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Though Waters Roar

Written by: Lynn Austin
Narrated by: Pam Turlow
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins

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Publisher's Summary

"Thank goodness you're such a plain child. You'll have to rely on your wits." So went the words of Grandma Bebe. And for all of my growing-up years, I scoffed at the beauty of my sister and what I saw as her meaningless existence.

"But my wits hadn't served me well in this instance, for here I was, in jail. And while I could have seen it as carrying on the family tradition (Grandma Bebe landed in jail for her support of Prohibition), the truth is, my reasons for being here would probably break her heart.

"So how did I end up becoming a criminal? I've been pondering that question all night. Perhaps the best way to search for an answer is to start at the very beginning."

©2009 Lynn Austin (P)2009 Oasis

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  • Sunny Taylor
  • 26-08-17

Not her best novel.

Would you listen to Though Waters Roar again? Why?

No, too much switching back and forth from girl, to mother, to grandmother.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the complete story of Beatrice.

Have you listened to any of Pam Turlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I'm not sure if I've listened to her or not. I loved all of Lynn Austin's other audiobooks.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Generations of women.

Any additional comments?

This did not move along as smoothly as Lynn's other works, but I am glad I read it. I don't like to miss any of my favorite author's books.

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  • Nicolette
  • 26-01-12

Good story

Where does Though Waters Roar rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

A 6 out of 10

What did you like best about this story?

Good story line

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

She brings a very irritating voice to the little girl!!!!!

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

No went through emosions as author intended it

Any additional comments?

Will like to read/listem to more if Lynn Austin's work

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  • 18-12-12

Good story but annoying performance

Would you try another book from Lynn Austin and/or Pam Turlow?

Lynn Austin- yes, Pam Turlow- no

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked the characters, but it was very hard to think about how they SHOULD have sounded with the narration.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She used a sickening sweet, melodramatic & child like voice that just irritated throughout a good story.

Do you think Though Waters Roar needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

The performance was so bad that I stopped and started the reading several times over many weeks. I am currently forcing myself past the last half.

Any additional comments?

Such a shame, I usually enjoy Lynn Austin's books & have listened to many titles before.