Extended Audio Sample

Download Dark Water Rising Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Dark Water Rising (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Marian Hale
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (341 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marian Hale Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 13 votes

You'd think every dang person from Lampasas to Houston wanted to go to Galveston this hot August day. Everyone but Seth.

Galveston, Texas, may be the booming city of the brand-new twentieth century, filled with opportunities for all, but to Seth it is the end of a dream. He longs to be a carpenter like his father, yet Papa has moved the family to Galveston so that Seth can become a doctor. Still, the last few weeks of summer might not be so bad. Seth has landed his first real job as a builder, and there's that girl across the street, the one with the sun-bright hair. Things seem to be looking up - until a storm warning is raised one sweltering afternoon.

They say a north wind always brings change, but no one could ever have imagined this. Set during the Galveston Storm of 1900, this is an unforgettable story of survival in the face of natural disaster. Download and start listening now!

BK_LILI_000716

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 2/10/2014

    " Loved this book!! A great teen novel about the great Galveston Hurricane of 1900. For anyone who enjoyed Isaac's Storm by Eric Larson. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 1/30/2014

    " A wonderful story about the storm that hit Galveston in 1900. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/10/2014

    " This is a fast read about the great flood of Galveston Texas. It is good and great for teenagers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monique | 1/8/2014

    " I was able to read this book in one day. I was intrigued by the details the author had written about Seth and his family. Through trials and tribulations they managed to rebuild. Most of this is a first hand account of Kate, Seth's sister in the book. I just could not put this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/2/2014

    " Interesting read about the Galveston hurricane and it's effects on the residents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Forgetfulone | 12/31/2013

    " There are so many books out there about the 1900 storm in Galveston, and I have read a handful of them. This one pales in comparison. The reader does not develop a committment to the main character, and the character doesn't grow and change much over the course of the book. Descriptions are rather dull and do not evoke images. I prefer Devil Storm and Isaac's Storm to this account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 12/28/2013

    " I loved the personality of the story. It wasn't completely engrossing, but the storyline was intriguing enough to keep me reading - and, of course, the reality of the story was riveting. I lived most of my childhood on the island and I could walk the streets in my mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 12/26/2013

    " Told from the viewpoint of a 16 year old boy who loves carpentry work, this book brings alive the hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900. The author concludes with pictures and historical information. Many of the events in the story were taken from the pages of history itself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 12/23/2013

    " A page turner, well organized and well written. More food for thought about our freedoms... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phyllis Dell | 12/17/2013

    " This was an easy read and really made me feel what the main character was feeling. The author did a great job tying the history of the great storm of Galveston. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roselyn | 12/9/2013

    " I didn't like this quite as much as the Goodbye Season, but still a good book. Interesting tale of the flood of Galveston, Texas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 12/4/2013

    " after i finish the book im currently reading, this one is my next priority "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth V | 11/30/2013

    " I gave this book only four stars because of the first chapter. I loved the story and characters, but the very beginning was hard to get through. After chapter one, the book took off and was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andreia | 11/7/2013

    " It isn't a happy story but the writing is incredible and the characters are fully developed. I enjoyed it a lot more than I was prepared to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 10/27/2013

    " A fantastic book about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. Very good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 8/18/2013

    " Story of the Galveston Storm of 1900. Good story. Characters interesting, plot told with feeling and detail, and setting descriptive. Reader can easily connect, especially in our area of being in a hurricane/flood zone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 7/12/2013

    " Very interesting historical fiction about the flood in Galveston-1900. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 1/20/2013

    " This was an interesting journey into the 1900 storm that hit Galveston. It was a quick, underdeveloped plot, but a quick, eye-openning read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 12/6/2012

    " Pretty gruesome for Junior Fiction. But, historically gruesome. It is what actually happened. Still would give nightmares to a sensitive kid. I would recommend it for an older teen, especially since the main character is almost seventeen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kcastro | 11/25/2012

    " One of the most moving books I've ever read. It put right at the scene. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. V. | 9/14/2012

    " This was an outstanding novel about the hurricane that destroyed Galveston in 1900! I am only giving it 4 out of 5 stars because the first chapter seemed very slow. After chapter one, it took off and I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelyn Parsons | 8/12/2012

    " About the hurricane of Galviston "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kira | 7/26/2012

    " It was a very sad story, but pretty good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 7/22/2012

    " This has been probably my favorite historical fiction book ever! It's about the Galveston Hurricane in 1900, and the destruction and devastation that followed. However, this wasn't a depressing book. It's more heroics, learning how to overcome challenges, and seeing the good in the bad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 4/29/2012

    " After reading this book, I read three non-fiction books and watched a documentary about the Galveston Hurricane. Very sombering but a lesson in surviving and rebuilding. I want to visit Galveston one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jodi Lamb | 1/13/2012

    " Young adult, Galveston storm of 1900 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 12/29/2011

    " This is a children's book (leveled for middle school) but I thought it was very thought provoking! I am now extremely interested in reading more about the Hurricane of 1900. Fascinating topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/29/2011

    " This book was good, but it was a little boring "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 4/18/2011

    " This story is so descriptive, and I loved how the author made the main character's perspective seem so real. The way she described what he saw after the terrible storm was incredible. It is soo hard to fully explain how wonderful this book is! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roselyn | 3/31/2011

    " I didn't like this quite as much as the Goodbye Season, but still a good book. Interesting tale of the flood of Galveston, Texas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/29/2011

    " Not my favoret but I expect it to get beter as I read .not much to say now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 1/11/2011

    " A page turner, well organized and well written. More food for thought about our freedoms... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katelyn | 8/26/2010

    " About the hurricane of Galviston "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/11/2010

    " I really enjoy this book--even though the subject matter was less than "happily ever after." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kylie | 4/7/2010

    " I learned a lot from this book about the Galveston Hurricane in the early 1900s. I love Marian Hale's writing style. I felt like a part of the suffering and rebuilding. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 maria | 3/22/2010

    " story of survival - the 1900 storm (Galveston) "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Marian Hale

Marian Hale is the author of acclaimed historical novels for young adults including Dark Water Rising and The Goodbye Season. She lives with her husband, daughter, and grandbabies on the Texas Coast.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End.