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We Are Water Audiobook
We Are Water
Written by: 
Wally Lamb
Narrated by: 
Wally Lamb, George Guidall, Maggi-Meg Reed, Tavia Gilbert, Richard Ferrone, Edoardo Ballerini, Cynthia Darlow, Therese Plummer
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We Are Water Audiobook

We Are Water: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting audiobook about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times best-selling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much is True.

After 27 years of marriage and three children, Anna Oh - wife, mother, outsider artist - has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her success. They plan to wed in the Oh family's hometown of Three Rivers in Connecticut. But the wedding provokes some very mixed reactions and opens a Pandora's Box of toxic secrets - dark and painful truths that have festered below the surface of the Ohs' lives.

We Are Water is a layered portrait of marriage, family, and the inexorable need for understanding and connection, told in the alternating voices of the Ohs: nonconformist, Anna; her ex-husband, Orion, a psychologist; Ariane, the do-gooder daughter, and her twin, Andrew, the rebellious only son; and free-spirited Marissa, the youngest. It is also a portrait of modern America, exploring issues of class, changing social mores, the legacy of racial violence, and the nature of creativity and art.

With humor and compassion, Wally Lamb brilliantly captures the essence of human experience and the ways in which we search for love and meaning in our lives.

The complete list of narrators includes Robin Miles and Sandy Rustin.

©2013 Wally Lamb (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Healing Touch 06-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Satisfactory at best"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, it was a mediocre attempt to weave several characters viewpoints.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Wally Lamb? Why or why not?

    Yes, I've enjoyed other things by him.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was the worst part. Whomever they got to narrate the main female character, Annie had an annoyingly affected way of speaking and she drug her words out in a way I think she was attempting to sound sophisticated? I turned the book off many times to get away from her performance.


    Was We Are Water worth the listening time?

    not really, no


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    <3kindle3 GA 06-16-15
    <3kindle3 GA 06-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    Started out slow but I got sucked in! Loved it! It's not my favorite of his novels but I did enjoy it.

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    Lori 05-14-15
    Lori 05-14-15
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    "Wonderful"

    Loved it! The narrators were very believable. I had a hard time turning it off; even as I was trying to sleep some nights, the disturbing issues lingered in my mind.

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    Xiomara Smith 05-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Outstanding performance!"

    This is a 32 hour audiobook and I couldn't put it down... What a fantastic piece, one of the best audiobooks I have listen to.

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    Michael A. La Rocca 05-09-15
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    "Entertaining and moving"

    As a fan of Wally Lamb's writing I really enjoyed this novel. While I don't think it's his best book, it's solidly written, paced, and emotive. I thought the audio performances of Annie and Kent both stood out as excellent.

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    Maggie R. 05-01-15
    Maggie R. 05-01-15 Member Since 2016
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    "excruciatingly good"

    So well written. oh my geez it was hard to hear/read Kent's view. Sickening. I had to stop And call home to talk to my kids.

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    Lisa ROSWELL, GA, United States 04-10-15
    Lisa ROSWELL, GA, United States 04-10-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Awesome!"

    So sad to have it end. Wonderful characters that you really care about. Fantastic performances. More Wally Lamb up next!

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    Amazon Customer COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 03-24-15
    Amazon Customer COEUR D ALENE, ID, US 03-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent storyline and character development"

    This was a fascinating story. It's a little long but the character development that happens is amazing. I was sad when this book was finished and there were many parts throughout the story where I literally laughed/gasped/cringed aloud because it was easy to get involved with these characters lives and emotions. I would highly recommend this book. Wally is a great story teller.

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    valerie walker bel air, maryland United States 03-12-15
    valerie walker bel air, maryland United States 03-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best Wally lamb so far"

    Great narration and a great story line. I loved how every detail tied together. Highly recommended. Great character development and choices

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    Linda from Indy 03-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Emotional read that I couldn't put down"

    a friend loaned me her hardback version of this book that I was trying to squeeze into my daily regimen. After the first two chapters I was hooked. I decided that doing the audio version would allow me to accomplish some other mundane tasks simultaneously! The readers are marvelous and I finished the book in two days!

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