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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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    Margaret Vance 08-29-15
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    "If you like great dialog - find another book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I love great dialog that's well read by the narrator. I couldn't even finish the book. Granted I just listen to Louise Penny's Nature of the Beast - so my standards are pretty high - but this was just boring and badly read.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm looking forward to Laurie R. King's "The Death of Mary Russell".


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

    Therese probably did the best she could with what she was given.


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    Amazon Customer 07-13-15 Listener Since 2009
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    "just as good as Virgin River"

    Robyn Carr is one of my Favorites. Her Characters are so strong and the details she gives build a perfect image. She doesn't move on to new characters in the next book and forget about the previous ones. Her books are more about the towns as a whole instead of just focusing on specific characters in each book. she introduces new characters in each book and builds them until it's their turns.

    This book is a great introduction to a new town. I gotta tell you, I'd be happy living in Thunder Point or Virgin River.

    Therese Plummer is an awesome narrator. You know which character is talking and how they what emotions they are feeling. She an Robyn are a great team.

    If you live in a big city take a vacation with Robyn Carr to Thunder Point but be warned you won't want to leave.

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    DAMARIS BRANDT 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Take a ride from virgin river u won't regret it!"

    I thought I could never love any of Robyn carrs books much as I did the Virgin River serious thunder point has change my mind about that!

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    Cathy Williams 05-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great narrator"

    excellent narrator tells a good story. enjoyed it very much. looking forward to more books in the series and hope they are equally good.

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    Carrie 04-14-15
    Carrie 04-14-15
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    "A bit slow for a listen."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not time well spent. The book while not bad was definitely slow. It felt more like an introduction to the town and the individuals rather than the "romance" it claims in the description. In fact, the two protagonists do not meet until well into the book. Also, the mysterious death being investigated felt like it was an afterthought, written by someone not used to writing the details of a mystery or suspense.


    What aspect of Therese Plummer’s performance would you have changed?

    I had difficulty discerning the different male characters. If I skipped ahead 30 seconds (which I admit to doing upon occasion) I would be lost in determining the male character(s) in the scene since everyone from the 16 yr old boy to the 37 yr old man sounded the same.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Nope


    Any additional comments?

    I read a later book in this series before listening to this book, it's what made me want to read this book. However, it was a disappointment. I would read additional books from this author/series, just not listen to it.

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    J. Vawter LAKELAND, TN, US 02-06-15
    J. Vawter LAKELAND, TN, US 02-06-15
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    "Love it!"

    This is typical Robyn Carr. There is much more build on daily life and surrounding friendships than there is just on the romance. I look forward to the rest of the series.

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    carol 02-02-15
    carol 02-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Predictable Love Story"

    Although predictable - it was a pretty good read until the last couple of chapters which turned into explicit sex. Although, enjoy a good love story - the explicitness of the sexual encounters was just not in line with the rest of the story - I think more needed to be left to the imagination - otherwise enjoyable on the road read - Just don't have any kids within ear shot when listening the last couple chapters!

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    Doug 01-17-15
    Doug 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good Story"

    I really liked The Wanderer!! Great story line and the characters were very real! I didn't care too much for the narration.

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    Camille 01-16-15
    Camille 01-16-15 Member Since 2009
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    "I'm moving to Oregon"

    I love these books!! They have everything, romance (with some very sexy parts), humor and everyday life drama I could Identify with. I ran out of credits on the 3rd book and have to wait a month to get more. It's been a long time since I've wanted time to speed by for a book LOL. I think these books are good for young adults. some high school bulling, young love situations that are very common now days ( I say young adults because of the sexy parts ). I will be listening to all the books by this author, the narrator is fantastic, I'm so happy I found them.

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    Leah 09-22-14
    Leah 09-22-14
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    "An interesting read! Life, friendship, mystery!"
    Where does The Wanderer rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was an interesting listen. I enjoyed the characters and their relationships. It's a small town of Thunder Point, simple life but not without problems. There's sheriff Mac who takes care of the town and a husband whose wife left him with children early in their marriage. He raises his children. There are many people with relationships that will keep your interest. This is a series book.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the small town and how everyone knew everything about everyone and how lives intertwined.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Aunt Lou decided to tell about her boyfriend and it was not a surprise to Mac and how she introduces him into family. She has a great role as Aunt to Mac and his children who live with him. She is funny yet has great wisdom.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Back to real life in a small town! Remember when!


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to go back to small town living this is close to the real life of long ago and yet keeps one's interest. Great read.

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