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Courageous Audiobook
Courageous
Written by: 
Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick
Narrated by: 
Roger Mueller
Courageous Audiobook

Courageous: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift farther and farther away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God... and to their children? Bestselling author Randy Alcorn brings the heart-pounding drama of the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick to this inspiring novel that also includes subplots, characters, and backstory not seen in the movie.

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©2011 Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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    Jennifer Thomasville, GA, United States 10-08-11
    Jennifer Thomasville, GA, United States 10-08-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent!!"

    As a police officer's spouse... I identified with the situations in this book right off the bat. The writers did an excellent job capturing the life of a law enforcement officer and their family. Right down to some of the smallest detail.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-07-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Simply Awesome!"

    This is one the best books I've read in a long time. Although the main characters were men I learned things that are valuable to women also. This was definitely worth the read. I stumbled acrossed it while searching for narrations by Roger Mueller. After reading it, I suggested it to several friends and family members. Little did I know, shortly thereafter it would go to the big screen. Let me add, I LOVE listening to Roger Mueller. His energy engulfs you and leaves you wanting for more. He has not disappointed me yet. It was he who got me listening to audiobooks. Great job! Great story!

    By: Cheerful (Concord, NC) October 7, 2011

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13 Member Since 2015

    Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher.

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    "Great idea, not so great writing"

    The ideas set forth in this book are great. Unfortunately, the writing did not match up to it. It was certainly worth reading and I got a lot out of it, but from a literary sense, it was tedious. These men were truly heroes. Maybe better said, they were true men. I wish there were a lot more of their ilk in this world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12 Member Since 2011

    An audible addict:)

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    Would you listen to Courageous again? Why?

    Jip. Good lessons to be learned


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most: parents dealing with the death of a child. Least: it is anpredictable story


    Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favorite?

    He has a great talent of making each caracter special and unique.


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

    Courage comes from deep within


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story!! Like always Randy Alcorn did not disappoint

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Thompson Houston, TX 01-04-16
    L. Thompson Houston, TX 01-04-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Inspirational"

    A friend of mine has watched the movie many times. She bought me the movie for Christmas. I prefered to read the book before seeing a movie. Although the movie was good, the book is much better!

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    Tim 09-29-15
    Tim 09-29-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great movie ok book "

    I'm a little torn on this review because I love the storyline, the people and the message. the problem I have is that with this novel from a movie the author tried to hold everything in the movie while adding to the plot which made it seem a little choppy. The are some good new twists and a couple of ok new personalities that could have added to the book but instead they seemed forced. this is my first book by this author so I'm not sure if it's him or the circumstances. I do know this.... when these brothers had War Room made into a novel they did it right so don't give up on the idea. Also lose the music between chapters 😨.

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    RussellA 08-21-15
    RussellA 08-21-15
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    "Incredible"

    I absolutely love this movie so I couldn't wait to see if the book would live up to my expectations. it far surpassed them! I laughed so much just picturing all the characters as they we being depicted. I cried during it as well. Great story, great message!

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    Vincent Morrow 05-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The belief and faith of God"

    What an awesome way to share the Gospel and get the perspective of everyday living with the Word of God

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    cgashley Deer Park, Texas United States 10-30-14
    cgashley Deer Park, Texas United States 10-30-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Narration"
    Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favorite?

    In my opinion, Roger Mueller did a fabulous job with all of the characters; he has a facile voice that made it so easy to distinguish each person. Above that, not a single voice was grating to my ears. I will look for other books by this narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    I most often find a book much more satisfying than a movie because it takes more than a couple of hours to know a character well. While I can't remember experiencing a movie novel-ized in this fashion, I thoroughly enjoyed the authors' efforts in this case. I wanted to say "more, please!"

    I don't often write reviews, but I so enjoyed this story and this presentation that I hope to encourage others to give it a try.

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    Christine United States 04-05-14
    Christine United States 04-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Roger Mueller?

    Absolutely not. It is poorly written, the music openings for each chapter make it sound like a low budget movie. The preaching is tiresome. If you have trouble falling asleep, this might be for you.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    not sure, possibly "Ireland"


    Would you be willing to try another one of Roger Mueller’s performances?

    no


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there was an easy way to get a credit back for books such as this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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