears a remarkable resemblance to the book van in another Colgan book. It was disheartening how often pleasant Polly from book one was described as “grumbling” and shrinking in the face of a bully. The story was decent if a bit predictable. All’s well that ends well, right??

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  • Ry
  • 08-02-18

Love

This is a beautifully written story. It puts you right in the scenery with this darling story surrounding you.

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  • Ellie
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 05-07-18

love this series

Jenny Colgan is one of my favorite authors. I'd put these in the category of a type of fairy tale without the fantasy. it's somewhat predictable but sweet and sometimes funny. it's also a great reminder to appreciate life as you're living it, and when things go south to remember they will get better again.