Barefoot: A Novel Audiobook, by Elin Hilderbrand Play Audiobook Sample

Barefoot: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Rachael Warren Publisher: Little, Brown & Company Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 11.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 8.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781611135190

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

17

Longest Chapter Length:

72:49 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

30:18 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

58:56 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

37

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Publisher Description

From marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy, and illness—three women seek peace and comfort in Nantucket as they cope with life's challenges.

Three women—burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues—tumble onto the Nantucket airport tarmac one hot June day. Vicki is trying to sort through the news that she has a serious illness. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in vitro attempts, is pregnant at last—but only after learning that her husband is having an affair. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket's calming air. But into the house, into their world, steps twenty-two-year-old Josh Flynn.

Barefoot weaves these four lives together in a story with enthralling sweep and scope—a novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer.

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"A book that had me on an emotional rollercoaster...I cried, got angry, felt the suspense, laughed, and cried some more. It was hard to get into the book at first but once I was in it, I was hooked! It was a nice, girly read."

— Annette (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “[A] heady mix of beach house, cancer, affair, and mom lit.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Narrator Katie Hale’s gentle voice lends itself well to expressing the trauma of Vicki…And Hale is especially believable in characterizing Brenda…Secondary characters…are also given true-to-life performances.”

    — AudioFile
  • “In Hilderbrand’s hands it’s easy to get lost in the story.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • Winner of a 2008 Romantic Novel Award
  • Finalist for the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A Washington Post bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller

Barefoot Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.71428571428571 out of 53.71428571428571 out of 53.71428571428571 out of 53.71428571428571 out of 53.71428571428571 out of 5 (3.71)
5 Stars: 8
4 Stars: 14
3 Stars: 9
2 Stars: 3
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
5 Stars: 3
4 Stars: 0
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
Story: 4.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 54.33333333333333 out of 5 (4.33)
5 Stars: 1
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 0
2 Stars: 0
1 Stars: 0
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Cozy, 9/21/2023
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Nickey Braly, 7/26/2023
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    — Dina, 7/14/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVE<3 "

    — Henriette, 2/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful summer read! "

    — Whitney, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Thank you Hanny! This book is a gift and I loved reading every minute of it. "

    — Mellissa, 2/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " engaging, but extremely light...now on to something more meaty "

    — Martha, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really great book, but once again there is some language. "

    — Missy, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I really wanted to like this book...but it just didn't happen. The subject matter is too heavy for a light summer read, but I did not feel like I knew any of the characters on a deep enough level to be invested in their story. I guess it didn't help that I found all three of the main characters extremely annoying! "

    — Deanna, 12/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good story, kept me interested. "

    — Ashley, 11/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'm slightly irritated at the ending, and it was a good book, just not as good as her others I've read. "

    — Heather, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A pleasant read which I enjoyed but this is another of those books that I did not find memorable. "

    — Jill, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Classic beach read by the classic beach author. Really got into the story and could not put down. Nice book to get lost in. "

    — Susan, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Not bad, not great. However, I did breeze through this book and find this author is a great in between heavy and fluff one for me! "

    — Sarah, 11/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Middle was boring, but go better towards the end. "

    — Becky, 10/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " obviously a fluff book, but it's about summer on nantucket and i read it while curled up in front of a fire in february, so i blew through it and enjoyed it more than my intellectual mind would have liked. "

    — meredith, 10/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was very good. I didn't get to read how it ended, though. "

    — Sarah, 10/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good beach book, a "chick"story, and a happy ending. "

    — Linda, 9/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is a story of three women spending the summer together in a small cottage on Nantucket.Each of the women are trying to get away from a major life crisis.Throw in a cute college boy with issues of his own and you have a good "beach read." "

    — Peggy, 9/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I liked it. Quick read. "

    — Nicole, 8/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Couldn't get into this one at all. "

    — Annenz, 8/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Perfect for the beach.... only I read it in March hoping that the warm weather would soon follow. Mindless and really nice. "

    — Maggie, 7/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I really got to know and love these women and their lives, I really enjoyed this book! "

    — Holly, 5/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent book about how 3 women are dealing with major problems in their lives. They are each in different places in their lives and each are dealing very differently with their problems. Excellent book! "

    — Jessica, 3/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great beach read from Elin Hilderbrand. Summer in Nantucket tale involving a trio of personalities. One of many enjoyable Summer in Nantucket tales by Elin Hilderbrand. "

    — Kathleen, 1/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love Elin Hilderbrand's novels. She makes me want to visit Nantucket. Once you start one of her novels, you cant put it down!!! "

    — Arianna, 12/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I liked this book. It was a great summer read and the characters were enjoyable with enough substance to seem that they could be real people that you might know. "

    — Suzy, 11/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Quick Easy Read. Good storyline. "

    — Kaity, 11/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Makes me want to go to back to Nantucket and wish I could stay for the WHOLE summer "

    — Christina, 10/26/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Typical chic lit.. "

    — Mrs., 10/21/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Kept my interest throughout. Not as predictable as I first thought. Easy beach read. "

    — Hope, 10/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Loved the characters, loved the story. "

    — Kelli, 8/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Found it very hard to put down! An easy but good read. "

    — Nadine, 6/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good story... good taste of what cancer treatments is like and how it effects your whole life. I liked the dynamic of the three ladies and I liked the ending. "

    — Krystal, 5/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It's like a Lifetime movie on the beach "

    — Joy, 5/4/2012

About Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Nantucket series, the Winter series, and over a dozen stand-alone novels, as well as two novellas. Her book Barefoot was a finalist for the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.

About Rachael Warren

Rachael Warren, an audiobook narrator and actress, is a member of the resident acting company at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, where she has played such roles as Eliza Doolittle, Sally Bowles, Ophelia, and Portia, as well as originating roles in world premieres by artists such as Paula Vogel and Charles Strouse. Her work has also been seen across the United States at regional theaters and on several national tours.