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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (286 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew M. Greeley Narrator: Erika Leigh, Bill Weideman, Dale Hull Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN: 9781423386360
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For childhood friends Leo Kelly, Jane Devlin, and newly ordained "Packy" Keenan, the summers they spent at the lake together were times of pure magic. And no summer was more enchanting than the summer of 1948 - until a tragic car wreck killed two of their friends. The rich and prominent "Old House" families of Chicago banded together to protect their own - the driver, who was drunk, was the son of a local doctor. There was a cover-up and a vicious scandal. Leo left for the Korean War, and the three friends' summers at the lake were gone forever. . . Until thirty years later when Leo, still obsessed by the memory of Jane and the need to solve the mystery of what really happened that fateful summer, comes back to Chicago and back to the lake. Jane is more beautiful than ever, but her life has been an unhappy one, trapped in a loveless marriage and haunted by the memory of Leo. She has returned to the lake to try to piece her life back together. Disillusioned with the priesthood, Packy realizes he's in love with Jane, too. But as a best friend and confidant to Leo and Jane, he faces a difficult choice this summer: should he help his oldest friend win back the woman of his dreams or pursue what might be his own last chance for love? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn | 9/2/2013

    " Eh, didn't love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 2/8/2013

    " It's a small bit, but I especially liked the part with the priest in Vatican City for Vatican II. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/8/2012

    " entertaining summer read with insight "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 8/28/2012

    " I have decided not to finish this book. I have read almost half, and just can't get into it! So, clearly, I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie Myers | 7/8/2012

    " I actually read this book once before... but I forgot. I think I liked it better the first time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 4/2/2012

    " Had not read his work. Enjoyable,hard to put down .good summer read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mo | 4/1/2012

    " I enjoyed this novel by Andrew Greeley. Story about friends that grew up near each other at a lake and a auto accident that changed their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlene | 3/26/2012

    " Told from the point of view of a young priest and his friends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chayrl | 10/28/2011

    " A sweet story of young love lost, but never forgotten. It has just the right amount of mystery added to it, truly enjoyed this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 7/1/2010

    " Disappointed with this book. I had trouble going back and forth through the decades with the different main characters and that's not usually a problem. The storyline was just OK. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 6/17/2010

    " I have decided not to finish this book. I have read almost half, and just can't get into it! So, clearly, I would not recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mo | 7/10/2008

    " I enjoyed this novel by Andrew Greeley. Story about friends that grew up near each other at a lake and a auto accident that changed their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annie | 6/29/2007

    " I actually read this book once before... but I forgot. I think I liked it better the first time around. "

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About the Author
Andrew Greeley is a Catholic priest and sociologist, and the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including Summer at the Lake and Contract with an Angel, which are available from Brilliance Audio. He lives in Chicago.
About the Narrator

Bill Weideman has been active in theater since the first grade, and this interest led him to an undergraduate degree from Michigan State in radio and television broadcasting. He helped found the Ionia Community Theater and has performed with Central Park Players, Muskegon Civic Theater, and other regional theater groups. He has narrated and directed for Brilliance for many years. His repertoire includes everything from thrillers to romance to westerns to science fiction. He is also well-known in West Michigan as the patriarch of the Weideman Family Band.