Learning to Swim : Hearts Out of Water

  • by Annie Cosby
  • Narrated by Wendy Pitts
  • Series: Hearts Out of Water
  • 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Cora's mother whisks the family away for the summer, Cora must decide between forging her future in the glimmering world of second homes where her parents belong, or getting lost in the bewitching world of the locals and the mystery surrounding a lonely old woman who claims to be a selkie creature - and who probably needs Cora more than anyone else.
Through the fantastical tales and anguished stories of the batty Mrs. O'Leary, as well as the company of a particularly gorgeous local boy called Ronan, Cora finds an escape from the reality of planning her life after high school. But will it come at the cost of alienating Cora's mother, who struggles with her own tragic memories?
As the summer wanes, it becomes apparent that Ronan just may hold the answer to Mrs. O'Leary's tragic past-and Cora's future.

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Customer Reviews

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It Happened One Summer!

Would you consider the audio edition of Learning to Swim to be better than the print version?

I loved this audio edition! I would have mis-pronounced many words had I read this in a book version.


What other book might you compare Learning to Swim to and why?

Nothing to compare it to.


What about Wendy Pitts’s performance did you like?

I loved the way Wendy did all the voices. Mrs O'Leary & Cora's voices fit them to the T. The narrator did great on the teen voices!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It Happened One Summer...


Any additional comments?

Wow, What a great story! The plot had me guessing the whole time. The ending was great! I wouldn't have guessed that ending. What a surprise!

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- Terri

Could not stop listening

Would you listen to Learning to Swim again? Why?

Learning to Swim was very engaging. Both the intricate development of the story and characters kept me wanting more.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Learning to Swim?

I really loved the portrayal of Mrs. O'Leary and the use of myths and legends throughout the story. It really did create a marathon listen for me.


Have you listened to any of Wendy Pitts’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Great switch between characters, first time I have listened to a performance by Wendy Pitts. Cannot wait for her next volume.


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- Tammy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2014
  • Publisher: Ann Cosby