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Publisher's Summary

With all his family and friends gone, 100-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a 10-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they race against the limited time each has left, ticking off wishes one by one. But when tragedy strikes, their worlds are turned upside-down, and an unexpected gift is the only thing that can make Jason's final wish come true.

©2018 Black Rose Writing (P)2018 Beacon Audiobooks

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heart touching

I loved the book.
Unexpected good ending.
Everyone should read it.
Interesting history info.
People from Chicago, Rockford and Madison will enjoy!

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Loved this story!

Such a beautiful story. Only drawback was the narration. I loved the narrator’s voice, but there were numerous mispronunciations and the reading was rough ... phrases run together, breaks in the middle of a thought, as if the reader was seeing the material for the first time. The story made it worthwhile to stick with it.

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GREAT STORY - poorly read

My husband read this book and was so impressed he bought copies for all our family. GREAT STORY.
Unfortunately, this audio recording is the worst professional production I've ever heard.

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A great book!

Started out slow for me and then just got better and better as it went along! The ending a show stopper! Wow! I loved it! Such a cool story! Lessons to be learned!

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I loved this book

Mr Murray McBride was a wonderful character and despite his age related so well with a 10 year boy who needed a friend. At moments there were tears in my eyes. A lovely story to remind us there are still such kind people in this world. Also loved the baseball references as a baseball fan.

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A beautiful story!

I loved this book. It reinforced for me the beauty and strength of the human spirit...SBK!!!

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touching story

this was heartwarming, uplifting, sad and hopeful all at tge same time and an unexpected ending

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Heartwarming and encouraging!

I don't listen to search for super deep content, I just love to listen to heartwarming encouraging stories that point to the love and tenacity of the human spirit. I love books that challenge me to reach out to others and share even just a glimmer of hope. This book has done those things for me.

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Must be a movie!

This book MUST be made into a big screen movie, if not just for the exquisite story, but to also shed more light on the life -giving donor program. Absolutely the best book I have read in years, and I am a voracious reader. Thank you Joe Siple! You are certainly Mr. Dude!

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loved the story

Did not like the narrator, his changing his voice for the kids did not work for me.

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Disappointing

Nice enough story but the narration is terrible, as the emphasis is misplaced time after time - So irritating! I wouldn't recommend.