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A Gentle Rain Audiobook

A Gentle Rain

A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.
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A Connecticut heiress learns she's adopted and travels to northern Florida "cracker" cattle ranch to find her birth parents. There she also finds unexpected romance with the ranch's owner.

©2007 Deborah Smith (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.

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    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13
    Janet Dubai, United Arab Emirates 03-02-13 Member Since 2016

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    "2nd Review from the same Author"

    I love Deborah Smith for bringing out the fun and humor side of living with autism. The difficult task of caring and loving autistic family member comes with true sacrifice and wealth of accomplishments and heart warming rewards.

    Ben is a true hero. What a loving brother and caring soul. Though he had moments of "what could have been", he never regretted choosing his brother even knowing his condition. In fact, he created what seems to others could be a dysfunctional family ranch but he went and won the biggest applause for his ranch. Thanks to the stubborn belief of his charges, he would have never met his reward, Cara.

    I went and burst out laughing during the purchase of a good for "dog food" horse, can't help but be touched over the reasons of daisy designs and white painted stones about Cara, and be encouraged and hopeful over the challenges dealing with autisms.

    It's an inspiring story mated with good narration. The few times the narrator gets the voices cloudy for me is an oversight. In the end, Gentle Rain is among the treasures in my library.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marydior 01-08-14
    Marydior 01-08-14
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    "Enjoyable and thought provoking."

    This book is part social science and part romance with good character development and a complex plot. While there are certain elements that border on the unbelievable and unreal for the most part it is a heartwarming story of love, human compassion and the value of the individual regardless of wealth, intellect and social status. I hesitated before I spent the credit but I'm glad I did. I truly enjoyed it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-31-13
    A. Renea SAINT LOUIS, MO, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2013

    I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!

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    "Pretty Sweet"
    Where does A Gentle Rain rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Probably around the middle. I mean it was a good book for sure, but I have read/listened to a lot and this one isn't my favorite.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gentle Rain?

    Probably when everyone learned the truth about "Karen."


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

    I have not but I like her perspective on things. I like that she made people with disabilities a big part of her story and showed how beautiful they are too. It was quite touching and very sweet.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "At the heart of it...."


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I think the narration was great and the story was very tender. If you are looking for something a little different, then I would definitely recommend this.

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    Sally River Falls, WI, United States 12-30-13
    Sally River Falls, WI, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A sweet story!"
    What did you love best about A Gentle Rain?

    The premise of a rancher who treats developmentally delayed people as valued, loved, normal. The book has everything money can't buy and everything i'd do if I hit the lottery!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gentle Rain?

    Karen's bird, Mr. Darcy taking to the young man with Down Syndrome and the love and humor between everyone on the ranch. Loved Mac & Lilly and their obsessions with daisies! Loved Joey and his happy ending!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Karen verbally sparred with the rich evil spoiled brat, Tammy Jackson.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A story of love and finding the way home...


    Any additional comments?

    Love Deborah Smith. This has been my favorite so far!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    sharon san diego, california, United States 06-21-15
    sharon san diego, california, United States 06-21-15 Member Since 2016

    love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.

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    Have read other books by Deborah Smith but this one is boring and I did not like the
    narration. Skip it!

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    Mike 07-20-14
    Mike 07-20-14
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    "hard to follow the reader"

    the reader didn't change the tone from female to male which made following who was talking difficult Should have used a male voice for the male parts and it would have been so much better..a good story and good book.

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    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 12-03-13
    A. Merritt Island, FL, United States 12-03-13
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    "Enjoyed it"

    This is one of the good things about the $4.95 sales, I get to read authors that might not strike my fancy at a higher price. This was a "nice" story and it held my interest. The narrator wasn't very good because she maintained the same voice throughout the story for Karen and Ben; it was hard to tell who was talking sometimes.

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    lgreader Massachusetts 02-18-14
    lgreader Massachusetts 02-18-14
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    "Poor narration the problem"
    Any additional comments?

    This story could have been excellent, but the narration was not good. I had some trouble telling if the speaker was a male or female. I had to wait to get the context to figure out who was talking. Too bad, because the story was good and I would have enjoyed it a lot more with a different reader.

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    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-16-14
    MickeyMarie Narnia 02-16-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Simple but entertaining"

    The story is not very deep but is enjoyable. It is well written. The narrator is a little dramatic and her accents are more Georgia than Florida. All in all it makes for a pleasant listen. It's worth a credit.

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    Debbie 02-25-13
    Debbie 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Horrible Audio"
    Would you try another book from Deborah Smith and/or Suzy Harbulak?

    I have read other Deborah Smith books and loved them... this book seemed a bit far fetched and predictable.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The audio was terrible. There so many voice-overs that it was distracting. The narrator's voice would have been better received had it not been for the poor audio quality.


    2 of 11 people found this review helpful

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