• My Oxford Year

  • By: Julia Whelan
  • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
  • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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My Oxford Year

By: Julia Whelan
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Publisher's Summary

She could never have guessed what the year would hold....

Gazing up at the dreaming spires of Oxford, American student Ella Duran can’t believe it: she has finally arrived at Oxford University.

A new life starts, and not even Ella’s handsome lecturer Jamie Davenport can distract her from her classes. But, as the term goes on, Ella can’t deny the growing attraction between them - an attraction that soon turns to love.

And when Ella learns of Jamie’s life-changing secret, their relationship becomes deeper than Ella could have ever anticipated.

As Ella’s Oxford year draws to a close, she must decide whether the dreams she arrived with are the same ones with which she will leave....

©2019 Julia Whelan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"My Oxford Year is an achingly beautiful debut." (Robinne Lee, author of The Idea of You)

"My Oxford Year is a pure delight with unpredictable depths. Julia Whelan has crafted a story that is as fun and charming as it is powerful and wise. Ella Durran is a breath of fresh air and her story will stay with you long after you're done." (Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo)

"My Oxford Year is a funny, tender, heart-breaking coming-of-age adventure." (Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times best-selling author)

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  • Marta Crowley
  • 11-18-22

I loved it

This is easily in the running for my favourite book. Easy read with a twist, a complicated romance for different than expected reasons. Julia Whelan can do no wrong.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-25-22

Unusual feat in the genre

I had no idea how this one will end but it was well worth it.

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  • Mrs S.
  • 09-06-22

Disappointing

It started well but turned into a very poor book. You would not want to be looking for a strong female lead. If you are pick up a different book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-22

Beautiful

A great book. Not my usual go to genre but it brings Oxford alive. Trust in fate and she delivers.

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  • Brandon
  • 08-25-20

A year just wasn’t enough

This book surprised me. I’m not sure what I expected, but it gave me so much more. Read it with my wholehearted recommendation, and perhaps you too will come to its end wishing Julia Whelan had written about so much more than her single Oxford year.

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  • Summer read
  • 08-18-20

Really enjoyed

To have a book written - intelligently, modern Oxford academic life observed , characters relationships and dreams and thoughts interestingly entwined with references to books and poems, poetry and poets from start to finish with charm and wit , well that's amazing in my book.
but to have the author read that book so wonderfully- it's kind of magic really.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-26-22

A must!

I laughed, I cried, absolutely exceptional! Beautifully written and narrated by my favourite narrator! Thank you Julia!

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  • Michele
  • 11-13-22

I'm a huge fan of Julia whelan as a narrator.

as I said I'm a huge fan of anything julia whelan reads but now she has shown me how amazing she also is as a novelist. loved every minute.

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  • Cecile
  • 08-29-22

Powerful and evocative

A powerful and evocative tale that I didn’t expect. I too have been on Ella’s journey and her story brought all those emotions —- good and not so good to the fore.

Thank you Julia Whelan for your amazing book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-31-21

Beautiful

Julia Whelan, on my top narrator list.
Julia Whelan, now on my top author list.
Wow. I sobbed, giggled and sighed. Thankyou.

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  • Dana
  • 01-14-21

I didn’t want it to end

I normally pause before purchasing a book narrated by the author but this was not the case with this book. Julius Whelan had crafted a great story creating empathy and delight. The language is a joy and her narration as always was impeccable.