The Island House

  • by Nancy Thayer
  • Narrated by Emily Sutton-Smith
  • 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The charms of Nantucket tempt a woman to leave her established life in Kansas City - but with a piece of her heart, and a love interest, in each world, she discovers she must look within to choose the right path.
Every summer since college, twenty-nine-year-old Jenny has traded the familiarity of the Midwest for the allure of Nantucket. Now an established university professor in Kansas City, she finds herself caught between two lifestyles and two very different men. She chooses Nantucket and the glamorous life she associates with it, unaware that the summer will take an unexpected turn, and she will have to let her heart decide what it truly wants.


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Would you ever listen to anything by Nancy Thayer again?

I've listened to several of Nancy Thayer's books and enjoy them for their humor and interesting characters. Unfortunately, this book had neither. I found myself skipping whole chapters just to make it to the end. I would try another of her books in the future hoping that she goes back to the style in her earlier writing.

What about Emily Sutton-Smith’s performance did you like?

I thought the narrator was very good. She was able to differentiate characters w/ change in voice.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I found the main character to be extremely shallow, unlikeable and downright annoying, particularly her repetitive desire to create babies with perfect genes. I found myself hoping that both men would dump her!

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- Kindle Customer

Not Typical Thayer

I waited with anticipation for the next Thayer read. This was for me elementary Thayer. Her books are usually much more captivating. This read was very predictable, and just not enough depth. All authors seem to slip in their work. I would say this book is that slip.
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- D. Stokes "Jazzy2"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio