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The Wanderer Audiobook

The Wanderer: Thunder Point, Book 1

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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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    Gale Ann 04-08-13
    Gale Ann 04-08-13

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    "Sweet Beginning"
    If you could sum up The Wanderer in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, real, entertaining


    What did you like best about this story?

    Listening to Therese Plummer read Robyn Carr's contemporary novels is like sitting down to a meal that is complete with one's favorite dishes, but made with unexpected spices -- still good, but not always exactly the same.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the audio Virgin River series and the Grace Valley trilogy. Robyn Carr has clearly found her niche. I feel good about her characters and stories. They're all nice folks who are likeable (except any bad guys) and one can relate.


    Any additional comments?

    Robyn Carr and Therese Plummer go together like peanut butter & jelly.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    K. Shaw 04-05-13
    K. Shaw 04-05-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story about friendship, love and small town"
    What did you love best about The Wanderer?

    the location and the characters


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Wanderer?

    When the women in Mac's life tell him how clueless he is when it comes to women was a hoot.


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

    Life, Love and Friendship in a small town


    Any additional comments?

    This was a fun light book after reading/listening to several intense thrillers. The writing is great and characters were likeable. There is a small mystery but mostly this is a cozy read about friendship, love and a small town. After an old Army buddy dies Cooper goes to pay his respects to his friend at his home on the Oregon coast and finds more than he ever expected. I will have to read the next book in the series when it comes out later this year.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Liza-Maree Belgian Gardens, Australia 03-31-13
    Liza-Maree Belgian Gardens, Australia 03-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Robyn Carr, but not my favourite"

    I really wanted to love this book, and I eagerly anticipated it. But, for me, it fell a little short. I felt like I didn't have enough time to get to get to know the main characters as a couple. There was a lot of info on the town in general, and the folks in it, which I love, but I didn't feel invested in the couple.
    The plot was excellent, and kept me interested, won't say too much there as it will spoil the story.. I am looking forward to the next book, and hope there is a little more of the deputy sheriff and Gina together and how they bring their families together.
    I was hoping this would be more in the line of her original Virgin River series, I really felt Jack and Mel, I was so engrossed. This wasn't as good, and that is a shame for a series opener. Having said all that, i would definitely buy more of Carr's books.
    Lastly Therese Plummer was again outstanding, she is one of the best narrators I have had the pleasure of listening to.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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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    TR 09-05-14
    TR 09-05-14
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    "Not exactly a romance"

    The story isn't as much about a single person falling in love as it is about an entire town and all the little twists and turns that happen in their lives.

    I'm not quite sure why someone classified this book in the romance genre but whoever did it, couldn't have been more wrong. This wanderer guy the title hints that the story about is in maybe 1 hour of the 8 hour story. Yes he falls in love, but considering that's only a tiny part of the whole story, it make no sense why they even called the book that.

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 01-23-14
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 01-23-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Not what I expected"

    I thought this was the beginning of a cool murder/mystery series like Stone, but what I got was a lukewarm, boring, completely predictable story of small town characters who were really nice and nothing really bad ever happened unless you count the murder that occurs in the beginning that turns out not to count very much anyway.
    I seriously threw up my hands and rolled my eyes at the ridiculous instant confession on the phone in the jail by the suspect! I mean, really!

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    Nan 06-19-13
    Nan 06-19-13
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    "JUST DIDN'T DO IT FOR ME"
    What disappointed you about The Wanderer?

    I began the book hoping for an interesting character with a special tale of why he came back to Thunderpoint. I was let down and bored so stopped reading and returned it.


    Has The Wanderer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Gotten a better book to narrate.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    If a book doesn't catch my interest right away it means it has no depth and I'll be bored.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 06-10-13
    Janet 06-10-13
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    "Decent storyline, bad narration"
    What made the experience of listening to The Wanderer the most enjoyable?

    The narrator's voice was just wrong for the protagonist- he was a decent guy who was given such a rough voicing that it was hard to keep listening


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    The ending was a little predictable


    Would you be willing to try another one of Therese Plummer’s performances?

    NO


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

    When the lead charactor stood up for Landon, the younger brother.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a bit hard to force myself to continue listening to the harsh voicing of the Cooper character...I was tempted to turn to the printed verrsion of this book due to the narration

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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