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16 Lighthouse Road Audiobook

16 Lighthouse Road: Cedar Cove, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener, You don't know me yet, but in a few hours that's going to change. You see, I'm inviting you to my home and my town of Cedar Cove, because I want you to meet my family, friends, and neighbors. Come and hear their stories - maybe even their secrets! I have to admit that my own secrets are pretty open. My marriage failed some years ago, and I have a rather...difficult relationship with my daughter, Justine. Then there's my mother, Charlotte, who has plenty of opinions and is always willing to share them. Here's an example: I'm a family court judge, and she likes to drop in on my courtroom. Recently, I was hearing a divorce petition. In Charlotte's view, young Cecilia and Ian Randall hadn't tried hard enough to make their marriage work - and I agreed. So I rendered my judgement: Divorce Denied. Well, you wouldn't believe the reaction! Thanks to an article by Jack Griffin, the editor of our local paper (and a man I wouldn't mind seeing more of!), everyone's talking. Cedar Cove - people love it and sometimes they leave it, but they never forget it! See you soon...Olivia Lockhart, 16 Lighthouse Road, Cedar Cove, Washington

P.S. Pay another visit to Cedar Cove.

©2008 Debbie Macomber; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"Prolific Macomber...is known for her honest portrayals of ordinary women in small-town America, and this tale cements her position as an icon of the genre." (Publishers Weekly)

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    PACMAC 05-30-13
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    "16 Lighthouse Road"
    Would you try another book from Debbie Macomber and/or Sandra Burr?

    NO


    What could Debbie Macomber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I doubt anything


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sandra Burr’s performances?

    I have heard better from her - so perhaps yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from 16 Lighthouse Road?

    I would not have accepted it


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenni 03-26-13
    Jenni 03-26-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Good Story, Lousy Narrator"

    Many characters, every one with an interesting story. I enjoyed the story enough to continue with the series, but the narrator sounded just like a telephone operator, mechanical and impersonal. I will read the rest of the series the old fashioned way.

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    lsw 05-27-09
    lsw 05-27-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Painfully poor"

    I had read a book by the author prior to this one and broke from my murder mysteries and suspense novels for this. It was a mistake. It's a novel of rather badly misunderstood or mistreated women who have encounters with unrealistically and weakly portrayed men. It's a true confession novel that will put you to sleep or afraid of getting older.

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    Ann Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 06-03-13
    Ann Palos Verdes Estates, CA, United States 06-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator ruined any possibility of an OK story"

    Being a knitter, I have enjoyed Macomber's books in the past. Got this on $4.95 sale. Would be possible to listen to a nice story, but the narrator's tone is that of an old busy buddy with a little bun on top of her head. She simply was too irritating to listen to past Chapter 3. I quit.

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    Alicia 06-15-16
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    Absolutely loved this book and the characters were absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read more in the series!!

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    Vera 04-15-15
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    "Ms. Macomber never disappoints!"

    Really enjoyed listening to this as I walked or cleaned the house. On to the next one in the series!!

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    Cyndi Yucaipa, CA, United States 09-23-14
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    "Writing style exhausts me"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I enjoy Ms. Macomber's story lines, but her dialogue is highly improbable. It's stilted and formal. Proper and correct, yes, but much too formal for books like the ones Ms Macomber writes.


    What didn’t you like about Sandra Burr’s performance?

    TIresome. Her male voices are pompous and forced.


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    Kathryn 03-18-14
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    "Watched the TV show and loved the book"
    If you could sum up 16 Lighthouse Road in three words, what would they be?

    Simple, enjoyable, interesting


    Any additional comments?

    I watched the series on Hallmark but listening to the book, seemed to help me get closer to the characters.

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    tamara Bend, OR, United States 12-16-13
    tamara Bend, OR, United States 12-16-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Town of Your Dreams!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this whole series! Debbie whisks you away to a coastal town where if you are looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right you will most possibly meet them here. I love how you feel like you know each character as your own neighbors and friends. If only there were really towns like this where everyone for the most part shows kindness what a great world this would be!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked that each character is described so well that you can actually picture them in your head. You really feel like you know them as friends not just characters in a book. Listening to the story really helps to visualize these characters more so than just reading words on a page.


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

    She is such a great character reader, she really gives each character a distinct and different voice and is so consistent that you think there has to be more than one reader.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found myself looking forward each evening to read about what everyone is doing. I gasp when things surprise me and actually teared up when the characters found lost love ones or if someone you feel you know passed away.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend not only the Cedar cove series but her other series as well. You will be swept away into all the stories!

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    Anne 11-13-13
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    "Plodding and predictable"

    Sandra Burr does a pretty good job with very little. The characters are self-absorbed and mostly one-dimensional - especially the men. There is no appreciable plot that I can detect and what little content there is to this story unfolds with painful slowness. I'm giving this one back to Audible half finished. I can't risk listening to it while driving for fear I'll nod off.

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