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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,468 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Alice Monroe Narrator: Mary Alice Monroe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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With her evocative prose and finely tuned insights into family relationships, Mary Alice Monroe has earned legions of fans and numerous awards. Reminiscent of Anne Rivers Siddons, her writing is a delightful blend of southern authenticity and rich emotional drama, and she delivers an engaging and complex novel with Time Is a River.

Mia Landon travels to a mountain sanctuary near Asheville, North Carolina, while she begins her recovery from breast cancer. There, in the cabin at Watkins Glenn, Mia discovers the long lost journal of a well-known fly-fisherwoman from the 1920s, Kate Watkins.

Reading Kate's inspiring words recounting her sensational adventures on the river coaxes an otherwise withdrawn Mia from her shell and gives her the desire to reconnect with the world around her. And as she learns to fish, she also uncovers surprising secrets that span generations - and a hidden scandal that has the power to change not only her own life, but also those who live at Watkins Glenn.

Enthralling, heartwarming, and moving, Time Is a River is a novel that wonderfully captures the complexity of human connections - to the natural world, to each other, to one's self, and ultimately to one's soul. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Velta | 2/19/2014

    " I finished this book but don't really know why. I found the main character to be a bit tiresome and the love story was just not very believable. It played too much on the main character's breast cancer and her identification with a mysterious dead woman. The century old cabin had been vacant for several decades but the sofa and armoire were still first rate antiques and the books and fine china were still intact. In real life,since the cabin was next to a river, the books would have been full of mold and mildew. the blue velvet sofa would have been full of mouse nests and the armoire would have been warped beyond repair - to say nothing of the vandalism that would have occurred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/9/2014

    " What lovely metaphors and images the author creates. Would love to read more from her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 2/1/2014

    " This is the sort of book that you never want to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jesse Braswell | 1/22/2014

    " Fantastic story about the comeback and survival of the human spirit. Excellent development of the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whikmn | 1/11/2014

    " So glad I discovered her books. Great character development, descriptions of the mountains of North Carolina & the rivers running through. Felt like I was there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra Campeau | 1/10/2014

    " Enjoyable read, nice narrative about a woman overcoming unexpected and unwelcome changes in her life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry Stewart | 1/7/2014

    " I really liked this book! It was a great easy read for Summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reid Carpenter | 1/3/2014

    " I LOVED this book!!!! Its the perfect combination of mystery, romance, personal growth. I can't wait to read one of her other books!!! Thanks so much, Mary Alice Monroe for this wonderful book! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendie Manion | 11/14/2013

    " This was just an OK book - it seemed to really drag on and to be honest after several weeks of trying to get through it I gave up. It was ordinary, nothing grabbed me and made me want more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avalon91 | 11/2/2013

    " Breast cancer and fly fishing -- plus a mystery to solve. Interesting book that holds your interest. Another of the "allyou book club" selections. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Haddad | 10/29/2013

    " Having had Breast cancer I found the physical and emotional details very realistic. Liked the bit of town mystery and reading the main character learning about who she is and what she wants. A couple spots a bit to graphic for me in regards to her husbands infidelity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 8/10/2013

    " Sad, but filled with hope! Very well written. Loved the main character's courage! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/9/2013

    " The plot was too contrived for me, but I did enjoy the information about fly fishing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivian | 7/13/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book. A survivor's story that was not gloomy but rather was the story of a woman who used her "healing time" to embrace new opportunities rather than dwell on what she no longer had. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 11/8/2012

    " I liked this book, it was a simple story but I really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise | 11/7/2012

    " Meh. The description sounded good. But I was disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geralyn | 8/25/2012

    " loved the fly fishing part and cfr (cast for recovery). the romance part was hokie to me but enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 8/6/2012

    " I thought I was picking up a bit of fluff but this turned out to be a good book about the courage of women facing breast cancer, the end and the beginning of relationships both with women and men. Like it a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 7/28/2012

    " So far, I've loved every book I've read by this author. I particularly enjoy her descriptions of nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/30/2012

    " Engaging book about a breast cancer survivor whose marriage doesn't survive the treatment meshed with investigating a rumored murder that the ghost of the cabin she escaped to supposedly committed. Beautiful descriptions of North Carolina's mountains and landscape. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/18/2011

    " A slow start but at least there was a bit of mystery to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 12/7/2011

    " The ultimate forgiveness... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/13/2011

    " This was an okay read to pass the time. I kept putting it down, but picked it up without feeling like I was forcing myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frances | 10/24/2011

    " So far I love this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 10/12/2011

    " The newest of her books. An easy read about a woman recovering from breast cancer and divorce through fly fishing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/19/2011

    " It was a nice mix of romance, mystery and life lessons. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 6/29/2011

    " All the right stuff was there to make a beach read: mystery, flawed characters, main character with a problem, good setting, love interest...and the author did a decent job of story telling. Two and a half stars would have been my preferred rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 6/12/2011

    " Well written, great mystery/love/finding yourself story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 4/9/2011

    " A great story of a woman and how she changes after she confronts her illness and her failed marriage. The characters are well drawn and the character she learns about as she makes this emotional journey is a story within the story. Really enjoyed this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 4/6/2011

    " I found myself getting lost in the setting of this book. It was portrayed so beautifully, I felt as if I were there. I really liked the main character and I really felt for her in all the trials she was facing. I really did get lost in this book and I couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/17/2011

    " This is my all time favorite read!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 3/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I've read this author before and I really enjoy her writing style. She clearly loves the mountains of North Carolina - her descriptions were beautiful and the fly fishing story line made me want to try out the sport. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 2/7/2011

    " I've read this twice and both times I just loved it . It has many layers to the story and one you can't put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/21/2010

    " A breast cancer survivor, a divorce, fly fishing in the North Carolina mountains, a suggestion of a ghost--a good story.
















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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ms. S........... | 11/15/2010

    " Pleasant reading, but I was looking for the main character to stand on her own two feet before finding a new love at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 11/9/2010

    " I loved this book, it was sweet and I love fly fishing so I was ready to read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 10/17/2010

    " Engaging book about a breast cancer survivor whose marriage doesn't survive the treatment meshed with investigating a rumored murder that the ghost of the cabin she escaped to supposedly committed. Beautiful descriptions of North Carolina's mountains and landscape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/30/2010

    " Good story with an interesting little mystery involved. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today, and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.