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Publisher's Summary

"What do I have to do to make you wash your hands of me? There's nothing you could do. I will never wash my hands of you."

Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and starts to make plans to raise the child as his own - until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him. Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.

Fifteen years later, Nathan gets his wish when the boy and his grandmother show up on his doorstep. Named Nat and now an angry teenager with a criminal record, the boy is once again in need of rescuing. Nathan takes Nat in, swearing to never abandon him. Nathan believes that with love and patience anyone can change. And he just might be right.

From the author of Pay It Forward comes a poignant tale of love, pain, and trusting people to stay by your side in a world where leaving is easy.

©2013 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Loved it

This was such a heart touching story. I loved it. I cried my eyes out, but I still loved it.

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not her best

This is a strange story. not really predictable. also not that interesting or compelling. more swearing than I care for and unnecessary.

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  • DL
  • Wisconsin
  • 09-10-17

Good Story, Excellent Narrator

Jeff Cummings is the best narrator I have listened to. His mastery of different voices is exceptional, even for individual characters as they age. The story started out excellent and well done but the middle seemed somewhat weaker. However, the last part of the book was again quite well written. Kept my interest.

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very simple book. that was a positive and negative

very simple book. which is a positive and negative thing. taught valuable lessons for everyone to learn and think about.

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Great read!

Just loved the story line! Hard to put down. I can see why Oprah liked it.

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struggled to get through this book

This book took me months to get through, a real struggle, not gripping. Try another book.

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Story went in ways unexpected and great

With some reviews I waver over how many stars to give. With this one there was never the slightest question. "When I Found You" is unforgettable and perfect.

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  • Sheryl
  • NIXA, MO, US
  • 05-04-17

Captivating

The story line is one of a kind and the performance one of the best I have heard. This is at the top of my favorites.

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Another Winner

Where does When I Found You rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a heartfelt story and though I rarely write a review I felt compelled to mention this one. I listen to at least one story a week from various authors but Catherine Ryan Hyde always tugs at my heartstrings with her stories about youth who struggle to find love and acceptance in a world who has left them in circumstances beyond their control.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nathan was by far my favourite character with his calm wisdom and persistence. His love and loyalty never wavered. He made me want to be a better person than I was before I read the book.

Have you listened to any of Jeff Cummings’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Jeff has a way of colouring your imagination with his descriptive voice and giving you a complete picture of each character by his inflections of speech.

If you could rename When I Found You, what would you call it?

I will always be there!

Any additional comments?

Sometimes an author comes along to challenge you to see a different view of the world and how to be the best of who you could be. Love of those who are given into our care whether through birth or chance is a gift and it is up to us to make the most of it. Catherine Ryan Hyde shows through her writings that each one of us can make a difference in this world in which we live in.

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Great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, great read. I love this author and the narration was wonderful. Highly recommed