Remedy for Love

  • by Bill Roorbach
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer
  • 7 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

They’re calling it the "Storm of the Century", so Eric stops at the market for provisions on his way home from work. But when the unkempt and seemingly unstable young woman in front of him in line comes up short on cash, charity takes hold of his heart - 20 bucks and a ride home is the least he can do under the circumstances.
The trouble is, Danielle doesn’t really have a home. She’s squatting in a cabin deep in the woods with no electricity, no heat, and nothing but the nearby river to sustain her. Eric tries to walk away, but she’s his problem now - what if something happens to her? Would it be on his conscience? She’ll need food, water, firewood, and that’s just to get her through the storm - there’s a whole Maine winter ahead. She clearly doesn’t realize the trouble she’s in. But neither does Eric; the snow is coming down with historic speed and violence.
After Eric gets Danielle set up, he trudges back to the road to retrieve his car, only to find it has been towed ahead of the expected plows - with his cell phone inside. He has no choice but to return to the cabin. As the snow keeps mounting and drifting, they’re forced to ride out the storm together, for better and for worse.
Intensely moving and frequently funny, The Remedy for Love is a harrowing story about the truths we reveal when there is no time or space for artifice.

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Just Kept Wandering Around and Around

Remember those books written in the 60's and 70's; 80 percent of the story going on in the head of the protagonist. What action or dialogue there might be would be the same thing over and over again. By the end of the book I was hoping that the two protagonists wouldn't make it out of the storm alive. Which was a shame I like the concept of strangers thrown together by disaster; and other than her inexplicable mood changes and fits of temper the female protagonist of the book was inspired. The male protagonist extremely disappointing, he projected an image about as heroic as that of Flounder in Animal House. Though admittedly his actions were courageous if not always competent.
This might be the most disappointed I've been with any selection of Audible fiction. The setting pulled me in and convinced me to purchase the audio book. Then the slow pace of the narrative and the repetitive nature of both action and dialogue delivered practically nothing but the setting..
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- Me & My Girls "The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey"

Can you save yourself by saving another?

The answer the text offers may be unclear, but the text continues to pose the question as Eric, who may not even know he needs saving, helps out a young girl whose needs are greater than he could have imagined.

Roorbach' writing style and ability to create drama here really shine. It is clipped, taut and continues to surprise.

My only wish is that Roorbach who has the chops to read his own work would've been the full voice of the text.
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- Jeremy Y.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-14-2014
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books