Waiting for the Flood

  • by Alexis Hall
  • Narrated by Alexander Doddy
  • 2 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thoughtful, Poignant, Quietly Triumphant

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely! Though not all my friends. This is for those who are looking for less romance and more of an internal life journey. There is romance and its one I loved and cheered for, but it isn't the focus. It's also very introspective with a limited setting and few in the cast of characters. I loved it and I know others will, too.


What did you like best about this story?

I liked how every element of the story was working to tell the story. I know that is an odd thing to say. What I mean, is that this is the story of an isolated man who faced the devastating life altering fact that the man he loved didn't love him back any more. So the small set, small group of characters, lone narration, introspection, and writing all start in his dark, dreary, isolated world.
And then with the flood comes a catalyst for change. In the end, Edwin's world is colorful, open, and full of possibilities as he plunges into life.


Which scene was your favorite?

Edwin in the attic having his dark hours epiphany. And of course that innovative choice for the ending.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

One Man's Personal Journey Through the Floods of Life


Any additional comments?

I received this book from Riptide Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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- Sophia Rose "Reviewer for Delighted Reader Blog"

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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- Reader "A Reader"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-23-2016
  • Publisher: Riptide Publishing