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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (66 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Murkoff Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN: 9781436169875
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During the Great Depression, three lost souls meet one another at Boulder Dam, a massive engineering project in the midst of the Nevada desert. Each is drawn there for a different reason, but they have all been haunted by tragedy. The transformation of nature mirrors the changes in their lives. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Washington Post Book World raves, “Waterborne is a formidable achievement, an engrossing story, masterfully told.” “... a gorgeously written, Steinbeck-like saga that is part thriller, part romance, and part social critique, replete with blissful and brutal sexuality, unbridled prejudice, and acts of both kindness and mayhem. Booklist, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 9/4/2013

    " A good debut. The violence was over-the-top and unnecessary to move the story. Too much and too often graphically described. Took away from the read and what the story was about. The was a story about finding peace and redemption. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 4/5/2013

    " Mostly read - overwritten and WAY too much backstory! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 3/13/2013

    " An enjoyable book, with very well developed characters, in which the author draws you into their lives, hopes, problems, and dreams. Ending is very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Lera | 2/26/2013

    " I truly enjoyed the book. It took you place and time before the hoover dam existed. I really liked the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sundry | 3/31/2011

    " Just didn't grab me, even though I love working class fiction, and the era. Very unlikable protagonist. Which is sometimes okay, but didn't work for me here. Probably just a personal thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 3/10/2011

    " Fabulous writing and character development and some very interesting discriptions of the period (mid-depression) and construction of Boulder (now Hoover) Dam. The ending was a bit far fetched but not enough to take away from 5 stars. A book the discerning reader should enjoy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 12/21/2010

    " This book was ok. Lots of characters to keep track of (in the present and as they recall past events)until they come together over 1/2 way through the book. I didn't like the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 12/11/2010

    " A good debut. The violence was over-the-top and unnecessary to move the story. Too much and too often graphically described. Took away from the read and what the story was about. The was a story about finding peace and redemption. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 7/6/2010

    " Mostly read - overwritten and WAY too much backstory! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/4/2010

    " An enjoyable book, with very well developed characters, in which the author draws you into their lives, hopes, problems, and dreams. Ending is very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 7/30/2008

    " I truly enjoyed the book. It took you place and time before the hoover dam existed. I really liked the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sundry | 10/16/2007

    " Just didn't grab me, even though I love working class fiction, and the era. Very unlikable protagonist. Which is sometimes okay, but didn't work for me here. Probably just a personal thing. "

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About the Author

Bruce Murkoff spent many years in California and now lives in Stone Ridge, New York, with his wife.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.