• The Heart Mender

  • A Story of Second Chances
  • By: Andy Andrews
  • Narrated by: Andy Andrews
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (1,266 ratings)
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Publisher's summary

Can natural enemies make peace? Actually…can they fall in love? In his classic storytelling style, New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews delivers an adventure set sharply against the warm waters and white sands of the Gulf of Mexico in WWII America.

Saddened and unable to abandon her resentment toward the Nazi war machine that took her husband's life, Helen Mason is living a bitter, lonely existence. Betrayed and left for dead, German U-boat officer Lt. Josef Landermann washes ashore in a sleepy town along the northern gulf coast, looking to Helen for survival.

As you uncover the incredible story within The Heart Mender, you'll learn:

  • The transformative power of forgiveness
  • How to embrace God's gift of grace
  • The healing experience of letting go

The Heart Mender is a can't-miss story of life, loss, and reconciliation that will change your perspective for the better.

Praise for The Heart Mender:

"With the skill of a virtuoso, Andy Andrews continues his string of successful writing performances in The Heart Mender, his latest entertaining masterpiece. The plot, characters, and storyline combine to summon the reader into an unforgettable experience."

--Robert Silvers, Executive Publisher, The Saturday Evening Post

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What a great story!

I read this book years ago when it was named "Island of Saints". I enjoyed it then and bought several copies to give as gifts. I downloaded it on Audible this time and was delighted that Andy Andrews, himself, was the reader. I loved it even more and realized I had actually forgotten so much from my previous reading. The book is wholesome and dear and makes me long for a simpler time in our history. The plot is interesting and the characters were great and full of personality. I will continue to buy this book as gifts. We all need to understand the principle of forgiveness and this book teaches it in a practical non-preachy manner.

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Forgiveness is the Theme. . .and That's No Mystery

This is a relatively short book, thankfully. I found myself liking, then disliking it; mostly because the "mystery" was so transparent that there really was no mystery. The characters and events were so ordinary, predictable and scripted! Still I kept listening, just to find out how the adventure concluded.

Part of me wanted to believe that this is really a true account of a true story. The setting is WWII in the Gulf Coast area of Orange Beach, which was then a sparsely populated beach front community of fishermen and laborers. History records that there were German submarines in the Gulf, causing mayhem with US shipping via the Merchant Marines. But could a German submariner who is injured leave his sub and survive a harrowing swim through the shark-infested waters of the Gulf and end up on the beach, where he is found by a woman grieving the loss of her husband to the Nazi war machine?

If the story is true, it is an amazing wartime tale. That part I liked. What began to get prickly was the way the author pounded away at definitions and acts of forgiveness. . .over and over again. Every character in the book presented at least one long soliloquy on the topic, to the point of redundancy.

Three stars. . .that's the best I can do. It's not a bad book, just not a great one.

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Unexpectedly Gripping

Once into this book I couldn't get it out of my head.... I'd wake in the middle of the night to listen to it. It's hard to imagine that this is actually a true story but strangely comforting that there are those that went through so much that I, one day would be humbled by their story...
Thank you Andy for brining it to life so eloquently !!

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Amazing book

Absolutely loved this book. it's extremely well written. It reads like a fictional story but is true.

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Andy Does it again!

I always find myself completely engulfed in Andy's stories. Truthfully it is hard to believe that this is a true story, but if it's coming from Andy, then I'm a believer!

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Best book I've ever listened to TWICE

The story is so detailed it will feel as though you are living it. Several chapters brought me to tears it was so well told and so moving.
I'll listen to this again & again.

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Great historical story

I really enjoyed this story. I had never heard this part of history before. The narration was very good. Best book I ever read? No. But it held my interest the whole time.

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You cant go wrong with a book by Andy Andrews!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely! Andy Andrews has yet to publish a book that was anything less than stellar! His perspective on life is something everyone could benefit from hearing about!

What does Andy Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Andy reading the book himself brings tremendous value. The highs and lows, and various voice inflections really adds to the listening experience!

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

If an Andy Andews book does make you both laugh and cry, then you may not be human!

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The best book we have ever purchased

What made the experience of listening to The Heart Mender the most enjoyable?

The characters became alive in this book

What other book might you compare The Heart Mender to and why?

The Notice Returns. The same author and narrator. A very gifted Writer!!!

What about Andy Andrews’s performance did you like?

Andy has a very special gift of narrating all the characters in his books. You need to buy one to believe it. Andy is very talented writer.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Where history, mystery, and love meet!

Any additional comments?

Absolutely the best book my Wife and I have ever encountered. Andy Andrews is by far our favorite author.

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Outstanding read

I couldn’t put it down. Amazing true story. Great narration and phenomenal story. You’ll love it.

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