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A Life Intercepted Audiobook

A Life Intercepted: A Novel

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Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.

©2014 Charles Martin (P)2014 Hachette

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    "Beautiful!!"

    Charles Martin is incredible. His stories are beautifully written and the detail and description he uses is unsurpassed. I wait for his books to come out. I'm still wondering why he hasn't had movies made of all of his books thus far. I know there have been talk, a good possibility again now, but why so long! He is hands down my favorite author and I appreciate his clean, honest, and uplifting moral and values he places in all of his books. We need more Charles Martins out there...thank you for your words and heart.

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    Amazon Customer 10-10-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Charled Martin does it again!"
    Where does A Life Intercepted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I always enjoy books by Charles Martin, but this is the first one I have listened to. I enjoyed it very much and would rank it toward the top. That means that it was moving, had good character development, and kept me up late at night!


    What other book might you compare A Life Intercepted to and why?

    His last novel before A Life Intercepted was Unwritten. It was excellent, too.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end is amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    For those looking for good reads without graphic sex and bad language, Charles Martin is a great choice. He has "bad guys" and action, but he does not fill his books with cheap talk.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    sharon san diego, california, United States 09-12-15
    sharon san diego, california, United States 09-12-15 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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    The narrator was really good but the story was too depressing and the constant football theme was BORING. When I got @ 4 hour from the end I had to quit. The analogy with the poor abused dog was too much for me.

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    Dena AUSTIN, TX, United States 10-21-14
    Dena AUSTIN, TX, United States 10-21-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm so hooked on Audible.

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    "You just can't go wrong with Charles Martin."

    I have a variety of books and Authors that I love to listen to over and over again. Charles Martin is one at the top of the list. All his books are base on a beautiful philosophy. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people, but you don't have to be brought down because of it. All of his main characters see the beauty of rising above and living to higher level. You gotta love a guy who gets knocked down but gets back up so gracefully that he brings everyone else up with him. I have to admit, I'll like this book a lot more the second time now that I know it has a great ending.

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    Denise Mansfield 10-26-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Love Football? Then this is a MUST Read!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Life Intercepted to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the audio edition because it brings the story to life with the voice and tones of the reader.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew. He brought so much deep wisdom to the story.


    What does Kevin Stillwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Its like adding an audible 3-D version to the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, when he explained to fundamentals of football as acquainted with the game of chess.


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    Amazon Customer 10-07-14

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    "Unexpectedly Inspiring"

    Given that the story starts in prison, I had no idea where the characters would go. I enjoyed the turns of the plot. Martin's characters are lovingly cast, but very human. His books are 'faith-based' but are more about the transcendence of the human spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity.

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    Erica LONOKE, AR, United States 10-03-16
    Erica LONOKE, AR, United States 10-03-16
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    "Charles Martin is a wonderful story teller"

    Love the story, just wish he would leave out the adult parts (mentioning nudity, ect.) when you have children, you don't want them hearing those things, nor do I want too! Keep it clean please.

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    happy knitter Boone, NC United States 09-23-16
    happy knitter Boone, NC United States 09-23-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    I enjoyed this book! Charles Martin wrote for football and non-football readers! So many life lessons! I especially enjoyed the postscript reflection; it should not be missed! Very skilled, humble believer! Keep on sharing your Gift!

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    Amazon Customer 06-20-16

    Lover of books with depth and meaning.

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    "Wonderful story!"

    Charles Martin has done it again. He always captures the essence of grace and the love of God. In "A Life Intercepted" he captured the consequences of blame and unforgiveness, the desperate need to be forgiven, as well as the amazing blessing of true forgiveness for all in the story. Such a poignant portrayal pf each and every character. I also loved that he shared his own personal experience in grace and forgiveness to his son and his audience. CO'S writing is truly gifted. His stories never dusappoint.

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    susan bacon Houston, TEXAS, US 05-08-16
    susan bacon Houston, TEXAS, US 05-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A must read if u luv football and Jesus"

    I love this author and this book is amazing!! It will make your heart break and then fill it up with joy!! I love football and that made this book even more special!! I hope they make a movie out of this book!!

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