The Blue Bistro: A Novel Audiobook, by Elin Hilderbrand Play Audiobook Sample

The Blue Bistro: A Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Christina Delaine Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781427222695

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

37

Longest Chapter Length:

31:32 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

03:17 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

22:44 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

37

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Publisher Description

Elin Hilderbrand, author of the enchanting Summer People and The Beach Club, invites you to experience the perfect getaway with her sparkling novel, The Blue Bistro. Adrienne Dealey has spent the past six years working for hotels in exotic resort towns. This summer she has decided to make Nantucket home. Left flat broke by her ex-boyfriend, she is desperate to earn some fast money. When the desirable Thatcher Smith, owner of Nantucket's hottest restaurant, is the only one to offer her a job, she wonders if she can get by with no restaurant experience. Thatcher gives Adrienne a crash course in the business...and they share an instant attraction. But there is a mystery about their situation: what is it about Fiona, the Blue Bistro's chef, that captures Thatcher's attention again and again? And why does such a successful restaurant seem to be in its final season before closing its doors for good? Despite her uncertainty, Adrienne must decide whether to open her heart for the first time, or move on, as she always does. Infused with intimate Nantucket detail and filled with the warmth of passion and the breeze of doubt, The Blue Bistro is perfect summer reading.

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"I love her books! She reminds me of MaryKay Andrews and Patti Callahan Henry... and I love the beach setting... I grew up in the south, but this book has me wanting to board another plane back to Nantucket to visit all of those places that I did not in my youth! What a sweet story! Love her books!!"

— Tricia (4 out of 5 stars)

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  • A wonderfully poignant behind-the-scenes journey into the world of high-end restaurants, island life, and the inner workings of the human heart. A great summer story.

    — Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief
  • “The Blue Bistro is a wonderful, wonderful love story, the kind that you read, then recommend to many many friends - and so, I recommend it to you. Highly.

    — James Patterson, bestselling author of Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

The Blue Bistro Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 3.81481481481481 out of 53.81481481481481 out of 53.81481481481481 out of 53.81481481481481 out of 53.81481481481481 out of 5 (3.81)
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Narration: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • 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

    — 5/10/2024
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Loved this book too!!! "

    — Nicole, 2/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I wanted to like it more than I did, but there was something missing. It was OK. "

    — Jaclyn24, 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Didn't like the ending. I thought the main character was too sappy by the end. "

    — Alison, 1/26/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved that this takes place on Nantucket. I found the background restaurant info interesting. The characters were great. Terrific beach read!! I did get choked up at the end. "

    — Jessica, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " All her books make me hungry but this one made me seriously think about opening a restaurant. "

    — Toni, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " What a beautiful sad/happy book. Love, life and death are rolled together as a story unfolds... "

    — Marti, 1/18/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really liked reading this book....I didn't want to put it down. Put the ending left me wanting. "

    — Jann, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Elin Hilderbrand is such a good writer! She completely pulls you in and doesn't let you go until the end. "

    — Noreen, 1/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Absolutely loved as I have plenty of experience in restaurant management and could completely related. Loved.... "

    — Alex, 1/10/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed this love story. 2nd book I've read of this author and really liked her style. I kind of knew what was going to happen at the end but still a good story! "

    — Lesley, 12/19/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love all her books. This one I could especially relate to, having working in restaurants for a long time. :) "

    — Larissa, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cute book, Elin writes a romantic book on love, however I did not like the ending it finished too abruptly for me. "

    — Joanna, 12/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a cute story. A little disorganized, but good enough for a mindless Saturday read. "

    — tangerine3000, 11/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I've read every single one of Hildebrand's books and they are all so wonderful. This was one oft top three... "

    — Leslie, 11/23/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I was thrilled with this book. Then it took over my emotions and left me a mess of love and broken hearted. I still can't figure out how I feel about everything that happened and didn't happen. "

    — Jennie, 11/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 3.5 stars. Wonderfully written. Great story line. Characters are real. The ending was a bit unsettling for me. I needed better closure for Thatch and Adrienne. I wish there was a sequel! "

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

    " I loved this book..it was an easy read... "

    — Bev, 10/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " even though i was a little disappointed with the ending, i really enjoyed this book. It made me want to try new recipes, new restaurants, new wines, visit nantucket, and even entertain the idea of new beginnings (career choices, residence location, etc). the story was very entertaining. "

    — yvette, 7/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this book and it's surprising ending. "

    — Kathy, 7/13/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a fast read with great characters, like most Elin Hilderbrand novels. I enjoyed the main character and the book overall, my only complaint was that I wanted more closure at the end. Still a great read! "

    — Karen, 7/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " i loved this book. easy read . maybe it was the hidden subject that captured my heart. i cried which m.eans i was emotionally invested "

    — Monica, 6/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was A little boring. I almost didn't finish it and it was very unrealistic. "

    — Masea, 5/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " This book didn't have much of a plot. It was mostly about the details of the restaurant business and less about the story. "

    — Carrie, 4/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This is the first book by this author that I've read. I really liked the characters and the plot and will read more from her. It was definitely a beach read but I highly recommend! "

    — Julie, 11/17/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is an enjoyable easy read. "

    — Marlee, 10/25/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Nice light read. I would have liked to eat at the restaurant "

    — Susann, 9/21/2012

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 Christina Delaine

Christina Delaine is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and accomplished stage actress. Her theater credits include Jewtopia, the longest-running comedy in Off-Broadway history, and the title role in Antigone at both Portland Center Stage and Kentucky Repertory Theatre. She holds a BA degree from Dartmouth College and an MFA in acting from Brown University.