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The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie | [Kim Carpenter, Krickitt Carpenter, Dana Wilkerson]

The Vow: The True Events that Inspired the Movie

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was and no recollection of their relationship.
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Publisher's Summary

Life as Kim and Krickitt Carpenter knew it was shattered beyond recognition two months after their marriage when a devastating car wreck left Krickitt with a massive head injury and in a coma for weeks. When she finally awoke, she had no idea who Kim was and no recollection of their relationship. While Krickitt experienced personality changes common to those who suffer head injuries, Kim realized the woman he had married essentially died in the accident. And yet, against all odds, Kim and Krickitt fell in love all over again. The Vow tells the true story of this journey, one of a commitment unbroken and a vow fulfilled. Includes an exclusive interview with Kim and Krickitt Carpenter!

©2012 Kim Carpenter (P)2012 Oasis

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    michelle,michelle,michelle,michelle ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 06-18-12
    michelle,michelle,michelle,michelle ESCONDIDO, CA, United States 06-18-12
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    "pretty good"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes I listened while working


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kim


    What aspect of John McLain’s performance would you have changed?

    nothing


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes I did before listening to it- The movies is VERY different


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Patsy Bluebell, UT, United States 06-04-12
    Patsy Bluebell, UT, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Book is much better than the movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Vow to be better than the print version?

    I travel a lot driving so the audio book is for me.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vow?

    I love the way there faith was portrayed in the book, the importance of God in there lives. The movie left out that important fact.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite part of the book is how they feel in love in the first place. And to fall in love all over again.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did laugh and I did cry..


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    LMD Orlando 03-01-13
    LMD Orlando 03-01-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Amazing story of commitment and faith"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This story inspires me to want to be a better spouse. It causes you to re-examine the vows made at marriage and want to respect them even more.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kim's commitment was unbelievable. His determination to get to his wife's side right after the accident was so moving and then his decision to stay true to his wife despite the numerous obstacles and challenges. His story is amazing.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! The story just keeps unfolding and leaves you wanting more.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel AURORA, CO, United States 08-24-12
    Rachel AURORA, CO, United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Inspiring Story--The Book Was a Bit Hoky"

    The story itself is inspiring, but the writing was not beautiful or gripping. I wouldn't listen to it again, though I am glad I know about this story of commitment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Uvalde, TX, United States 06-21-12
    Jacqueline Uvalde, TX, United States 06-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Required reading for engaged couples!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Vow the most enjoyable?

    I had heard about the movie, but wanted to read the original story before seeing the movie. I am disappointed that the "Hollywood" version of the movie doesn't tell the TRUTH about how important Kim and Krickitt's faith and belief in God helped them to get thru this incredible, yet miraculous 7 year period following Krickitt's severe head injury. This story is ALL about FAITH, BELIEF, promise, comittment, etc...how can Hollywood leave that out?


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the extended families helped out and supported this newly married couple.


    What does John McLain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    John McLain is an excellent reader. He doesn't put too much drama into his voice in the annoying way that some readers do. The volume stays constant, so this is a wonderful for listening to in a car while driving.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Until DEATH do we part!


    Any additional comments?

    When people VOW at a marriage ceremony to LOVE, in sickness and in health, until death do we part - they really don't know what they are comitting to and what those VOWS might really mean. This couple stayed together, thru sickness and health after just a few weeks of marriage. The MOVIE doesn't lend justice to the part this couple's faith and trust in GOD played in their struggle. Hopefully, the Movie will lead people to reading the true story or listening to it on this audio book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    21 Grands 06-10-12
    21 Grands 06-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Amazing story of commitment and courage"
    What did you love best about The Vow?

    How the marriage vow was respected and honored, eventually turning the worst kind of tragedy into a miracle love and grace.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kim and Krickitt Carpenter were equal favorites


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not Sure!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but couldn't because of time restraints


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    antigudra pine bluff, AR, United States 06-08-12
    antigudra pine bluff, AR, United States 06-08-12
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    "Loved this book"

    I enjoyed this book because we live in a society now where people do not take their vows seriously at all. I am glad that there are some people out there who still believe in marriage and to take someone for better or for worse. it would have been very easy for him to leave but, he decided to stick it out and God blessed their marriage beyond belief. This is a book that i think everyone will love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Zartman Columbus, OH USA 06-05-12
    Susan Zartman Columbus, OH USA 06-05-12
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    Where does The Vow rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 80%.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There is something extra special about a true story. This couples' commitment to The Vow they made to each other in the presence of God is powerful, and a challenge to others who today are so quick to give up on their marriage vows.


    What does John McLain bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The ability to "read" the book while driving.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Longer than I can sit still, but my interest in the story was strong enough.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I can't wait to see the movie!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Pepperell, MA, United States 08-08-12
    Jennifer Pepperell, MA, United States 08-08-12
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    "A captivating love story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Vow the most enjoyable?

    You got lost in the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Vow?

    How devoted Kim was to Krickett after the accident


    What about John McLain’s performance did you like?

    He told the story with such meaning


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is a true act of love. It will make you laugh and cry


    Any additional comments?

    If you have any questions on what love is I suggest you listen to this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce E Nelson Battle Creek, MI USA 06-18-12
    Joyce E Nelson Battle Creek, MI USA 06-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not real stimulating"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A person going thru similar events


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    I could see what was going to happen


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Religion & faith would get them through no matter what happened


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vow?

    not sure, I don't know if it was the reader or the scenes


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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