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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,793 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elin Hilderbrand Narrator: Katie Hale Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Greg and Tess MacAvoy are one of four prominent Nantucket couples who count each other as best friends. As pillars of their close-knit community, the MacAvoys, Kapenashes, Drakes, and Wheelers are important to their friends and neighbors, and especially to each other. But just before the beginning of another idyllic summer, Greg and Tess are killed when their boat capsizes during an anniversary sail. As the warm weather approaches and the island mourns their loss, nothing can prepare the MacAvoys’ closest friends for what will be revealed.

Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Castaways is a sensitive portrayal of the complexities of friendship. Hilderbrand’s characters illustrate the alliances, insecurities and joys that color adult relationships. But it’s also a cautionary tale about hanging out with the same people all the time.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Readers of women’s fiction…should be satisfied with this tale of knotty relationships set against the lovely Nantucket backdrop.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Hilderbrand has a master’s touch at characterization, making the novel’s players seem so familiar that the revelation of their secrets is irresistible.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Theresa Wild | 2/15/2014

    " This was a great story of friendship, marriage, healing and love. Worth reading! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jen | 2/14/2014

    " I did not enjoy this book at all....too much flashing back to past. The story rambled about things that didn't seem to go with the story line... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo Keefe | 2/14/2014

    " loved it.. I got so involved in all the characters and I loved how each main character told their story.. great book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Randall | 2/9/2014

    " I really expected this to be about two people stranded on an island and falling in love. Boy was I wrong! It took a little while to get into the story, but when I did, I loved it! "

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About the Narrator

Katie Hale’s friendly and upbeat delivery has been put to good use in hundreds of radio spots, website tutorials, educational projects, and industrial videos. A professional actor and singer as well, Katie is a whiz with accents, dialects, and character voices and is a critically-acclaimed audiobook narrator.