Summerhills : Ayrton Family

  • by D. E. Stevenson
  • Narrated by Lesley Mackie
  • Series: Ayrton Family
  • 8 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Summerhills continues the story of the lives and loves of the Ayrton family, in particular that of Major Roger Ayrton M.C., his brother, and three young half-sisters. Roger has made the Army his career. Anne has settled down as housekeeper to old Mr Orme, the rector. Nell looks after the old house, and it is upon her that the comfort and well-being of the family depend. A new generation is growing up. The story begins as Roger flies home to Amberwell on leave, full of plans for his family and home.


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Customer Reviews

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Loved this entire series

These were really sweet novels. The author does a wonderful job depicting the secret world children build away from adults, the love of place that runs through generations for a family home, and bittersweet pain involved in having a "difficult" parent and living with the choices we make to escape that person....
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- Julie

Excellent sequel to "Amberwell"

Would you listen to Summerhills again? Why?

Years ago, I read as many of DE Stevenson's books as I could find but they are

What was one of the most memorable moments of Summerhills?

In almost all of DE Stevenson's books, there is a moment when someone realizes they have been in love with someone else for a long time without knowing it, and this book is no exception.

What about Lesley Mackie???s performance did you like?

Lesley has a beautiful voice. Every word is clear and her accents are just enough to distinguish the different characters without going

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

There are a few very romantic moments that did make me cry.

Any additional comments?

This is a sequel to Amberwell, so it's best to read it after the first book, although it can stand on its own (all the characters and previous situations are explained). Also, I believe that DE Stevenson was related to Robert Louis Stevenson (a cousin?) so she came from a family of writers, and it shows.

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- Marina Green

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books