• The Summer of Serendipity

  • By: Ali McNamara
  • Narrated by: Deidre O’Connell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 07-13-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

You'll find a warm welcome in the latest audiobook from Ali McNamara, best-selling author of The Little Flower Shop by the Sea and From Notting Hill with Love, Actually.
One summer, property seeker Serendipity Parker finds herself on the beautiful west coast of Ireland, hunting for a home for a wealthy Irish client. But when she finds the perfect house in the small town of Ballykiltara, there's a problem: nobody seems to know who owns it. The Welcome House is a local legend. Its front door is always open for those in need of shelter, and there's always a plentiful supply of food in the cupboards for the hungry or poor.
While Ren desperately tries to find the owner to see if she can negotiate a sale, she begins to delve deeper into the history and legends that surround the old house and the town. But for a woman who has always been focussed on her work, she's remarkably distracted by Finn, the attractive manager of the local hotel. But will she ever discover the real truth behind the mysterious Welcome House? Or will the house cast its magical spell over Ren and help her to find true happiness?
©2017 Ali McNamara (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 08-18-17

Not this time

I love Ali McNamara's books usually but this one just did not do it. It started out a bit ordinary but as I read it got worse. I tried hard to persevere but simply could not finish it. The storyline was ridiculous. One of the most boring books I have read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LB on 03-06-18

Absolutely fantastic story!

Loved everything about this story from the Irish setting to the Celtic folklore to the characters from & references to Breakfast at Darcy’s. Loved that book too!!
Ali Mcnamara’s have all been brilliant & fun listens. Her narrators give fabulous performances. Looking forward to my next listen.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mrs Arabella M Hickman on 05-18-18

Terrible

I love Ali Mc Namara’s books but this is so badly read. The worst reader EVER! Her voice is annoying from the beginning and I can’t listen to any more! Plus the story line is weak and the vocab is lacking in variety. Every other sentence is ‘he says’ or ‘she says’. I recommend any of Ali’s other books but avoid this and any book read by the reader of this book. Whoever wrote the last review is not telling the truth. Sorry to be so slating but it needs saying.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Teresa on 12-06-17

story and performance disappointing

this story was long winded, the narrator seemed to yell so often it was distracting and the voice used for Kiki was really bad. Most sentances had one or two loud or over emphasised words that made listening irritating. There were several audio errors where sentences or phrases were repeated. the story was boring and at times sounded as if it had been written by a 14 year old.The mystery was not a mystery at all and nothing really gets resolved. Not a good introduction to this author at all. Would NOT recommend.

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