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The Orphan Keeper Audiobook

The Orphan Keeper

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Publisher's Summary

Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life - and his destiny - is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children. His family is desperate to find him, and Chellamuthu anxiously tells the Indian orphanage that he is not an orphan, he has a mother who loves him. But he is told not to worry, he will soon be adopted by a loving family in America.

Chellamuthu is suddenly surrounded by a foreign land and a foreign language. He can't tell people that he already has a family and becomes consumed by a single impossible question: How do I get home? But after more than a decade, home becomes a much more complicated idea as the Indian boy eventually sheds his past and receives a new name: Taj Khyber Rowland.

It isn't until Taj meets an Indian family who help him rediscover his roots - as well as marrying Priya, his wife, who helps him unveil the secrets of his past - that he begins to discover the truth he has all but forgotten. Taj is determined to return to India and begin the quest to find his birth family. But is it too late? Is it possible that his birth mother is still looking for him? And which family does he belong to now?

From the best-selling author of The Rent Collector, this is a deeply moving and gripping journey about discovering oneself and the unbreakable family bonds that connect us forever.

©2016 Camron Wright (P)2016 Shadow Mountain

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    I haven't read a "five star worthy" book in sometime. This has to be one of the best books I've ever read in my life from beginning to end. It has a powerful message to never give up. Along the way there is suspense, hilarious situations, a beautiful romance, this book has it all! I would recommend it to anybody who wants to walk away from a book feeling uplifted and inspired to go out and accomplish anything!

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    Alison Provo, UT, United States 10-14-16
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    "Beautiful, whitty and appropriate for all"

    This book made me laugh and also made me tear up. It was an extraordinary and heart wrenching story and it was written in a way that made it possible for my young daughter to listen along with me. I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to everyone.

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    Amazon Customer FL USA 12-14-16
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    "My favorite book so far this year!"

    I loved everything about this book. It was a wonderful story that was very well written. The audio performance was engaging with voices changing for each character. I will be sharing and recommending to my friends.

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    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-06-16
    Richard Milwaukee, WI, United States 12-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    The first half of the story flowed smoothly with interesting a fully developed characters. What happened?!? As the central figure reached adulthood and began his search, the characters became flattened and irritating. Kelly's platitudes and arm chair psychology were annoying. Chris was one - dimensional with unclear motivation. A great start that fizzled in execution. Spectacular narration.

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    Alan Riggs 05-29-17
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    "Mesmerizing Story"

    Taj's story will engage your imagination and touch your heart. The narration is perfectly done and the characters become like old friends. Loved every minute!

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    irene 05-25-17
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    "The best book I've read this year so far."

    I read two books by Cameron Wright. This one definitely is a great read period characters are believable the intertwining of cultures is fascinating and the overall message is beautiful

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    Amazon Customer Sandy, UT 05-24-17
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    "Loved it!"

    What a great story! The narrator was perfect for this! Highly recommend this book to everyone!

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    Tom 05-20-17
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    "Hope for a better future in the face of overwhelming adversity"

    The story of Taj Rowland gives one hope that there is a power higher in the universe that knows the end from the beginning. Through overwhelming adversity this little boy's journey from kidnapping to finding his family again places the reader in the middle of two worlds that overcome absolute impossible coincidences. I recommend this book to everyone. It helps you realize faith and hope will heal broken hearts. Both the story and performance were very well executed.

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    Rachel Colling CLOVIS, CA, US 05-18-17
    Rachel Colling CLOVIS, CA, US 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Love, love, love!"

    This book took me awhile to really get into it, but then in sucked me in and kept my attention and heart engaged for the duration. I bawled at the climax! It was just beautiful, moving, inspirational and educational. It did a very good job of allowing you to step in the shoes of many of the characters in the book and ended with a beautiful perspective on all involved and everything that occurred. I would highly recommend it, especially to a young adult. There is much to be learned from this remarkable book.

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    TRYA Laurel, MD, United States 05-12-17
    TRYA Laurel, MD, United States 05-12-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ugh"

    The author has an annoying habit of dragging the story line at the beginning of the book. It is a bore and it is a drag. I stopped listening a few times before I forced myself to get through the first few chapters before it started to make sense. The same goes for the author's previous book The Rent Collector. I won't continue with the book and Its a pity i cant return it because it was not worth the credit.

    The story line is too similar to the movie Lion, which is based on a true story by Saroo Brierley, a young boy lost in India and adopted with an Australian family. When he grows up he goes seeking his real family.

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