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28 Summers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elin Hilderbrand

Narrated By: Erin Bennett

Date: June 2020

Duration: 15 hours 26 minutes


A "captivating and bittersweet" novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Summer of '69: Their secret love affair has lasted for decades—but this could be the summer that changes everything (People).

When Mallory Blessing's son, Link, receives deathbed instructions from his mother to call a number on a slip of paper in her desk drawer, he's not sure what to expect. But he certainly does not expect Jake McCloud to answer. It's the late spring of 2020 and Jake's wife, Ursula DeGournsey, is the frontrunner in the upcoming Presidential election.

There must be a mistake, Link thinks. How do Mallory and Jake know each other?

Flash back to the sweet summer of 1993: Mallory has just inherited a beachfront cottage on Nantucket from her aunt, and she agrees to host her brother's bachelor party. Cooper's friend from college, Jake McCloud, attends, and Jake and Mallory form a bond that will persevere—through marriage, children, and Ursula's stratospheric political rise—until Mallory learns she's dying.

Based on the classic film Same Time Next Year (which Mallory and Jake watch every summer), 28 Summers explores the agony and romance of a one-weekend-per-year affair and the dramatic ways this relationship complicates and enriches their lives, and the lives of the people they love.


  • Karen H.

    A fabulous touching story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect summer book! I do wish I had a book club to discuss what others thought. I thought the central characters brother summed it correctly "He has a wife and a marriage, and you have Labor Day dreams. I enjoyed listening to , and enjoyed the narrator, and enjoyed every minute of this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Tracy B.

    First and last time with this author. I read fiction to get away from political and social opinions, preferring to think for myself. I'm grown and woke. Very poor attempt to address what must surely be all her "hot buttons" Homosexuality, pro-choice, women's discrimination, and "Me Too" movement (with a long and boring chapter devoted to a character conveniently named "kavandish" who just happened to be nominated for supreme court judge in the year 2019. Uh, ringing any bells, Judge Kavanagh? Geez. I would have found it funny except I was too busy eye rolling and hoping she would just get on with the story. Of course, this said judge was accused of sexual assault in his past and the accuser was devastated when she wasn't believed. Bottom line, the story ended shortly after this ridiculous section that had absolutely nothing to do with the main characters. Very anti-climatic and disappointing. I kept thinking something would happen with the main couple who were engaging in a long term extramarital affair. Some sort of full circle or something??!! Nope. Basic message: Have yourself a "same time next year" partner. Makes life so much better and it's really cool, too. Don't waist a credit, regardless of your political or social feelings. Most of us who use this forum are over 16 years old. Narrator was ok, though:)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Nancy L.

    Great easy summer read and good narration... hard to hit stop (vs. page turner)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This book was a series of her books that I read! Great summer beach read! Extra fun for me with all the South Bend memories. I grew up there so all the places, references were extra touching, made me more invested in the story. Highly recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia D.

    amazing book that had me so captivated I didn't want to go to sleep! very sad as well so be prepared. I cried my eyes out of the end

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Randi B.

    My favorite book in a while. Easy, light read. Page turned as well! Just wanted to keep seeing what happened next

  • Shannon D.

    I did not like this story at all. And I was annoyed by all of the rhetorical questions.

  • Debbie J.

    Another wonderful book by Elin Hildebrand! Kept me captivated until the very end!! Loved it! ❤️❤️

  • Patty I

    I liked this book. I just hated that a woman would give her whole life to be with someone for only 3 days a year. A waste of her life I thought. I was happy when her brother finally brought that up! And Jake what a weenie. Couldn’t leave to be with the woman he really loved.

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