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Publisher's Summary

Christy finalist Charles Martin writes faith-based novels that engage believers and non-believers alike with their realistic and touching stories of Southern living. In a quiet rural town in South Carolina, the end of summer is bittersweet for Dylan Styles. Faced with a terrible tragedy, he must struggle to understand the dramatic change that has come over him. Life will never be the same for Dylan, but will his soul be darkened by heartbreak or galvanized through hope?
©2004 Charles Martin (P)2005 Recorded Books,LLC

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  • Lajuan
  • Idabel, OK, United States
  • 04-12-09

Worthy Writing....

Charles Martin is a a gifted writer, however his stories are sometimes hard to take, much like life, so if you listen to books to escape the difficulties of life, well, be aware. My favorite so far is Chasing Fireflies. This is a really good read but it makes you look at raw pain. I love the interaction between these true friends. It makes you aware of the impact we have on one another. Charles Martin's books feed us in a way I cannot define. It is like a light he shelters and his stories stir that in me.

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Robin L Warren

This is one of my favorite books by Charles Martin. I've listened to it probably 5 times. The writing is excellent, the story compelling, and the humor is so enjoyable. It has inspired me as a writer.

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Wonderful book!

Enjoyed the colorful characters in this book. As always, Charles Martin threads his faith throughout the book, without excessive preaching. Leaves lots of room for reflection! Highly recommend!

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How good it feels to read a really good book.

This story held me every minute right with the authors words and the very excellent narration. I liked the different kinds of love and caring that small community had
I didn't dislike any part of the story except the coon hunt, which was a little too real and the thought of snuggling pink... Yuck. But I will search out every book Charles Martin has written because" his words touch my soul.

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Emotionally moving. Intellectually stimulating

Charles Martin is my favorite author. This book is emotionally moving and intellectually stimulating. I laughed. I cried. I learned about how kindness and caring for another can make such an impact. This book is full of "Life"
I would definitely recommend it!

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Cant get enough Charles Martin

If you could sum up The Dead Don't Dance in three words, what would they be?

Feels so good!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Dead Don't Dance?

I think mentioning what is the most memorable moment to someone reading this review would ruin the story. Each person had to experience it for themselves.

What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The emotion that is brought to life by the reader makes the story all the more compelling.

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

This book made me cry with compassion for the main character.

Any additional comments?

This is a must listen book.

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Awesome read!

Loved the series. I have listened to each book several times. Highly recommend this series:-)

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Loved it!

Terrific Audiobook! So sad it's over. Youll fall in love with every character! A must listen!

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Rare Uplifting Story

Such a beautiful story. I am going to MAKE my husband read (listen to) this book. Charles Martin is a gift.

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Looking forward to the next Charles Martin book!

Charles Martin in the last year has fast become a favorite author of mine. I am inspired, challenged and entertained each time I listen to one of his stories on audiobook. I love the detail he puts into each book concerning the people and the setting of the story.