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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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Publisher's Summary

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.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    pets4jc 09-06-12
    pets4jc 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!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Scotty 08-10-12
    Scotty 08-10-12

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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.

    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 2015
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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.

    4 of 4 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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    Lois 07-09-12
    Lois 07-09-12
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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. 09-21-12
    P.D. 09-21-12
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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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    Amazon bargain finder 06-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    What didn’t you like about Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell ’s performance?

    The "woman's" voice.. almost comedic in its sad attempt to sound like a woman. Truly hard to listen to.


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    mary scarbrough 06-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    I just love Charles Martin and his style. His analogies and descriptions are beautiful and thought provoking.

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    Janet Saint Joseph, MI, United States 05-23-15
    Janet Saint Joseph, MI, United States 05-23-15 Member Since 2005
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    "seriously?"

    I should have read more reviews before choosing this book. I looked at the star rating and read the first few reviews and bought the book.

    I guess people who like simple love stories where the man does everything right and rescues the damsel in distress you will like this book. About 1/2 way through I was intrigued about how it would end but wished it would hurry up getting there.

    The little girl if pretty preachy about God. If you are a non-believer I imagine this would be very annoying. But if you need life lessons, they are all here.

    I do not recommend this book unless you are into love stories.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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