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Strong Heart Audiobook

Strong Heart

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Publisher's Summary

One stormy May night, just as Tom Olsen is about to leave with his Native American friends to visit his grandfather's grave deep in Washington State's Olympic Peninsula wilderness, he answers a knock at his door to find an abandoned 13 year-old girl.

The girl announces her name is Sarah Cooley and that Tom is her grandfather. She tells Tom he lives at the end of the earth. All she sees is dripping forest, tall trees, rain and wind. Astonished, all Tom sees is trouble. He knows he should cancel the trip and deal with Sarah, but when his friends suggest bringing Sarah along, Tom reluctantly agrees, hoping a backpacking trip might teach Sarah some sorely needed lessons about character, responsibility and grit.

All too soon, Tom and his friends have reason to wonder - are they taking Sarah Cooley on this journey, or is she taking them?

Adventure, scientific inquiry, a tinge of mystery, and a hint of the unexplainable infuse this meticulously-imagined tale. In a story matching the breathtaking scope of its Pacific Northwest and North Pacific setting, Sheldon's tale startles, yet challenges us to think.

©2017 Charles Sheldon (P)2017 Charles Sheldon

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    Diane Graham Shoreline, WA, US 05-19-17
    Diane Graham Shoreline, WA, US 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Powerful Story, Wonderful "Listen""
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend "Strong Heart" because this novel is as rich as the finest gourmet meal – and like a fine meal it has multiple layers, varied textures and complex and complementary tastes. This is a story filled with history, myths, legends … all in a way that sounds like truth.


    What other book might you compare Strong Heart to and why?

    Truthfully, Sheldon’s book reminds me of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code”. It is that complex and that good.


    What about Laurel Anne White’s performance did you like?

    The narrator, Laurel Anne White, is brilliant in bringing this story to life on the audio book.


    I was lucky enough to listen to this while on a roadtrip in the Pacific Northwest. Gazing at the mountains and terrain described in the book while listening may have enhanced my experience. But I believe I would have smelled campfire, heard bears’ breath, and seen the ice floes even if I was sitting on a sofa in Manhattan.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have loved to listen to it in one sitting, but loved that I had to savor it over many hours.


    Any additional comments?

    I was blown away by “Strong Heart”.

    I highly recommend reading … or listening … to “Strong Heart”.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Clovisgirl 05-30-17
    Clovisgirl 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "So good!!!"
    Would you listen to Strong Heart again? Why?

    Definitely. I didn't want it to end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Strong Heart?

    There were so many!


    What about Laurel Anne White’s performance did you like?

    She was the perfect narrator. She took on each character brilliantly.


    If you could rename Strong Heart, what would you call it?

    Strong Heart fits perfectly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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