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  • Funerals for Horses

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Carly Robins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 64

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Her Best

  • By Sharon on 04-19-18

Wow, just wow.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-19

I can say how well-written this book is, or how the author seems to perfectly understand & express the many paths of mental illness. Instead, I'll just ask this: Katherine Ryan Hyde, why am I usually a sobbing heap when I get to the end of your books?

  • The Wake Up

  • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,149
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,025
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022

Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Sweet find

  • By Katherine Pilling on 05-22-18

Beautiful Story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-03-19

This is the 1st book of Hyde's that I have ever read but definitely won't be the last. Rarely do I find a book that makes me laugh & cry over and over again. The narrator also did an excellent job. Can't wait to start the next one!