The Beach House

  • by Jane Green
  • Narrated by Cassandra Campbell
  • 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

She's known as the crazy woman who lives in the big old rambling house on the top of a bluff in Nantucket, but at 65 years old, Nan doesn't care what people think. If her neighbours are away, why shouldn't she skinny dip in their swimming pools? Her husband died 20 years ago, her beauty has faded, her family flown, and when she discovers that the money she thought would last forever is running out and she may lose her beloved house, she knows she has to make drastic changes. Slowly people start moving in to the house, filling it with noise again, with laughter, and with tears. There is Daniel, recently divorced and a father of two girls, who is struggling to find out who he really is, and Daff, the single mother of a truculent teenager who blames her unreservedly for the divorce. As the house comes alive again, Nan finds her family extending. Her son comes home for the summer, and then an unexpected visitor throws all their lives upside down.

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Warms the Heart

What did you love best about The Beach House?

The unexpected twist at the end.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Nan, I love her wisdom and calmness.


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

I love Cassandra Campbell's voice, she distinguishes each character so good. Hearing the voice helps create a visual.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I can't think of one.


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- yogagirl06

I'm sold on Jane Geen and Nantucket

"The Beach House" was selected for me by audible.com based on what I read. This was a sweet story, an easy read and a great fix for my summer dreaming. The book opens with Nan, the matriarch of this story who definitely had my attention! Loved how I stepped into the quaint town of Nantucket from the start.
I truly enjoyed the development of characters in the story with their "could be real" relationship ups and downs and especially the coming together in the second half of the book.
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- mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio