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The Guardian Audiobook

The Guardian

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Publisher's Summary

Dee Henderson is one of today's most popular inspirational novelists. She fills each work with tightly woven suspense and touching struggles of faith. Henderson has received many awards, including the RITA, National Reader's Choice Award, and Bookseller's Best Award. The Guardian is a Christy Award winner.

Just before he is nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court, a controversial judge is murdered. His speechwriter, Shari Hanford, surprises the assassin in the act and sees his face before he flees. Now U.S. Marshal Marcus O'Malley is assigned to protect Shari while police conduct a widespread manhunt.

As O'Malley draws close to the beautiful young woman, both know she is the target of someone who will stop at nothing to eliminate her. This challenge demands all O'Malley's resources, and it will also force him to examine his faith and his heart. Narrator Tom Stechschulte provides a moving performance, highlighting each spiritual conflict and conviction.

©2001 Dee Henderson; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"An entertaining thriller-cum-romance-cum-conversion story is what readers get in this fast-paced novel....Christian readers will relish this intriguing tale." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 05-02-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Another in the O'Mally series"

    Once again a little bit of everything in this story. You get drama, action, romance all in a Christ like environment. These will make you laugh and make you cry.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    BLUE BONNET 06-07-16
    BLUE BONNET 06-07-16
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    "Wonderful read"

    This is One of Dee Henderson's Best. Love the OMalley series!! Don't miss any of them!

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    ROBIN L WARREN 08-05-15
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    "AWESOME!"

    Loved this book! it kept me rivited. love Tom stecschulte . he is an awesome narrator.. I also love to you in person as a writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Wilmington, OH, United States 06-17-15
    Pamela Wilmington, OH, United States 06-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A debate on the value or necessity of prayer."

    Struggled to finish. book was 15% mystery 85% preaching. BORING. Would not recommend to anyone.

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    Donna HOUMA, LA, United States 02-21-15
    Donna HOUMA, LA, United States 02-21-15
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    "Romance and suspense without being slutty"

    I love series books and can't wait for the next one. Why can't they make movies out of good books like these instead of some of the trash that is out there.

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    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 01-16-15
    Amazon Customer binghamton ny 01-16-15 Member Since 2013

    love to read

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    "As usual, love the O'Malley family"

    Wonderful story- can't wait for the next installment! I feel like I'm part of the family. So strong and loving and each are the others best friends!!!

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    Anonymous 08-08-14
    Anonymous 08-08-14
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    "Good read - didn't care for the reader"
    What did you love best about The Guardian?

    I enjoyed that Marcus was such a great guy to Sherri. Rare these days


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Stechschulte?

    Anyone


    Any additional comments?

    The reader made Dave sound odd. Dave's voice began normal in the other books, but had a foreign accent or something in this reading. I don't much care for this reader, and the change for Dave made the experience worse.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cgashley Deer Park, Texas United States 04-24-13
    cgashley Deer Park, Texas United States 04-24-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Love These Stories...in print or audible"

    I've loved the O'Malleys since I read the books some years ago. I have been put off, from time to time, with the lack of really well-written Christian fiction; at times I've felt that authors were published in the Christian market simply because they mentioned God and avoided vulgarity rather than for the excellence of their writing. Not so with Dee Henderson--her stories are well-thought out, and her characters multidimensional. The protagonists exhibit flaws and redemption in a realistic way and there are twists and turns to keep mystery enthusiasts engrossed as well as romantic moments for those who are looking for a love story.

    This is the first of the series that I've listened to so far. The one complaint I've had is that the narrator tends to use a nasal tone to indicate a female speaking. I am sure there are great challenges in making a deep voice, such as this narrator has, sound feminine, but I am a little put off by the whiny vibe I get. That being said, I find the story to flow quite well and the narrator maintains excellent pacing. I will listen to the entire series, I'm certain.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 02-25-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "A very nice read"

    This was my first Dee Henderson book and I was pleasantly surprised. A lot of suspense and a very sweet love story. I fell in love with the characters.

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    Mary Lytle 02-22-13
    Mary Lytle 02-22-13

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    "Remind me never to buy Henderson's books!"
    What disappointed you about The Guardian?

    The reviews rave about the writing and the awards. I can't take the stories.


    What was most disappointing about Dee Henderson’s story?

    The stories are all too sappy for me.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too drab.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Guardian?

    I couldn't listen long enough to decide.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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