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When I Found You Audiobook

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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    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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    bereanna PA 02-08-16
    bereanna PA 02-08-16

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    "Wow!"

    This story grabbed me from the first minute. Surprise actions made the story real. There is wisdom here.

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    Mary 02-02-16
    Mary 02-02-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Very Nice Story & Listening Experience"
    Would you listen to When I Found You again? Why?

    Maybe someday.


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

    When Nate cared for Nathan as his health was declining.


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

    Nathan was my favorite character.


    Who was the most memorable character of When I Found You and why?

    Nathan was such a fully realized character. He was both kind and loving.


    Any additional comments?

    I wasn't sure about this audiobook when I purchased it, but I am now so glad I did. I've read several reviews that complained about the narrator, but I have to say I think he did a good job. The narration sounded fine to me. The story was all about the opening up of a life, taking chances on someone, redemption and most of all, persistent and consistent love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Federico Moreno 02-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story. Sad, but good."

    I really enjoyed the story and all the life learning messages...
    I just wish Nath had gotten his dream....

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    Tricia 01-20-16
    Tricia 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Should be a movie"

    I loved this one. It would make a great movie! A nice coming of age feel good story

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    irontwin Seattle, WA 01-17-16
    irontwin Seattle, WA 01-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "improves as the characters age"

    This book definitely improves as the story progresses. I struggled with the author's style of writing at the start but stuck with it because I liked the story line, which I'm glad I did because it got much better. The "old man" has some words of wisdom for Nat that I found myself wanting to remember for myself.

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    Amazon Customer 01-15-16
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    "Loved!"

    Astounding. Lost alot of sleep listening to this book. Powerful storyline. She has my vote.

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    Amazon Customer 12-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "story of love between troubled boy and older man"

    this story depicts a relationship between a man and boy that demonstrates what unconditional love can do for a child.

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    my99girl 11-06-15
    my99girl 11-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A wonderful story"

    I loved this story and the heart and wisdom it portrayed while at the same time being very down to earth. I would love to see it made into a movie. Then again it might be disappointing since books are always so much better.

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    Nitenurse 10-14-15
    Nitenurse 10-14-15
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    "Might be a good book but..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No! The reader was HORRIBLE!


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I did not listen to the end. In fact, I could only tolerate about 2 hours before I had to stop listening.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jeff Cummings?

    Ralph Cosham. Jeff Cummings was so horribly boring. As a result, I could not get into the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Might try the print version to see if it is a story worth reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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