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Emory's Gift Audiobook

Emory's Gift

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Publisher's Summary

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school.

But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, a species thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.

And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever. Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory’s Gift is not only a heartwarming and charming coming-of-age story, but also a page-turning, insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and can bridge the gaps that divide us.

©2011 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Carianti 03-02-15
    Carianti 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wanted to believe it was real"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Emory's Gift to be better than the print version?

    Once the story grabbed onto me, I was helpless to give it up. Every moment I could, I hooked up my ITouch to listen. Maybe it's just me but I wanted to believe this was not a book of fiction but had really happened. And so it goes.......

    The author did a wonderful job in narration.

    The only negative, perhaps a little heavy in the pre/adolescent angst but perhaps this was part of what made Charlie "grow" (mature) and lent more to the story and character development.

    Other than that, I totally enjoyed this book and will be recommending it to others.


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    J from tampa 02-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting idea"

    Bear being human..a story we could enjoy, combined with human elements of Father - son relationship. Understanding each other's life.

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    Mary 01-11-15
    Mary 01-11-15
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    "Great book!"

    This is a unique and heart warming story - If you grew up in the 70s you'll enjoy it even more.

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    Rebecca Sandy, UT, United States 07-08-14
    Rebecca Sandy, UT, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Didn't want it to end"
    Where does Emory's Gift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best stories I've heard in a long long time. One of those you look forward to everyday and hate when it ends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The epilogue was awesome. Wraps the story up nicely


    What does W. Bruce Cameron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed Cameron's narration, Love his humor.


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

    Both ...


    Any additional comments?

    This story really makes you think. Very inspirational.

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    Kim Fargo, ND, United States 05-06-12
    Kim Fargo, ND, United States 05-06-12 Member Since 2014

    Kim

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    What made the experience of listening to Emory's Gift the most enjoyable?

    I loved the way that the boy always looked after the bear. When he relized the bear had a message for him, hwe was even more protective. Great story. I really enjoyed it.


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    K. F. Adams Virginia Beach, VA 03-11-12
    K. F. Adams Virginia Beach, VA 03-11-12 Member Since 2014

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    "A big bear-hug for author & reader!"

    Never thought I'd be fascinated by a story about a bear & a boy. But this was great, well-written and perfectly read. Think this would appeal to both - adults & children (maybe 9 years + - because of some of the "drama".) A good combination of author & reader. Hope there are more to come.

    Bobbye Fentress

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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 09-03-11
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 09-03-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Delightful"

    A delightful and engaging story. I enjoyed it and if it hadn't been so late in the evening, I would have listened straight through.Generally I would shy away from an author reading their own book, and in the preview I had my doubts but I bought the book anyway. I'm glad I did and it didn't take me long to get over my author/narrator phobia. I can't say it was a stellar performance, but the quality of the story far out shown any narration flatness. I'd actually listen to him again if his other stories were this entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer Fremont, CA 10-16-16
    Amazon Customer Fremont, CA 10-16-16 Member Since 2015

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    "What a GIFT of a story"
    What did you love best about Emory's Gift?

    I think it would be the message of God's love and the inclusion of spirituality and humanity throughout the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    See above


    Have you listened to any of W. Bruce Cameron’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first of his actually narrating his own story, and I really enjoyed it. I will have no problem listening to him again. I love it when an author is able to narrate their own book and do it well.


    Who was the most memorable character of Emory's Gift and why?

    Emory, of course


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great story. In the beginning, I was trying to follow the story line about who Emory the Bear was, but it picked up quickly and I was able to follow and enjoy it through the story.

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    Susan 05-03-16
    Susan 05-03-16

    This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.

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    "Is This a True Fairy Tale?"

    I liked this book, mostly. At first the whole thing seemed believable and I was enchanted The idea that a bear could be taken in by a boy and not a baby bear but a full grown bear! I wanted to believe it. And then the discovery that the bear scratched out a message with red paint. But maybe it was just an overactive imagination The problems of trying to hide a bear from everyone was straight from a young boy were so funny I had to laugh. Later, it became just a bit overboard. An circus atmosphere, angry neighbors, the legal problems, and another message. It was more than one boy could handle. Was this just a fairy tale or was it based on a true story. I want to believe.

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    Babs 04-22-16
    Babs 04-22-16

    tired of surprise endings that are NO SURPRISE AT ALL...... IT'S ALWAYS THE BEST FRIEND OR THE HUSBAND THAT "DID IT"

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    "Good- not as good as his dog books"

    I liked it- but probably because I'm more a "dog person" not as well as his books told from the dog's perspective.
    The plot was interesting and I liked the main character and his way of expressing his thoughts.

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