Summer of '42

  • by Herman Raucher
  • Narrated by Braden Wright
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic coming-of-age story and international best seller.
Captivating and evocative, Herman Raucher's semi-autobiographical tale has been made into a record-breaking Academy Award-nominated hit movie, adapted for the stage, and enchanted for generations.
In the summer of 1942, Hermie is 15. He is wildly obsessed with sex, and passionately in love with an "older woman" of 22, whose husband is overseas and at war. Ambling through Nantucket Island with his friends, Hermie's indelible narration chronicles his frantic efforts to become a man, especially one worthy of the lovely Dorothy, as well as his glorious and heartbreaking initiation into sex.

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brilliant and funny

I picked this because of the narrator, Braden Wright is one of my fave voices to listen to.
Not my usual genre, but I am glad I did. The emotions, the odd friendship between the 3 boys, the quirky workings of their teenage minds and the hilarious quips that had me laughing out loud, makes this story a delight and not easily forgotten. I recommend it with 5 stars.
Mr. Wright did an amazing job as usual, the voices he gave the characters were defined and the emotions clearly felt.
Thank you!
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- seelk "books are my drug of choice :D"

Timeless love story beautifully told

What did you like best about this story?

A classic that always feels fresh. Perfect balance of humor and heartbreak. Terrific that an audiobook is now available. The movie is equally good. I am a longtime fan of the author's work and recommend his other novels and films, too.


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- Spike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-13-2017
  • Publisher: LMI