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Treading Water: Treading Water Series, Book 1 | [Marie Force]

Treading Water: Treading Water Series, Book 1

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington's mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh's flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance.
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Publisher's Summary

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington's mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh's flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn't exactly looking for love, either, but that's what she finds with Jack.

The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.

©2011 HTJB, Inc. (P)2013 HTJB, Inc.

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    Lisabeth 05-20-13
    Lisabeth 05-20-13
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    "Good story"
    Any additional comments?

    I know I have heard this exact same story before, but Audible says it was just added. Does anyone know of the same exact plot from a different writer? I would definitely recommend this book if I didn't feel robbed.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JOHN MORENO VALLEY, CA, United States 12-26-14
    JOHN MORENO VALLEY, CA, United States 12-26-14 Member Since 2015
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    "AWFUL NARRATION"
    What disappointed you about Treading Water?

    I will never read another book narrated by Ms. Fielding


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

    The story line was good but....


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was monotone and breathy you could also hear the mike on and off as well as background noises.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Treading Water?

    none


    Any additional comments?

    no

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Marion, AR, United States 08-01-13
    Linda Marion, AR, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story - Should be a Lifetime movie"

    Narration was horrible. Even the sound quality wasn't good. But if you like Marie Force, you'll enjoy the story of Jack, Audi and family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 07-23-13
    Gina Elmhurst, Il, United States 07-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Treading Water- Recorded Underwater?"

    The story line was expected and somewhat unbelievable. About par with the other stories in the romance genre. MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT was the quality of the recording. Many of the chapters had the same kind of hiss common in the old cassette days. Not worth the price for the quality of the recording alone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lore Celina, TX, United States 05-30-13
    Lore Celina, TX, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Awful narration"

    HATED narration, a breathy want to be sexy voice.... failed.
    The story overall was good and narrated by anyone else would have been enjoyable but after just a few hours I couldn't take it any more. I love Marie Force but this narrated is better suited for some other genre/author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 05-20-13
    Captain Skurvy Queensland, Australia 05-20-13 Member Since 2008

    I like Fantasy & Science Fiction but not into Zombie. Due to Health issues, listen to Audiobooks/read ebooks where I can enlarge the print

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    "Good story ruined by narration"

    It's a pity that a good story has been spoilt by the narration

    When you cannot tell the gender of who is talking let alone what character it is, combine that with basically an emotionless delivery and its hard to get into what would otherwise be a good book.

    As an ebook I would have given this a 3-4

    A good narrator should pull you into a book . . .

    The art of the blending a good or excellent narrator with the RIGHT good to excellent book to become a much listened to beloved audio book should be a collaboration between the author and publisher.

    I struggled to listen to this, even over multiple sessions and I nearly gave up the ghost many times due to the narration.

    With a decent narrator I would have given this a much higher score - if fact a good narrator can lift a book to greater heights adding to your enjoyment of and involvement in a book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leeanna Travis 05-25-15
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    There was background noise in the recording studio (road noise, music) that was distracting. Otherwise, the narrator was very good.

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    adriana aviles miami, fl United States 04-17-15
    adriana aviles miami, fl United States 04-17-15
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    "Love this story"

    I read this book years ago but recently upgraded to audio. I loved the voice of the narrator! This is a story of good people dealt difficult cards. At every turn, my heart ached for the hardships the family had endured. I sympathized with each of their choices even if I didn't agree with them. I can't wait to hear the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    nina moyock, nc, United States 09-15-13
    nina moyock, nc, United States 09-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful"
    Would you listen to Treading Water again? Why?

    Yes, the story was awesome, but the narrator needed to be more theatrical.


    What about Holly Fielding’s performance did you like?

    She was good but needed to put more feelings into her performance.


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

    Yes, it is an awesome story about love and how some circumstances will change someone's life.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to listening to the second book and see where the characters take us.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Gulfport, MS 06-07-13
    Dianne Gulfport, MS 06-07-13 Member Since 2015

    Dianne

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    "GREAT book! BAD narration!"

    I enjoyed the story line of this book more than most. HOWEVER, the narration wasn't as good as it should have been. Also, there was a noise in the background that drove me crazy. It was like an air noise...it would stop at times and then steadily grow to a deafening distraction.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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