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When I Found You | [Catherine Ryan Hyde]

When I Found You

Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and starts to make plans to raise the child as his own - until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him. Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.
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Publisher's Summary

"What do I have to do to make you wash your hands of me? There's nothing you could do. I will never wash my hands of you."

Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and starts to make plans to raise the child as his own - until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him. Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.

Fifteen years later, Nathan gets his wish when the boy and his grandmother show up on his doorstep. Named Nat and now an angry teenager with a criminal record, the boy is once again in need of rescuing. Nathan takes Nat in, swearing to never abandon him. Nathan believes that with love and patience anyone can change. And he just might be right.

From the author of Pay It Forward comes a poignant tale of love, pain, and trusting people to stay by your side in a world where leaving is easy.

©2013 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Zabie UT 11-27-13
    Zabie UT 11-27-13 Member Since 2011

    happily retired

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    What did you love best about When I Found You?

    I would never expect to like a story about a boy who wants to become a boxer, but I couldn't put this book down. The character development is excellent.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of When I Found You?

    I loved the relationship between the bitter young man and the man who found him in the woods as an abandoned baby. This story is about playing it forwards when someone does something kind for you.


    What about Jeff Cummings’s performance did you like?

    He was able to change his voice with the change of characters so that you knew exactly who was talking.


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

    Absolutely


    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 06-07-14
    Elle in the Great NorthWest Beaverton, OR, United States 06-07-14 Member Since 2011

    I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.

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    "Give This Book More Than An Hour"

    and you'll be rewarded with a heartbreaking story of compassion and tenderness. The last couple of hours were so much better than the first 5. Too bad it took the narrator that long to warm up!.


    I was Oh So Done with is novel by the 3rd hour and was complaining about it to a friend-who had recommended the book-she read the paper book. She couldn't understand I disliked it so. The narration was cardboard, stiff and toneless. I didn't give a $hit about any of these people- the boy was a total brat, the old guy was dull and his wife was Suzy Homemaker with passive aggressive issues. The girlfriend was so meek and quite you couldn't hear what the narrator said..in a book you could read the words.

    On her recommendations, I finished the whole book and ended up being taken into the world of these people, Plus the narrator gets so much better

    Only for patient people I guess.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen Salinas, CA, United States 05-22-14
    Gretchen Salinas, CA, United States 05-22-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Sweet Story"

    I loved this book. It carried the message that in giving our lives away we find meaning and purpose and joy.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    T. Hibbs 05-25-14
    T. Hibbs 05-25-14 Member Since 2007
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    "What a waste of time."
    What disappointed you about When I Found You?

    The writing was choppy. I often felt like I was listening to something written for a sixth grader. Also, the historical anachronisms were maddening. Spandex was not used in clothing until the 1980's, so the women at the refurbished gym would not have been wearing spandex to work out. Furthermore, steroids were not widely used in the late 1970's, and even if Nat had stumbled upon a body builder using steroids, I doubt he would have recognized this. Finally, the author herself seems to forget what she has written from one chapter to the next, often contradicting herself.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde again?

    Never.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeff Cummings’s performances?

    Never. He is dreadful as a narrator. Everyone sounds hateful and grouchy or whiny.


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

    Disappointed that what could have been a compelling story was so dreadfully written and even more dreadfully performed.


    Any additional comments?

    Those who are considering this book should run, run, run to something else.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Perris, CA, United States 09-05-14
    Patricia Perris, CA, United States 09-05-14 Member Since 2006

    Say something about yourself!

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    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book!"

    Wonderful, your credits will be well spent. Well written and narrated story of unconditional love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-29-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-29-14 Member Since 2009

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    I finished this audio book a couple of days ago, and I'm still thinking about it. This book was a simple one,really, a story that I would have written totally differently . . . but it wasn't mine to write . . . when Nathan found the tiny baby abandoned in the woods, and wanted to adopt him, my heart ached for the grandmother to allow the boy to be adopted by Nathan and his wife. I was secretly angered at every incident when Nat's grandma refused to tell him the truth, when she failed to "hear" him, to really share her life with him. When she told him that every kid has a man that finds them in the woods . . . Even at my age, a grandmother myself, I still ache as a child aches . . . going back to my own early years, a time when I, too, had no control over decisions that were made . . . decisions that, for good or bad, impact me to this day . . . To get the full benefit of this story, one must listen with their heart. You must sit back and take the story as it comes, as it is written and read . . . and then, it's full beauty comes full circle. Nathan said from day one that he wanted the boy he found in the woods. He meant it. Let that sink in and LISTEN. If only every child had a Nathan . . .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. R. Aceto Rochester, NY 05-21-14
    M. R. Aceto Rochester, NY 05-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I absolutely HATED the narration; I almost stopped listening to the story because of it. I think a different narrator would be the only way I would be able to give it a higher rating.


    Has When I Found You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The story itself was fine, it wasn't great but it was an easy listen for during the day at work. I wouldn't re-read it or recommend it to anyone as something they HAVE to read, but it was fine.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The accents and voices used were terrible. The kid in the book has the same voice even though he ages from a baby to a person in his 30s. The women all have the same annoying voice. Some people were given speech inflections that didn't seem to fit. I honestly wish he had just read the book without trying to give voices to people; his normal reading voice was pleasant.


    What character would you cut from When I Found You?

    There aren't that many characters so I don't know that I would cut any.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debi 08-07-14
    Debi 08-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it!"
    What did you love best about When I Found You?

    the book kept me very interested and wanting to know what would happen next


    What did you like best about this story?

    How it showed the growth of Nate and also the challenges he faced in the story it was like real life learning and then taking the challenges and running with them


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Cummings – was your favorite?

    I think it was Nathan. He never gave up on Nate and offering his knowledge on how to make life better


    If you could rename When I Found You, what would you call it?

    Unconditional Love to a boy


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great read on how 2 men love and don't give up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly L. Barnett 08-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you try another book from Catherine Ryan Hyde and/or Jeff Cummings?

    No, I hated this book. Did not hold my interest at all...


    Would you ever listen to anything by Catherine Ryan Hyde again?

    Probably not


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better story. Couldn't hold my interest


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from When I Found You?

    N/a


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 07-10-14
    Cheryl Kennesaw, GA, United States 07-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "BOOORRRRING!!!!!"

    What a waste of time and money! I'm glad I can return this one. I couldn't even stand to listen to all of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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