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Publisher's Summary

Return with Portia and her younger brother, Foster, as they rediscover an abandoned summer resort, consisting of deserted crumbling Victorian summer homes surrounding a vanished lake, which is now a swamp.
Don't miss Gone-Away Lake, the first book about Portia and Foster's adventures.
©1961 Elizabeth Enright, copyright renewed 1989 by Nicholas W. Gillham, Oliver Gillham, and Robert Gillham II (P)2004 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

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"Colleen Delany's lovely reading voice matches the book's old-fashioned formal tone, providing just the right qualities of wonder and mystery." (AudioFile)

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Enright's stories are awesome.

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Enright manages to write absorbing children's stories without dragging in the usual conflicts and plot devices which fill up and drag down most children's literature. She fills her stories with the stuff of real childhood -- imagined or true -- and kids eat it up. Her stories have been family favorites for years.

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Old Favorite!

Such a great, wholesome old favorite from my childhood. Love the story and the narration! Only problem is you can tell it was copied to digital from cd or something. Huge amount of static/skipping around the 1 hour 8 minute mark, like listening to a cd with a scratch. Bit of a disappointment. I've listened to it from the library before with no problems. Audible should have checked the quality of the recording before selling it.

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Great book

This book is the best ever!Elizabeth Enright is a great author and the narrator is perfect! She sounds like what I would imagine Portia would sound like.👍

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Wonderful!

Return to Gone Away is a absolutely beautiful second book to Gone Away Lake. Enright is a amazing author. She portrays the characters and scenes perfectly. She can really paint a scene in your head with her words! Return the Gone Away is definitely a must read!!