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When I Found You Audiobook

When I Found You

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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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    M. R. Aceto 05-21-14
    M. R. Aceto 05-21-14 Member Since 2014
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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I absolutely HATED the narration; I almost stopped listening to the story because of it. I think a different narrator would be the only way I would be able to give it a higher rating.


    Has When I Found You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    The story itself was fine, it wasn't great but it was an easy listen for during the day at work. I wouldn't re-read it or recommend it to anyone as something they HAVE to read, but it was fine.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The accents and voices used were terrible. The kid in the book has the same voice even though he ages from a baby to a person in his 30s. The women all have the same annoying voice. Some people were given speech inflections that didn't seem to fit. I honestly wish he had just read the book without trying to give voices to people; his normal reading voice was pleasant.


    What character would you cut from When I Found You?

    There aren't that many characters so I don't know that I would cut any.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    G. Eggleston Georgia, USA 05-20-17
    G. Eggleston Georgia, USA 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheryl NIXA, MO, US 05-04-17
    Sheryl NIXA, MO, US 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eleanor Hickson Brighton, Ontario Canada 03-31-17
    Eleanor Hickson Brighton, Ontario Canada 03-31-17 Member Since 2013
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 03-28-17
    Debbie W. Rayl Myrtle Beach, S.C., US 03-28-17 Member Since 2014
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eva Bergius 02-19-17
    Eva Bergius 02-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    Would you listen to When I Found You again? Why?

    No. I guess it was a peaceful story without any big exiting jumps


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the man who found him, his character


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jeff Cummings?

    Sure


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

    I did not, it was more a background story as I worked on an art project. I chose to listen to this book instead of my music, so that was a compliment to the author


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good story, perfect if you work on things that expect your hands to be still, hold on, and not make any sudden moves because of something scary stirred you up. I am glad I listened to it. Maybe I would have liked it more if it wouldn't have skipped so fast between the years. Would have liked to know more about the boy, all of a sudden he was in jail, and then out. There must have been something interesting to tell in between? It felt a little like the author herself got tired and wanted to be done. She could easily have added 50 pages to the story. The beginning was excellent but it lost my interest as the man all of a sudden was the old man. And this man just crumbled and disappeared, he who was so special! It is possible to grieve someone in a novel - someone who didn't get the space he deserved...

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    Lisa Hutchins 01-22-17 Member Since 2012
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    Wonderful story that draws you in from the very beginning. The narrators voice is fantastic as he takes on the characters of this book. An amazing story that comes full circle of a man and a boy. Beautiful story.

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    LeaAnne 01-20-17
    LeaAnne 01-20-17
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    "Heart warming"

    I laughed, I cried, I smiled. This book touched my heart. A great overall story.

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    Amazon Customer 01-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "review of where I found you"

    loved the story, loved Nathan for his wisdom and commitment to Nate. Enjoyed Nate and his passion and respect for Nathan. the story ended well.

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    Amazon Customer Klamath Falls, OR United States 12-31-16
    Amazon Customer Klamath Falls, OR United States 12-31-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Great..."

    This story was full of twists and turns which kept me interested. There was plenty of good, and some bad situations. Just enough to be real.
    A great read.

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