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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781600241925
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In high school, Olivia, Tracy and Holly were known as the Godmothers: the girls everyone wanted to be and know. And their friendship has endured throughout the ensuing decades. Now, with the death of Olivia's husband, a wealthy Italian Count, and her return to America, the friends decide to reunite on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean. Along with Tracy’s college-aged daughter and a two-man crew, they begin their journey into paradise uneventfully, enjoying the sun and the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean.
Then, the smallest mistake unleashes a series of devastating events, leaving the women crewless, starving, and terrified. Almost overnight, what was meant to be a blissful vacation devolves into a desperate fight for survival, as they soon find themselves battling the elements, a horrifying attack by drug traffickers, and their own frailties.

Still Summer is at once a breathtaking adventure and a story about the bonds of friendship, the love between mothers and their children, and the strengths we don’t know we possess until we are faced with our own mortality.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This fast-paced novel borrows qualities from several genres—suspense, survival epic, coming-of-age—and mostly succeeds in melding the better aspects of each…Mitchard’s fans will appreciate this high-stakes adventure.” 

    Publishers Weekly 

  • “Susan Ericksen masterfully portrays childhood friends Tracy, Holly, and Olivia and their enduring friendship.” 

    Audiofile 

  • “Fans will enjoy this mix of seafaring adventure and romantic suspense.” 

    Booklist 

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/19/2014

    " Not a bad book. Had an element of suspense I've not seen in some of her other books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 2/16/2014

    " From the jacket description of this book I expected an amazing page turner. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. The characters were transparent and the plot was very thin. You could see the direction this misadventure was taking chapters before the author arrived at the dock. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 2/11/2014

    " I can't get past the first 75 pages. I have started (and restarted, and restarted) this book a few times, and it's like a mental block. I will finish it this summer... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 2/9/2014

    " Jacquelyn Michard's books usually hold my attentiona nd it is no different with this book. SHe takes 3 friends and the daughter of one on a journey they will remember for the rest of their lives. 4 best friends from HS get together 20 years later to console one who just lost her husband. They decide to take a trip to the Islands on a private boat captained by Lenny and Michel. One friend backs out when her husband needs minor surgery...she's the lucky one! Tracy takes Cammie her 17 year old daughter in her place. Lenny and Michel meet with disaster and the 4 women have to man the sail boat on the high seas on their own. They run into Ernesto, Carlo and the American friend who are murderers and drug dealers. This proves to be an interesting story..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " I quite liked it. Definitely not what I expected from Mitchard. More suspense and action type plotting. Still, it had some issues and some of the characters were not all that developed. Some of the actions taken were a little dumb at times and left me wondering, but overall I did enjoy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becky C. | 1/30/2014

    " Ugh! Too many things occured that defied reason and/or just weren't believable--forgetting about the existence of a rescue-signaling device and actually having the charaters say something like "The rescue beacon---why didn't we remember this before?". This is a very bad Lifetime movie waiting to happen. The only positive thing I can say about it is that it made my 30 minute sessions on the elliptical go by more quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/11/2014

    " Boy, does it take a while to get into this book. It is relatively worth the effort. This is a good book about selflessness, selfishness, motherhood and crisis management! There were a few loose ends and I'm still trying to figure out the significance of the can opener, but I enjoyed it anyways. "

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

    " I loved this book!!! The suspense was what kept me turning page after page after page. And yes, we all know someone like Olivia--who we wish we could throw overboard!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 12/29/2013

    " pretty good story. I liked this - although i wanted to smack the daughter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 donna | 12/24/2013

    " this was an entertaining fast read, good story although quite predictable. Nothing earth shattering but kept me reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kelly | 12/15/2013

    " Poorly written and poorly edited. Character development severely lacking and no sense of the relationships connecting the characters. Skip this one. "

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

    " I enjoyed this book. There were parts that made me tear up, and all in all it was a good summer read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 11/26/2013

    " Bad plot, terrible characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 11/24/2013

    " Enjoyed it, was an easy summer read. Some tense moments, some tender moments. If I learned anything from this book, it would have to be that we all have the power to survive if we dig deep enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pia | 11/10/2013

    " A great book! Don't read this on a cruise:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 11/5/2013

    " Probably should rate 2-1/2 stars. The middle of the book with the tragedy unfolding at sea was pretty gripping but the characters and their lives and relationships were uninteresting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Kendall | 8/19/2013

    " Great yarn that has the girl family side and adventure. First half of the books has the hint of something to come in the eerie background. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Sandy | 4/14/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. About real women in a frightening catastrophic situation that brings out the best for three of the characters and the worst for one of them. unforgettable characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rhonda | 10/17/2012

    " UUUGGGHHH....I couldn't even finish this book. Sooo many useless words. Ms. Mitchard definately owns a thesaurus and she intended to use every descriptive word in it for this horrible book. If i had twenty thumbs they would all point DOWN! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 6/1/2012

    " A good read!! Interesting characters, adventure, suspense and somewhat sexy!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Linda | 2/15/2012

    " Four women go on a Caribbean (small boat) cruise, and bad things happen. It felt a little contrived, and unrealistic, but was a quick read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 2/8/2012

    " A little unbelievable/overly dramatic for my taste- and definitely more violent than I was expecting from Jacquelyn Mitchard. Definitely not one of my favorites of hers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lindy | 1/7/2012

    " Long story of semi-friends stuck on a boat together. Not the best thing I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 11/1/2011

    " Was a very good book. Couldn't stop thinking about it for days afterwards. Was a bit slow initially, but stick with it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Butler | 9/28/2011

    " I thought it was an ok book through most of it, but I was sobbing through the last few chapters..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill | 9/3/2011

    " The abridgement of the audiobook was so choppy I had to get the book to figure out what was going on. Turns out that wasn't really worth the effort since everything was pretty predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 7/20/2011

    " LOVED it. Laughed and cried. Definitely recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/18/2011

    " Great action read for women! It's a thriller and a story about relationships. The everyday woman put in an unbelievable situation and overcoming the odds. I recommend reading this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 4/17/2011

    " First Jacquelyn mitchard book I have not loved "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen | 3/24/2011

    " I can say yet, b/c I haven't gotten very far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 3/21/2011

    " I would have given it four stars had it ended one chapter sooner. I was actually in tears at the end of the second last chapter. And then came, what I feel was an unecessary and flat last chapter. Very suspenseful read though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mandy37 | 1/27/2011

    " Did not care for this at all. I really have to stop buying clearanced books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna | 1/18/2011

    " LOVED it. Laughed and cried. Definitely recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ndecamp | 1/18/2011

    " Don't waste your time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joelle | 12/17/2010

    " This would make a great movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 11/22/2010

    " It was one of those books where I was intrigued by the story, yet frustrated. The characters were not very likable, and everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, which I don't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 10/31/2010

    " This book started out ok but then it really grabbed me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Raidene | 10/1/2010

    " I read the author's Deep End of the Ocean years ago on Oprah's recommendation and really enjoyed it. I haven't read anything else by her over the years but thought I would give this one a try. What a disappointment. I can't believe I read the whole plodding thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 9/30/2010

    " very good book, a little violent but a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 9/3/2010

    " After a loggy start, this turned into a powerful and moving story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 8/28/2010

    " about a 3rd of the way in, I can really relate to the mother/daughter conflict. And feel something ominous brewing on the water. "

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About the Author
Author Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, launched Oprah’s Book Club and became an international bestseller, hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her other works, including The Most Wanted, Twelve Times Blessed, The Breakdown Lane, and Cage of Stars have also been well received. Mitchard has appeared on the Today show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, MSNBC, and numerous other local and national television and radio programs. She was a contributing editor for Parenting magazine and wrote a weekly syndicated column until 2007 which appeared in more than one hundred newspapers across the country. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Life, Reader’s Digest, TV Guide, Ladies’ Home Journal, and many other publications. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and nine children.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.