At the Water's Edge

At the Water's Edge

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water's Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year's Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944, Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, are cut off financially by his father, a former army colonel who is already ashamed of his son's inability to serve in the war. When Ellis and his best friend Hank decide that the only way to regain the Colonel's favor is to succeed where the Colonel very publicly failed— by hunting down the famous Loch Ness monster— Maddie reluctantly follows them across the Atlantic, leaving her sheltered world behind. The trio find themselves in a remote village in the...
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781101889398
Characteristics: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Eyre, Justine


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Apr 24, 2018

I have to admit, I had a hard time staying interested at first. Like in previous comments, the reader’s voice is hard to get used to. However, once the plot thickens, I barely noticed my indifference toward the reader’s voice. This was an amazing story, one that lit a fire in my soul. It’s books like these that remind me why I love to read. I hope you can enjoy it as much as I did.

JCLKinsleyR Jan 16, 2016

The reader's voice was not enjoyable, but I stuck with it and enjoyed the story. A romance and friendship set during WWII with monsters of the human and Loch Ness variety.

Sep 28, 2015

The novel was intriguing, but I could not get past the reader's voice. Her intonation and vocal fry were irritating. I checked the book out to read to myself.


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