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The View from Alameda Island

Narrated by: Therese Plummer
Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Summary

A poignant and powerful story about how one woman’s best intentions lead to the worst of situations and how love helps her to heal and ultimately triumph. 

From the outside looking in, Lauren Delaney has a life to envy - a successful career, a solid marriage to a prominent surgeon, and two beautiful daughters who are off to good colleges. But on her 24th wedding anniversary, Lauren makes a decision that will change everything. 

Lauren won’t pretend things are perfect anymore. She defies the controlling husband who has privately mistreated her throughout their marriage and files for divorce. And as she starts her new life, she meets a kindred spirit - a man who is also struggling with the decision to end his unhappy marriage. 

But Lauren’s husband wants his “perfect” life back, and his actions are shocking. Facing an uncertain future, Lauren discovers an inner strength she didn’t know she had as she fights for the love and happiness she deserves.

©2019 Robyn Carr (P)2019 Recorded Books

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really good story.

This was another really good offering by this author. She is a fantastic writer and really makes you fall in love with her characters even the nasty ones. This was a really good story and the characters were engaging and really fun to follow. I always look forward to any book by this author. I do enjoy her series but I also enjoy these stand alone books to. The stories are engaging and full of all emotion.

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  • Kellee
  • 01-05-19

Happy Anniversary....lol

I have been through divorce so I could totally relate to this story. It was refreshing to hear a story about adults, divorcees, children, second chances, non virgins - REAL LIFE STUFF. I loved Therese and all of the voices she was able to do. Great book!

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  • Cyndi Marie
  • 16-05-19

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I love Robyn Carr and all of her books. This wasn't my favorite because things felt a little far fetched in the drama department. I love that the characters are mature and I always like seeing characters that are having a rough time persevere and come out better in the end which this couple does. In the end it was enjoyable and had a very happy ending.

The narration as always is Therese Plummer who I adore so of course she was amazing.

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  • Laura
  • 02-05-19

Realistic-sometimes warm, sometimes thrilling!

Robyn Carr at her best here. Her main character Lauren realizes she has made a kind of "pact with a devil" when she had married successful, but abusive husband surgeon Jack. As always, I loved reading about the personal courage, fortitude and of friendships/family
along the way that enriches and supports Lauren as she gets herself out.
Also loved a parallel story with the man she meets, and gains support from, who is also
living through similar, (and sometimes dangerous) challenges. Loved the adult chidren's character's here as well, and the wonderful, honest dialog all around. Very satisfying, and well earned ending!
As a Bay Area native, am delighted about mentions of the pleasures of going on the Alameda ferry, and other great local references. Actually thought the narrator did an excellent job. But please, editors-let her know that Alameda starts with a
Short a sound as in alligator? The current version will drive everyone who crazy who hears it mispronounced,( who listens to the audio version).
Otherwise a really great read!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-19

So predictable

Basically a romance novel, characters are two dimensional, they are either perfect or evil.
Knew exactly where this story was going.

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  • Michele
  • 30-05-19

Boring

I wanted to like this book. It had such good reviews. I am 3 hours in and I can't listen a minute more. This is one of the most boring books I have ever read! I wish I could stick with it to see if "maybe" it gets better but I just can't do it. This book was just not for me.

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  • Gina
  • 18-05-19

This is a don’t miss selection

Fully developed characters in an interesting story. Leaves room fo a sequel. One of Robyn Carr’s best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-19

IN LOVE

I am PRAYING this becomes a series!! Another Carr FAVORITE!!! I can't wait to see what is next!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-06-19

wonderful

I am really enjoying listening to Robin's book. if she would leave the F word out, it would be even better

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  • Curlz
  • 08-06-19

Struggled to get through first chapter...

While listening to this book, I felt like I was hearing a teen tell a story to a friend; "...then I said...then he said..." The story started without much character development, the premise unbelievable and I was bored. I'm not sure if the narrator should have some responsibility or not; hard to make better what is trite.

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  • CarolynChrestman
  • 04-06-19

Best Book

This is one of the best books I listened to in a very long time. Care nailed this and I wish there was a sequel.