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The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1 | [Robyn Carr]

The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2014

Nestled on the Oregon coast is a small town of rocky beaches and rugged charm. Locals love the land’s unspoiled beauty. Developers see it as a potential gold mine. When newcomer Hank Cooper learns he’s been left an old friend’s entire beachfront property, he finds himself with a community’s destiny in his hands. Cooper has never been a man to settle in one place, and Thunder Point was supposed to be just another quick stop. But Cooper finds himself getting involved with the town. And with Sarah Dupre, a woman as complicated as she is beautiful. With the whole town watching for his next move, Cooper has to choose between his old life and a place full of new possibilities. A place that just might be home.

©2013 Robyn Carr (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Music Lover 06-18-13
    Music Lover 06-18-13

    Your mileage may vary

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    "Good new series by Carr"

    I enjoy this new series. Other reviews have it correct that because she introduces so many characters it can occasionally be tough to follow along. A narrator with more vocal characterization range would have helped with that. I think the people are interesting and I'll look forward to more books in this series.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 06-19-13
    Sandra 06-19-13

    Medical professional who loves the escape of Romantic Adventure/suspense fiction and a country life.

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    "Didn't like the breathy reader"
    Would you try another book from Robyn Carr and/or Therese Plummer?

    no


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    predictable


    Did Therese Plummer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    yes, but she should have just read the story rather than pause and put in her own breath edits.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    less predictable, not so nice story


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 06-08-13
    Pamela Dale Foster Sykesville, MD 06-08-13 Member Since 2010

    I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.

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    "Re-Learning Trust"
    What did you like best about The Wanderer? What did you like least?

    The Wander was a gentle novel. There was no violence in the true sense of the word. The characters all went well together. The novel was a relief from abhorrent violence. The novel was an easy listen. Good for the beach. Romance novels aren't my genre but since I've listened to this one, when I need a break from an edgy novel, I just may try another one.I would have to say what I liked least was the narration. The voices were not distinct enough to separate the characters. The narrator was not very good doing male voices. Although, in truth, it wasn't so awful that I was able to finish the book.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was predictable.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Therese Plummer?

    Actually, the list of narrator's that I have compiled as my favorites do not include any females. I'll have to rectify that error.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Irresistible I think may be too strong a word. It was an easy read that was gentle as a summer breeze.


    Any additional comments?

    Sit back and relax if you need to listen to a nice and smooth novel. There is nothing that made me want to finish it all in one day. In fact, I rather enjoyed the slow and steady pace. The character's are well developed but they don't have any real depth. The story line stays true to form from beginning to end. I only paid $7.95 for the novel and I'd say for that price it was not spectacular but okay.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lynne 03-27-13
    Lynne 03-27-13

    Beaudreaux

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    "FANTASTIC!!! MY FAVORITE WRITER AND NARRATOR!!!!!"
    Would you listen to The Wanderer again? Why?

    Definately! Robyn Carr is my favorite writter from Virgin River to this. All are fantastic. The narrator is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD! Makes you feel that you are right there! Her voices are just the best. I listen to audiobook all the time (yes I mean about 12 hrs per day) and love to hear Therese Plummer! So glad she and Robyn Carr teamed up! Keep up the GREAT work!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mack and Lou


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Gina told Mac he was an idiot!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definately for sure! Stayed up until 2 am just to get thru the first downloaded part! LOL


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ANYTHING BY ROBYN CARR AND TERESE PLUMMER!!!!

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    HIII 07-12-13
    HIII 07-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Coming of Age"

    This isn't much of a mystery but it is a romantic, coming of age book. Both teenagers and middle age characters are coming of age. I would not of bought this book if I had realized it. I live in Oregon and it was fun to hear about locations just down the road.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angelia 04-08-13
    Angelia 04-08-13 Member Since 2008

    I love books, it's my great escape.

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    "I Love the World of Thunder Point! It's a Hit w/me"

    I have become a fan of Robin Carr. If you liked the Virgin River series you will like the world of Thunder Point too. Carr has a way of mixing romance and a great story and I have come to expect this from her novels. This one is no exception, the wright amount of character development and hot steamy romance to make me wish the next installment was already available for download. Therese Plummer shines as the narrator and made this audio come to life. She is really great with the male and female voices. Sometimes a narrator can kill a good story, Plummer just adds to this one. In my opinion Carr and Plummer are a great match. I promise you will love hearing about Sarah and Cooper who are the main characters. Then there are several side supporting characters with equally blooming romances. I just can't say enough I loved this one.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    chris falcone 03-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Robyn Carr does it again!"
    Would you listen to The Wanderer again? Why?

    Yes definitely! Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer are the perfect combination. Robyn Carr's books capture you from the start.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love the character relationships. I found myself laughing out loud and getting strange looks from my children : )


    What about Therese Plummer’s performance did you like?

    Therese Plummer is one of my favorite narrators. She has the ability to bring a real voice to every character. I find myself getting lost in the voices she gives and she makes them believable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I don't think there was a particular moment. The whole story line moved me.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 07-13-13
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 07-13-13 Member Since 2011

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "A little boring..."

    I usually love Robyn Carr's book and I have every single Virgin River audiobook so I was excited about having a new series by her. I was hoping for something similar to VR but it turned out to be a downgrade. I don't even know how to categorize this book because it was mildly romantic (the romance between Cooper and Sarah felt more like a secondary story) and it had a little suspense (when Cooper tries to find out what really happened to his friend Ben). This book was more about getting to know the town of Thunder Point and learning about the many characters that probably will get their own story in the future. It was like getting snippets of stories all thrown in together to make a book. I found it boring at times. The narrator is GREAT though! I'd probably listen to a recipe book if narrated by Therese Plummer.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda United States 05-13-13
    Wanda United States 05-13-13

    Give me a Hot Sexy Book, with a good story to listen to, have that "OH MY" sigh, Love most of what I have, but want more. Tell me it ALL!

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    "Robyn has a winner in this one"
    If you could sum up The Wanderer in three words, what would they be?

    The kind of writing you pray for when you start reading. Will not disappoint Loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    All of it


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Enjoyed his devotion to an old friends memory


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    At the beginning watching the rescue of the rock climbers. EASY, EASY,


    Any additional comments?

    Nothing disappoints about this read. Loved it, From the start it was had me wanting more.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Carol D. 06-10-13
    Carol D. 06-10-13 Member Since 2007

    Audible started me reading fiction again. What a treat to have professional actors narrating a book I may not have had the time to "read".

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    "A winner!"

    A new series for me and I'm hooked again. It was well written ,funny, poignant and beautifully narrated. Don't miss this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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