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All the Breaking Waves Audiobook

All the Breaking Waves: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From the bestselling author of Everything We Keep comes a gripping tale of long-buried secrets, the strength of forgiveness, and the healing power of returning home for good.

After a harrowing accident tore her family apart, Molly Brennan fled from the man she loved and the tragic mistake she made.

Twelve years later, Molly has created a new life for herself and her eight-year-old daughter, Cassie. The art history professor crafts jewelry as unique and weathered as the surf-tumbled sea glass she collects, while raising her daughter in a safe and loving environment - something Molly never had. But when Cassie is plagued by horrific visions and debilitating nightmares, Molly is forced to return to the one place she swore she'd never move back to - home to Pacific Grove.

A riveting exploration of love, secrets, and motherhood, All the Breaking Waves is the poignant story of a woman who discovers she must confront her past, let go of her guilt, and summon everything in her power to save her daughter.

©2016 Kerry D. Lonsdale. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Justlopinslow 05-04-17
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    "Liked it a lot"

    I got this book through Amazon. I like the other book I read by her (everything we keep) so I figured this one would be good and it was!! Very enjoyable read.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CF san diego, ca 04-21-17
    CF san diego, ca 04-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A unique premise, strong characters."
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    This is not a story about a family with supernatural abilities. And yet, it is. I appreciated how the experiences of Molly and her daughter Cassie unfolded in an unexpected and creative setting. In this novel, the multi-dimensional characters take center stage, and their ‘gifts’ are more of a backdrop. Taking place over 5 days (with a short epilogue), the story maintained pace and didn’t rush at the end (although the last few chapters were exciting and surprising). Overall, it keep me entertained and I was curious to know what would happen next. The romance was predictable, unrealistic, and over-wrought, but I know some people love that. The family interactions were powerfully realistic – there were serious conflicts between 4 generations, and the dialogue was very believable (and because I’ve experienced some of the issues represented, almost scary).

    Regarding the Audible narration, I thought this narrator was a very good pick for the novel. Bizarrely, there were two errors – at one point early in the story, Molly refers to her daughter as “Casey” (her name is Cassie). Later, Molly calls Nana (who is her grandmother) “Mom”. Neither of these things affected the outcome, but they were distracting.

    I read this after finishing Kerry Lonsdale’s other novel, Everything We Keep. which I rated it 3 stars. Having read both, I’m impressed. For one thing, this is an altogether superior novel to Everything We Keep, which was written earlier. That says excellent things for how she will continue to progress as a writer. Secondly, in both books, she is able to create strong characters and a world where they can interact. Additionally, I loved the premise of both books – very unique and unexpected. As a reader, it’s refreshing to not be reading the ‘same old story’. I will be keeping my eye on this author.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    everyday8 04-18-17
    everyday8 04-18-17 Member Since 2014
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    "recommend this"

    The main character 's plight was overdone but I loved her grandmother. She should have been the main character. good story nonetheless. narrator was excellent.

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    Linda 01-16-17
    Linda 01-16-17
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    "Great Book"

    I enjoyed this story,couldn't put it down,I also will recommend it. Be prepared to cry little too.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    QuilterTN 01-21-17
    QuilterTN 01-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable."

    I'm not into the supernatural at all so I almost turned it off at the first chapter. I'm glad I stuck with it as it didn't have a dark supernatural aspect after all. It was very enjoyable.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    skiwiz Clarendon, VT 05-01-17
    skiwiz Clarendon, VT 05-01-17
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    "pleasant enough"

    Hokey stores with likable characters who keep secrets about shared experiences. and includes the requisite romance

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    Lynn Davis SHELBY nc usa 02-26-17
    Lynn Davis SHELBY nc usa 02-26-17 Member Since 2016

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    "All the breaking waves by Kerry Lonsdale"

    Wonderful weekend reading. Well written and enjoyable.would recommend to any who escort of believe in the super natural powers.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Bozym 04-21-17
    Peggy Bozym 04-21-17
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    "A very enjoyable book."

    I didn't know what the book was about initially, but liked another book by the same author so I selected it. The book was very good. I didn't care for the voice of the narrator particularly, but I got used to it. I listened to it on Audible so I didn't see the book in print, but it talks about San Luis Obispo in California but every time the narrator said the name it sounded like San Luis OpisCo. I found that to be distracting.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Retta D. 04-10-17
    Retta D. 04-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "inaccurate blurb"

    The description of the content was different from the actual subject matter or I would not have chosen it . it was pretty bad.

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    grammyB 02-08-17
    grammyB 02-08-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Too long"
    What made the experience of listening to All the Breaking Waves the most enjoyable?

    Enjoyed the narrator


    If you’ve listened to books by Kerry Lonsdale before, how does this one compare?

    This is the first one


    What about Dara Rosenberg’s performance did you like?

    Easy to listen to


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Although I did not dislike this book, it was too long and too unbelievable for me to really enjoy it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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