Read by Betsie Bush

(4.6 stars; 24 reviews)

Sarah Orne Jewett is best known for her clean and clear descriptive powers that at once elevate common-place daily events to something remarkable, and lend dignity and grace to the most humble and homely human character.

In Deephaven, go with her on vacation to an unforgettable sea side village where time runs slower and small pleasures are intensified. Much space is given to outdoor rambles and sights and events of daily living that draw you into another era. Jewett's loving and gentle descriptions of the people and life of Deephaven will make you sorry when the book is over, and long to be able to find that village for yourself. (Summary by Brenda Price) (5 hr 18 min)


Preface & Kate Lancaster's Plan 17:05 Read by Betsie Bush
The Brandon House and the Lighthouse 25:09 Read by Betsie Bush
My Lady Brandon and the Widow Jim 34:43 Read by Betsie Bush
Deephaven Society 23:04 Read by Betsie Bush
The Captains 14:14 Read by Betsie Bush
Danny 20:54 Read by Betsie Bush
Captain Sands 13:59 Read by Betsie Bush
The Circus at Denby 32:11 Read by Betsie Bush
Cunner-Fishing 51:14 Read by Betsie Bush
Mrs. Bonny 20:45 Read by Betsie Bush
In Shadow 24:00 Read by Betsie Bush
Miss Chauncey 22:28 Read by Betsie Bush
Last Days in Deephaven 18:59 Read by Betsie Bush


a lovely take of a simpler time

(5 stars)

As a Maine girl myself, I had an extra special appreciation for this story of two young women who spent a summer in a quaint Maine fishing village. The times were simpler, though harder for many folks. The real charm of the book is in the author's ability to paint the character and genuineness of the people and the country with her words. I felt like I was there with the two girls myself, and it was hard sometimes to come back to the cold reality of a Maine winter after capering with them through the woods and over the beaches during a Maine summer. Can't wait to read the next book I can find by this wonderful author. The reader did a very fine job as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this "read"!

so easy to listen to. I wish that Deephaven were a real place.

(5 stars)


(5 stars)

what a lovely book, and so well read.