The Narrowboat Summer Audiobook, by Anne Youngson Play Audiobook Sample

The Narrowboat Summer Audiobook

The Narrowboat Summer Audiobook, by Anne Youngson Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Helen Lloyd Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250790996

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Longest Chapter Length:

70:00 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

31 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

41:19 minutes

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"Narrator Helen Lloyd's consistent pace and subtle British inflections enhance this sweet story about seizing the day with friends." -- AudioFile Magazine From the author of Meet Me at the Museum, a charming novel of second chances, about three women, one dog, and the narrowboat that brings them together. Eve expected Sally to come festooned with suitcases and overnight bags packed with everything she owned, but she was wrong. She arrived on foot, with a rucksack and a carrier bag. “I just walked away,” she said, climbing on to the boat. Eve knew what she meant. Meet Eve, who has left her thirty-year career to become a Free Spirit; Sally, who has waved goodbye to her indifferent husband and two grown-up children; and Anastasia, a defiantly independent narrowboat-dweller, who is suddenly landlocked and vulnerable. Before they quite know what they’ve done, Sally and Eve agree to drive Anastasia’s narrowboat on a journey through the canals of England, as she awaits a life-saving operation. As they glide gently – and not so gently – through the countryside, the eccentricities and challenges of narrowboat life draw them inexorably together, and a tender and unforgettable story unfolds. At summer’s end, all three women must decide whether to return to the lives they left behind, or forge a new path forward. Candid, hilarious, and uplifting, Anne Youngson's The Narrowboat Summer is a celebration of the power of friendship and new experiences to change one’s life, at any age. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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“Narrator Helen Lloyd’s consistent pace and subtle British inflections enhance this sweet story about seizing the day with friends…The boaters run into interesting characters, who are each given a voice as unique as their personality.”

— AudioFile 


  • “Lovely…Another heartening story about the possibility of striking out in a new direction at any age.”

    — Christian Science Monitor

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About Anne Youngson

Anne Youngson is the author of The Narrowboat Summer and Meet Me at the Museum. She had a long successful career in the motor industry before taking an early retirement to focus on her writing. She lives in Oxfordshire, England.

About Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd is a British actor and voice artist who recorded her first voice-over at the age of fourteen. Since then, she has spent much of her life interpreting other people’s words and bringing characters to life. A classically trained actor, she has performed with many of Britain’s leading repertory theaters, as well as at the Edinburgh Festival, the Roundhouse, and on the West End.