Gone-Away Lake : Gone-Away Lake

  • by Elizabeth Enright
  • Narrated by Colleen Delany
  • Series: Gone-Away Lake
  • 5 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Enjoy the adventures of eleven year-old Portia, who together with her younger brother, Foster, spend a summer with their cousin, Julian, engaged in more than the usual summer pastimes of sun, fun, and games. The three intrepid children soon discover a fascinating abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp. But, best of all, they discover and befriend an elderly eccentric brother and sister who tell them the story of Gone-Away Lake.

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What the Critics Say

"A brilliance and a humor that make it seem as if it were happening right this minute." (The New York Times Book Review)
"A beautifully written, wonderfully imaginative story." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Great Summer Read

My daughter and I loved this book. It was a wonderful relaxing summer adventure. We wanted to be those children!
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- Donna

Delightful, if not slightly dated, story

We listened to this as part of a monthly book club and honestly I'm not sure we would have enjoyed it as much if I'd been the one reading. Certainly there are places where the time of the book comes into play and that did spark a couple of "girls can absolutely do that" comments from me, overall the book was a quick and engaging listen.
While the storyteller often had some rather annoying sounding voices I absolutely commend her for the ability to distinguish and handle so many different characters.
The story is very simple, but sweet and both my 9 and 6 year old boys enjoyed it. Often asking me to play one more chapter. If you are looking for an easy listen story that children of multiple ages May enjoy than I recommend GONE AWAY LAKE
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- Our Wandering Family

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-19-2003
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.