Waiting for the Flood

  • by Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by Alexander Doddy
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

People come as well as go.
Twelve years ago, Edwin Tully came to Oxford and fell in love with a boy named Marius. He was brilliant. An artist. It was going to be forever.
Two years ago, it ended.
Now Edwin lives alone in the house they used to share. He tends to damaged books and faded memories, trying to build a future from the fragments of the past.
Then the weather turns, and the river spills into Edwin's quiet world, bringing with it Adam Dacre from the Environment Agency. An unlikely knight, this stranger with roughened hands and worn wellingtons, but he offers Edwin the hope of something he thought he would never have again.
As the two men grow closer in their struggle against the rising waters, Edwin learns he can't protect himself from everything - and sometimes he doesn't need to try.

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Never smiled so much in my life!

This novella was excellent. It's one of the few audio books I don't also own in print or pixels so the story was completely new to me and I loved it! Short enough that it took me through making dinner, doing laundry and brushing the dog, it was engaging with great characters that complement each other and the rapport and dialogue between them had me grinning hard enough to make my cheeks hurt.
To be fair, the narrator made some odd pauses in the descriptive sections but for dialogue he was spot on and I'll be listening to this again and putting in some bookmarks for particular phrases I want to re-visit.
Very pleased I decided to give this a go.
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- JillB

Simply beautiful......

Simply beautiful....Alexander Doddy's narration was exquisite. I adore this story of sweet but lonely, dumped and still grieving Edwin and our hero Adam, civil engineer extraordinaire, trying to save Oxford from one of the worst floods in years. 5 stars without a doubt.
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- BevS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-05-2016
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing