The Beach House, by Jane Green – audio

The Beach House by Jane Green: CD Audiobook CoverFinished audio 8-6-10, rating 3/5, fiction, pub. 2008

This unabridged book was narrated by Cassandra Campbell

Nan is a widower who owns a large house in Nantucket.  When her money runs out she decides the best thing to do is fix up the bedrooms and rent them out for the summer.  She has two boarders, Daniel who has just come out of the closet to his wife and Daph who is on her own when her teen daughter spends the summer with her father.  When Nan’s son, Michael shows up the house is full of camaraderie, even through turmoil.

The blurb on the back of the book focuses on eccentric Nan and she is a great character, but she was just a peripheral player once all of the house guests arrived.  I liked Nan and would have loved the story being a little more deeply focused on her.  While I liked all of the characters the book did become a little too thin when each of their stories were being told at once.

That being said it was a nice audio book for the car.  It was easy listening, if not the most fulfilling of stories.

I checked this book out of the library.