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Publisher's Summary

A captivating debut novel about brothers who have drifted apart and the accident that will determine their future, written by an unforgettable new voice in fiction.

Some twins communicate in a secret language all their own. For Whiskey and Charlie Ferns, the two-way alphabet (alpha, bravo, charlie, delta) whispered back and forth over their crackly walkie-talkies is the best they can do. But as the brothers grow up, they grow apart. Whiskey is everything Charlie is not - bold, daring, carefree - and Charlie blames his brother for always stealing the limelight, always striving ahead while seeming to push Charlie back. By the time the twins reach adulthood, they are barely even speaking to each other.

When Charlie hears that Whiskey has been in a terrible accident and has slipped into a coma, he is shocked...although perhaps not devastated. But as days and weeks slip by, and the chances of Whiskey's recovering grow ever more slim, Charlie is forced to look back on their lives and examine whether Whiskey's actions were truly as unforgivable as Charlie believed them to be.

©2012, 2015 Annabel Smith (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Dorothy
  • Philadelphia, PA, United States
  • 05-27-15

Best narrator ever!

If you're up for a great listen, uncomplicated but sweet and uplifting plot; treat yourself to this book. You won't be sorry.
Very refreshing and just lovely.

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Great story of two brothers and their fight to regain a long lost relationship

This book tells the story of a rivalry between twin brothers, their bitter estrangement and the accident that left one brother in a coma and the other regretting their past and praying for a doubtful reconciliation.

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Piper

Emotional
Realistic relationship rendering
Identifiable
Very Very Well narrated
Absolutely Charming characters
Fantastic character development
Incredibly cleaver story organization
Couldn’t put it down...
Enjoyed thoroughly!

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  • Gretchen
  • Salinas, CA, United States
  • 04-15-18

TALE OF TWO SIBLINGS

Character driven novel covers twin brothers once best friends who have grown apart. This is a beautifully written novel interspersed with humor and a rich plot that is ultimately redemptive. Gildart Jackson did an excellent job with the different voices. I enjoyed this book and I hope to see more books from Annabel Smith.

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good book

read for book club. we will have alot of elements from book to discuss.

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Brothers

A very emotional story, absolutely compelling. The dynamics between twin brothers growing up, the completion between them, the conflicts that separate them, and the tragedy that finally brings them together, makes for powerful reading. I really loved this book. I didn't love the narrator, but he was adequate.

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A sweet story of brothers

After reading many reviews, I decided to use a credit. At first, I was irritated with my pick, it took some time to get into this, but after a few hours, I found that I did enjoy listening to the complications of this brother bond. In the end, it was worth a credit.
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Good read

Well written, creative. Adresses the coma problem well. It's a beautiful sorry of the lives of two brothers that are similar but grow into two very different men.

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Triple Winner: Story, Writing and Narrator

Where does Whiskey and Charlie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Near the top.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Charlie, of course.

Which character – as performed by Gildart Jackson – was your favorite?

Charlie but Gildart's ability to do all the voices was fantastic.

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

Thought provoking look at sibling rivalry and family connections during a period of tragedy.

Any additional comments?

I loved everything about it. Can't wait for the next Annabel Smith book.

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Such a great read!

This book is a reminder of forgiveness and second chances. This book will make you stop and enjoy everyday, you never know what can change.