Jun 222020

A Life Without Water audiobook cover art

A Life Without Water by Marci Bolden
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Series: Life Without Water, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
Unabridged Audiobook
Release date: 04-28-20
Language: English

Carol Denman divorced her husband over 20 years ago and has never looked back. But on the day before their daughter’s 30th birthday, John barges back into Carol’s life with a request that threatens the fragile stability she has built.

John Bowman is sick. Very sick. While he still can, he has some amends to make and some promises to fulfill. But to do that, he not only needs his ex-wife’s agreement…he needs her.

With the past hovering between them like a ghost, Carol and John embark on a decades-overdue road trip. Together they plunge back into a life without water…but which may ultimately set them free.

Oh my goodness, this was so good but it was also very sad. I loved going with John and Carol on the journey to fulfill the promise they made concerning their daughter. If it had been me, I would have wanted each of us to do it on our own but since John was sick I would have done it with him like Carol did, no matter what my feelings about him were. I knew the reason why they made the promise but finding out the details of what happened took quite a way into the book.

The trip they took was very interesting, lots of stops in different states and even one stop that really surprised me. In the end Carol realized that not all the things that made her resent John were his fault, some of them were hers.

Even though this book is such a sad story, there are also some uplifting moments and even a few that are funny.

The narrator did a good job and made this a very easy book to listen to.

This is the first book by this author that I’ve read but I’m patiently waiting for the audio of book #2 in this series, A Life Without Flowers which is expected to be released on September 29th of this year.

 Posted by at 5:41 AM

  21 Responses to “A Life Without Water by Marci Bolden”

  1. I’ve been seeing this one around quite a bit and was curious as none of the libraries in our system have it (self published perhaps?) Sad, is not the kind of book I need right now but, happy you liked it enough to read the next in series.

  2. It sounds like it has an appealing plot but I may need to wait until read a sad book. This could be a real life scenario.

  3. I just read one of this author’s books and it weighed heavily on the romance side. This sounds more realistic

  4. Vicki, this book is new to me. I’m glad you enjoyed it, even though it is sad.

  5. You’ve got me curious so I’ll look for it in audio. I’ve listened to the narrator read other books and enjoyed her. Thanks for sharing, Vicki!

  6. Sounds good, I’ll have to look for the book.

  7. As someone who deals with her ex a lot, it’s so much better to get along. Especially when there is a kid involved. This book sounds good.

    • I agree with you, divorced parents definitely should get along. Divorce is already hard enough on the children and if the parents are fighting afterward it makes it even harder on them.

  8. I can’t do sad right now but this sounds so good for later.

  9. I didn’t hear about this one but it does sound like a good one.

  10. Too much sadness for me now, My mind can’t handle any more reality right now. I’m glad you liked it though. I love the cover.

  11. Thanks for this great review! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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