Ten Beach Road

By: Wendy Wax
Narrated by: Amy Rubinate
Series: Ten Beach Road Series, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Madeline, Avery, and Nikki are strangers to each other, but they have one thing in common. They each wake up one morning to discover their life savings have vanished, along with their trusted financial manager - leaving them with nothing but co-ownership of a ramshackle beachfront house.

Throwing their lots in together, they take on the challenge of restoring the historic property. But just as they begin to reinvent themselves and discover the power of friendship, secrets threaten to tear down their trust - and destroy their lives a second time.

©2011 Wendy Wax (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"The sexual magnetism between the bickering Chase and Avery, and a secret that Nicole keeps from her newfound friends, add dramatic tension to Wax's formulaic plot, showcasing three women who rise above their shattered realities with grace, determination, and a little elbow grease." ( Publishers Weekly)
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Terrible narrator

The book would have been a great, easy fun listen except the narration was terrible. Very monotone, hard to get through. I kept wanting to turn it off, but the story line was fun. I will not listen to anymore by this narrator.

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A Definite Good Read!!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was an amazing display of facing challenges, in friendship, loyalty and love. And finding the newness in ourselves to expand beyond what we think we can.

What other book might you compare Ten Beach Road to and why?

The other two in this series

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Pick Yourself Up and Dust Yourself Off

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Three women from different lives and backgrounds lose everything they have. Together, different though they are, they must band together to protect and rebuild the only asset any of them has. What a journey! Mother Maddie, Worker Avery, and High Flyer Nicole couldn't be more different. What a wonderful adventure to watch them work together as they are joined by other characters to rebuild Bella Flora .... and their own lives.

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Learning to live with what you are handed!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and No! There was some bad language is this book. I do not like it!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ten Beach Road?

The friendships developed by the characters in this story. I read the second book before the first so I knew a little bit about the first book. They had to work hard on remodeling the property. At my age I don't know if I could have. Takes me back to the saying 'Where there is a will There is a way".

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Yes, because they were all trying to achieve the same goal. Get some of their money back that was stolen from them. All the while trying to keep their family from falling a part.

Who was the most memorable character of Ten Beach Road and why?

She did a very good job of making the different characters come alive.

Any additional comments?

A pretty good read minus language.

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Enjoyable story

I thought the characters were likable and relatable. Listening was easy. I look forward to future books in the series.

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Loved the twists and turns & loved the ending!

Can't wait to read the next book in the series! great book all the way around!

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Cute story, bad narration

Cute, fun story. Great beach read. The narration was very difficult to get through. Breathe and monotone at the same time, the narration distracted from a fun story. No different voices for different characters. No real inflection or change of pace. I almost stopped listening right off the bat, but I was able to get through the first chapter so I just kept going.

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Great start to a series!

This book was a great intro into a series! I can’t wait to dig in to the rest of the books.

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Great story line.

loved the story but the narrator was so airy voiced it made it hard to keep up.

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Great read!

loved the growth and struggles of the characters relationships as they each deal with their own situation and the house restoration while getting to know each other