The Falls

The Falls

Audiobook CD - 2004
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A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding. The Widow Bride of The Falls, as Ariah comes to be known, begins a relentless, seven day vigil in the mist, waiting for his body to be found. At her side throughout, confirmed bachelor and pillar of the community Dirk Burnaby is unexpectedly transfixed by the otherworldly gaze of this plain, strange woman, falling in love with her though they barely exchange a word. What follows is their passionate love affair, marriage, children, and a seemingly perfect existence.

But the tragedy by which their life together began shadows them, damaging their idyll with distrust, greed, and even murder. What unfurls is a drama of parents and their children; of secrets and sins; of lawsuits, murder, and eventually redemption."

Publisher: Hampton, NH : BBC Audiobooks America, p2004.
ISBN: 9780792732969
0792732960
Branch Call Number: AUDIOBK CD OATES J
Characteristics: 15 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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tootsierollpop Jan 26, 2012

Am I the only one who thinks JCO writes whiny, neurotic and irritating characters? I just want to yell "shape up! get over yourself! quit whining! grow up!" None of the characters is especially sympathetic.

I cannot recommend her books at all. I read "The Falls" all the way through and tried to get through "The Gravedigger's Daughter" but my take on both books is the same...too much whining.

This was made worse by the dramatic interpretation given to it by the reader. She made a worse thing worser.

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