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When Crickets Cry Audiobook

When Crickets Cry

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Publisher's Summary

A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts....

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest. The stranger understands more about it than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives. Before it’s over, they’ll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry... and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

©2012 Charles Martin (P)2012 Oasis

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    M. Jeter 09-30-15
    M. Jeter 09-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartwarming and life changing book!"

    Get ready for laughter, tears and a loving heart. It just doesn't get any better.

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    LaRea 09-02-15
    LaRea 09-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best story ever"

    This book just moved to my best list above the Help. I loved the story, the characters, and plot. Great, great book. I am on a Charles Martin marathon.

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    Margo 06-22-15
    Margo 06-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Well written. Good surprise. Loved it!"

    So well written. Really good surprises. Loved it! Stayed up until 4 am to finish.

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    Karen A 06-12-15
    Karen A 06-12-15
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    "Great audiobook "

    A lot of medical terminology, but a rather engaging story. I would recommend it for long drives.

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    mary scarbrough 06-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Love!"

    I love Charles Martin. He is so descriptive. His words paint pictures. He is clean and uplifting. This was the first book I ever read by him years ago and I am so happy to have listened to it again. This is a great book and tells a beautiful story. It's amazing.

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    Ian 06-02-15
    Ian 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "didn't like the reader as much as others"

    the reader wasn't as enjoyable as others, but overall a great book and a perfect author

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    Kmrsy Fort Wayne, IN United States 04-09-15
    Kmrsy Fort Wayne, IN United States 04-09-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Schmaltzy at times but definitely worth the read"

    I alternate types of books I read, this one falling into the tear-jerker category that I usually don't like so much. However, throughout most of Crickets, Martin was able to pull it off. Much of this can be attributed to Verner, one of the best readers I've heard in a while.

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    stephanie ensz 03-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Love."

    I love this book! Thank you Charles for a beautiful story. I've read it numerous times and I love it every time.

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    Amazon Customer 09-19-14

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    "Remarkable"

    Normally, life-and-death dramatic novels leave me feeling manipulated - the author makes you care for a character then callously kills them off for dramatic effect - pisses me off (I'm thinking Jodi Picoult here - don't shoot, ok?).
    Charles Martin is so sincere and writes such warm, in-depth and realistic characters that I even found the weepy parts very true to heart and life. I also enjoy his southern eccentrics, whom he clearly cherishes. They are presented as real people, if a bit off, not as clichés.
    Very worth a listen.

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    Novel lover 08-02-14
    Novel lover 08-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Luminous"
    Where does When Crickets Cry rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin is one of the best novels I've heard. It is breathtakingly beautiful in its depth, lyricism, sense of place, faith and knowledge.


    Have you listened to any of Adam Verner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Adam Verner's voice and inflection were perfect. The sensitivity he brought the story lent a poignant, humorous, vibrant enrichment to the written words. An excellent performance.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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