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Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.

©2014 Charles Martin (P)2014 Hachette

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Beautiful!!

Charles Martin is incredible. His stories are beautifully written and the detail and description he uses is unsurpassed. I wait for his books to come out. I'm still wondering why he hasn't had movies made of all of his books thus far. I know there have been talk, a good possibility again now, but why so long! He is hands down my favorite author and I appreciate his clean, honest, and uplifting moral and values he places in all of his books. We need more Charles Martins out there...thank you for your words and heart.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Charled Martin does it again!

Where does A Life Intercepted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I always enjoy books by Charles Martin, but this is the first one I have listened to. I enjoyed it very much and would rank it toward the top. That means that it was moving, had good character development, and kept me up late at night!

What other book might you compare A Life Intercepted to and why?

His last novel before A Life Intercepted was Unwritten. It was excellent, too.

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

The end is amazing!

Any additional comments?

For those looking for good reads without graphic sex and bad language, Charles Martin is a great choice. He has "bad guys" and action, but he does not fill his books with cheap talk.

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  • sharon
  • san diego, california, United States
  • 09-12-15

Did Not Like It.

The narrator was really good but the story was too depressing and the constant football theme was BORING. When I got @ 4 hour from the end I had to quit. The analogy with the poor abused dog was too much for me.

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  • Dena
  • AUSTIN, TX, United States
  • 10-21-14

You just can't go wrong with Charles Martin.

I have a variety of books and Authors that I love to listen to over and over again. Charles Martin is one at the top of the list. All his books are base on a beautiful philosophy. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people, but you don't have to be brought down because of it. All of his main characters see the beauty of rising above and living to higher level. You gotta love a guy who gets knocked down but gets back up so gracefully that he brings everyone else up with him. I have to admit, I'll like this book a lot more the second time now that I know it has a great ending.

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Love Football? Then this is a MUST Read!!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Life Intercepted to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed the audio edition because it brings the story to life with the voice and tones of the reader.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew. He brought so much deep wisdom to the story.

What does Kevin Stillwell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Its like adding an audible 3-D version to the book.

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

Yes, when he explained to fundamentals of football as acquainted with the game of chess.

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Unexpectedly Inspiring

Given that the story starts in prison, I had no idea where the characters would go. I enjoyed the turns of the plot. Martin's characters are lovingly cast, but very human. His books are 'faith-based' but are more about the transcendence of the human spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Drags

Super depressing tone. Tried to listen but got about 30% through and, although finally understanding the gist of the storyline, couldn't stay interested long enough to put up with the black tone. Returning.

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A tribute to forgiveness

This book was amazing. A story of steadfast love and forgiveness after a bitter betrayal. A testament to walking and conquering the long road to self-awareness. Well done!

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A Most Excellent Read

Excellent treatment of a character wrongly accused and his journey from resentment to forgiveness to love. Expresses the value of investing in the life of another at the risk of personal safety. The beauty of unconditional friendship. Makes me want to be a better person, nonjudgmental, forgiving, and loving. Author note at the end touched me deeply.

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Incredible storytelling!

This story takes a moment to get going, but soon takes off and I could not quit listening once it did. Any athlete will appreciate the characters and what they go through. But anyone - athletic or not - will identify with the themes. The message is one that hooks you: almost too hard to take, but harder to put down. I hope you'll give it a listen.