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Emory's Gift Audiobook

Emory's Gift

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Publisher's Summary

After 13-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school.

But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, a species thought to be extinct in northern Idaho.

And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever. Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory’s Gift is not only a heartwarming and charming coming-of-age story, but also a page-turning, insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and can bridge the gaps that divide us.

©2011 W. Bruce Cameron (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Joy Annapolis MD United States 09-03-11
    Joy Annapolis MD United States 09-03-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Delightful"

    A delightful and engaging story. I enjoyed it and if it hadn't been so late in the evening, I would have listened straight through.Generally I would shy away from an author reading their own book, and in the preview I had my doubts but I bought the book anyway. I'm glad I did and it didn't take me long to get over my author/narrator phobia. I can't say it was a stellar performance, but the quality of the story far out shown any narration flatness. I'd actually listen to him again if his other stories were this entertaining.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carianti 03-02-15
    Carianti 03-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Wanted to believe it was real"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Emory's Gift to be better than the print version?

    Once the story grabbed onto me, I was helpless to give it up. Every moment I could, I hooked up my ITouch to listen. Maybe it's just me but I wanted to believe this was not a book of fiction but had really happened. And so it goes.......

    The author did a wonderful job in narration.

    The only negative, perhaps a little heavy in the pre/adolescent angst but perhaps this was part of what made Charlie "grow" (mature) and lent more to the story and character development.

    Other than that, I totally enjoyed this book and will be recommending it to others.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 01-11-15
    Mary 01-11-15
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    "Great book!"

    This is a unique and heart warming story - If you grew up in the 70s you'll enjoy it even more.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J from tampa 02-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting idea"

    Bear being human..a story we could enjoy, combined with human elements of Father - son relationship. Understanding each other's life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Sandy, UT, United States 07-08-14
    Rebecca Sandy, UT, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Didn't want it to end"
    Where does Emory's Gift rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best stories I've heard in a long long time. One of those you look forward to everyday and hate when it ends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The epilogue was awesome. Wraps the story up nicely


    What does W. Bruce Cameron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I really enjoyed Cameron's narration, Love his humor.


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

    Both ...


    Any additional comments?

    This story really makes you think. Very inspirational.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 05-06-12
    Kim 05-06-12
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    "Emory's Gift"
    What made the experience of listening to Emory's Gift the most enjoyable?

    I loved the way that the boy always looked after the bear. When he relized the bear had a message for him, hwe was even more protective. Great story. I really enjoyed it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. F. Adams Virginia Beach, VA 03-11-12
    K. F. Adams Virginia Beach, VA 03-11-12 Member Since 2014
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    "A big bear-hug for author & reader!"

    Never thought I'd be fascinated by a story about a bear & a boy. But this was great, well-written and perfectly read. Think this would appeal to both - adults & children (maybe 9 years + - because of some of the "drama".) A good combination of author & reader. Hope there are more to come.

    Bobbye Fentress

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Beeb 07-10-17
    Beeb 07-10-17
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    "I love Bruce Cameron's books"
    What did you love best about Emory's Gift?

    It was so enjoyable. Such a cute story, it was fun listening. It took me away on Charlies' adventure. I always hate it when Bruce's books come to an end.. I feel like a made a friend and I won't be with them again. The other thing I liked is the real feelings Charlie describes of being a pre-teenger and losing his mother - it's an inside peek of the truth that pulls the covers back and I love that -- it makes the character more reliable and enduring.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie Hall, of course!


    What does W. Bruce Cameron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's inflection in his voice as he plays the different characters, but especially Charlie's voice. It makes you love Charlie even more.


    If you could rename Emory's Gift, what would you call it?

    The growing up of Charlie Hall - insights from a regular boy and his un-regular bear.


    Any additional comments?

    Please keep writing Bruce!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 03-23-17
    Lisa 03-23-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Starts slow, but awesome"

    This book started very slow. Honestly, I did not enjoy the beginning and wanted to give up on it many time. However, I am so glad I stuck with it!!!! By about late beginning to early middle it gets very good and changes all the original feelings I had! Turns into an amazing, sensitive, gripping, and sensational book. Highly recommend!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Vermont 10-10-17
    Michelle Vermont 10-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not like the Dog books, skip this one"

    I loved Cameron's Dog books and expected a similarly compelling story in Emory's Gift but it was not to be. Is this supposed to be a young adult story? If I were twelve I might have enjoyed it, but as an adult it didn't hold my attention. It was not well written. It was boring. Boo.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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