The Driving Lesson

Narrated by: Maxwell Glick
Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Charlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break, but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list. Even more unexpected, his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather. Now they're on the run, trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor, while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey. They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels. Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages. And Charlie's own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely.

But Charlie isn't ready yet. He's determined to get his grandfather to Seattle. The only question is, will the police stop him first?

©2012 Ben Rehder (P)2012 Ben Rehder

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Fabulous multi generational story

Short enjoyable book about a teenager and his grandfather on a route trip. Many philosophical and ethical concepts were discussed but it may be a spoiler to reveal more.

I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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A nice tale of growing up

I thought this was going to be a schmaltzy story of a boy and his grandfather. But it was heartwarming and sentimental. I enjoyed the characters and the story.

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Excellence!!

This book is the best book I have listened to in years! A sensitive and compassionate story of, rights and wrongs, life and death. About finding enjoyment, even through the toughest of times. I shed tears at times.. as this book touched very close to home for Me. WOW! Narration was very good, and the Characters become Family! :-)

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An interesting tale

This book dramatizes and personalizes the issues around assisted suicide in an engaging way. It doesn’t go into deep politics, but rather looks at it through the eyes and experience of a teenager on the brink of adulthood. I found it moving and thought provoking. But also, laugh out loud funny. The narrator does a great job with the YA main character and is engaging throughout. I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a fair review.

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WOW!!!!

I listened to this book from start to finish....I just couldn't stop!!! The narrator was awesome he just told the story not trying to change his voice for each character which was great! This book was beautifuly written although it was short it it was an awesome ride... I have to say this is one of the best stories I have heard in a very long time!!! I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a heartfelt read (or listen)!!!

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I loved the relationship Charlie and his grandpa shared. I think their time together was important and meaningful. I think his parents were out of line to interfere with the road trip. It upset me that they kept trying to insinuate themselves in a private time. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job.

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I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

I enjoyed the story. The topic is tough but the book didn't preach, it just told the story of the people involved.

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Wonderful Story

it is the best! You won't be sorry for listening or reading. Good luck!