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The Memory of Water Audiobook

The Memory of Water

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Publisher's Summary

Slade Harris will do anything for a story, including murdering the woman he loves.

Slade doesn't think twice about jumping out of a plane or conducting disastrous love affairs to gather material for his work, but his self-indulgent life is catching up with him. Stumbling through his late 30s hopeless and a little drunk, Slade has a dazzling, dangerous idea which will change his life forever. It's going to be Slade's ultimate story...and all he's hoping for is to survive it.

©2011 Janita Lawrence (P)2017 Janita Lawrence

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    TerryHeth 03/08/2017
    TerryHeth 03/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome"

    Absolutely brilliant story. So many things happen & link together so well! My imagination was running riot with this book. Murder, mayhem, is this real, imagined?!
    Sex scenes but not on & on which is great to me.
    Narrator was great. Very smooth voice and it flowed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    niamh bonner 05/08/2017
    niamh bonner 05/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "what a memory"

    this is a very intriguing and enjoyable book. I really enjoyed the way the author played with the lead character. I couldnt decide if I liked him or not as a person which is always a good sign for me. The story moved along and horrible things happened but I couldn't wait to see what happened. great book and great narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alexander James Hawley (Hawley Reviews) 15/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "The reality of writers block"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this book to any prospective writer as it describes what it would feel like for a writer who gets writers block, although it did have some bad elements as well.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    In order to avoid spoilers I won't answer this question then.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    A narrator cannot help the way they deliver, it is just them.


    Any additional comments?

    Good to read an author from another country again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Iain Hart 15/08/2017
    Iain Hart 15/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "What a story"

    Absolutely brilliant, so many twists and turns this will stay with me for a while.

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  • Kimberly Smith
    Oklahoma City
    14/08/17
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    "Surprise!"
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    This book really took me by surprise. Although I was enjoying the book , I just knew I had figured out the twist from the beginning....WRONG! I was originally going to give it 4 stars but by the end it had earned the 5th! Good story, good narration, good book!

    I received a free review copy and left this review voluntarily.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/08/17
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    "Captivating"
    If you could sum up The Memory of Water in three words, what would they be?

    Powerful, riveting, surprising


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. Every chapter leaves you wanting more


    Which character – as performed by J. Austin Moran II – was your favorite?

    Slade


    Any additional comments?

    The Memory of Water has to be one of my favourites written by a local author. JT Lawrence has a special gift with words. She makes the reader feel part of the story and every character in the book appeals to you.

    Well done!
    I recommend this book to everyone.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kdrake
    02/08/17
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    "Ever thought about writing a book?"

    Get ready for a psychological thrill ride. Follow this author through an adventure, romance, and emotional healing. Or is it a complete break down? Maybe you get to decide.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    13/08/17
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    "wonderful read!!!"

    I was given this book upon request and I'm volunteering in review. This book was absolutely amazing! It kept me guessing from beginning until the end (well ! I'm thoroughly intrigued with Slade! This book is a psychological roller coaster that keeps you on the edge of your seat ! And everything to the wonderful Paxton idea but the author, the plot of the river wonderfully by the narrator! The book I read often takes me days to finish, but I read this book in one sitting! A true page Turner from end to end!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PATRICIA
    Pittstown, NJ, United States
    11/08/17
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    "Intrigue, suspense and romance!"

    JT Lawrence, I had never heard of this author before, but now am wondering why! The Memory of Water is an action packed book that is so full of twists and turns, you can't put it down. Slade Harris is an author with writer's block. And the way he decides to get his mojo back turns into mayhem! There is surprise at every corner leaving you wondering what could possible happen next! A little romance, a little sex, lots of mystery and you have the perfect combination of intrigue.

    J Austin Moran II is a new narrator to me as well, and he did a phenomenal job with this book. His voice for suspense and intrigue is spot on, making the story that much more intense. Will be looking for more from both of these!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bashful Reader
    08/08/17
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    "Rollercoaster ride for the mind"

    The narrator has a rich, deep voice that lulls you into a false sense of security, and then Janita’s words rock your world and make you think twice about what you just listened to. I actually listened to the ending twice, it was just that good.
    This book has something for everyone, if you like thrillers, this is the book for you. In the mood for something a little bit more steamy than your average book, this one is for you. Looking for a book that is character driven and makes you want to finish it in one sitting, yet still stretch it out as long as possible. This is the book for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • mani
    05/08/17
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    "The Memory of Water"
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    Haunted by his past and with writer's block, novellist Slade Harris begins to plan a theoretical murder in order to get himself working again. But when the events of his outline start to play themselves out for real he's pitched into a plot that he can't control and where fiction and reality begin to blur.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bill Beaulac
    NEK Vermont
    20/08/17
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    "Intriguing, Suspenseful, Surprising, and Explicit"

    This book is not your average work or listen. My title of intriguing, suspenseful, surprising, and explicit only scratches the surface of the descriptors for this story-line. Like international cuisine, this work has a different flavor to it.

    The Memory of Water primes the listener with citations from playwrights’ and novelists’ works. Kafka is referred to, Hemingway and Somerset Maugham are quoted, Wilde is paraphrased there are also parallels of plot, character and setting and there is even the occasional critical analysis of such. An example of this is when Slade Harris (the anti-heroic lead character) referring to himself as the tragic protagonist of his own life uses Gatsby and Daisy to make the point. Slade is a hedonist who is self-absorbed, somewhat shady, decadent, and he carries around a ton of personal baggage beginning with a family tragedy which the author documents sublimely.

    The book has sort of a contemporary crime novel feel to it, yet it also has the classical international flair to it with the hints of the local language and references that helps place listener in South Africa (where the author hails from and, to my surprise, is female). As mentioned above, there are also the allusions to cultural classics. The plot is excellent, the characters well developed, the themes and writing are fairly tight. It’s one of those books I find difficult to succinctly review because there is so much involved that strikes me as out of the ordinary genre of works.

    Although this is the first time I have listened to a narration by J. Austin Moran, I think that a fine job was done. His inflection exemplified the ebbs and flows of the suspense throughout. In fact, I found myself looking for more of his works on Audible, but found nothing close to this genre to listen to. :)

    Finally, It must be said (and is displayed on the cover page) there is a good deal of explicit sex scattered throughout. I am not one to search that out, and can be turned off by it when used just for the sake of it. However, it worked in this book being just dark and exciting enough to fit (and dare I say enhance) the story-line. Just be forewarned if that is something you are not wanting to be experience. Aside from that, I would highly recommend this worl for someone that wants to spice up their reading.

    A review copy of this audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in return for this unbiased review. My hope is that this review helps in your decision to obtain this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly watley
    20/08/17
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    "Very Good.."

    I did like that it wasn't a carbon copy, cookie-cutter, suspense story. It was creative, thought out, and decently written. The pace was good. You had time to get to know the characters but it didn't drag on.. very highly recommend..
    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    18/08/17
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    "Strange"

    This book was full of unexpected twists. The story was very strange and just not my cup of tea. Typically I enjoy mystery's, thrillers, and romance books. The main character came across as a drunken or drugged out character of little substance. He just did not appeal to me. I thought the narrator of this book did a great performance and enjoyed listening to his voice. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher, and/or narrator.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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