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  • Life Without Water, Book1
  • Written by: Marci Bolden
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (46 ratings)

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A Life Without Water

Written by: Marci Bolden
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
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Publisher's Summary

Carol Denman divorced her husband over 20 years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter's 30th birthday, John barges back into Carol's life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built. 

John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife's agreement...he needs her. 

With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water...but which may ultimately set them free.

©2019 Marci Bolden (P)2020 Tantor

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Robotic narration, could not finish

The narration is terrible. Robotic and stumbling. I tried to slug it out but the storyline wasn't worth it. All the hype about this book was nonsense. it's just an overwrought Harlequin.

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Story good narration not great

Enjoyed the healing powers of forgiveness message. Narrator often times sounded like an automated program

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Couldn’t listen to this book the narrator was so terrible. I will read the book from the library - too bad, the story reviews are good then you have a terrible narrator

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  • 2022-04-11

terrible narration

I returned the book after really trying to give it a good try. The narration was annoying and like a robot with a terrible attempt at a male voice.

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Highly unlikely

Did not like the narrator voice. Sounded forced and non emotional. Highly unlikely all would be forgiven

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loved it!

Rollercoaster of emotions! Tanya Eby did a fabulous job narrating this story. Added to my favorite book list!

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  • Vicki
  • 2020-06-26

LOVED IT!

Oh my goodness, this was so good but it was also very sad. I loved going with John and Carol on the journey to fulfill the promise they made concerning their daughter. If it had been me, I would have wanted each of us to do it on our own but since John was sick I would have done it with him like Carol did, no matter what my feelings about him were. I knew the reason why they made the promise but finding out the details of what happened took quite a way into the book.

The trip they took was very interesting, lots of stops in different states and even one stop that really surprised me. In the end Carol realized that not all the things that made her resent John were his fault, some of them were hers.

Even though this book is such a sad story, there are also some uplifting moments and even a few that are funny.

The narrator did a good job and made this a very easy book to listen to.

This is the first book by this author that I’ve read but I’m patiently waiting for the audio of book #2 in this series, A Life Without Flowers which is expected to be released on September 29th of this year.

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  • tomdckd
  • 2020-05-11

a new title would have fit better

I really enjoyed this story and also was satisfied with the ending. Appreciated the epilogue too.

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  • Kimberly Adcock
  • 2021-01-15

Life Without Water

Speech is sometimes a little robotic, but the story is heartfelt. Such a wonderful story full of sadness and humor. Loved it.

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  • Tina Susor
  • 2020-11-10

Great Story!

Loved the story. Only complaint is that the narrator sounded too much like a "Siri".

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  • BeagleMom
  • 2020-05-30

High Expectations

.....that were well met! I’d waited for this book to come on Audible, and grabbed it as soon as I saw it. Well narrated, well written. While I’m not one to cry, this book was successful in bringing the tears. Nevertheless, a sad, haunting, but very sweet story!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-14

i would read it again💛

Would recommend this to anyone grieving. Beautifully sad story. inspirational. I grieve my son and get told alot how strong I am, but I dont feel it. I could literally follow along and feel like I was in the story.

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  • Tammy
  • 2020-08-04

love this book

written so well and touches you deep in your soul. makes you take a look at your own life and hurts that you haven't dealt with.

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  • Lin
  • 2020-08-02

Wonderful Story!

This is a story of love, hate, heartbreak, bitterness, and forgiveness. In a traumatic but heartwarming sequence of events, this story shows the struggles experienced by a woman seeking peace and healing. Loved it!!!

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  • deb p
  • 2020-05-23

Beautiful story!

I loved this book even though it caused tears at times, it is just a beautiful story!

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  • Dawn V
  • 2021-06-01

Bad Soap Opera

It could be made into a bad soap opera episode. Week plot. Poor storyline. Empty characters. Trite.

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