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Thunder and Rain: A Novel | [Charles Martin]

Thunder and Rain: A Novel

Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed - a modern-day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves. Samantha and her daughter, Hope, are on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help - protecting the innocent is what he does best.
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Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed - a modern-day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves.

Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife, Andie, so desperately needed.

Now retired, raising their son, Brodie, on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter, Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help - protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

©2012 Charles Martin (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 03-12-13
    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A mans story, a love story?"

    Everything that is good and right and the way it should be. This is a story written by a man that understands the mans code, metrosexuals might be confused by the ethic in this tome, or might be, probably be, enlightened by it. As men we often are told by women to "read this and you will understand me" we read it. Well as a man to a woman, I would say, "read this and you will understand me" and leave it at that. This is a well written story, by a man, that also is able to write about the feelings that make a man the way we often are, when a man is the right kind of stuff. The action is good, there is tension and suspense and there is a love story. A mans perspective kind of love story. I really liked this book, I did not know it would be what it was but am very glad I listened to it. A really good find one I would highly recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cedar Park, TX, United States 09-06-12
    Amazon Customer Cedar Park, TX, United States 09-06-12

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    "Love Charles Martin stories!!!!!"

    I can't say enough about this story! Charles Martin has done it again!!!!! Another amazing story! I laughed, I cried, I felt like I was there..... I'll never look at a car on the side of the road w/out wondering "what is their story"? How could they change my life?

    Charles Martin does his homework and can write a story as if he was living it personally. He knows all the history and background of his stories inside and out! A+++++ I can't wait for the next one!!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 05-29-12
    Barbara Rock Hill, SC, United States 05-29-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Powerful!"

    This is the classic struggle between good and evil and includes a John Wayne type character who, I believe, still exists in some places.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Schatzi Rockwell, NC, United States 09-10-12
    Schatzi Rockwell, NC, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Charles Martin, good listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    Classic Charles Martin, always a good story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All


    What about Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell ’s performance did you like?

    Did a good job


    If you could rename Thunder and Rain, what would you call it?

    Like the title


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 08-10-12
    jane Pigeon Forge, Tn. 08-10-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Outstanding! Listen, smile, laugh, cry, and learn."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunder and Rain to be better than the print version?

    Never read the printed version. It just couldn't be as good as the audio!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lesson. We run out of hope at times. This book is a reminder of hope. Living is the hard part. Gather the courage to live and the hope of tomorrow. What a great writer! I need more of his books to read and remind me.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell – was your favorite?

    All of the characters were performed greatly. The mix of Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell made the story. I so enjoyed hearing Hope as a little girl then as an adult. But, it took both Mr. May and Ms. Bell to put the story on line. Greatly done.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely, I did listen almost in one sitting. Even fell asleep listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a book I really needed to listen to and plan to listen to more of Charles Martin.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lois INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 07-09-12
    Lois INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 07-09-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Colorfully written and performed"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    The performers were excellent in making clear which character was speaking. The emotions were evident and carried you with them.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thunder and Rain?

    When cowboy asked Andy to come home.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    As above.


    If you could take any character from Thunder and Rain out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Hope, because she is aptly named.


    Any additional comments?

    Just like all of Charles Martin's books, you walk away feeling better about the world and God's grace. You are also well entertained during the process. I have only listened to his books but I just love them. Can't wait for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    P.D. Pocatello, ID, United States 09-21-12
    P.D. Pocatello, ID, United States 09-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "great author! great book."
    What did you love best about Thunder and Rain?

    loved the little girls character & voice. Loved the sense of honor & compassion the story incorporates.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thunder and Rain?

    When the litlle girl whispers into his ear on his death bed.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell – was your favorite?

    Luci, I loved her voice & could really picture her face.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Good is mightier than evil


    Any additional comments?

    This is my 2nd Charles Martin book & it was just as wonderful as the last. Can't wait to get another!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn Kaw City, OK, United States 09-18-13
    Marilyn Kaw City, OK, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not worth the time or the money."
    What was most disappointing about Charles Martin’s story?

    Mr. Martin needs to do his research before he puts pen to paper. There were too many glaring inconsistencies to make reading this book enjoyable. If you enjoy Harlequin Romance books, you will love this one. Simpering romance with no imagination.


    What three words best describe Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell ’s performance?

    I did enjoy listening to Daniel May's deeply resonating voice.Luci Bell does a wonderful job!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    OutfieldDan Houston, TX USA 09-02-13
    OutfieldDan Houston, TX USA 09-02-13 Member Since 2003

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    "Weepy Romance Novel"

    I thought this was going to be full of action and I was very disappointed. There was action in the first two chapters, a legitimate bad guy defined, but the rest of the book had no action and was all about feelings. The bad guy was never confronted by the main character, he just basically went away - was deleted by a female character in a minor scene. It reads like a work from two authors. It started out being an action hero novel, but it seems like the author handed over the rest of the book to his wife who made it mawkish.

    Overall, the book is a romance novel with stereotypes of what a man's feelings are and should be. A child's voice and narrative is included that contributes little to the novel - just another vehicle to show emotions that I found, well, ...childish.

    I did like the reader - a good Texan drawl that fit the main character. Too bad the main character was so sentimental.

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    Michael White Heath, IL, United States 05-08-13
    Michael White Heath, IL, United States 05-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Charles does and amazing job with words"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    So clear are his words that you feel like your in the story. I especially like the fact that even though their is a love story, it is not a chick flick per se


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