"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.
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.
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.
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.
There aren't that many characters so I don't know that I would cut any.
No. I guess it was a peaceful story without any big exiting jumps
I liked the man who found him, his character
I did not, it was more a background story as I worked on an art project. I chose to listen to this book instead of my music, so that was a compliment to the author
It was a good story, perfect if you work on things that expect your hands to be still, hold on, and not make any sudden moves because of something scary stirred you up. I am glad I listened to it. Maybe I would have liked it more if it wouldn't have skipped so fast between the years. Would have liked to know more about the boy, all of a sudden he was in jail, and then out. There must have been something interesting to tell in between? It felt a little like the author herself got tired and wanted to be done. She could easily have added 50 pages to the story. The beginning was excellent but it lost my interest as the man all of a sudden was the old man. And this man just crumbled and disappeared, he who was so special! It is possible to grieve someone in a novel - someone who didn't get the space he deserved...
Wonderful story that draws you in from the very beginning. The narrators voice is fantastic as he takes on the characters of this book. An amazing story that comes full circle of a man and a boy. Beautiful story.
loved the story, loved Nathan for his wisdom and commitment to Nate. Enjoyed Nate and his passion and respect for Nathan. the story ended well.
This story was full of twists and turns which kept me interested. There was plenty of good, and some bad situations. Just enough to be real.
A great read.
The characters are so interesting and this reader is excellent! Her books have so much feeling and I love how she makes you really understand each character and why & how they are the way they are.
satified to the 'nth' power
I have just finished listening for the second time - maybe six months later. I can honestly say I have enjoyed it as much or more this time! I highly recommend "When I Found You".
Yes. I throuoghly enjoyed it
Nate decided that he would take care of Nathan when his own Grandmother wouldn't
I didn't care for the narrator
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