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The Chance Audiobook
The Chance
Written by: 
Karen Kingsbury
Narrated by: 
January LaVoy
The Chance Audiobook

The Chance: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for today.

Dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" by Time magazine, number-one New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Kingsbury is arguably America's favorite inspirational novelist with a dozen best sellers to her credit. In The Chance, she delves deeply into a theme that resonates with us all: It's never too late for those willing to take a chance.

Years ago, the day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend, Nolan, sat beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to each other, and sealed them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return 11 years later and read them. But now, as that date arrives, much has changed. Ellie, bereft of the faith she grew up with, is a single mom living in a tired apartment trying to make ends meet. Sometimes she watches television to catch a glimpse of her old friend - Nolan, now an NBA star, whose terrible personal tragedies fueled his faith and athletic drive in equal measure. But Nolan also suffers from a transcendent loneliness that nothing has ever eased.

In their separate lives, as Ellie and Nolan move toward the possibility of a reunion at the oak tree, Kingsbury weaves a tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that only love can heal.

©2013 Karen Kingsbury (P)2013 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Tammi Gemaehlich Greeley, CO 04-13-16
    Tammi Gemaehlich Greeley, CO 04-13-16 Member Since 2016

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    Loved this story it kept me riveting! Enjoyed this whole story. Real love does last when God is your center - all things are possible.

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    Amazon Customer California 12-31-15
    Amazon Customer California 12-31-15 Member Since 2015

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    I really enjoyed this audio version of this book. Once it started I couldn't stop listening. I highly recommend it.

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    brookelinn 12-07-15
    brookelinn 12-07-15 Member Since 2016
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    absolutely loved it I'm not a reader and I don't really get into books all that much but this was awesome

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    Big Canoe Jasper 09-07-15
    Big Canoe Jasper 09-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Highly recommend this book. Love the story and narrator. Already purchased another of Kingsbury's books

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    j.ewing 03-02-15
    j.ewing 03-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book!"

    loved it! the book was intriguing & had a great story line! I love how Karen Kingsbury intertwine characters from other books!!

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    Cecilia McNeil 01-27-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Excellent Christian Novel!"

    A story of young love, hope, and triumph through God! A must read on my list! 5 Stars+ Excellent performance

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    Readsforfun Texas, USA 01-01-15
    Readsforfun Texas, USA 01-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "To darn predictable and unbelievable to be good"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes. There is no way any of this would happen in real life. No way this girl would not look up this guy. No way this guy could not find this girl. No way this woman would be with a star, just so far off from real life I can't say. I would make it more believable and less of a ridiculous fairy tale.


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

    No reaction, but huh.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Not a chance. Would be great for the Hallmark or Lifetime channel. Predictable.


    Any additional comments?

    It is unreal that first time writers can't get a book published, but seasoned writers can role any piece of junk off the shelf like this one. Just because it has their name people will buy it not expecting it to be disappointing, just like this one.

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    Tim Stevens 09-20-14
    Tim Stevens 09-20-14
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    "Great book by Kingsbury!"
    Would you listen to The Chance again? Why?

    I would definitely listen to this book again. It was interesting and inspiring. Great character development and it kept me intrigued.


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

    I loved the moments when forgiveness was offered


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    S. Pomrening STockton, CA 07-19-13
    S. Pomrening STockton, CA 07-19-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Loved it!"
    If you could sum up The Chance in three words, what would they be?

    Loved the story! Kept me listening, wanted to find out what happened!! Very likeable characters.


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    Rachel Fullerton, CA, United States 07-11-13
    Rachel Fullerton, CA, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great Reminder"
    What did you love best about The Chance?

    I love the emotions that unfolds in great detail of every single character. It has presented the suspense of each story very well.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the emotions that unfolds in great detail of every single character. It has presented the suspense of each story very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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