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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (309 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cassandra King Narrator: Barrett Whitener, Colleen Delany, Faith Potts, Nanette Savard Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781593163037
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In a small Alabama town in Zion County, life is finally looking up for twenty-year-old Donnette Sullivan. Having just inherited her aunt’s old house and beauty shop, she’s taken over the business, and her husband Tim, recently crippled in an accident, is beginning to cope not just with his disabilities but also with the loss of his dreams. Once a promising artist who gave up art for sports, Tim paints a sign for Donnette’s shop, Making Waves. The raising of the sign causes ripples through the town. In a sequence of events—sometimes funny, sometimes tragic—leading up to the surprise denouement, the lives of Donnette, Tim, and others in their small circle of family and friends are unavoidably affected. Making Waves is about love and friendship and betrayal, unfulfilled desires and heartbreaking losses. Once the waves of change surge through Zion County, the lives of its people are inextricably altered.  Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Farrah | 1/13/2014

    " A very light confectionary kind of southern small town story. Not offensive or totally unenjoyable but not very satisfying either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenna Bonner | 1/1/2014

    " It's a page turner! Excellent characterization and unraveling plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/24/2013

    " I grew up in the town that this was based on. This is a must read for anyone who grew up there because you will definitely recognize some of the names and places. It's fun because you're waiting to see who shows up in the story next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judi/Judith | 12/23/2013

    " As much as I love down home southern tales this book was too hokey even for me. I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 12/20/2013

    " very good. Cassandra King is a talented author. Every novel she's written gives me an attachment to her characters. I feel like I've made friends after finishing her stories! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Buffy | 12/9/2013

    " I have enjoyed other Cassandra King books much better. This one was touted as having humor, but I thought it was just sad. Everyone was hurt by someone else and I felt nothing was really resolved. I was looking for a fun summer read and this was not it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 10/10/2013

    " First novel by this author who is currently married to Pat Conroy. This one really didn't grab me - just didn't have enough meat to it. Have a couple of her newer novels and will eventually try them to see if she has developed into a better author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 D Fisher | 2/14/2013

    " Dumbest ending ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree | 1/30/2013

    " I thought the book was well written and that I knew a couple of the characters very well. I was extremely disappointed by the ending, and sad that the characters that I came to like the most didn't get the ending I wanted for them. I was geared up for a great ending that never happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/7/2013

    " It was a very good read - no slowing down at all. I enjoyed the characters and how Ms. King brought them alive and concentrated only on them and their town and not other things. Enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jerry | 12/29/2012

    " Having grown up in a small town I found this to be an interesting story that included the usual suspects. Also, having been involved in a funeral or two, the opening account captured my attention at once. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 12/11/2012

    " I didn't care for the abrupt ending, but I did like the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 10/3/2012

    " I enjoyed the story-telling of this book. The story takes place in a small town, and chapters are told by different people. I love the characters- flawed and real, but the ending was disappointing. I will read another book by King to see if it does any better for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/22/2012

    " I loved this story. Every character had flaws. Well written and a an easy read. Southern literature at it's best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Madelene Reid | 12/22/2011

    " Very disappointed. Have read other books by this author and this one felt incomplete. Could have wrapped things up between the characters better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara Tharp | 10/20/2010

    " I'll let you know how it goes! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 8/12/2010

    " As much as I love down home southern tales this book was too hokey even for me. I didn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/2/2010

    " I loved this story. Every character had flaws. Well written and a an easy read. Southern literature at it's best.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 8/23/2009

    " AKA: Sandra Ray King (wife of Pat Conroy)
    First published as "Making Waves in Zion" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree | 9/23/2008

    " I thought the book was well written and that I knew a couple of the characters very well. I was extremely disappointed by the ending, and sad that the characters that I came to like the most didn't get the ending I wanted for them. I was geared up for a great ending that never happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenna | 9/1/2008

    " It's a page turner! Excellent characterization and unraveling plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 6/3/2008

    " I'll let you know how it goes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 4/16/2008

    " I enjoyed the story-telling of this book. The story takes place in a small town, and chapters are told by different people. I love the characters- flawed and real, but the ending was disappointing. I will read another book by King to see if it does any better for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrian | 3/26/2008

    " very good. Cassandra King is a talented author. Every novel she's written gives me an attachment to her characters. I feel like I've made friends after finishing her stories!



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About the Author

Cassandra King is the author of The Sunday Wife, The Same Sweet Girls, Making Waves, and Queen of Broken Hearts. A native of Lower Alabama, she now lives in the low country of South Carolina with her husband, novelist Pat Conroy.

About the Narrators

Nanette Savard is an accomplished stage and film actress. She is an active voice-over performer who has narrated hundreds of audiobooks in every genre, garnering much critical acclaim.

Colleen Delany has been a sparkling jewel in the crown of Washington’s vastly talented acting community for thirty-seven days now and will confidently challenge to a fierce best out of three in “paper-rock-scissors” anyone wishing to topple her from that lofty perch. Primarily a stage actress,—having played roles at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Library, Studio Theatre, Olney Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Theater J, Washington Stage Guild, Theater of the First Amendment, and Source Theatre, among others—Ms. Delany does a you-name-it of various acting jobs, including audiobook narration.

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the prestigious Audie and six Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has named him one of the Best Voices of the Century. He lives in Washington, DC.