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Chasing Fireflies | [Charles Martin]

Chasing Fireflies

When paramedics find a malnourished 6-year-old boy near a burning car that holds a dead woman, they wonder who he is - and why he won't talk. Seth, a small-town journalist who was raised by foster parents, is assigned to cover the story and investigate the boy's identity. But will his search unearth long-buried emotions - and answers to his own history?
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When paramedics find a malnourished 6-year-old boy near a burning car that holds a dead woman, they wonder who he is - and why he won't talk. Seth, a small-town journalist who was raised by foster parents, is assigned to cover the story and investigate the boy's identity. But will his search unearth long-buried emotions - and answers to his own history?

©2007 Charles Martin; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    sharon san diego, california, United States 03-14-13
    sharon san diego, california, United States 03-14-13 Member Since 2007

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    "Charles Martin Wins Again"

    I always enjoy any thing by Charles Martin. His books have great plots and are full of
    memorable characters. The portrayal of " Unc" "Snoot" the little mute boy are heart warming. He keeps you guessing just long enough. He does not shy away from social issues but tackles them with sensitivity and love drawing you into the world of the outcast and making their lives very real .
    Chasing Fireflies was sometimes heart wrenching but very good listen.

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    Genie Falkner, Ms, United States 03-11-13
    Genie Falkner, Ms, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprisingly uplifting"
    If you could sum up Chasing Fireflies in three words, what would they be?

    A bit hard to get into but the intense relationship the reader develops with each character is tremendous. Well worth a listen!


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    Michelle Eugene, OR, United States 03-09-13
    Michelle Eugene, OR, United States 03-09-13 Member Since 2010
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    "First audiobook to make me cry."
    Would you listen to Chasing Fireflies again? Why?

    Yes! The awe and wonder from a child and adult perspective are truly linked in this story. The advise that "unc" gives is priceless.


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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-28-13
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 02-28-13 Member Since 2010

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    "A slice out of life, meaningful, touching and true"
    Where does Chasing Fireflies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best I have read in a long long time. The writing is superb. The story draws you in. You feel for all the characters. What a gem!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Don't want to spoil but I loved the little boy and his fast pencil


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

    Excellent narration with the correct emotions and nuances. Job well done.


    If you could take any character from Chasing Fireflies out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Unc's wife. Would have loved to hear a bit more from her


    Any additional comments?

    This book will grab you and you will walk away with a deeper insight. Well worth a credit.

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    menary kitchen 02-28-13 Member Since 2009
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    "hard to put away"
    Would you listen to Chasing Fireflies again? Why?

    maybe. it is definitely one of my favorites but with so many possibilities out there, it might be a while before i got around to it


    What other book might you compare Chasing Fireflies to and why?

    not sure that i can make a comparison


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

    the character development of "unc" more than anything, but nothing lacked


    Who was the most memorable character of Chasing Fireflies and why?

    "unc", READ/LISTEN TO the book


    Any additional comments?

    top of my list!

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    Judy Canon City, CO, United States 02-27-13
    Judy Canon City, CO, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2007
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    "A DELICIOUS READ, WONDERFUL STORY"
    What did you love best about Chasing Fireflies?

    Everything, the story, the characters,the narrator!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters!!


    What about Andrew Peterson’s performance did you like?

    He is a wonderful narrator, pulls you into their lives
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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the little boy Sketch, has the whole family up all night searching for his friend, a little old lady he played chess with.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful book, the story pulls you in right away, Charles Martin, is a wonderful writer, I will search for all of his books. Great, clean,loving story, with everything you want in a book.mystery, love, friendship, pain. I laughed out loud, cried, and when it was over I was sad, wanted so much more!!

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    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 02-26-13
    Mari Farmington, MN, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Fantastic, Heartwarming, and Meaningful"

    As I first started listening to this book I almost gave up, thinking it was going to be one of those long drawn out wordy books that left you feeling unsatisified. I couldn't have been more wrong. I love the characters, the wit and how it tugs at your heartstrings. I laughed, and yes I did cry. The bits of wisdom passed along to Chase by his "uncle" are great and I love the way he words them. This book makes you feel like there really are people in the world that care enough about others to face painful decisions everyday to help them. This should be on a required reading list for everyone, to teach us how to love each other.

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    NatesNana San Carlos, CA 94070 02-26-13
    NatesNana San Carlos, CA 94070 02-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this book!"

    The writer drew me into the characters from the start. Moving insights into the plight of fatherless boys and what they most need, woven into a story with a gripping plot and believable, well developed characters. Will be looking for more from this author.

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    GP Greenwood, CA, United States 02-20-13
    GP Greenwood, CA, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2011

    amboise

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    "Lovely story"

    A lovely story, well read by Andrew Peterson. Charles Martin tells a story of love, sacrifice and family that is both painful and heartwarming. It's a story of a lost child found, and a found child brought into the warmth of family. Martin has created characters I wish I knew.

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    Ramona DOUGLASVILLE, GA, United States 02-19-13
    Ramona DOUGLASVILLE, GA, United States 02-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Absolutely Superb"

    A wonderful story by a wonderful story teller. The characters are interesting and well developed, the transitions are smooth and it has a very satisfying ending. I will be looking for more by this author.

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