Firefly Summer

  • by Maeve Binchy
  • Narrated by Kate Binchy
  • 23 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"Firefly Summer is warm, humorous, sad and happy. Reading it is a joy" (Irish Independent )
In the summer of 1962, an American millionaire arrives in a small, sleepy Irish town with far-reaching consequences.
For the children of the Ryan family, the long hot summers are usually spent playing in the ruins of a large, abandoned house. But when the American, Patrick O'Neill, buys the ruins, dreams are made and broken and secrets which should never be revealed are betrayed.
Firefly Summer tells interlocking stories of love lost and won during four fateful years in the life of a close-knit Irish community.


What the Critics Say

"Totally engrossing....Unforgettable....An absolutely grand story....A lyrical and compelling family drama....Mountfern and its residents come vibrantly alive." (The Plain Dealer)
"The secrets hidden behind lace curtains, a young girl's first kiss, children's summer games, unexpected pregnancies, sudden deaths. She makes us feel as if we also know the place and the people....One of those good, old-fashioned stories that are as comfortable and comforting as home itself." (The Philadelphia Inquirer)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Pure joy

Fantastic and cleverly written with amazing dialogue and beautiful humour. Brilliantly narrated. Loved it all.
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- Lynn Turton


i found this book enjoyable despite the fact it didn't seem to have a real hook or edge to it, it was just a story that you wanted to keep listening to. The narrator was marvelous.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-04-2007
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group