The Cottage

Narrated by: David Garrison
Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In her 54th best-selling novel, Danielle Steel weaves a compelling story of fame and friendship, charmed lives and private struggles...and of three very different men whose lives converge and collide at the Cottage.

On a sunny day in Hollywood, a gleaming Rolls-Royce convertible pulls through the gates of the magnificent estate known as the Cottage. Modeled after the “cottages” of Newport, Rhode Island, the spacious, elegant property, sitting on 14 acres of lush Bel Air, fits its owner to a T. For the man behind the wheel of the Rolls is Hollywood's ageless wonder, Cooper Winslow. A star of the silver screen for decades, a man whose allure to women is the stuff of legend, Coop exudes grace, charm, and old-fashioned style. But today, Coop Winslow is in for a major surprise. He's broke. And with no major roles coming his way, Coop is faced with the heartbreaking prospect of selling his beloved home of 40 years, or at least renting out the gatehouse and part of the main house. A huge blow to Coop, whose debonair attitude allows him to escape reality much of the time. 

His new tenants, Mark Friedman and Jimmy O'Connor, are busy coping with problems of their own. Mark's wife of 16 years just walked out, and Jimmy recently lost his own wife to a devastating illness. But everything changes when Mark's teenage son and daughter move in. Suddenly, the Cottage is transformed, with music blasting from every corner, teenagers on skateboards crashing into vintage cars, and a never-ending parade of young starlets streaming in and out to visit Coop. 

But amid all the noise and the chaos, something unexpected is happening. Three men who never would have met are becoming friends...and each man finds himself changing in surprising ways, Coop most of all. Because beneath the dazzle and flash, the impeccably tailored suits, and the sheer bravado, is a man trying to keep control of his carefully ordered world - a world that is becoming more and more unpredictable with each passing day. 

First, a tabloid scandal erupts, threatening Coop's budding romance with a wealthy debutante.... A stranger approaches Coop with stunning news.... A devastating accident almost claims the life of one of the housemates.... And in the midst of it all, the Cottage welcomes a new houseguest with a secret of her own, who will change Coop's life in unexpected ways. 

Against a glittering backdrop of celebrity and glamour, Danielle Steel digs deeper to tell a story of friendship and love, tragedy and second chances...of the choices and unexpected turns of fate that can shape characters and lives. 

Please note: This is the abridged edition. An unabridged version is also available.

©2002 Danielle Steel (P)2002 Random House Audio

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COTTAGE

How in the world could you go wrong listening to Danielle Steel books?? Of course another great listen to.

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One of my first books Audible kept me interesting

The cottage is so wonderful so exciting what can I say very interesting Daniel Steele she just know her books keep you right on the edge very exciting thank you

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LOVE IT 💜

I couldn't stop listening to this book. Danielle Steele never ceases to amaze me. Thank you

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Steel writes different themes

I used to find that Danielle Steel was too of the same. I am very surprised at the different types of stories. This was not what I expected but was very enjoyable for a nice story.

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Very Bad Audio quality!!!

This book was awfully similar to many of Danielle steel‘s books.Also, it was awfully short for the amount of money paid. Truthfully, I hate to pay for something that was this bad quality. The audio kept stopping and skipping and cracking. I would honestly like a refund.

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Should be called Coop's Cottage...

A mix of a little bit of everything. All of the characters were good and fun some a little eccentric. Old Hollywood Coop steals the show and exactly how you would expect him to be. This was a fun read. Being a shoft story it's hard to sat much without being a spoiler. Narration was good for the male characters not so much for the female ones. On a side note this is the first audiobook where there is a gap of empty space between chapters and the chapers are not labeled/announced.

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An Awesome Read

I really enjoyed this book, it let you see just how people can get to know each other and become a family and not even try. Just being around them makes it easy. I love the way that they all came together and things worked out like they did.. You never know how much alike you are with a person or persons till you spend time with them.. Great Read...

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Good but predictable..

Quaint love story, but predictable in most of the story. Needed more depth to characters.

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Beach Reading

Not her best. Pleasant not too deep. Characters are not that interesting. Familiar terrain for Steel fans.

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not that exciting

this story was not that exciting as I expected of a nopks from this author usually is.