We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Courageous Audiobook

Courageous: A Novel

Regular Price:$18.19
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

Four men, one calling: to serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, and their partners willingly stand up to the worst the world can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they’re quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. They know that God desires to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, but their children are beginning to drift farther and farther away from them. Will they be able to find a way to serve and protect those who are most dear to them? When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God... and to their children? Bestselling author Randy Alcorn brings the heart-pounding drama of the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick to this inspiring novel that also includes subplots, characters, and backstory not seen in the movie.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Randy Alcorn, Alex Kendrick, Stephen Kendrick (P)2011 Oasis Audio

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (317 )
5 star
 (189)
4 star
 (72)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (18)
1 star
 (12)
Overall
4.4 (281 )
5 star
 (176)
4 star
 (60)
3 star
 (24)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (7)
Story
4.4 (280 )
5 star
 (179)
4 star
 (60)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Jennifer Thomasville, GA, United States 10-08-11
    Jennifer Thomasville, GA, United States 10-08-11
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!!"

    As a police officer's spouse... I identified with the situations in this book right off the bat. The writers did an excellent job capturing the life of a law enforcement officer and their family. Right down to some of the smallest detail.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 10-07-11 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    10
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Simply Awesome!"

    This is one the best books I've read in a long time. Although the main characters were men I learned things that are valuable to women also. This was definitely worth the read. I stumbled acrossed it while searching for narrations by Roger Mueller. After reading it, I suggested it to several friends and family members. Little did I know, shortly thereafter it would go to the big screen. Let me add, I LOVE listening to Roger Mueller. His energy engulfs you and leaves you wanting for more. He has not disappointed me yet. It was he who got me listening to audiobooks. Great job! Great story!

    By: Cheerful (Concord, NC) October 7, 2011

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13
    Sher from Provo Utah 06-17-13 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2102
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    517
    327
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    311
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great idea, not so great writing"

    The ideas set forth in this book are great. Unfortunately, the writing did not match up to it. It was certainly worth reading and I got a lot out of it, but from a literary sense, it was tedious. These men were truly heroes. Maybe better said, they were true men. I wish there were a lot more of their ilk in this world.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 01-26-12 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    52
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    155
    63
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Everything will work for the good"
    Would you listen to Courageous again? Why?

    Jip. Good lessons to be learned


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most: parents dealing with the death of a child. Least: it is anpredictable story


    Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favorite?

    He has a great talent of making each caracter special and unique.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Courage comes from deep within


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great story!! Like always Randy Alcorn did not disappoint

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Laura Aguilar 02-10-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    7
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A great book to add to your library"

    This is a great book for fathers and sons to read. It brings us back to our rolls and how we can impact the next generation if we try. It also puts a challenge to bring our lives up a notch as christians. We are here to be an example to others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brittany 10-31-16
    Brittany 10-31-16 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    20
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "courageous"

    I love this book so much. I just can't get enough of a story this powerful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    L. Thompson Houston, TX 01-04-16
    L. Thompson Houston, TX 01-04-16 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    11
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Inspirational"

    A friend of mine has watched the movie many times. She bought me the movie for Christmas. I prefered to read the book before seeing a movie. Although the movie was good, the book is much better!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anonymous 09-07-17
    09-07-17 Member Since 2017
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    5
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Amazing story"

    I loved this book! We need to pray for our officers who put their lives on the line and for unity in our country

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Virginia Parker 08-23-17
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Healthy food for thought."

    Every storyline brought alive in rich, delicious, true-to-life detail. Much soul food for the Christian life. I am preparing to listen again and looking forward to finding new morsels that I missed the first time. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Eric 04-18-17
    Eric 04-18-17 Member Since 2016
    RATINGS
    REVIEWS
    16
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boy. What a ride."
    Any additional comments?

    First off, I saw the movie, and was blown away. Laughs, tears, the whole gamut. Then to keep in my headphones while laying floors, I decided to buy the audio version. Let me say, the book has way more in the story than the movie did. Which is great because you're allowed a deeper look into the characters. But who really gets the praise is the Narrator. Roger Mueller, if you're reading this, bravo. This is exactly the type of narration I look for in my audio library, and haven't found it...till now. Good job, pal. This guy has the talent for so many different voices and reads with such emotion. You can tell he really enjoys his job. I will look forward to hearing you read other stories in the future. Thanks to the Kendricks for helping us men out in delivering such an amazing story. I also recommend The Resolution. I got through that one in a couple days. Narrator was meh, and some parts were arduous, but still worth the money or credits. But this title here is a must hear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.