Extended Audio Sample

Download The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners Audiobook, by Luanne Rice Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (996 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Luanne Rice Narrator: Blair Brown Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9780739343678
Regular Price: $15.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Years ago, Lyra Davis left behind a world of wealth and privilege and the people she loved most in the world, unable to reconcile the expectations of her celebrated family with the longings of her own wild heart. Now she lives quietly among a community of expatriates on the isle of Capri, slowly, carefully learning to live fully for the first time, flourishing in the friendship of a singular man who recognizes in her a kindred spirit. 

Granddaughter of the reigning doyenne of Newport, Rhode Island, wise beyond her sixteen years, Pell Davis is poised to take her place at the pinnacle of society. Yet she and her young sister still long for the mother who ran away from them when they were children so that they could be raised by the father they adored. Pell knows that Lyra felt she loved them best by leaving. But with her father now dead and her sister veering dangerously into fantasy, she will travel across an ocean to find the mother she remembers and the deeper truths they all need so desperately….

Lyrical, unforgettable, Luanne Rice’s new novel unfolds against a background of timeless beauty, as an unlikely love affair reshapes the meaning of devotion and three generations of women resist the pull of memory and tradition to find a new way forward.

Download and start listening now!

BK_RAND_001905

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camandwmm | 2/8/2014

    " A moving story of a young girl to reunite her and her sister with their mother. It is a warm and sad tale. It is a continuation of the characters in "The Geometry of Sisters". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherri True | 2/6/2014

    " A story about family relationships and how to make them work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terry G. | 2/3/2014

    " I thought it was a little over the top; emotionally dramatic. Story line was good, characters were a contination from "The Geometry of Sisters". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Vandenbosch | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and the setting, even though in Capri, Italy it reminded me of Croatia and my vacation with family last summer. It is a easy read with very likable characters and a nice story about forgiveness and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/27/2014

    " I love how so many of her books are connected but its not necessary to have read them in order. I had read the Geometry of Sisters so it was fun to revisit some of the characters and have Pell and Lucy become the main characters in this book. This was a really emotional book to read. It is so hard to imagine a mother leaving her children and then to find out that Lyra had taken Pell with her when she was going to commit suicide and add in the question if she would have taken Pell with her when she jumped off the bridge. Wow. It was a heavy storyline! But so well done. The emotions were so real. I also appreciate that while the ending was happy its not a generic happily-ever-after kind of ending. It was comprimise and everyone becoming satisfied with how their life was. Much more realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/16/2014

    " This was an excellent book. It was 90% family drama and 10% romance, and while I would have liked there to be more of a romance storyline, the plot & writing were great. Definitely worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 1/8/2014

    " A good easy read. Helped me clean out my tear ducts a bit... but nothing too earth shattering. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ReneeB | 1/5/2014

    " I liked this book, but I feel that there was no closure at the end. Just wondering if there's a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andra | 12/20/2013

    " read this in one day. a sequel to The Geometry of Sisters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Ratkowski | 12/20/2013

    " Good story, quick and easy to read. The descriptions of Capri made me want to book a trip and visit. I just had a hard time believing that Pell (one of the main characters) was only 16............. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey K | 12/6/2013

    " Not has good as the first Newport Beach series, but it was ok "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanna Hansen | 12/3/2013

    " Luanne Rice has captured many of the feelings of a person separated from her parents at an early age. For many, these feelings are never identified. Amazing story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joan | 11/20/2013

    " Not my favorite Rice book, but I'll probaby continue to pick them up when I see a new one. I do like her stlye, just something about the subject and characters didn't hit me right. Her descriptions of Capri made me want to visit, though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda D. | 10/10/2012

    " Luanne Rice is a quick easy read with some depth of character and a little historical research thrown in. Good fill in time when I am between books with more texture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tisha | 9/11/2012

    " Easy read, quaint story. The author did a nice job of fleshing out the characters and not just the main characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/27/2011

    " eh. nothing too much to write home about. easy-breezy, indeed, but i didn't find myself truly caring about the characters. better luck next time, perhaps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle St.clair | 12/9/2011

    " Very slow reading for the first 100 pages. Almost stopped reading it. But so glad I finished this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dymphna | 10/17/2011

    " The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners is a rich, multi-layered book that deals with such compelling issues as family secrets, family roles, love and coming of age. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 8/24/2011

    " Overall an enjoyable book. A little typical Luanne Rice style of family drama at the teen and adult level. Didn't wow me but I didn't have any trouble finishing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 7/7/2011

    " Loved it. This was a continuation of The Geometry of Sisters. This made a great audio book, kept me engaged and had a few twists I didn't see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Johnson | 5/25/2011

    " Not as good as some of her other books...a little too predictable, but still worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 5/6/2011

    " I thought this was a really good book. I had to get used to the flipping from one character to another. I did not know this was the 2nd book. It did not seem like it. The story pretty much fills in the blanks. It is a good story. "

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

    " I loved this book,,,mostly about the description of Capri,,the story line was really good to..but she is awesome about describing the surrounding..this is the second one to Geomatry of Sisters.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/9/2011

    " Another good relationship story as a daughter reunites with her mother and discovers more about her own past. "

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

    " A moving story of a young girl to reunite her and her sister with their mother. It is a warm and sad tale. It is a continuation of the characters in "The Geometry of Sisters". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 2/18/2011

    " Not one of Ms. Rice's best.....the characters were, for me, a bit hard to relate to. The descriptions of Capri were wonderful, though, and are making me look forward to my visit there this summer! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/8/2011

    " Two disjointed families reunite one summer on a Mediterranean Island. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/27/2011

    " I enjoy the way Luanne Rice unfolds a story!! And this was surely not a disappointment.....excellent read!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shana | 1/25/2011

    " makes me want to go to Capri "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathey | 1/20/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book as it took place in Capri! This author always makes me tear up and that's when I know that I like the book! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 1/8/2011

    " It was OK. A bit on the juvenile adult side, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/15/2010

    " eh. nothing too much to write home about. easy-breezy, indeed, but i didn't find myself truly caring about the characters. better luck next time, perhaps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 12/15/2010

    " Really enjoyed this book even though it is not one I would have chosen for myself. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 12/5/2010

    " This book was recommended by a friend. Each main character seems to be joined in the loss at a young age of a loved one. At times it is a bit contrived and some characters have no voice, even at a time of reconciliation. It is an interesting insight into the lifestyle of the Isle of Capri. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Luanne RiceLuanne Rice is the author of twenty-six novels, most recently The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer’s Child, and Beach Girls, among many New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
About the Narrator

Blair Brown is a Tony Award–winning actor. Her best known role is Nina Sharp from the television series Fringe. She prepares for recording audiobooks the same way she does for her other roles: by reading the text three times.