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Where the River Ends | [Charles Martin]

Where the River Ends

He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina's most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they'd found their true soul mate.
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Publisher's Summary

He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina's most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they'd found their true soul mate.

Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of 10 things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River - a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.

Where the River Ends chronicles their love-filled, tragedy-tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.

©2008 Charles Martin; (P)2008 Books on Tape

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    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 08-01-14
    Jen ravenna, OH, United States 08-01-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Perfect Ending."

    Charles Martin writes so eloquently and descriptively, once bitten by one of his books, it’s easy to go back for more. Often set along rivers and under trees the stories create peacefulness when reading. Also, a great choice for those readers with descriptive sexual content issues for Charles Martin can write a hot love story without that. I will admit though in this novel it did drag a bit in the ½ to ¾’s area for me before finishing better than you could imagine.

    A love story told from the middle out in a man’s prospective, it is not overly thought provoking or sentimental. This is a story about a man trying to make the last days of his wife’s life exactly how she wants it to be. I think what makes this book so enjoyable and interesting was the depth that one can love when it’s not easy. It’s not easy to see the best in people when they are not at their best, but if there is true love - it's never a burden.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 05-15-14
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    "Pain and True Peace"
    If you could sum up Where the River Ends in three words, what would they be?

    Unconditional Love & Sacrifice


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

    Definitely!!


    Any additional comments?

    The depth of pain, love, & satisfaction in this book feels very real as you listen to it. A little irony thrown in to keep you on your toes!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miriam Venice, Fl, United States 04-18-14
    Miriam Venice, Fl, United States 04-18-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A special audio for special people"
    Where does Where the River Ends rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best as I love Charles Martin's audio books...Although I had to cry all the way through, it was a wonderful story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Where the River Ends?

    special moments the two spent on the river with a great love between them


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

    wonderful performance, so real and touching


    If you could rename Where the River Ends, what would you call it?

    Love beyond belief


    Any additional comments?

    I have truly enjoyed this book, you feel truly blessed to have the life you have and makes you realize the wonder and meaning of truly giving yourself to another person,

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    Maria Oscoda, MI, United States 08-11-13
    Maria Oscoda, MI, United States 08-11-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A beautiful love story"

    This is way better than The Notebook (my favorite love story). Although a few inconsistencies had me scratching my head. Was there talk of the Internet and Photoshop, and a line that said, "She pulled her cell phone out of her pocket and smiled..."? But yet this was supposedly 1992. Those inconsistencies don't ruin the story, but it takes the rating down to four stars. Maybe I'm missing something or misheard it, but "hiccups" like that throw off the flow of the book and take it down a notch below spectacular. The narrator kept changing up the level of his southern drawl during the narration, which was also a bit distracting. Still, overall it was a great story and well worth the credit.

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    Amazon Customer 09-28-10
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    "Could be a good story, but descriptions run on"

    Excrutiating detail of river, cabins, tatoos, people....so slow narrating every word. Then pace picks up during dialog and back to lumbering through the details. An effort to get through the story.

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    10-26-09
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    "Where the River Ends"

    I would give this a 5 star except it was a bit hard to keep on track with the continual jumps back and forth in time. I think this was harder to keep track of in the audiobook than it would have been if reading the story myself from a written book. But a good story if a bit farfetched in places.

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    D. Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-18-09
    D. Jacksonville, FL, United States 08-18-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Great writer good read."

    I read this after reading his book "Chasing Fireflies" which was great. This book was good but seemed to drag in a few places. I like Charles Martin's writing style. He writes about trailer parks and high society with ease. This is a book I normally would never have picked but it was inspirational. The ending made this a worthwhile read.

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    John Tifton, GA, United States 01-25-09
    John Tifton, GA, United States 01-25-09
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    "Kept waiting for more"

    I kept thinking there had to be more to this book. The descriptions of the river were picturesque, but the story was so predictable. Bleh. I can't believe I listened to the entire thing, but I was so sure it would get better. Reminded me of those Danielle Steele books I read as a teenager.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Townville, SC, USA 12-03-08
    Bruce Townville, SC, USA 12-03-08
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    "Where the River Ends"

    A very pink and gut wrenching story from a black water river-rat's point of view. Set partly in the often used Holy City and then predictably at the title.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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