Flood Tide

Read by Roger Melin

(4.7 stars; 53 reviews)

Willie Spence may have been a bit eccentric by most standards, but he had a knack for creating gadgets in his small workshop at his home on Cape Cod. Whenever he was 'ketched' by an 'idee' he had to see it to completion, and always did. His small cottage on the Cape had become a labyrinth of string and wires tacked here and there so as to make life a bit challenging for his housekeeper Celestina. But she and most everyone else among the coastal towns and villages loved the old man for all his eccentricities as Willie spent his waning years just waiting for his ship to come in. (Summary by Roger Melin) (8 hr 17 min)


01 - The Weaver and His Fancies 31:42 Read by Roger Melin
02 - Willie Has an Idee 25:56 Read by Roger Melin
03 - A New Arrival 22:28 Read by Roger Melin
04 - The Green-Eyed Monster Enters 27:00 Read by Roger Melin
05 - An Apparition 28:30 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Marrying and Giving in Marriage 16:12 Read by Roger Melin
07 - A Second Spirit Appears 23:41 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Shadows 16:43 Read by Roger Melin
09 - A Widening of the Breach 14:57 Read by Roger Melin
10 - A Conspiracy 19:59 Read by Roger Melin
11 - The Galbraith Household 29:31 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Robert Morton Makes a Resolve 25:15 Read by Roger Melin
13 - A Newcomer Enters 20:50 Read by Roger Melin
14 - The Spences Enter Society 16:34 Read by Roger Melin
15 - A Revelation 20:15 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Another Blow Descends 19:17 Read by Roger Melin
17 - A Grim Hand Intervenes 18:48 Read by Roger Melin
18 - The Progress of Another Romance 32:33 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Willie as Pilot 13:21 Read by Roger Melin
20 - One More of Willie's Ships Reaches Port 16:00 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Surprises 21:36 Read by Roger Melin
22 - Delight Makes Her Decision 20:40 Read by Roger Melin
23 - Fame Comes To the Dreamer of Dreams 15:15 Read by Roger Melin



(5 stars)

It was a pleasant listening experience. The story portrays the life of the simple dwellers of a small village. Their lives change upon a surprising visit of an estranged distant nephew of one resident. The story does have simple romance in it, not the kind with too many twists and turns, but with expected results. There are many very sweet kind acts which are characteristic of small town people and it is quite heartwarming. The rich, city folk are honest and kind. Overall, it paints a picture of an utopian village where no one is truly evil, but each with enough flaws to make them more human, like you and I. Nevertheless, the reader does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life.

Third time's the charm

(5 stars)

this is the second time that I've listened to this book, this reader. such a joy! a simple tale, with some deep truths about life and love. looking forward to hearing it again for the third time in a few years

Wonderful story

(5 stars)

This is an amazing book well written and thought out. I think every young couple before getting married should listen to this. Thank you Roger Melin for reading!

(5 stars)

Great story!! Roger Melin does it again! In my opinion, he's one of the top readers, if not the best! I'm listening to all of his books ๐Ÿ“š

Flood of Happy Tears

(5 stars)

yes , quite a happy story .. Roger Always Reads Great Books , ThankYouForYourPreciousTime .. VeryMuch ..

great story

(5 stars)

really well read . great narration. many thanks to librivox volunteers.

Flood Tide is very interesting and has good values shown!

(5 stars)

Excellent Book

(5 stars)

Another Excellent Book by a Great Reader.