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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (801 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Enright Narrator: Colleen Delany Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1988 ISBN: 9781593163099
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Enjoy the follow-up adventures of Portia, Foster, and 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!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/11/2014

    " My review for the previous book, Gone-Away Lake, will pretty much cover this one too - this is another gentle, idyllic story, perfect for summertime reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bella | 2/9/2014

    " a girl named Portia Blake and her family came back to Gone-Away Lake,to move into an old house locked up tightley for nearly half a century. So it's completely covered in dust and dirt so they have to clean it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clara | 2/9/2014

    " I had been waiting to get my grimy little paws on the sequel to "Gone Away Lake" since I had to return it to the library before it had been read, many years before. An utterly delightful book, chock-full of gems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Sammis | 2/1/2014

    " Follow up to the excellent Gone-Away Lake. I love the illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine P | 1/27/2014

    " Love this one. The story and characters are not as well developed as they are in Gone-Away but the idea of exploring a house like this is magical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deena | 1/25/2014

    " This was very nearly as delightful as the first one. I really will have to see about getting copies of both of these at some point, and add more of Ms. Enright's work to my to-be-read list... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Estepp | 1/23/2014

    " sort of like the first book was an idealized summer adventure i would've liked to have had as a kid, the sequel was sort of an idealized adventure i would like to have now. sure, the children were there and doing their kid thing, but mostly i kept thinking, "um, please can this all happen to me? i would very much like to purchase a shambling house in the middle of practically nowhere for a tiny song and discover that it is filled with antiques and curiosities and treasures that i will discover, as i go about the happy task of cleaning and remodeling and making it all so to-die-for that i will have to quit my city job and move to a small town where i will divide my time between writing for the local paper and penning the great american novel." i mean, seriously. where do i sign up? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/22/2014

    " The sequel to Gone-Away Lake, this novel is just as fun and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoyfulK | 1/16/2014

    " Great bedtime reading for ages 8 to 108. Read Goneaway Lake first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/10/2014

    " I don't think I could ever tire of Enright's story telling. She has a way of being descriptive without being too flowery and a way of bringing her characters to life. Fun quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail | 1/1/2014

    " One of the best stories I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 12/30/2013

    " Very good. It may have even been as good as the first one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn McCary | 12/25/2013

    " The focus this time is not on the swamp and its decaying houses (although they do play their part) but on the old house being made new for a modern family to live it. A warm and wonderful booked drenched in the sense of forever and of discovery that made summer so magical in childhood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 12/3/2013

    " This sequel isn't quite as magical as the first book but it is still a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 12/3/2013

    " A continuation of a great book. To be able not just to find these houses, but to actually get to live in one... I'm fairly sure this is where my dream of buying an old Victorian fixer-upper came from. Definitely a classic that I plan on sharing with my own children someday. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 12/3/2013

    " I enjoyed this book even more than the first Gone Away book, mainly because I loved the descriptions of the house and all the treasures in it. I wish we could find our own Villa Caprice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/19/2013

    " Another of my favorite comfort books--another wonderful summer at Gone-Away, exploring a house that has been closed for fifty years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 8/26/2013

    " A sequel that is actually just as good as the original! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah Smilansky | 8/6/2013

    " the blake family moves to a new house: the villa caprice. they discover tons of secrets, but read the first book to understand this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 8/6/2013

    " More wish-fulfillment, this time with an attic of antiques and legends of lost jewelry. Still heaven. =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie (a.k.a. QE3) | 7/11/2013

    " Now, I just wish this series would go on and on! Though I really love fantasy and YA, it's sometimes essential for me to take a break from those and just read some "younger" books. This was one of my favorites. I wish I was there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/1/2013

    " I remember these being some of my favorite books when I was younger...but that's sadly about all I remember now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/1/2013

    " The sequel to the wonderful Gone Away Lake allows us to return to the great characters one more time. Minnie and Pin are fun as always and the kids continue to explore, especially their new house, the former Villa Caprice. Fun, but not as extraordinary as the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauralea | 5/3/2012

    " I usually HATE sequels because they ruin the first book for me if they flop. But this book was a lovely addition to the wonderful Gone Away Lake. Read it, even you're not a child!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zoe | 2/28/2012

    " A fun, escapist book for readers of any age who loves old houses and carefree summer adventures. This sort of book doesn't once mention any social or environmental ill. Do such books exist anymore? Should they? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly's Sister | 2/24/2011

    " I was kindof disappointed with this book. I don' think it is as good as he first Gone-Away book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/5/2011

    " A worthy sequel to a charming classic. Good fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/3/2011

    " I was sad when this book ended, especially because there are no more sequels so it was my last trip to Gone-Away Lake! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiwiria | 8/23/2010

    " Not quite as good as the first book in the series, but then it is hard to improve on perfection ;) And it's still really excellent, and a wonderful comfort read, even if the plot isn't as interesting and a tad more repetative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 7/5/2010

    " I like this, but not nearly as well as the first book. I think this reread was only the third time I've read this one and it really just isn't as good as the first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 6/4/2010

    " The sequel to the wonderful Gone Away Lake allows us to return to the great characters one more time. Minnie and Pin are fun as always and the kids continue to explore, especially their new house, the former Villa Caprice. Fun, but not as extraordinary as the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/29/2010

    " The focus this time is not on the swamp and its decaying houses (although they do play their part) but on the old house being made new for a modern family to live it. A warm and wonderful booked drenched in the sense of forever and of discovery that made summer so magical in childhood. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie | 2/7/2010

    " I was just reflecting, as I often do, on the genius of Elizabeth Enright.

    ***
    He turned to his cousin. "I've named him already, though, and I named him after you: Julian Jarman Frog."

    "Thanks a lot," Julian said. "I appreciate that a lot." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/5/2010

    " I may love this sequel even better than the original, which is saying something! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 9/8/2009

    " the blake family moves to a new house: the villa caprice. they discover tons of secrets, but read the first book to understand this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 8/10/2009

    " Another of my favorite comfort books--another wonderful summer at Gone-Away, exploring a house that has been closed for fifty years. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/24/2009

    " I remember these being some of my favorite books when I was younger...but that's sadly about all I remember now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/19/2009

    " The sequel to Gone-Away Lake, this novel is just as fun and interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 12/17/2008

    " A wonderful Sequel to Gone Away Lake. I enjoyed the suspense and the fantasy in it. Very enjoyable children's book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly's Sister | 6/27/2008

    " I was kindof disappointed with this book. I don' think it is as good as he first Gone-Away book. "

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Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.