©2007 Charles Martin; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
SURPRISING, ENJOYABLE , THOUGHT PROVOKING
Too many incidents which would be overlooked in the reading of the book, but the narrator doesn't miss them in his telling, and in some instances ensures the listener is aware of the subtle inferences.
His perfect characterisation.
YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY
A book I will read again, but more importantly I have already recommended it to all my friends because most people will relate to the story or part of. I believe it is an ageless book in that if you were to read or listen to it any time during this century, the story won't date just as Tom Sawyer and Little Women and the ilk are still enjoyed.
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.
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.
A bit hard to get into but the intense relationship the reader develops with each character is tremendous. Well worth a listen!
Yes! The awe and wonder from a child and adult perspective are truly linked in this story. The advise that "unc" gives is priceless.
Everything, the story, the characters,the narrator!!
He is a wonderful narrator, pulls you into their lives
When the little boy Sketch, has the whole family up all night searching for his friend, a little old lady he played chess with.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Anyone who doesn't mind listening to a wondering, disorganized, hard to follow novel filled with pointless rambling and no distinctive plot.
No. He fails to provide each character a distinctive voice and persona, basically everyone sounds the same. His voice inflection is none existent and his monotone drone makes the book very boring to listen to. I could not finish the book.
Tommy. What exactly does she have to do with the alleged plot about finding a young boys story? It might have been more interesting if the focus was more on the boy and his history rather than Chase (Seth???) and Tommy's past and present situation.
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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