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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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    Ida 03-23-17
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    "Who could imagine that it would happen to them?"

    This is an extremely well developed story. I was able to picture the characters in my mind as the story was read. There is a natural ability to connect some way to each of the characters because as a listener I felt that I knew these people or knew someone who knew them or their stories. The setting was exquisitely described. Very picturesque setting for a childhood, with tragic under tones. Parts of the story were shocking and heart-breaking. Who would have thought it could happen? I will end here as I do not want to reveal too much of the story line. I will listen to it again. The narration was superb. Will look for more by this author.

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    Annie Parshall, ND United States 03-17-17
    Annie Parshall, ND United States 03-17-17 Member Since 2007

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    "Set in the 1960's in small town rural America"

    I think I identified with this book because I grew up in the 1960's in rural America. I loved the characters in all their flaws, the setting and the writing. I will definitely read or listen to more of Mr. Krueger' books!

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    Amazon Customer 03-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Touches the heart"

    Wonderful book! The best I have listened to -- and I have listened for years! Each character is unique. Though the story is tragic, it touches the heart. Don't miss this one!

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    Randi 03-12-17
    Randi 03-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A great story!"

    I'm so glad a listened to this book! It felt like I was a part of it, read very well!!

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    Karen D 03-09-17
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    "Beautiful"

    This is a beautiful, touching and often bittersweet coming-of-age story that takes place in a small town in Minnesota in 1961. I listened to the audio version and the narrator was awesome, and I believe, added to the story. In the beginning it was slow for me but it built up was well worth it. The development of a large cast of characters is excellent and at some point I was really feeling all the emotions of the characters.

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    Retta Yucaipa, CA, United States 03-08-17
    Retta Yucaipa, CA, United States 03-08-17
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    "Wonderful listen"

    This book addresses many emotions in ordinary life. Not exciting or riveting just a very good story with great characters. And a bit of mystery. A mellow book yet so interesting you don't want to put it down (or put on pause). Very much worth a credit. Narration was perfect!

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    Connie K. Chan 03-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved this book!"

    Great story of a family, their faith and the many struggles. it was so well read I felt like I was there in the small town of Minnesota. I would recommend this book to anyone!

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    JoDee 03-04-17
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    "This is an amazing story of how life's events during one summer can determine your life's path."

    Loved this story. Great twists and turns. Loved the simplicity but also the deeper meaning. I felt like I was sitting with the storyteller as he weaved his heartfelt, life experiences of one summer.

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    "the best book I read this year!!!"
    Would you listen to Ordinary Grace again? Why?

    This is the best book I read this year! I am very picky when it comes to books. If I suspect how the book will end I will stop reading. This book keeps you in suspense to the end. I loved it and highly recommend it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Nathan's patience and love is so surprising and strong. I can only hope to be like him one day.


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    MsScarlet59 02-13-17
    MsScarlet59 02-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Especially suited for a listen"

    Though filled with many tragedies, this is a beautifully written coming-of-age story that just seems meant to be read aloud. Yes, some of the outcomes of the mysteries were a tad predictable, but I thoroughly enjoyed the narration of this tale set in a Minnesota small town in the early 1960s. Characters and relationships seemed genuine and the last chapter, which jumps ahead decades to give you a glimpse of what happened to the main characters, was a pleasant way to wrap it up.

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