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#1 New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury shows why she is America’s favorite inspirational novelist with this dramatic story about character, compromise, and the cost of having it all.

Zack Dylan has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.

Overnight, Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves for his fifteen minutes of glory?

From the novelist dubbed the "Queen of Christian Fiction" by Time magazine, Fifteen Minutes explores the cost of fame and celebrity set against the backdrop of America’s favorite singing competition.

©2013 Karen Kingsbury (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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Karen does it again!

Another story that teaches the heart and touches the soul. Each time she writes, her books serve as a deep learning lesson. I love Karen Kingsbury.

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Great story

The story of the book was great. The reader was great. I love Karen Kingsbury books. The only thing I did not like was the length of the book. It moved too slowly and drawn out.

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This should be in any collection

If you could sum up Fifteen Minutes in three words, what would they be?

Surprising,heart-breaking and well-written

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

I would let each chapter be told by a different character. This should be a series. The last filthy minutes tried to wrap it up too fast. This book should be required reading in this day and age.

Which scene was your favorite?

The heartbreaking song to the girl he loves

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes: When he saw what he lost

Any additional comments?

Do not let my rating hold you back. It is painfully true. Sadly too short.

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Not sure if its the books fault or just me...

Although I'm Christian... I'm not a regular listener of "Christian" literature and actually didn't notice that phrase prior to buying book. The plot line is interesting and current as Zach (Christian worship leader) enters and becomes the likely winner of an "American Idol" type singing contest. Under pressure and busy, he stops thinking of the contest as a way to be "a light for Jesus." It has a nice romantic sub-plot.

So this could of been a really good book, "IF" the message had been toned down a little... but constant prayers, hearing the spirit whisper scripture to multiple characters, frequent rants about the danger of fame was over the top for me. It felt crammed down my throat. The perfect reader for this book would be a very religious young adult or ? maybe you... the author has put out a lot of books and seems to be popular with her fan base. Just not for me.

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A valuable lesson for us all.

Loved this story of faith, trials, success, failures, truth and family. Especially loved the storyline of God's calling, purpose and guidance in our daily lives.

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couldn't stop listening

Loved the book! Great story, listened to it every chance I had and finished it in just a few days!

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Great story!

Karen Kingsbury never disappoints! I've listened to almost all of her books. I highly recommend any book written by her. This story was great. Kept you interested the entire time. I enjoyed it!

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Good but Predictable

I love Karen Kingsbury books and I’ve read many of them. This is definitely a good book, but it was a little too predictable. I knew pretty much from the beginning what would happen.

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Eye-opening to being famous

Loved it! Once again Karen delivered something unforgettable. A true insight to the perils of being famous.

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Good listen

It was entertaining and kept my attention. It was not a book that kept me thinking about it when I wasn't listening but I did look forward to starting up listening again. I thought the book was thought provoking in making you think about spending time doing what is truly important.

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  • 04-10-19

nice book

really liked this book. shows how the world can see you and mold you. How the media is with our faith