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The Broken Road Audiobook

The Broken Road

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Publisher's Summary

A broken man. A twist of fate. A second chance. From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk comes the first novel in a riveting new trilogy that explores the tantalizing question: What if you could start over?

Chicago celebrity Charles James can't shake the nightmare that wakes him each night. He sees himself walking down a long, broken highway, the sides of which are lit in flames. Where is he going? Why is he walking? What is the wailing he hears around him?

By day he wonders why he's so haunted and unhappy when he has all he ever wanted - fame, fans, and fortune and the lavish lifestyle it affords him. Coming from a childhood of poverty and pain, this is what he's dreamed of. But now, at the pinnacle of his career, he's started to wonder if he's wanted the wrong things. His wealth has come legally but questionably, from the power of his personality, seducing people out of their hard-earned money. When he learns that one of his customers has committed suicide because of financial ruin, Charles is shaken. The cracks in his facade start to break down, spurring him to question everything: his choices, his relationships, his future, and the type of man he's become.

Then a twist of fate changes everything. Charles is granted something very remarkable: a second chance. The question is: What will he do with it?

The Broken Road is the first book in a much-anticipated new trilogy by beloved storyteller Richard Paul Evans. It is an engrossing, contemplative story of redemption and grace and the power of second chances. It is an epic journey you won't soon forget.

©2017 Richard Paul Evans (P)2017 Simon & Schuster Audio

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    Deborah A Leader355270 05-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not a Richard Paul Evans Book!"

    Disappointment is an understatement! I have read or listened to all Richard Paul Evans' books and loved them. This was a horrible book, especially containing so much about domestic abuse and abuse of a child. If he is going to continue to write books like this, I will no longer listen to or read his books.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    becca5 09-15-17
    becca5 09-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great book!"

    Loved it! I was hooked from the very beginning! Mr. Evans please keep writing awesome books!!

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    JB 29 Palms, CA, United States 07-26-17
    JB 29 Palms, CA, United States 07-26-17
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    "Just Okay"

    Very predictable. Not as good as Evan's book usually are. A little disappointed however always enjoy his voice and talent for story telling.

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    Russ 07-10-17
    Russ 07-10-17

    Mn transplant from california. Computer geek online seller, who loves hiking, hunting, sailing, singing and writing music.

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    "Wow! Very nice open ended story. Follow up?"

    I love how the book starts. If only Jessie james had a 2nd chance!
    Route 66 will never be the same.

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    Dsnowjob Salt Lake City, UT, United States 07-10-17
    Dsnowjob Salt Lake City, UT, United States 07-10-17 Member Since 2013

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    "Ends too abruptly"

    Just when you feel like the story is getting going it ends! There was a ton of detail and a great story line beginning and then.....the end!

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    Martha G. 06-27-17
    Martha G. 06-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So disappointed in the ending"

    The book was very good but the ending was SO disappointing. Why didn't you finish the story?

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    Sue United States 06-08-17
    Sue United States 06-08-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Too slow"

    The beginning and end were the best. The middle dragged on a bit too long. However most of this authors books are among my favorites - I have listened to The Walk Series twice and may do so again. Richard Paul Evans is also a great narrator. He should always narrate his own books.

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    KindleQueen USA 05-26-17
    KindleQueen USA 05-26-17
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    "Surprising"

    Unsure exactly what I expected, The Broken Road delivered a nice surprise. Read with an unassuming, matter-of-fact delivery, the tone was reminiscent of a 40's gumshoe narrative without the melodrama. The story started slow, but built intrigue with every chapter while the main character morphed from an unethical, ruthless, corporate shyster obsessed with his own skewed image of the America dream, to a vulnerable, flawed man, eking out a home in my heart with each word. A morality play at its best, it unashamedly called out greed and guilt for the corrosive cancers they are. Well done, Mr. Evans; well done. My first novel by this author and my first audiobook ever, I will be back for more of each.

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    Ann Owen 05-14-17
    Ann Owen 05-14-17 Member Since 2005
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    "Unresolved."

    I bought this book on the premise that it will be a story about what one does, given a second chance. It was not. It led up to the what if ... and then ended. Both my wife and I were unfulfilled and frustrated by the ending. You need a Paul Harvey to step in and say, and now, the rest of the story.

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    Rob F. 05-12-17
    Rob F. 05-12-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Just like all of Richard Paul Evans books, it leaves you wanting to listen to the next one.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book Richard. This is the 10th book of yours I have listened to. I love them all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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