• Summer of '79

  • A Summer of '69 Story
  • By: Elin Hilderbrand
  • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (438 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Elin Hilderbrand's brief, irresistible postscript to her number-one New York Times best-selling novel Summer of '69.

Catch up with Blair, Jessie, and Kirby Levin ten years after the summer everything changed. This "Summer of '69 story" by Elin Hilderbrand - which appeared in the New York Times best seller Reunion Beach, an anthology in tribute to the beloved novelist Dorothea Benton Frank - is now available as a stand-alone audiobook.

©2021 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2021 Little, Brown & Company

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A whole credit, really?????

Because I love this author I immediately bought the next two books for a credit each. It was not until the first book ended so abruptly that I realized the books were only 2 hours long. The book was only an introduction of charters. Audible, shame on YOU!

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Waste of credit!

I’m a big fan of Elin but this is a worthless book. Very disappointed. No purpose and dings her name. Going to return.

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Love the update on the family!

Please write a short story like this about this family every 10 years! Summer of ‘89!!

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I feel ripped off.

This hardly ties up the story of all these characters. It feels opportunistic and not at all typical of this author. Half of the book is a reiteration of Summer of ‘69 and I’m left wanting the ending. There’s no ending, just a continuation. No finality and a bad taste in my mouth is what I’m left with, sadly, and wanted more from Elin. I expected more.

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Barely more than a short story…..

Shame on you, Audible for making this a whole credit…..
This was so good, yet so short.

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I Want more

I'm grateful for the follow up but I wanted it to be longer lol.
I'm glad to see the direction the characters were going.

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So short

I was not paying attention and didn’t realize this is was a very short story, that left me unhappy with the outcome of one of the characters and A lot is left up in the air. I would end your story with ‘69 and not read this one. I was happier with the ending of the first book and left kind of let down with the ending of ‘79.

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A quick follow up to Summer of '69

It was a nice and quick follow up to the Summer of '69, giving an update on all the characters and what they're up to which was neat but it was so short. I would have honestly preferred to not have an update at all and leave my mind wondering how they all turned out. OR...if this book had been longer and more in depth detail for the characters, I would've liked that. Still it was a fun book to listen to.

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Good but not as great as the Summer of 69

The story was interesting and I looked forward to reading because the charge in the previous book were great. While it was good, it was not as interesting.

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Too short

Too short. Wish there were more chapters. Didn’t want the story to end. So sad😩