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Thunder and Rain Audiobook

Thunder and Rain: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed - a modern-day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn't quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can't defend themselves.

Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife, Andie, so desperately needed.

Now retired, raising their son, Brodie, on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter, Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help - protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

©2012 Charles Martin (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    mary scarbrough 06-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    I just love Charles Martin and his style. His analogies and descriptions are beautiful and thought provoking.

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    Kristina 02-23-15
    Kristina 02-23-15 Member Since 2012
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    I love how its taken from a serious issue and ends in a wonderful life..

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    crusader93 01-16-15
    crusader93 01-16-15 Member Since 2015

    Avid reader of inspirational fiction and faith-based self help. Memoir-style, 1st person pov is ideal. Favs include C. Martin & L. Wingate!

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    "Good story"

    I'm true fan of Charles Martin's work. This piece is a bit different from most of his novels. But well worth it.

    The narration is good; however, as a native Texan, I believe there would have been greater authenticity if important names like Brazos and Hereford were pronounced as Texans do... not according to a dictionary pronunciation

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-18-14

    Dog Walker

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    You know the sardonic; "I laughed, I cried..." Well, I actually did. I'm from west Texas and this is so very true to life, with authentic characters and real life situations. The characters are flawed and struggle with issues, just like we do. Loved it, please do give it a listen.

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    Amazon Customer brazoria, texas, United States 06-24-14
    Amazon Customer brazoria, texas, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2010
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Thunder and Rain to be better than the print version?

    yes,


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    there was enough excitement in the book to keep you wondering


    Any additional comments?

    it was hard for me not to care about all the characters. martin has a way at the end of all his books that you think dang this didn't come out the way I wanted to see it and then it does. I liked how he entertwined the action of the main characters life into a nice story of people finding their soul mates.

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    Amazon Customer 06-17-14 Member Since 2012

    I love stories about dogs!

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    "Loved it!"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    I had a hard time working... wasn't for this book! I didn't want to turn it off. The descriptions of everything.. I could just picture everything! Loved the romance and sadness and joy on every page and I really loved the transition between the little girls "Dear God' and "Cowboy"... very sweet. Laughed and cried!


    What other book might you compare Thunder and Rain to and why?

    Don't have much to compare but will be reading more of his books!


    Which character – as performed by Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell – was your favorite?

    Cowboy.. gotta say was favorite. Hope... well, who wouldn't love her?


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

    BOth.. everything... even put off dinner one night to finish a couple of chapters!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Schatzi Rockwell, NC, United States 09-10-12
    Schatzi Rockwell, NC, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Charles Martin, good listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to Thunder and Rain the most enjoyable?

    Classic Charles Martin, always a good story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All


    What about Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell ’s performance did you like?

    Did a good job


    If you could rename Thunder and Rain, what would you call it?

    Like the title


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the listen.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    carol MONROE, GA, United States 08-28-12
    carol MONROE, GA, United States 08-28-12
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    "Predictable and disjointed."
    What would have made Thunder and Rain better?

    The main character's relationship with the woman Sam did not seem realistic. She and the main character did not seem to be appropriately concerned about the rape of the child. They did not seem to follow up appropriately on the matter.


    What was most disappointing about Charles Martin’s story?

    There was too much conversation and "speech making." The character of Sam was not likable and did not earn my respect or sympathy.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator's voice matched the story.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment - a waste of time. I read it for a new Book Club in which the long-time members had read other books by the author. They were also disappointed.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    P.D. 09-21-12
    P.D. 09-21-12
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    "great author! great book."
    What did you love best about Thunder and Rain?

    loved the little girls character & voice. Loved the sense of honor & compassion the story incorporates.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thunder and Rain?

    When the litlle girl whispers into his ear on his death bed.


    Which character – as performed by Daniel May and Luci Christian Bell – was your favorite?

    Luci, I loved her voice & could really picture her face.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Good is mightier than evil


    Any additional comments?

    This is my 2nd Charles Martin book & it was just as wonderful as the last. Can't wait to get another!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Heather Unruh 05-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Emotional!"

    Liked the book a lot! The only negative would be the long description of guns

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