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3.99990081005125 out of 53.99990081005125 out of 53.99990081005125 out of 53.99990081005125 out of 53.99990081005125 out of 5 4.00 (30,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tracey Garvis-Greaves Narrator: Heidi Baker Publisher: Tracey Garvis Graves Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN:
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When 30-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family's summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He's almost 17 and if having cancer wasn't bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family - and a stack of overdue assignments - instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.'s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.'s cancer could return.

As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 2/18/2014

    " I admit I shied away from this book for a while. The age difference weirded me out, but after hearing so many wonderful things about it I just had to read it. I am glad that I did. The author handled the age difference so that it wasn't creepy and Anna and TJ's relationship seemed logical and well thought out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi Hooper | 2/14/2014

    " This book was amazing. I wasn't sure about it when I read the description, but let me tell you folks...it's freaking amazing....Mrs. Garvis-Graves is an amazing story-teller...this book has it all!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni Mountcastle | 2/10/2014

    " A little too contrived and the female character was a little weak for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katheryn Leclair | 2/7/2014

    " Wow! Absolutely amazing! I would give it 10 stars. It was so well written and so intriguing I had a hard time putting it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 1/22/2014

    " I absolutely loved the story............Age is no matter!!!!! they struggled and survived........Just an awesome READ!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri Couchoud | 1/21/2014

    " I put it down so many times and didn't pick it back up for days and days until about 1/2 way through then I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/17/2014

    " I was Leary on reading this based on the age difference and premise but I'm so glad I did. I was hooked after the first chapter. I couldn't put it down!! Love love love this story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A | 1/13/2014

    " Got snowed in on Satruday night, so with my plans cancelled I whipped through this one in a few hours. I'm a little surprised by the rave reviews. It was a good book but I didn't love it. While a lot happened, I felt like I was still waiting for something big to happen. Something that would really test the strength of this relationship...I know you could argue being stranded on an island is pretty big...but I felt like something was missing. I can't help wondering if maybe reading the reviews left me with higher expectations than I would've had if I'd just picked this up in a bookstore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indi Oliveros | 1/11/2014

    " This book was awesome, really romantic, and i loved the way of the writer to describe the feelings and the experiences of the characters, i love the ending, it was perfect and leave no empty spaces. Now, it's oficially one of my favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Stephens | 1/7/2014

    " Fast, easy, interesting read. I enjoyed this book very much and really looked forward to seeing how the story would end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah A. | 12/22/2013

    " Wow, this book is really good!!! Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natālija | 12/16/2013

    " "On the Island" was my first read of 2013 and I'm extremely happy with my choice. I loved it, and now I clearly can see what all the hype is about. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Lebrun | 12/6/2013

    " On the Island is an amazing book. Everyone should stop what they're doing to go and read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KateWerners | 11/7/2013

    " really 3 1/2 - it's not literary grandness, but it's a fast, fun read with likable characters. The perfect 'beach read' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Resendes | 8/24/2013

    " Very cute love story with a bit of adventure to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra Cruz | 8/22/2013

    " my favorite book so far :) <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AngielovesYA | 7/20/2013

    " Loved this, loved this, loved this, LOVED THIS! Enough said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Proctor | 6/10/2013

    " What a great book! I enjoyed it so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise DeNunzio | 12/22/2012

    " I loved this book. Almost a 5 :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Brodsack | 11/18/2012

    " On the Island was the best book I read on my beach vacation. It was so real and believable that I had to keep telling myself it is Fiction. I had to force myself to put it down, but did end up reading it in a single day! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 10/16/2012

    " Loved this! Kit was like really frothy, yummy candy. So readable. Great author back story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Larkin | 9/21/2012

    " I would give this book more stars if I could. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Gregory | 9/11/2012

    " Amzing story I didn't want to put down. Loved both the characters and enjoyed all the ups and downs of the journey. The ending was perfect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris Quinlan | 7/17/2012

    " This self-published book suffices to pass time if nothing else is available, but I would not recommend the audiobook, for two reasons. First, because the story is so contrived and belabored, it's important to be able to skim, which you cannot do with an audiobook. Second, listening to the narrator is like nails on a chalkboard. What she lacks in talent, versatility, and character enrichment she makes up for in painful attempts to sound seductive, which comes out more like a stilted gooeyness, and is more distracting than anything else. The whole project reeks of this low-budget, low-quality, self-published trend that just can't end soon enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/6/2012

    " Not a genre I'd normally read - yet without hopefully sounding soft, I really enjoyed it... Read in one sitting, while laying on the terrace eating Wholefoods Chocolate and Cherry bread - perfect ! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 6/14/2012

    " This seemed to be a remake of Blue Lagoon (Brooke Shields), the movie about a boy and girl stranded on an island. In this one, they survive on the island,get older, fall in love, yawn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen Jarvis | 5/16/2012

    " This book was excellent!!!! Did not expect to like and ended up reading it in one night. "

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