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Treading Water Audiobook

Treading Water: Treading Water Series, Book 1

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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
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Deanne 12-22-15
    Deanne 12-22-15
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    "Narrator made it really boring. Monotone..."

    Besides terrible narration the story was really rushed. Could have made for a great story but the speed of the relationship was just not realistic. Character development was kind of non-existent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    ALEXIS KANEOHE, HAWAII, United States 12-10-15
    ALEXIS KANEOHE, HAWAII, United States 12-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrator sounded bored with the story. Terrible!"
    If you could sum up Treading Water in three words, what would they be?

    Challenges of life


    What did you like best about this story?

    The commitment to marriage and yet, being able to love again when things take a dramatic and heartbreaking turn.


    What didn’t you like about Holly Fielding’s performance?

    Nothing. She sounded bored from the start with the story. It was a challenge to continue listening to her


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

    The moment Claire awoke from her coma


    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 2016
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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

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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 2016
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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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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.

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    Kathryn Kelly 08-04-16
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    "Reader not good"

    Unfortunately this reader made it difficult to distinguish one character from another. In addition, her sporadic, very audible gasping in breaths were distracting. Reading the rest of the series will be painful.

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    beth 03-01-16
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    "Worth the Time"

    Pretty good book and worth the time invested. Narrator will put you to sleep if you're the least bit tired however. Storyline has a couple of nice twists.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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