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Silver Bay Audiobook

Silver Bay: A Novel

From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change. Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel.
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change.

Liza McCullen will never fully escape her past. But the unspoiled beaches and tight-knit community of Silver Bay offer the freedom and safety she craves - if not for herself, then for her young daughter, Hannah. That is, until Mike Dormer arrives as a guest in her aunt's hotel.

The mild-mannered Englishman with his too-smart clothes and distracting eyes could destroy everything Liza has worked so hard to protect: Not only the family business and the bay that harbors her beloved whales, but also her conviction that she will never love - never deserve to love - again.

For his part, Mike Dormer is expecting just another business deal - an easy job kick-starting a resort in a small seaside town ripe for development. But he finds that he doesn't quite know what to make of the eccentric inhabitants of the ramshackle Silver Bay Hotel, especially not enigmatic Liza McCullen, and their claim to the surrounding waters.

As the development begins to take on a momentum of its own, Mike's and Liza's worlds collide in this hugely affecting and irresistible tale full of Jojo Moyes' signature humor and generosity.

©2014 Jojo Moyes (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    S. G. Schadowsky Arizona 07-13-15
    S. G. Schadowsky Arizona 07-13-15 Member Since 2013

    goodlife guide

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    "Great Story, I had to listen twice!"

    This is a story full of love and life and the trials and tribulations gone through before happiness can find a way in! Encompassing wildlife and mankind and righting wrongs. The narration is fantastic from female old and child to men, really had a comforting flow! Great read, I will certainly listen again and again!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Leisha los angeles 12-22-14
    Leisha los angeles 12-22-14 Member Since 2015

    Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!

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    "Disappointed .. just could get into it"

    I didnt get too far into this book so i shouldnt judge .. maybe 4 chapters ... but i just couldnt get into it. I wasnt use to the Aussie accented narration (even though i am one!) and i found the story boring.

    Disappointed as i have loved all of Jojo's. Other books

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-03-14
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-03-14
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    "Not up to Moyes' standards"
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    Let me start off by saying that I like Nicolette McKenzie as a narrator, and have read Jojo Moyes' other books (I immensely enjoyed "me before You" and "The Ship of Brides"). Moyes either writes really well - even for beach reads - or her books are just predictable and a bit frustrating. Unfortunately, Silver Bay is not up to Moyes' talents, and having two narrators voice 5 or 6 characters was just a bit too much.

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    Wendy H. Solberg 05-24-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Awesome JoJo Moyes Novel!"

    I continue to be sucked into the worlds that JoJo Motes creates - rich with the best characters. And when read with Audible - the world truly is full!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leigh Folsom, CA, United States 05-24-14
    Leigh Folsom, CA, United States 05-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Not her best."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Probably not. Usually love anything JoJo writes but this fell a little short.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The underlying storyline about the preservation of our precious sea life.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I feel the narration was at the core of what ruined this book. Why there was a man narrating so much when most of the characters were female is beyond me. And a mature man should never try to do an adolescent girl's voice. It was very distracting for me.


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

    No...actually I found it pretty mundane.


    Any additional comments?

    Usually if I don't care for a book I will just stop reading and return it unfinished...something I do now because there is so much out there to read. I kept going with this book though because it was a Moyes book and she is one of my favorites. I am glad I read it through but was also glad when I was through.

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    Elisabet M. Andresdottir 04-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "It took a while to get into the story"

    It took a while to get into the story. At the beginning there was a little to much emphasise on the lives of whales, dolphins and whale watching trips. I gave up for a few months but tried again and the story did pick up around half way into it and it got a bit interesting after that.

    I liked the narrators, they gave the story a life.

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    "Silver Bay...another awesome JJ Moyes story"

    Loved this story surrounding generational love, conservation of the natural world and a beautiful setting in a small salty Australian ocean town. Made me cry.

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    "unknown" North Potomac, MD, United States 12-29-14
    "unknown" North Potomac, MD, United States 12-29-14 Member Since 2015

    The non-soccer mom

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    "Good story but annoying narration"

    I liked the story. Very classic Jojo Moyes. But I must say that I found much of the narration super annoying. I listen to a lot of books and normally adapt to men reading as women and vice versa. But in this audio book, the voices really grated. Same for the voice of Hannah. It definitely detracted from the book.

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    Rachel 08-29-15
    Rachel 08-29-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Another emotional but entertaining Moyes story"

    Vivid descriptions of a quiet sea-side life about to be disrupted. A perfect setting for a love story that, though not entirely believable, does make for great entertainment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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