The Island Hideaway

  • by Louise Candlish
  • Narrated by Antonia Beamish
  • 8 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eleanor Blake, distraught after breaking up with her fiancé Will, decides to do what most would scarcely dare: Secretly follow him to the island hideaway where he's on holiday with the woman who took her place. But on the shimmering, sun-drenched Sicilian island of Panarea, distractions come in many forms and her fellow hotel guests Lewis and Frannie may not be all they seem either.


What the Critics Say

"Brilliantly funny and bittersweet" (Cosmopolitan)


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Customer Reviews

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This is a perfect romance novel with travel notes

Where does The Island Hideaway rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Very high in the category of interesting novels with a background in Italy.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Eleanor because she is realistically interesting and a unique character.

What about Antonia Beamish’s performance did you like?

I liked the soft resonance of her voice. I liked that she did not "overact" the various voices when reading dialogue. She is talented.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Quite a few, actually. I liked Eleanor's initial encounter with Franny. I liked the scene on the hydropo boat over to Siciliy with Lewis. Moments with Natalie, the nymphet were thoroughly believable and well-characterized.

Any additional comments?

This book made me happy, engaged and not wanting it to end. I also greatly appreciated that the author did not "wrap it all up" with a traditional ending. It was a very good and happy-making read. The descriptions of the islands were priceless.

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- Toby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-06-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks