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The View from Alameda Island

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

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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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  • Kellee
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2019-05-01

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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  • Laura
  • 2019-05-02

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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  • Cyndi Marie
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  • 2019-05-16

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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-03

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
  • 2019-05-30

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
  • Elmhurst, Il, United States
  • 2019-05-18

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
  • 2019-05-02

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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  • andrea
  • 2019-07-17

I was searching for a good book to get lost in

I was in target looking for a good book to get lost in. This suited me very well I’m in terrible relationship it felt really good to hear the same things Lauren was going through. You fell in love with her and you just thought it was about a nasty relationship that was ending it wasn’t the man she met bow made this book so good. For a person in a troubled relationship thinking walking away and having kids and everything going with it and money and everything and hearing there hope to build a life after a storm was great I got lost in the book and everyone in the story if your going through it or ending your relationship read it or just for a good book I love it I would have to read it again wish the book never ended. Loved it in the begging was lil boring when she left her husband got infesting. Read it your will love laurel and bow planet reading

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  • lisa
  • United States
  • 2019-07-09

Love all of Robyns books! This was a great book!

Great Story. Would definitely recommend! Loved all the characters and did not want to stop listening.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-05

Another great story from Robyn

Loved this story and the narrator. too. Can't wait for the next book from her.