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
Personal trainer since 1988. Love a good mystery!
Wonderful story. Great subject. Well worth the credit. Helps break ignorance and stereotypes! Love it!
This was a very well performed book. Each character had their own voice.
Wally Lamb's characters are always so well formed. They all had parts I loved and parts I hated.
Yes, but physically impossible due to the length.
I have read his three prior books and listening to this one was amazing.
The narration. Wally Lamb is an incredible narrator. I love the way he speaks. Calming and kind.
I liked Orion the best. He was thoughtful. He was kind. He admitted his failures and took responsibility for his life.
If you are a Wally Lamb fan, this is a must read. The story is a little sad, but interesting and full of thought provoking situations.
Never read better
No favorite, maybe Andrew
It is as it is
I was very impressed with " I know this much is true" but seriously, I became anti-social with this one. I just wanted to listen to my book. The Narration was outstanding, best ive heard in over 100 listens. Well done Wally Lamb, im now addicted to you!
This audiobook was very well narrated and portrayed all the different characters and viewpoints. The book itself was so deep and complex, yet believable. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes heartwarming, it kept me listening intensely for the entire performance.
I would tell a friend that this book is really, really long with too many details. Also, some of the chapters are very graphic. Too graphic for me. I actually skipped Kent's chapters and don't feel like I missed anything.
I've read other Wally Lamb books, and this was my least favorite.
I actually liked Annie's narration. I thought all the narrators were very good and easy to listen to.
Sort of. I really started speeding up the narration rate by half way through the story. It's too detailed.
This book includes pedophilia and rape. It's very graphic. Interesting to listen to Wally Lamb's description on writing those parts.
The characters are like real people and the story is pretty exciting.
I don't want to put in any spoilers, so I can't say. There are plenty of intriguing surprises.
The character narrated by Wally Lamb himself is a little bit unimpeachable. His vulnerabilities should emerge sooner in the narrative--that's my only critique. I love all the other characters.
I read reviews on Amazon to support the opinion I had about the triteness of this novel and not surprisingly found reviewers who liked it. So they enjoyed it far more than I.
Twelve Years a Slave
Wally Lamb should not read his or anyone's audio books. His voice was too weak and he isn't an actor.
I was listening to it rather than reading it; so I could come to the end in relatively short time and exercise while I listened.
I loved Wally Lamb's first 3 novels, especially "I Know This Much is True". So this book was a big disappointment!!! The only thing I liked about it was the prologue read by my favorite narrator of all times, George Guidall! In my long reading history, there have been only 3 books that I could not finish. This came close. The characters were completely irrational. The dialogue whether out loud or in their heads was sappy, trite, and sappier and triter than have ever read. I virtually gagged on much of it.
It was too graphic for me.
I liked it. Glad I stuck with the book because the ending was good.
The creepy voice of Kent.
I almost stopped listening several times because it was too graphic
I remember feeling enthralled by Lamb's perceptivity in his earlier books. This one, however, features characters who strike me as trite, shallow. And despite the awesome line-up of narrators, I found myself dreading the tedium of listening further.
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