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Long Way Gone Audiobook

Long Way Gone

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Publisher's Summary

"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home."

At the age of 18, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner 20 years later, he wonders if it's too late to tell her the truth about his past - and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

©2016 Charles Martin (P)2016 Zondervan

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    GG 10-16-16
    GG 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Charles Martin has really "let it out.""

    This book is his best one ever in my opinion. And I have been greatly blessed by reading (listening) to all but a few of his works. It is hard for me the express my thoughts about a book by a man who expresses his so masterfully. I loved this book. And oh, the ending! Wow! To borrow the catch phrase of his characters, he "l e t i t o u t!" I wanted to say AMEN at the very end of his prologue. What a message of hope.
    Adam Verner did a masterful job in making the characters and events come alive. Superb job.

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    Amazon Customer 10-06-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Amazing"

    The prodigal beautifully written... I pray this book will be read by the millions who, have at some point in their life, have done something, anything, from which they believe they cannot be forgiven! No gone is too far gone, for God. You are always welcome in His arms. Be blessed!

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    Julie Whitaker 11-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great read (and listen)"

    Wonderful story. Exceptional narrator. Uplifting and encouraging. Lovely twist near the end. I would definitely recommend this book.

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    Melissa 11-06-16
    Melissa 11-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "EVER BEEN THE "PRODIGAL SON"?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This is a great read as are all of Charles Martin's books. He paints a great picture all throughout and the reader feels like they are there with the characters!


    What other book might you compare Long Way Gone to and why?

    The Bible story of the Prodigal son and his return home. We all stray away, at times, from our parents or those who love us the most. The most important one being God! But, He is always standing there with His arms outstretched, ready to accept us back, no matter what we've done!


    Have you listened to any of Adam Verner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have read almost every one of Charles Martin's books. I loved this narrator and I'm sure he has been used before! Sounds like the same person....He's good!


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

    It made me cry and it was such a love story in many ways. It was a little slow getting started but it was worth sticking in there until the middle-end. It was awesome!


    Any additional comments?

    This is my favorite author! Always a great story that has to do with everyday things in our lives as Christians and some of the things we go through in this sometimes "hard" traveled life in which we live. Always a good, basic moral to these stories! Can't wait to read the last one on my list...The Dead Don't Dance! My friend is reading it now and she says it's the BEST! I can't ever decide which one I like the most....hard thing to choose..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Whitman 10-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Exceptional story!"

    This book holds you hostage and doesn't let you go. You want to know what happens next to the characters, and you are surprised by the twists and turns. I only wish there was more to this story.

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    Robin 10-16-16
    Robin 10-16-16
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    "Couldn't put it down"

    Loved this book! The story, the imagery, the music, the characters... everything about it drew me in. There were some moments that really touched my heart.

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    Lisa Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-11-16
    Lisa Phoenix, AZ, United States 10-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another home run!"

    Another inspirational, exceptional story from Charles Martin. I have never read a book he has written and not been touched soul deep. I can't wait for the next book.

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    sharon san diego, california, United States 12-02-16
    sharon san diego, california, United States 12-02-16 Member Since 2016

    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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    "Beautiful Story With Unexpected Ending"

    Another winner for the master storyteller Charles Martin. A wonderful story of Forgiveness and selfless love.One of his best.

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    "Wow! Amazing and the BEST yet!"

    This book just has me in awe, it is so worth it! The best of Charles Martin that I've listened to so far and I've listened to several! Don't hesitate, just get it and indulge! The best ending yet!

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    Nathan Whitaker Lutz, FL United States 11-10-16
    Nathan Whitaker Lutz, FL United States 11-10-16
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    "Another Strong Story from Charles"

    Charles Martin writes emotion and develops character so well, and has done so once again.

    He and I write in different genres but each time I read one of his books, he shows me something new that I can use.

    Plus, a couple of twists I never saw coming...and I'm always looking!

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