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.


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

Most Helpful

Adored this

My only regret is that I didn't have the luck to read this as a child. I know how much I'd have loved it. Never mind, I've read it as an old lady and brother, what fun!
It could be considered anodyne in that nothing bad happens and everyone is lovely but she does it so well that that doesn't bother me. In the future when I'm ill or down, this is the book for me. I also loved the the narration by Colleen Delany. She brought the characters to life in all their quirkiness.
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- Trevell

Highly recommended for all ages

An excellent story when children were able tonroam and didn't have electronic gadgets to fill up their time. Mrs Blake is a mother who doesn't have any rile other than to be a wife and mother. All the children lead an outdoors active life. Best of all ate the elderly folk living a simple life
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- Susan Jane Caraccio

Book Details

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