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In the year 1912, 19-year-old Christy Huddleston leaves home to teach school in the Smoky Mountains – and comes to know and love the resilient people of the region, with their fierce pride, their dark superstitions, their terrible poverty, and their yearning for beauty and truth. But her faith will be severely challenged by trial and tragedy, by the needs and unique strengths of two remarkable young men, and by a heart torn between true love and unwavering devotion. And don't miss another heart-soaring best seller from Catherine Marshall: Julie.

©1976 Catherine Marshall (P)2010 Oasis

Critic Reviews

"First released in 1967, Christy is based on the life of author Catherine Marshall's mother and was the inspiration for the recent television series of the same name. Beautifully told, this is a charming, timeless tale of love and faith that will appeal to romance readers of all ages." (Amazon.com review)

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Christy

This is a wonderful story - based on Catherine Marshall's mothers life - you feel you are there in those mountains living life alongside Christy. I read the book many years ago and this audio of the story was excellent. Highly recommend it.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Listen

If you loved the TV series, you'll love the novel. Although the ending is very disappointing, which is the only reason I didn't give this five stars, the audiobook begins with a interview with the author's son that explains how the story is based on the true story of his grandmother. He also explains that the ending of the novel is not exactly based on the true story, but was changed to surprise the reader on purpose. Knowing that made it better. If the author had stuck to the her mother's true story, it would have made for a happier ending. Other than that, the story of Christy and her Mountain People is charming and entertaining. That fact that Kelly Martain reads it, who played Christy on the hit TV show, only makes it that much better. She get's the accents of the characters down so well, you feel like you are taken to the Mountains of Tennessee. Kelly's voice telling this story, really pulls at your heartstrings. It was worth the download!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Kaylene
  • Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
  • 01-16-12

One of the greatest books of all time!

What did you love best about Christy?

I have read this book about 4 times since I was a teenager. Now I'm in my fifties and I love it just as much as the first time I read it. Listening to the story is even better. You feel as if you are really there with Christy as she lived that time in her life. It is a very compassionate and loving story revealing the way of life in the appalachian mountains in the early 1900's. It is a very enjoyable and spiritual Christian story that takes you through many emotions as felt by Christy and the other individuals she meets in the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Christy for her youthfulness, excitement, vision, eagerness, vitality, innocence, and bravery.

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

Kellie Martin's narration of this book is terrific! I remember her when she played Christy on television and she played the role very believably. Her voice was very clear and it was very easy to follow the story and to distinguish the difference in each character. She was able to create the emotions felt by each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When you read this book you experience various emotions, including: love, hate, disgust, admiration, compassion, etc. It is very difficult to put the book down and I was sad to have the story end. I wanted to go on and on finding out what else was happening to and around Christy.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book to everyone! A one time read is not enough. It's an enjoyable story for teenagers through older adults.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Enchanting!

What did you love best about Christy?

I loved the characters. The narrator was perfect for the story. I laughed, had tears, it was great!

What about Kellie Martin’s performance did you like?

Her betrayal of all the characters was second to none! OUTSTANDING!

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

I enjoyed most all moments of the book.I loved how she interacted with the children, how she eventually fit in with the women and learned the mountain folk ways.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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timeless

This is a timeless, encouraging story that I have always loved. I wondered about the reader since I am not a fan of hers but she did justice to the book, to the story and the characters. I was there, in the area with her, seeing the people, the landscape and beauty.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison
  • United States
  • 04-21-13

Love it.

Any additional comments?

I love the Christy story. Have enjoyed the TV/ movie series and thought it was brilliant to bring Kellie Martin in to narrate, who was the original Christy on screen. Could not say a bad thing about this collection. Wish there were more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Nancy
  • Holts Summit, MO, United States
  • 07-21-11

Loved it!

This was very enjoyable on a long road trip! It made it even better that the voice reading it was "Christy!" :o)

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  • rhonda
  • perris, CA, United States
  • 05-29-13

Surprising-Love it

What did you love best about Christy?

Always Questioning herself

Who was your favorite character and why?

Fairlight & Christy as friends

What three words best describe Kellie Martin’s performance?

The tone of her voice is Tranquil

If you could rename Christy, what would you call it?

Appalachian Tales

Any additional comments?

Since this audiobook is 19 hours of unabridged book...It leaves you on a Cliffhanger<br/>Christy comes out of a COMA and hears the Dr. Praying about his Love for Her. NOW which Book do I read or say Listen to next? I cant figure out the next one???? Please Someone Help me??????

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Julia
  • EASLEY, SC, United States
  • 09-26-10

Christy

This was a compelling and inspirational book. The author was convincing in making one believe that there are individuals that are courageous and determined enough to follow through with their convictions.








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Always my favorite

This is my all time favorite book. I have read and re-read it many times over. Along with the book I love to re-watch the television series staring Kelly Martin. So this was a wonderful pairing, and a new way to experience a beloved text. Martin didn't always have a broad range of voices and dialects to draw from. But overall it was very well done and well worth listening.

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  • lily
  • 10-13-10

Christy (unabridged) by Catherine Marshall

This book was very well written and well read. I enjoyed it but most of the story was based on Religion

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  • Mrs. S. Robson
  • 09-12-17

Christy

An enjoyable insight into the heart and life of a young missionary. Well written and we'll read.