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Wish You Well

Narrated by: David Baldacci, Norma Lana
Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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From best-selling author and master storyteller David Baldacci, Wish You Well is a dramatic and enthralling tale of family unity in the face of adversity.

Tragedy strikes the New York-based Cardinal family when their car is involved in a terrible accident. Twelve-year-old Lou and seven-year-old Oz survive, but the crash leaves their father dead and their mother in a coma. It would seem their world has been shattered forever until their great-grandmother, Louisa Mae, agrees to raise the children on her Virginia mountain farm.

But before long their rural idyll is threatened by the discovery of natural gas on the mountain. Determined to protect her home from the ravages of big business, Louisa Mae refuses to sell, but when the neighbours hear of the potential wealth the company could bring, they begin to turn against her. And now the Cardinal family find themselves ensnared in another battle, to be played out in a crowded Virginia courtroom: a battle for justice, for survival, and for the right to stay together in the only place they know as home.

Filled with both rich humour and desperate poignancy, Wish You Well is a tale of family, faith, humanity and prejudice, set against the magical backdrop of the Virginia high rock. Baldacci triumphs with his best novel yet, an utterly captivating drama.

©2017 David Baldacci (P)2000 Hachette Audio

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Truly wonderful story

I've always been a "fan" and was a little apprehensive at David Baldacci venturing into a different area of storytelling. Should I take that ride with him? I am so glad I did. His way with words painted a picture that did not need me to close my eyes (lucky, I was listening to an audiobook in the car). The characters captured my interest and I hope he chooses to fill in the stories of the family members between then and now. I live a long way from the setting of this story but I could have lived in the next valley I was so caught up in the ebb and flow of the families sadness and joy. Thank you David. Please explore this family further.

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  • Denis K
  • 03-28-19

superb

loved it. so different from his other books but I was engrossed right from the start

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  • John Menary
  • 12-14-18

A different Baldacci.

After reading the first few chapters, I had to go back to the introduction to confirm that I was reading a book by my favourite writer. So different from his usual.
This was a mixture of Anne of Green Gables and Tom Sawyer, a pleasure to read and listen.
Loved it.

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  • Mrs
  • 08-18-18

Best Baldacci for me

This is a totally different scenario from the usual Baldacci, but I love it even more. I was in tears at the end, mixed emotions, happy and sad.

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  • M
  • 05-21-19

outstanding performance of excellent literature

not at all what you would expect from a crime fiction writer heart moving and we'll sort out excellent narration yes

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  • Marion Francis
  • 12-10-18

A tale of true family

Loved this book. it is a very different story than I am used to reading from David Baldacci but just as gripping. The hardship, love, endurance of the main characters is a testament to the real people who live
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