Black Water

  • by Joyce Carol Oates
  • Narrated by Amanda Plummer
  • 3 hrs and 9 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On Grayling Island, off the coast of Maine, Kelly Kelleher meets the Senator at a Fourth of July beach party. He is old enough to be her father; she is young enough to find his attention flattering. And with an optimism born of inexperience, she believes she can take care of herself. As evening approaches, the two move unaware toward a shattering appointment with destiny. When the Senator offers Kelly a ride to the ferry, it is not love but death that awaits her.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I couldn't stop listening to this powerfully written and powerfully read book by one of my favorite authors. I think it would appeal much more to women than men however.
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- Emily


What would have made Black Water better?

Only to cut it to 4 pages

What could Joyce Carol Oates have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Not repeat Anna repeat and...repeat

Would you be willing to try another one of Amanda Plummer’s performances?

Off course

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

Carol Oates writes so good, so why this abberation?

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- Carmen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books