We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
On Mystic Lake Audiobook

On Mystic Lake

Regular Price:$18.86
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

On the day her daughter leaves for college, Anne Colwater's husband of 20 years announces he wants a divorce. Her roles of wife and mother suddenly gone, Annie retreats to her childhood home of Mystic, Washington, to heal. There she finds her old friend Nick, suddenly widowed and unable to cope with his emotionally scarred young daughter, Izzie.

Annie agrees to look after Izzie, and soon finds herself caring for both father and daughter with a joy and passion she never expected - and she finds her love returned with a fervor she had never even hoped for. But love is never simple, and it is not until Annie learns a hard lesson from her own grown daughter that she finds the strength to claim the happiness she has earned.

©2004 Kristin Hannah (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (365 )
5 star
 (136)
4 star
 (127)
3 star
 (77)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.0 (279 )
5 star
 (109)
4 star
 (82)
3 star
 (62)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (8)
Story
4.2 (275 )
5 star
 (132)
4 star
 (92)
3 star
 (39)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Lisa 12-28-10
    Lisa 12-28-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    121
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "Never been so disappointed"

    Given the ratings, I expected greatness. I rarely hate a book, but what a let down! The only thing great is the narrator -- Ericksen is always fabulous. By the end, I started to wonder if Hannah had filled this book with characters from her life, supposedly to honor them but subconsciously getting revenge by demonstrating how shallow, confused, and obnoxious they are. Where to start? SPOILER ALERT: The heroine is a doormat except when sequentially betraying cheating husband and then the "hero," her old friend/new love. Hero has emotionally and largely physically abandoned his needy preschooler, drinking to obliterate terrible memories and guilt (at least he has motivation). Heroine rescues and plays mother to hero & hero's needy child, sleeps with hero though knowingly pregnant by - and planning to return to - cheating hubby. Yeah, men always put up with that! After getting both dad and daughter dependent on her, she abandons hero and child. Why? She's such a dedicated mother! She wants to give her new child the same absent, cheater father she burdened her teenage daughter with rather than the basically good man and traumatized child she loves and who love her. It takes unbelievably wise 18-year-old daughter to point out reality for Mom. Unbelievable not because an 18-year-old can't be worldly, wise, perceptive and insightful (perhaps the author was the model for this perfection), but because it would be a miracle for her to have been produced by these parents. Maybe babies were switched at birth. The only truly admirable characters are amazing teenager and traumatized preschooler. Let's not forget the conclusion! There is none. After putting up with these folks for hours, we get the non-ending of all time. On second thought, thanks. At least I can imagine recovered hero with a truly loving and worthy woman, slamming the door in heroine's face when she flits back expecting a warm welcome. If the heroine's new child is lucky she'll be raised by her sister.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John danbury, CT, USA 06-05-10
    John danbury, CT, USA 06-05-10 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    35
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    315
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "Another Excellent Novel/Listen From Kristin Hannah"

    Although this novel is one of Ms Hannah's earlier works, it rates as one of my favorites (The Things We Do For Love is my Number 1 favorite) Susan Ericksen does a superb narration, I tend to search for novels narrated by Ms Ericksen and I have not been dissapointed yet. Kristin's insightful view of marriage and women's issues are beautifully portrayed. I am looking forwarding to downloading another Hannah/Ericksen audiobook

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Donna Cooley 07-21-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    73
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Winner"

    Once again !Kristin Hannah has brought to life characters struggling with trust, love, family issues and one's own identity......brilliantly written and narrated by one of the very best Susan Ericksen, what a pair. Should have a sequel with same narrator. Many thanks to both.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pixie Mom 01-18-14
    Pixie Mom 01-18-14 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    473
    41
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not an uplifting book"

    After listening to the first part of this book, I was so depressed reading about a 39 year old doormat married to a serial womanizer and then falling for an alcoholic with a severely traumatized daughter. But I couldn't stop listening to it. There was a message in the story and the ending could have been better. The best part of this audiobook was the narrator who did a fantastic job reading the story. I'm not sure I'd buy this author again after this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Diane 07-06-16
    Diane 07-06-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A life lesson"

    Great story from first page to last!!! Narrator was the best!! It's a must read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Janice W 03-19-16
    Janice W 03-19-16 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "this is the second time read this book"

    love it , I've read every book Kristin Hannah has written ...I only wish she would write more & Nightingale. ...excellent too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer freeport, pa United States 07-30-15
    Amazon Customer freeport, pa United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    134
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "took my heart"

    loved it and everything about it! It truly moved me. narrator was very very good capture lot of feelings her voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-10-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "nice"

    Pretty good story and easy listen. This was my first Kristen Hannah book and definitely won't be my last!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    MaryAnn 05-18-15
    MaryAnn 05-18-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    64
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointed in the vague ending"

    Nothing spectacular, but it held my interest enough to hang in there, the narration was great. I kept listening, wanting more to happen each day, wanting someone to take a stand for theirself, whether it be Annie or Nick. I was disappointed in the portrayal of the main character and wanted to shake her to see the reality of her husband and his failures. Annie's daughter was a non-character for much of the story, I would of liked to see more out of her. What kept me listening was my love of the Pacific Northwest more than anything. The story was kind of predictable, maybe that is why the author threw in the non-ending? When listening to a book, I often don't know when the end is about to happen, unlike with a book in hand and you can see the last page coming. So this story just kind of stopped, and left me hanging. Wondering.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Carolyn 05-02-15
    Carolyn 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just Awful"

    I stopped listening after less than an hour. This was a second try on a Hannah book, but it was just as bad as the first. No more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.