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Ordinary Grace Audiobook

Ordinary Grace

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Publisher's Summary

Award-winning author William Kent Krueger has gained an immense fan base for his Cork O’Connor series. In Ordinary Grace, Krueger looks back to 1961 to tell the story of Frank Drum, a boy on the cusp of manhood. A typical 13-year-old with a strong, loving family, Frank is devastated when a tragedy forces him to face the unthinkable - and to take on a maturity beyond his years.

©2013 William Kent Krueger (P)2013 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

“Krueger aims higher and hits harder with a stand-alone novel that shares much with his other work.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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    lynn louise 09-30-17
    lynn louise 09-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Book to long ponder"

    Extraordinarily well-done narrative that drew me in bit by bit until all of me was living in it's world....waiting for the unwinding of its path to comfort.

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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 09-28-17
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 09-28-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Evocative and beautifully narrated!"

    This is one of the best audiobooks ever. The crafting of plot, characters, and narration all come together to create an audible masterpiece. There are two overlying mysteries in the book. The first is a whodunnit, but the second is the one that really makes the book: The mystery of how the characters will handle the truth. For many readers who grew up in the 60's the book will evoke their own childhood memories and thoughts. This is a great book!

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    AB 09-25-17
    AB 09-25-17
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    "I was captivated on page one. "
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I like stories that ring true. Believeable characters. Those you can relate to because they remind you of someone you have known, whether you like them or not. This book drew my breath in instantly and I exhaled on the last page.


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    The reader Rich Orlow is extraordinary. His interpretation of the stuttering Jake is flawless.

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    dg 09-13-17
    dg 09-13-17
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    "A Compelling Coming-of-Age Tale and So Much More"

    This book really appealed to me on several levels, regardless there are some instances of cursing and other subjects not necessarily expected, in a coming-of-age story.
    Despite my having figured out the characters with guilt assigned to them before their reveal, the storyline held my interest all the way through.
    The author's characters are so well-drawn, enabling the reader to identify and empathize with many, if not most of them.
    Subject matter which may not appeal to some readers, (including myself), is deftly, tastefully and succinctly dealt with. Very little, of perhaps more controversial topics are included in my opinion, and again, I felt they were tastefully handled.
    Kudos to both the author and the narrator, who is absolutely brilliant in his portrayals of each and every character in the book.
    I highly recommend this book.

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    Ellin Sue Levinson 09-02-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I couldn't finish the book"

    This book is 11 hours long. I listened to 4 hours of it and had to stop. I understand there might be bad language in a book but not with the frequency displayed in this book. It came from the pastors children, his father-in-law and every other character except he and his wife. I wish there was some way to tell a book contains this language, but the clips I listen to don't contain the bad parts. I'm thankful this was on sale and I didn't lose a lot of money. I hope this will help others out there who don't like listening to foul language.

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    Kindle Customer 08-18-17
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    "From the Heart and Soul"

    Rarely do I come across a book that touches me as deeply as Ordinary Grace. It's about people afflicted with deep pain, interpersonal relationships and how one goes about making peace with one's past and present pain, coming around to the wisdom only grace can afford us. The hope that we can make our lives happy and peaceful despite grave peril, loss and raw emotions filters right through the wonderful narration. The author is a great story teller and I believe he wrote this book directly from his heart and soul!

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    Cortney L Waterman 08-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book all around"

    We listened to it in the car with the family, great message and good family lessons

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    G-Mom 07-30-17
    G-Mom 07-30-17
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    "Great story, great performance"

    I don't usually care for coming of age time frame books. I did however much enjoy this story. I couldn't put it down. I loved all the characters. The performance was amazing. Rich Orlow somehow made me feel the Indian character reads were different people speaking.

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    birdbrain 07-27-17
    birdbrain 07-27-17
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    "Excellent and unusual murder mystery with massages of faith"

    Wonderful characters fill this book. An exploration of how different families survive the grief after the loss of a child. It can get a bit preachy. Watching the two young brothers develop as the story unwinds is an excellent portrayal of boys becoming men. The characters are very usual and how they intersect is compelling.

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    susie 07-17-17
    susie 07-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Mystery with soul"

    Frank Drum could easily become the way the best of us is referred to. The souls of Krueger's characters will long stay with readers as will the story. Great summer read.

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