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Publisher's Summary

Returning us to the extraordinary territory of Jon McGregor's Man Booker Prize long-listed novel Reservoir 13, The Reservoir Tapes take us deep into the heart of an English village that is trying to come to terms with what has happened on its watch.

A teenage girl has gone missing. The whole community has been called upon to join the search. And now an interviewer arrives, intent on capturing the community's unstable stories about life in the weeks and months before Becky Shaw vanished. 

Each villager has a memory to share or a secret to conceal, a connection to Becky that they are trying to make or break. A young wife pushes against the boundaries of her marriage, and another seeks a means of surviving within hers. A group of teenagers dare one another to jump into a flooded quarry, the one weak swimmer still awaiting his turn. A laborer lies trapped under rocks and dry limestone dust as his fellow workers attempt a risky rescue. And meanwhile a fractured portrait of Becky emerges at the edges of our vision - a girl swimming, climbing, and smearing dirt onto a scared boy's face, images to be cherished and challenged as the search for her goes on.

©2018 Jon McGregor (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Multiple intertwined stories that seem to go nowhere. Felt as if we had missed something but had listened in the car on a long trip and heard everything.

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Waiting for a Sequel

Great story very well written and told but left me hanging.... wishing for something more.

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I don't understand.

I have no clue what just happened. I started an audio book to clean house to and thought I knew the plot for a bit....but suddenly the chapters became random bits of nonsense unrelated to anything I had heard previously and then suddenly it was over. It made no sense. I must be, must be missing something here. It didn't say it was 3 of 3 or anything like that but it must be something. Otherwise who would have paid to publish it?

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Pointless

The story starts out very interesting and ends on a very low note. Overall I’d say this was a waste of time.