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We Are Water

By: Wally Lamb
Narrated by: Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, Tavia Gilbert, Richard Ferrone, Edoardo Ballerini, Cynthia Darlow, Therese Plummer
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Summary

From New York Times best-selling Author Wally Lamb, this is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy.

As Annie Oh’s wedding day approaches, she finds herself at the mercy of hopes and fears about the momentous change ahead. She has just emerged from a 25-year marriage to Orion Oh, which produced three children, but is about to marry a woman named Viveca, a successful art dealer who specialises in outsider art.

Trying to reach her ex-husband, she keeps assuring everyone that he is fine. Except she has no idea where he is. But when Viveca discovers a famous painting by a mysterious local outside artist, who left this world in more than mysterious circumstances, Orion, Annie and Viveca’s new dynamic becomes fraught. And on the day of the wedding, the secrets and shocking truths that have been discovered will come to light.

Set in Lamb’s mythical town of Three Rivers, Connecticut, this is a riveting, epic novel about marriage and family, old hurts and past secrets, which explores the ways we find meaning in our lives.

©2019 Wally Lamb (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great storyteller

I enjoy Wally Lamb’s work, he is a great storyteller and you find yourself wrapped up in the novel. Some of the subject matter is quite dark and difficult to listen to, but I was swept up with the story. I really liked the use of several narrators and enjoyed listening to this.

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excellent book in every wayv

I love wally lamb books and now rediscovered in audio form and enjoyed revisting this novel

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Completely drew me in

I have found this to be one of the best audio books I've listened to. Took me a while to get fully absorbed in the story and characters, but once I did it really hooked me.
Not the easiest of listens at times, due to some quite harrowing content but not bleak or cynical. Plenty of hope in this book.
Will check out some more of this author.

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Gripping.

Love/hate relationship with this novel.
At times I stopped listening for a day or so as it was just so intense and almost personal. A definite must!

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Very Enjoyable

Loved the spiders web of a story as the characters play out and the plot develops. It was an easy read and very enjoyable

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Could only give it 5 stars

This book is written from the perspective of most of the characters in the book. Consequently it lends itself really well to the multiple voiced narration. It is possible to lose yourself in every carachter even the abhorrent ones. I really really enjoyed this book and feel a bit bereft now

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Expected far more than I received

Had such great reviews, but the monotone first narrative was dull, a bunch of unhappy people moaning about their lacklustre lives, , oh yes there was abuse and sexuality issues, but it still wasn’t interesting,sorry , but I can get this in real life. Two thirds of the way through, I gave it a good go, but think I’ll send it back

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