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The Courage Tree Audiobook

The Courage Tree

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Publisher's Summary

Eight-year-old Sophie Donohue just wanted to be like every other little girl. Which is why her mother, Janine, reluctantly agreed to let her go on the weekend camping trip with her Brownie troop. But when Janine arrives to pick up Sophie after the trip, her daughter is not with the others. Somehow, along the forested route from West Virginia, Sophie has disappeared.

Sophie is no ordinary eight-year-old. She suffers from a rare disease, and Janine has recently enrolled her in an experimental treatment as a last effort to save her life - despite the vehement objections of her ex-husband, Joe. Without her medication, Sophie cannot survive long. All her mother's instincts tell Janine that Sophie is alive, but time is running out.

©2001 Diane Chamberlain (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Well-drawn characters and an unexpected and riveting plot make this a memorable thriller in the tradition of Joy Fielding and Mary Higgins Clark." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Lisa 09-06-16
    Lisa 09-06-16
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    "Wonderful book"

    Stick with this book. There are frustrating people that you want to lash out at & a main character you support with all your heart. There is a mystery man that has an interesting story when it finally comes out.
    I don't think I've heard a bad Diane Chamberlain book yet!!! I'm off to decide on my next one!

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    Linda 08-08-16
    Linda 08-08-16
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    "Loved it"

    Loved it. The story is very compelling. Narration is very good. Listened twice so I didn't miss anything.

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    Sarah 06-30-16
    Sarah 06-30-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read"

    This book kept you on the edge of your seat. It was a great listen highly recommend. A great ending in the last chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Yikes 06-29-16
    Yikes 06-29-16

    Books are a big part of my life. Happiness is a beautiful evening on the houseboat with a good book :)

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    "Enjoyable"

    Not quite edge of your seat material but suspenseful at times. There were a few interesting twists but most were predictable. At one point I thought the story was headed in a different direction and was a little disappointed when that wasn't the case - it would have rated 5 stars if the camp councillor had played a bigger part in the disappearance! Overall, quite similar to a Danielle Steele without the time gaps - the whole story plays out within a month.

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    Cindy Lu Boulder, Co United States 02-28-16
    Cindy Lu Boulder, Co United States 02-28-16 Member Since 2014

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    "My first Diane Chamberlain book"
    Would you listen to The Courage Tree again? Why?

    Maybe, I enjoyed the story and liked Sophi's character.


    If you’ve listened to books by Diane Chamberlain before, how does this one compare?

    First book


    Have you listened to any of Ann Marie Lee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    N/a


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

    When Sophie explained the courage tree.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy 01-27-16
    Tracy 01-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Just ok"

    The story in itself was not bad. I had a very hard time with the narrators voice. I wouldn't probably listen to another book if she were the narrator

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    Pamela Burns 01-10-16
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    "Really enjoyed"
    If you could sum up The Courage Tree in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, moving, heartwarming


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sophie, such a breve girl


    Any additional comments?

    Not sure why others didn't think this was a good book. I couldn't wait to hear what happened!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roxanne Gross 01-05-16 Member Since 2014

    Audio Books is my new passion. They have made my time in the car the last few years something to look forward to. Just Lovin Life!

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    "Good but not Great"

    I am still a die hard fan of Diane Chamberlain but this was not one of my favorite books. I would start with some of her recent stories if you have not read her stuff before. This had a lot of unrealistic parts which made it not as enjoyable. But still a fan...

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    Brooke 11-29-15
    Brooke 11-29-15
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    "waste of time"
    Any additional comments?

    I love EVERY other Diane Chamberlian book, and I was excited to find this one... but it was terrible. The story line was not bad, but the characters were weak and I struggled to finish the book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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