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Ocean Beach | [Wendy Wax]

Ocean Beach

Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.
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Publisher's Summary

Unlikely friends Madeline, Avery, and Nicole have hit some speed bumps in their lives, but when they arrive in Miami's South Beach neighborhood, they are all hoping for a do-over. Literally. They've been hired to bring a once-grand historic house back to its former glory on a new television show called Do-Over. If they can just get this show off the ground, Nikki would get back on her feet financially, Avery could restart her ruined career, and Maddie would have a shot at keeping her family together.

At least, that's the plan - until the women realize that while having their work broadcast is one thing, having their personal lives play out on TV is another thing entirely. Soon they are struggling to hold themselves, and the project, together. With a decades-old mystery - and the hurricane season - looming, the women are forced to figure out just how they'll weather life's storms.

©2012 Wendy Wax (P)2012 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Just the right amount of suspense and drama for a beach [listen]." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Lauren okc 07-06-14
    Lauren okc 07-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "fun and entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Ocean Beach the most enjoyable?

    wendy wax did an amazing job of portraying each woman's point of view and made it very easy to relate to their struggles. when they experience a win, i felt like i somehow experienced it, too.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ocean Beach?

    i don't want to give anything away, but the scene in the mansion when max risks everything for kyra's son. we also see how different nicole is now in comparison to the first book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to audio books when I walk the dog and do chores around the house. I cleaned the garage so that I could keep listening...


    Any additional comments?

    The women in this book are all so different. They grow to love one another and it is really fun seeing their relationship evolve.

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    Leah Ebensburg, PA, United States 04-30-14
    Leah Ebensburg, PA, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Super Magnificent Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Ocean Beach the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the entire book after reading the first Ten Ocean Beach. The setting is in Florida surrounded by a beach. The way the characters entertained in good/ poor living conditions and how the grew in relationships made me never want to put this book down.

    There is never a dull moment and it has many plots of interest. I became part of each character to me that's a sign of a very excellent writer. I read or listened to Ten Ocean Beach and I was THRILLED to find the second book and cannot wait for the next to come out. I had to purchase the Novella can't wait for the entire book in July.

    My husband listened to this book on a drive and while his interests are usually different from mine he too enjoyed Ocean Beach. There are many laughing out loud scenes. I don't want to give away the book but if you want a book you can relate and love every character this is for you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The connection between each of the characters and the setting in Florida. I enjoyed every part of this book.


    What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Amy brings total life to the characters!! She is excellent!! I felt a part of each person in the book. The few speaking parts Dustin the baby had were touching, heartwarming especially with Max.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I would keep the Title of the first book "Ten Ocean Beach"


    Any additional comments?

    An absolutely magnificent read! The author is phenomenal and the narrator the same.

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    Sophia Richmond United States 03-30-13
    Sophia Richmond United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Wax has talent."
    What did you love best about Ocean Beach?

    I love the fact that this story has some substance to it, I was familiar with the characters AND the locations. I like books that I can listen to on my way home from work and I can escape into something I enjoy. I think I have a familiar background to Ms. Wax, since we are from the same area. I hope that more books are written using these characters. I LOVED reading about Max and the Millicent. I've been through those awful hurricanes.


    What other book might you compare Ocean Beach to and why?

    Ten Beach Road- this is book is the reason why I read this book.


    Have you listened to any of Amy Rubinate’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes... I like her voice.


    If you could take any character from Ocean Beach out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Any of them. I probably could relate to Maddie the most, being a parent.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Max's personality and the fact that he was so attached to the baby. I felt Kira was sort of a brat.

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