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3.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 53.42 out of 5 3.42 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Evans Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780786563982
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Two back-country skiers find the body of a young woman embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. All through the night, police work with arc lights and chain saws to dig her out. But identification doesn’t take as long. Abbie Cooper is wanted for murder and acts of ecoterrorism, and her picture is on law-enforcement computers all across America. But how did she die? And what was the trail of events that led this joyous, golden child of a loving family so tragically astray?

In a journey of discovery and redemption, from the streets of New York to the daunting grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, The Divide delves into the dynamics of a fractured family and their struggle with the pain of lost happiness. Electrifying and heartbreaking, master storyteller Nicholas Evans’ new novel delivers an extraordinary tale about the timeless power of nature, and the yearnings, hopes, and disillusionment that connect and separate, all men and women.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping novel.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Sure to be a runaway success, this lyrical novel runs the gamut from devastation to despair to deliverance.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer Flint | 2/20/2014

    " I only made it half way through this book and then decided to spare myself the rest. Too many characters, too many stories going on and none of them interesting enough to keep reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 2/6/2014

    " This one takes a while to get going, but once it does we get a very satisfying family drama with a little crime and adventure thrown in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 2/6/2014

    " audiobook was great "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess Brown | 1/30/2014

    " If I could, I'd actually give this book 3 1/2 stars. Surprised by how much I actually liked it. This was my first foray into Nicholas Evans--never read The Horse Whisperer. I have to say, I enjoyed my reading experience. The book is a tad lengthy (499 pages), and at times it felt unnecessarily long. The story of an unlikely perky college student turned terrorist was interesting, and the characters all felt very human to me, and I liked that. I was a bit disappointed in the narrative flow of the book. The ending is essentially written first and the rest tells the story of how it got there. Sometimes I think this can really rob a story of its mystery and suspense, and in this care it wounded it, but didn't completely kill it for me. Not a book I'd have chosen on my own, but one I didn't mind reading, either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail Sharon Scearbo | 1/28/2014

    " A little long but interesting "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie Brown | 1/22/2014

    " This is seriously a boring book. I skipped WAY ahead, read the end, and now Im done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 1/16/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and had a hard time putting it down! I was surprised by the reviews from people who really disliked the book. I believe Evans did a great job of transporting the reader; I was able to picture the place, people, events in the book. "The Horse Whisperer" was still my favorite by Evans, but this one was also a great read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mollie | 1/15/2014

    " it was ok... very boring about 3/4 of the way through, then it started to pick up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 12/30/2013

    " I preferred The Horse Whisperer, but liked this book quite a bit. My husband did as well. I found myself drawn into the story and like the way Evans tied all the various storylines together on the theme of divides within our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Ford | 12/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. The author is same as the Horse Whisperer-which was a fabulous book. I had read his 2nd book and didn't care for it too much. But this is his 4th. My mother in law just read his 3rd book--Smoke Jumpers and she loved it--so I'll be reading that one soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginnie Leiner | 12/22/2013

    " Very good and timely subject. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 12/22/2013

    " I was surprised and delighted with this book. The title comes into play over and over. Outstanding twists and turns. Best Evans book I've read. This is an all-new view of terrorism, foreign or domestic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Stanton | 12/20/2013

    " Great story that takes you through Montana and Utah. Hard to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayla | 12/18/2013

    " The story was engaging enough that I didn't quit reading it, even though I'm not sure I liked it. His character descriptions seemed contradictory. He liked the f word way too much, but maybe people really talk that way and I just don't know it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 7/19/2013

    " This book was okay. It took a long while for me to get into it. The story depressed me a little...But, it ended well, so it wasn't a complete waste of time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/17/2013

    " His writing style is so full of imagery. I love the way he writes and i really liked this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish Scritchfield | 4/25/2013

    " A friend gave me this book to read and I have to say, it was one of the best books I have ever read. It makes you think about choices we make in life and how just one choice can change the life of so many others we love in our lives..... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherry | 2/9/2013

    " I couldn't finish this. There was too much flashback and not enough dealing with the crime at hand. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/12/2012

    " Very good story and character development but I did not think it was a strong as The Horse Whisperer or The Smoke Jumber "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Talitha | 8/12/2012

    " I love this book, how mr evans wrote a flashback story without making the reader's confuse. Sad story, but its worth buying and reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 6/30/2012

    " Not as good as his other books but also very enjoyable. Evans' books have such wonderful description of the landscape. It just makes you feel like you're there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kay C | 6/25/2012

    " After the first almost 1/2 I was bored and didn't want to go on. This has taken me a long time to finish. It just wasn't exciting enough to keep me going. I finally after many weeks of letting my online loan expire, picked up the book and skipped to the end to find out what happened to Abbie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arleenmeister | 5/24/2012

    " this is a good mystery. You have to like a book that goes back and forth between the future and past. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Farnworth | 3/10/2012

    " REally liked the characters but alot of language.... I do like the way he writes though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 1/20/2012

    " Another great read by Nicolas Evans. I LOVE his attention to detail and strong visual descriptions. He keeps me dying for the next page through every single book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 12/6/2011

    " The story was a little bit implausible, and it's a heavy, sad read, but if you can suspend disbelief it's definitely a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Newton | 11/13/2011

    " While I found the beginning a little slow, once I became caught up in the story, I didn't want to put it down. NOT happy about Sox... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 10/5/2011

    " This is a compelling eco-thriller about the environment and had lots of good twists and turns for a suspenseful read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 4/19/2011

    " Mainly enjoyed this book - bit strange in places but held my attention to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 3/9/2011

    " It stated off good, but as the book progressed, I became bored with Ben and Sarah's disagreements about marriage...preferred more outdoor action and less selfish interaction among the key players. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/8/2011

    " Another good one by Nicholas Evans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/3/2011

    " I liked this book and the way it was told first by one character, then by another. It begins with the discovery of the body of Abby, daughter of Ben and Sara, and continues through the explanation of how Abby came to be found frozen in a Montana lake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 2/1/2011

    " The story was good but I thought it dragged a lot in the middle. I wish I could rate it as 3.5 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/30/2011

    " Good! Sad. Nice twist in the story. All his books have been set in Montana. Well-written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Auengirl | 1/27/2011

    " Really? 4 1/2 stars? This book was okay. The story was good and characters well developed, but it was tedious in places. I completely skipped 2 chapters and it didn't make any difference. Overall I liked the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/22/2011

    " This book somehow continues to draw you deeper and deeper into the plot that it is hard not to stop thinking about it. Although at times I became frustrated with the disturbing nature of the daughter's plight, all in all I thought it was both compelling and thought-provoking. "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas EvansNicholas Evans lives in London and Devon, England.
About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.