Long Way Gone

Narrated by: Adam Verner
Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (986 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home."

At the age of 18, musician and songwriter Cooper O'Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner 20 years later, he wonders if it's too late to tell her the truth about his past - and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

©2016 Charles Martin (P)2016 Zondervan

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Great read

I am so thankful to have discovered Charles Martin's writing. His books are inspiring, thought-provoking and tear-jerking. Long Way Gone is no exception. I love the way he developed the characters, gave life to the settings in such a way I could see them in my minds eye, and the beautiful phrasing he used to express things such that I felt all that the characters were going through. There is just one regret I have with Long Way Gone and it's with the production of the audio version: Buena Vista is consistently mis-pronounced throughout the book. When a narrator is unfamiliar with a locale central to the story, they should take the time to research it, and learn the proper pronunciation.

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Amazing

The prodigal beautifully written... I pray this book will be read by the millions who, have at some point in their life, have done something, anything, from which they believe they cannot be forgiven! No gone is too far gone, for God. You are always welcome in His arms. Be blessed!

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EVER BEEN THE "PRODIGAL SON"?

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

Yes. This is a great read as are all of Charles Martin's books. He paints a great picture all throughout and the reader feels like they are there with the characters!

What other book might you compare Long Way Gone to and why?

The Bible story of the Prodigal son and his return home. We all stray away, at times, from our parents or those who love us the most. The most important one being God! But, He is always standing there with His arms outstretched, ready to accept us back, no matter what we've done!

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

I have read almost every one of Charles Martin's books. I loved this narrator and I'm sure he has been used before! Sounds like the same person....He's good!

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

It made me cry and it was such a love story in many ways. It was a little slow getting started but it was worth sticking in there until the middle-end. It was awesome!

Any additional comments?

This is my favorite author! Always a great story that has to do with everyday things in our lives as Christians and some of the things we go through in this sometimes "hard" traveled life in which we live. Always a good, basic moral to these stories! Can't wait to read the last one on my list...The Dead Don't Dance! My friend is reading it now and she says it's the BEST! I can't ever decide which one I like the most....hard thing to choose..

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Charles Martin has really "let it out."

This book is his best one ever in my opinion. And I have been greatly blessed by reading (listening) to all but a few of his works. It is hard for me the express my thoughts about a book by a man who expresses his so masterfully. I loved this book. And oh, the ending! Wow! To borrow the catch phrase of his characters, he "l e t i t o u t!" I wanted to say AMEN at the very end of his prologue. What a message of hope.
Adam Verner did a masterful job in making the characters and events come alive. Superb job.

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Couldn't put it down

Loved this book! The story, the imagery, the music, the characters... everything about it drew me in. There were some moments that really touched my heart.

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Another home run!

Another inspirational, exceptional story from Charles Martin. I have never read a book he has written and not been touched soul deep. I can't wait for the next book.

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little slow starting

It started a little slow. However, it got better about mid story. I think towards the latter part of the story was very captivating and well-written.

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Pass

I did not enjoy this book. I was highly recommended so I stayed with it but It felt cheesy and too much. The performance too. Not for me.

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Wow! Amazing and the BEST yet!

This book just has me in awe, it is so worth it! The best of Charles Martin that I've listened to so far and I've listened to several! Don't hesitate, just get it and indulge! The best ending yet!

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Great read (and listen)

Wonderful story. Exceptional narrator. Uplifting and encouraging. Lovely twist near the end. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Absolutely Amazing!

This is absolutely amazing I would definitely recommend this book to any one and all people!