Summary

A fateful car crash sets in motions a series of events for Floriana, Esme.
Floriana gathers the courage to attend the wedding of her one true love, and Esme journeys with her to Lake Como to find the man who stole her heart many years ago. It’s time for Esme and Floriana to face the past - and the future - on the shore of the most romantic and enchanting of lakes.
©2013 Erica James (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £26.09

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £26.09

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Liz on 13-04-14

Lovely story, questionable narration

This was a lovely, easy to follow story with believable characters who were well described by the author. The tale flowed well and was good to follow. I won't spoil your enjoyment of the listen by going over the story itself. However, for me it was spoiled by the narration. Antonia Beamish has a lovely voice, but it seemed to me that in her desire to speak clearly and enunciate each word she lost the flow of the phrases and sentences, thus giving the story-telling a spiky feel rather than a smooth, unobtrusive way of getting the words into the listeners head. A shame as the story itself deserved better.

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 19-03-14

Gently romantic story set in Oxford and Italy.

Would you try another book written by Erica James or narrated by Antonia Beamish?

Yes, I would read rather than listen to one of her books.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the fact that there is more than one main character but that their lives overlap.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Antonia Beamish?

Sadly, I thought that Antonia Beamish's halting style was extremely annoying - she seemed to add her own punctuation to the prose making the narration clunky and difficult to listen to.

If this book were a film would you go see it?

May be.

Any additional comments?

Well, I wont download anything read by Antonia Beamish again unless it's a reference book!

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Toby on 02-03-14

A sweetly woven tale of lovable characters

Where does Summer at the Lake rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is not a query I can answer as I listen to so many types. i will say that Erica James told a great story here and held my interest throughout. Loved the locales of Oxford and Lake Como in Italy, and Venice, too. Great fodder for armchair travelers.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fiorina and Esme, equally. Both were lovable and clearly drawn women.

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

I have. She is a very good reader and I love her measured, soft tone of voice. She is exceedingly listenable as a reader.

If you could take any character from Summer at the Lake out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Esme because she has more tales to tell and is the wise elder, yet vulnerable. She orders a martini in Venice. Perfect.

Any additional comments?

While I loathe such comment, I make one here. This is a perfect novel to read on a holiday or when not well. It is the perfect gift to a friend who needs cheering up and also a laugh ot two. It is perfectly balanced.

Read more Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By richard/sharon on 18-06-14

Loved it!

Do your self a favor and listen to this. If you like your books with strong characters and plots- this one is for you. I measure my enjoyment by whether I would re-listen - I definitely would.

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

See all reviews