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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.

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    KindleQueen USA 05-26-17
    KindleQueen USA 05-26-17 Member Since 2017
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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.

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    John Michael Caldwell 05-10-17
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    "Awesome"

    Great story! I can not wait for the next one! Hurry up Richard Paul Evans!

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    Paul Shoemaker 05-09-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story of principles"

    Would prefer a different narrator but Evans still has the passion. This story can help people who are in a rut. As this is fiction, I love the line that says (loosely) "Evans writes lies that help people discover truths "

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    Hall Houston, TX 05-08-17
    Hall Houston, TX 05-08-17 Member Since 2014

    Loving books since....forever!

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    "Richard Paul Evans doesn't disappoint!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Broken Road to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I love that it's narrated by the author.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love stories about hope and redemption.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Paul Evans’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I've read about all of his books.


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

    It made me cringe a few times. I hated hearing abut the beatings that the father dealt out to his family!


    Any additional comments?

    I sure hope Rick is busy cranking out the sequel because I can't wait to see what happens!

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    Christa 05-06-17
    Christa 05-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Crappy Ending"

    The book had a good story line. The author read the book & did a good job with the performance. The ending however stunk!

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    Amazon Customer San Jose, CA United States 05-03-17
    Amazon Customer San Jose, CA United States 05-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautifully written. Want more."

    Beautifully written. Left me wanting more.
    Many blessings to this author.
    Book 2 were are you?

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