Long Island salesman Sonny Raines has had it. He's sick and tired of living in a world where wrong always wins over right. Then, on his 39th birthday, when he loses his job and comes home to the most devastating shock of his life, that's it. He's dropping out.
With nothing left to lose, and little in his pocket, Sonny chucks it all and drives his aging van 1500 miles to the lower reaches of the Florida Keys. All he wants is to get over his recent losses and simplify his hectic life, and that's exactly what he thinks he's doing when he settles on a paradisiacal speck of an island known as Wrecker's Key. While surrounded by the warm aquamarine waters of two tropical oceans, he not only falls in love with the key but also establishes a close bond with the free-spirited locals who call it home.
But all isn't blue skies, swaying palms, and coconut oil on Wrecker's Key. There's trouble wafting in the warm breezes that caress the island. Although Sonny certainly isn't looking for romance, he finds himself falling for his next door neighbor. Ex-model Julie Albright just may be the kindest, most beautiful woman to ever grace his eyes, but there's a snag. She has a small physical flaw that, no matter how hard he tries, Sonny can't overlook. And his feelings are no secret to Julie. She can read them, and they weigh as heavy on her heart as they do on his. Then things get even worse. One night, under the cover of darkness, danger drifts up the deep, silent currents from the lower keys - serious danger - life and death danger. And Sonny Raines finds himself right in the middle of it.
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
I am on the fence with this question. While I enjoyed the book, I cannot see myself ever listening to it again.<br/>
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The characters were great and I could draw similarities to some of them with people in my community. The least interesting part, for me, was the "romance".<br/>
Which character – as performed by Dave Clark – was your favorite?
I cannot decide on one particular character as a favorite, performed by Dave Clark. He did an above average job performing each of them, whimsical, serious, love struck, moody, etc.<br/><br/>Good job<br/><br/><br/><br/>
Any additional comments?
Note: There were a few mature scenes but that was about it as far as warnings go.<br/><br/>I would never have picked this book out on my own. I was happy to be offered to listen to it in exchange for my review. Overall I would say that it is an average book, there was nothing particularly thrilling nor were there any major gaffes.<br/><br/><br/>A little note to reader of this review~<br/><br/>I enjoy leaving reviews, as I know that I read them the reviews of others before I purchase a book. If you found my review helpful in your decision about this book, would you please select yes directly below this paragraph? Thank you so much.<br/><br/>Please consider "following me" here on Audible.com. I purchased a lot of books by authors that I am faithful to. I also have the opportunity to review books in all genres, many that I would not pick up on my own. I have been pleasantly surprised by new authors and narrators. Thanks!<br/><br/>Authors/narrators, feel free to use my review to promote this book on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Please link it back here.<br/><br/><br/>
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
suspense, Florida-keys, land-robbers, grieving, anger
A furniture salesman is fed up with his job and comes home to find that his wife has been screwing her boss. Feeling destroyed, he spends a few months working with an old friend and then makes his way to the Florida Keys to try to rebuild his life. He finds a great place to start from and a wonderful woman who is as attracted as he is, but he screws that up. In a short time he gets involved with longtime residents to try to thwart some legal land grabbers and then the violence begins. It is certainly a different look at life in the keys and the bottom feeders exploiting them.
Dave Clark does a fine job as narrator.
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I listened to this audiobook and almost from the start I loathed the protagonist. I found no sympathy for his shallow character. I wanted to throat punch Sonny Raines until the last quarter of the novel.. He did fortunately seem to grow in the end. On another day I may have felt differently, but I doubt it.
When the author continually referred to a main female character as having a disability/handicap because she only has 3 fingers on one hand due to an accident, I quit
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