adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $1.99

Buy for $1.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

A mother’s latent fears rise as relentlessly as the Florida seas in a startling story of a planet, and an imagination, under pressure, by the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies.

During an eco-friendly cleanup at the beach, Ange finds something horrifying in the brush. The sickening, heartbreaking evidence of an irreversibly changing earth triggers dread about the future for her daughter. But as reasoned worries slide into paranoia, reality itself begins to untether. For Ange, there may be no stepping back from the destructive darkness of her sleepless nights.

Lauren Groff’s Boca Raton is part of Warmer, a collection of seven visions of a conceivable tomorrow by today’s most thought-provoking authors. Alarming, inventive, intimate, and frightening, each story can be read, or listened to, in a single breathtaking sitting.

©2018 Lauren Groff (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What listeners say about Boca Raton

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    45
  • 3 Stars
    57
  • 2 Stars
    38
  • 1 Stars
    26
Performance
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    52
  • 4 Stars
    48
  • 3 Stars
    45
  • 2 Stars
    12
  • 1 Stars
    9
Story
  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    34
  • 3 Stars
    46
  • 2 Stars
    32
  • 1 Stars
    27

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Not good...

Confusing and totally impossible to follow. The narration was the only good thing about this short story.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Definitely not for me...

Well this is more like what I expected when I downloaded the Warmer Collection... All the doom and gloom wrapped up in a short story that only leaves the reader hanging, without resolution (one of my pet peeves!) I guess we're going to hafta assume it all went to sh*t... And really there wasn't anything the narrator could've done to fix this...

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Not one of the better in the series

“Boca Raton” is another short story from the Warmer Collection. Then Warmer Collection are visions of a conceivable tomorrow by different literary authors. In this one, Lauren Groff writes her version. All short stories I’ve listened to in this series recognizes climate change. Groff places her story in Boca Raton Fl, and her protagonist, Ange, is a single sleep deprived working mother. She participated in an eco-friendly cleanup at her beach and learns more of the rising water levels and beach erosion. Her worry results in sleepless nights. She’s a librarian who is doing research for the university.

Because I’m a huge fan of Groff’s, I listened to it twice. The first time I was left with “confused puppy dog” face. The second time I listened, I understood a bit more about what she was trying to say(I think). In this case, sleepless nights and worry about our environment leads to a woman’s professional nightmare.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Boring! wanted a sauna/ lawn mower for myself!

it was hard to stay awake while driving listening to this! I'm sorry to say but most of these stories of the warmer collection have absolutely no Intrigue or decent plot. This one had me looking for my own personal sauna and lawn mower to lock the door so I could roast to death because that would be better than listening to this bullshit.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Don’t waste your time

The narrator was good, but the story made no sense whatsoever. What a waste of an hour.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

No

Pretty site this series, save 1 book, was made for elementary school classrooms. nothing insightful or interesting in most of them.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Confusing

It was short, but very confusing to me. Narration was good, but I was so lost.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Well-Written But Depressing

Don't listen to this unless you're interested in watching the slow-moving trainwreck of the heroine's mental health as she agonizes over the implications of climate change in Florida. The narration was excellent, but the story was a downer.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Cleansing Oneself

An environmental story that every human should read. Our responsibility to future generations is told in this very creative story about loss and hope. It’s about searching for
a way to cleanse our souls...

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Ok if you like doomsday type books.

There was really no hope in this book. I was a real downer from beginning to end