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Ordinary Grace Audiobook
Ordinary Grace
Written by: 
William Kent Krueger
Narrated by: 
Rich Orlow
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Ordinary Grace Audiobook

Ordinary Grace

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

©2013 William Kent Krueger (P)2013 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

“Krueger aims higher and hits harder with a stand-alone novel that shares much with his other work.” (Kirkus Reviews)

What Members Say

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    Christmas Carol 05-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent !!"

    I'm glad my Book Club chose this - I would not have chosen it on my own .

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    Shari L. Gent 05-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great summer listening"

    This book transported me to the simple spirituality of my Midwestern childhood and as a bonus was a nonstop page turner. Lovely book for a warm summer day.

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    M. B. 05-22-16
    M. B. 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Well-Written Coming of Age Story"

    I normally go for suspense audiobooks, so I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this coming-of-age novel. After tragedy strikes the protagonist's family, you see how each member of the family and their community copes differently. I also liked it because there is some mystery surrounding the tragedy that is not revealed until the end of the book.

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    Matthew 05-22-16
    Matthew 05-22-16 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful Listen"

    The author said this is a book to be read aloud, and is right. This is a well crafted novel and performed outstandingly.

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    Lisa 05-19-16
    Lisa 05-19-16
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    "Best Ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well written. Good character development. Compelling story. Much more than a mystery. At times the writing is beautiful and the observations deep. This book will appeal to a wide variety of readers.


    What other book might you compare Ordinary Grace to and why?

    To Kill a Mockingbird


    What about Rich Orlow’s performance did you like?

    Good at making the male characters come alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end.


    Any additional comments?

    Both men and women will enjoy reading this book.

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    Kristian Berger Poconos 05-12-16
    Kristian Berger Poconos 05-12-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Exceptional Grace!"

    This book was captivating and I truly loved it! I wish there were more books like this one.

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    D. Witscher Long Beach 04-17-16
    D. Witscher Long Beach 04-17-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Family tragedy and redemption"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, it is a great story


    Would you be willing to try another one of Rich Orlow’s performances?

    good reader


    Did Ordinary Grace inspire you to do anything?

    I cried at Ariel's funeral


    Any additional comments?

    Story is captivating, Only flaws were several incidences which were not quite believable:
    Jake's cure was one of them that stands out. A little heavy handed on the Christian take on things.

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    Leo Chiago 04-10-16
    Leo Chiago 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Do you believe"

    nice read with a spiritual overtone. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading about the grace of god

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    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 04-04-16
    Patricia COLUMBUS, OH, United States 04-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Could have called it The Eavesdropper"
    Which character – as performed by Rich Orlow – was your favorite?

    Probably Jake, the younger brother who gets a backbone through his family's tragedy. I liked Gus too -- he always seems to know what to say and do.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a stand alone book from William Kent Krueger, a departure from his Cork O'Connor novels. The narrator is a kid. the oldest son of a minister and a choir director. Though there are several deaths in their small town, a couple don't really count, that is, they never tie strongly into the story. A story which is often advanced because the narrator is hiding at the top of the stairs, listening through the heating grate, huddled in the next room, etc. In other words, a lot of what we learn comes from Frank's eavesdropping on the adults. It's not a bad literary device, but it's overused here. Positive: the story takes you back to the early 1960's quite well.

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    Amazon Customer 04-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Inspiring story of Faith amidst tragedy"

    This is a great and very well written book. I would recommend this to all but especially to a teenage audience. It's not often themes that are difficult to discuss in real life are beautifully written and expressed in a novel..
    EXCELLENT!

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