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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.
©2015 Alexis Hall (P)2016 Riptide Publishing
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By Amazon Customer on 06-10-16

A lovely story about believing in one's ability to love again.

Fantastic! Waiting for the Flood is one of my favorite novellas and I am so pleased with what the audiobook brought to the whole experience. Alexander Doddy did a lovely job bringing this wonderful story to life and I know that this will become one of those books I listen to quite a few times.

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By AAHickman on 05-24-16

A book made for audio

This is an amazing, quiet, gentle story that comes alive in audio in a wholly satisfying way. I will listen to this over and over. Beautiful words presented perfectly by a lovely narrator from who I hope to hear a lot more.

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By JillB on 12-23-16

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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By BevS on 09-13-16

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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