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  • Take Me With You | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Take Me With You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

    Jeffrey says: "Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!"
  • Say Goodbye for Now | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Say Goodbye for Now

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

    g says: "Well intended, but poorly executed story about rac"
  • Leaving Blythe River: A Novel | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Leaving Blythe River: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Will Ropp
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he's barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it's up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he's his father's only hope.

    Jennifer says: "Entertaining"
  • When I Found You | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    When I Found You

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Jeff Cummings
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Debbie says: "Giving without Expecting Something Back . . ."
  • Don't Let Me Go | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Don't Let Me Go

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio.

    Michele says: "Inspirational and humbling and awesome."
  • Walk Me Home | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Walk Me Home

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Cristina Panfilio
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    If 16-year-old Carly and 11-year-old Jen can find Teddy, Carly knows he’ll save them from foster care...if he can forgive them for their mother’s vicious lies about him. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. And after Jen makes a heartbreaking confession, Carly wonders if they’ll ever escape the pain of the past. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire listeners and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

    Krys says: "Outstanding Performance for an Outstanding Story!"
  • Worthy | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Worthy

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Tanya Eby
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

    Me & My Girls says: "Just What You'd Expect"
  • The Language of Hoofbeats | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    The Language of Hoofbeats

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd, Laural Merlington
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

    Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker says: "Simple yet captivating story"
  • Ask Him Why | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Ask Him Why

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl, Scott Merriman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (366)
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    (310)
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    (311)

    Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons.

    auntduke says: "ask him why? "
  • Where We Belong | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Where We Belong

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Vanessa Johansson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness...again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge, black Great Dane who changes everything.

    Me & My Girls says: "Another Great Book By This Author"
  • Pay It Forward | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Pay It Forward

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Pay It Forward, is the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world.

    Jerrilynn says: "Touching and Wonderful"
  • When You Were Older | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    When You Were Older

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    Overall
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    (243)

    Russell Ammiano works on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the phone rings while Rusty is rushing to work. The news is devastating: his mother has died of a stroke, leaving his brain-damaged older brother, Ben, alone. This news also saves Rusty's life. He's still at home when two planes hit the World Trade Center--and only one of his friends and colleagues survives.

    Kindle Customer says: "Just when you think you've heard it all.."
  • Walter's Purple Heart | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Walter's Purple Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Michael Steeb is an aimless 21-year-old pot farmer in Central California in the 1980s. He has no real plans or interests...until the day he connects with memories of a life that seems to belong to someone else. That "spirit" is Walter, a young American soldier killed in World War II. Michael's task is the near-impossible: to lead Walter's family to closure and peace, to deliver the real truth behind Walter's Purple Heart, and to somehow achieve the forgiveness absent for so many years so Walter can move on.

    Barbara Neebel Meier says: "Love this subject matter!"
  • Funerals for Horses | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Funerals for Horses

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Carly Robins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    (19)
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    Ella Ginsberg's brother, Simon, has disappeared. His clothing, shoes, and watch were found abandoned near a freight line track in Central California. His jockey shorts and wallet were never found. The police have no clue, and Simon's wife had no warning that anything was wrong. Ella takes off on foot across much of California and Arizona, thinking she can find Simon using nothing but her knowledge of the way he might think. Her search leads her to the Navajo Nation in Arizona.

    Kindle Customer says: "One of Catherine Ryan Hyde's more unusual story s"
  • Chasing Windmills | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Chasing Windmills

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Jesse Bernstein, Amber Sealey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (44)
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    Sebastian, a lonely 17-year-old, is suffocating under his dominant father's control. In the 10 years since his mother passed away, his father has kept him "safe" by barely allowing him out of their apartment. Sebastian's secret late-night subway rides are rare acts of rebellion.

    C. Davis says: "Corny ending, but a good story up until then."
  • Second Hand Heart | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Second Hand Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam, Anthony Bowden
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    Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart has kept her on the edge of death her whole life. It hasn't been much of a life. Thanks to her overprotective mother, Vida's only friend is Esther, an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Vida's heart is finally about to give out unless she can get a donor heart in time. Richard is 36 and blissfully married until he gets the call that his beloved wife has died in a car accident. His world falls to pieces.

    Sue says: "Worst one yet"
  • Pay It Forward | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Pay It Forward

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Anne Pitoniak, Michael McGlone, Enid Graham, and others
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    (10)
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    Pay It Forward is a wondrous and moving story about Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts the challenge that his teacher gives his class, a chance to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world for the better - and to put that plan into action.

    Payton says: "This audible.com is terrible"
  • Love in the Present Tense | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Love in the Present Tense

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By David Coburn, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights
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    For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off, and never returns.

    Linda McMurray says: "Amazing"
  • Ich bleibe hier | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Ich bleibe hier

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By Elke Schützhold
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Der ehemalige Broadway-Tänzer Billy Shine leidet an Agoraphobie und hat seit fast einem Jahrzehnt keinen Fuß mehr vor die Tür seines Appartements gesetzt. Seine Nachbarn sind die attraktive Nagelpflegerin Rayleen, die einsame alte Mrs Hinman, der engstirnige und übellaunige Mr Lafferty, der gutherzige Felipe und die neunjährige Grace - und ihre mit der Drogensucht kämpfende Mutter Eileen. Billy hat nur kurze Blicke auf sie erhascht - aber die meisten von ihnen haben ihn nie gesehen.

    Judy TRICK says: "Need to hear in English."
  • Love in the Present Tense | Catherine Ryan Hyde

    Love in the Present Tense

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated By David Coburn, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights
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    Leonard is an eerily wise five-year-old boy with the ability to captivate everyone he meets. Pearl is Leonard's devoted teenage mother, desperately trying to hide a violent secret from her past. Mitch is Leonard's 25-year-old next-door neighbour. One day, Pearl drops Leonard off with Mitch, and never returns. As truth and fiction, memory and dreams collide, Mitch finds himself learning from a surprising source the true, magical definition of love.

    Wanda says: "Wow!"
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