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Richard Paul Evans reads the second novel in his New York Times best-selling trilogy about a man on an inspirational pilgrimage across Route 66 to find his way back to himself. 

Chicago celebrity and motivational speaker Charles James is supposed to be dead. Everyone believes he was killed in a fiery plane crash. But thanks to a remarkable twist of fate he's very much alive and well, and ready for a second chance at life. But will he use this opportunity to right some wrongs from his old life and start over the right way this time? 

The Forgotten Road is the second book in the "thoughtful, well-plotted" (Kirkus Reviews) trilogy by beloved storyteller Richard Paul Evans. It is an engrossing, inspiring story of redemption and the power of second chances. 

©2018 Richard Paul Evans (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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Disappointed

I normally love everything Richard Paul Evans and can’t wait for his new books, but this one just didn’t have much story! Lots of history but not much in the way of a plot. Disappointing!

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This Cannot be the End -

I love these two books on the Forgotten Road, I hope that there is another book coming to finish out Charles journey to find his Monica and Son and to tell us if Charles is now close to God as he was in his childhood. I will be waiting to hear if another series is coming soon. I love Richard and have all his books in my library.
Your faithful reader and fan.
Paula
Texas

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Pedantic

I am writing this review after listening to the first 15 chapters. I just can’t bear to go on. The book reads as though the author just picked up random facts out of a travel book, and not a very good one at that. He manages to describe places without capturing anything of the feel of being there. Ironically I have personal knowledge of a number of the areas mentioned, and there are errors in some of the facts. The author mispronounces the name of the city of Mobile, AL. And residents of Bloomington/Normal do NOT call it Blono. I have never heard that term.

I’m sure the author will make a lot of money off this lazy excuse for a book. I’m sorry to have contributed to that. Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley this is not.

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I am recommending this book to all my Friends.

I loved it, for its honestly! what a wake-up call! Truly a walk to remember.

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Route 66 Book Two, Dead and Walking

Change is gradual . . . and painful . . . and it takes us on a long and grueling journey. The hardest part is taking the first step. Charles James is supposed to be dead, so he has the time. And even though he was robbed of his backpack . . . he still has money secreted away in bank accounts that no one can touch. But for the first time since his impoverished childhood, he is actually LIVING like he is destitute . . . seeing the folks on the other side of the tracks . . . the least of these . . . and beginning to cringe at the way he has been treating them . . . since he became a "self made" man. Working alongside these folks since being robbed of his belongings has been an eyeopener for Charles James. And the closer he gets to his destination, as he walks along Route 66, the nearer he comes to having to make a decision: To return to his cushy way of life . . . or to be forever changed by his experiences. I recognized the landmarks along the Mother Road, as I listened, such as Pops, with its neon soda bottle in Arcadia, Oklahoma, where you can get over 700 different flavors of sodas, all in glass bottles. And the many roadside diners along the way. Great listen . . . Stay tuned for Book Three in the Trilogy.

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A Broken Road

Not sure how true it is. It says it's based on a real story but could be part of the theatrics... but who cares? A good book is a good book either way; especially if you're feeling a little lost. Not sure if this came first or The Walk series, but they're very similar so I'm guessing one may have helped inspire the other in some way? No matter though, I'm glad because in reading many of his stories, the worse part of R.P.E. books are when they end; I always find myself wishing for one more chapter to get lost in.

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Pleasantly Surprised

Had this in my lib for quite sometime but didn't. It was a pleasant surprise that it was a compelling story. Now, I want to travel through Route 66😍

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Driving my life away

As a trucker, I could totally envision everywhere this writer went, Yes... these are really places. Was wonderful to hear dialogue and made up character and the 'journey' along the way. Beautifully Written.

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The Forgotten Road or The Walk Series?

There are so many similarities between this series and the walk series. I sometimes would forget which Series I was listening too. I will say the people he met on his journey were very interesting. That’s the only thing that held the story together for me.

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Great Continuation

As you go on the "Walk" with Charles you get to share his journey as well as share his transformation. I felt I also had moments of reflection with Charles that made me see some things in my life with a different vantage point. Great follow up to the firat book.