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    • Just After Midnight

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    No longer tolerating her husband’s borderline abuse, Faith escapes to her parents’ California beach house to plan her next move. She never dreamed her new chapter would involve befriending Sarah, a fourteen-year-old on the run from her father and reeling from her mother’s sudden and suspicious death. While Sarah’s grandmother scrambles to get custody, Faith is charged with spiriting the girl away on a journey that will restore her hope: Sarah implores Faith to take her to Falkner’s Midnight Sun, the prized black mare that her father sold out from under her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Reader Comments

    • By Aaron W.C. on 12-06-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Heaven Adjacent

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 411

    Roseanna Chaldecott spent her life as a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. But when her best friend and law partner dies suddenly, something snaps. Unsure of her future, Roseanna heads upstate on one tank of gas and with no plans to return. In the foothills of the Adirondacks, Roseanna discovers the perfect hideout in a ramshackle farm. Its seventy-six acres are rich with possibilities and full of surprises, including a mother and daughter squatting on the property. Although company is the last thing Roseanna wants, she reluctantly lets them stay.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Catherine Ryan Hyde has done it again!

    • By cheryl coen on 06-20-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Take Me With You

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,394
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,933
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,920

    August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip - and the bonds that develop between them- would prove....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping, brilliantly heartwarming,thoughtful!

    • By Jeffrey on 07-25-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Don't Let Me Go

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Chris Chappell, Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,690
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,678

    Former Broadway dancer and current agoraphobic Billy Shine has not set foot outside his apartment in almost a decade. He has glimpsed his neighbors--beautiful manicurist Rayleen, lonely old Ms. Hinman, bigoted and angry Mr. Lafferty, kind-hearted Felipe, and nine-year-old Grace and her former addict mother, Eileen. But most of them have never seen Billy. Not until Grace begins to sit outside on the building's front stoop for hours every day, inches from Billy's patio.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Inspirational and humbling and awesome.

    • By Michele on 11-08-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Allie and Bea

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo, Janet Metzger
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,727
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,366
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,353

    Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat - on a mission to reclaim what's rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I did not see this coming

    • By Lolasark on 07-19-17

    Regular price: $23.99

    • When I Found You

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Jeff Cummings
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,026
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,764
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,769

    Nathan McCann thought he didn't want a family. But when he finds an abandoned newborn in the woods, he feels an inexplicable bond with the boy and starts to make plans to raise the child as his own - until the baby's grandmother steps forward to claim him. Nathan makes a request of her, though: to one day bring the boy to meet his rescuer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Giving without Expecting Something Back . . .

    • By Debbie on 05-29-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Wake Up

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 950
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 948

    Something has been asleep in forty-year-old cattle rancher Aiden Delacorte for a long time. It all comes back in a rush during a hunting trip, when he's suddenly attuned to the animals around him, feeling their pain and fear as if it were his own. But the newfound sensitivity of Aiden's "wake up" has its price. He can no longer sleepwalk through life, holding everyone at arm's length. As he struggles to cope with a trait he's buried since childhood, Aiden falls in love with Gwen, a single mother whose young son bears a burden of his own.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sweet find

    • By Katherine Pilling on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Worthy

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 870
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 746

    Virginia finally had the chance to explore a relationship with Aaron when he asked her on a date. She had been waiting, hoping that the widower and his young son, Buddy, would welcome her into their lives. But a terrible tragedy strikes on the night of their first kiss, crushing their hopes for a future together.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just What You'd Expect

    • By Me & My Girls on 06-20-15

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Say Goodbye for Now

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl, Teri Schnaubelt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 966
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960

    On an isolated Texas ranch, Dr. Lucy cares for abandoned animals. The solitude allows her to avoid the people and places that remind her of the past. Not that any of the townsfolk care. In 1959, no one is interested in a woman doctor. Nor are they welcoming Calvin and Justin Bell, a newly arrived African American father and son.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Family is where you find acceptance and love

    • By Ezinwanyi on 12-17-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ask Him Why

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Amy McFadden, Nick Podehl, Scott Merriman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,674
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,493
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,496

    Ruth and her little brother, Aubrey, are just teenagers when their older brother ships off to Iraq. When Joseph returns, uninjured, only three and a half months later, Ruth is happy he is safe but also deeply worried. How can it be that her courageous big brother has been dishonorably discharged for refusing to go out on duty? Aubrey can't believe that his hero doesn't have very good reasons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ask him why?

    • By auntduke on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Leaving Blythe River

    • A Novel
    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Will Ropp
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 644
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 564
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he's barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it's up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he's his father's only hope.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By Jennifer on 05-31-16

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Walk Me Home

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Cristina Panfilio
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    If 16-year-old Carly and 11-year-old Jen can find Teddy, Carly knows he’ll save them from foster care...if he can forgive them for their mother’s vicious lies about him. But when the starving girls get caught stealing food on a Native American reservation, their journey gets put on hold. And after Jen makes a heartbreaking confession, Carly wonders if they’ll ever escape the pain of the past. Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, Walk Me Home and its resilient heroines will inspire listeners and renew their faith in recovery and redemption.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding Performance for an Outstanding Story!

    • By Krys on 11-04-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Where We Belong

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,586
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,428
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,432

    Fourteen-year-old Angie and her mom are poised at the edge of homelessness...again. The problem is her little sister, Sophie. Sophie has an autism-like disorder and a tendency to shriek. No matter where they live, home never seems to last long. Until they move in with Aunt Vi, across the fence from a huge, black Great Dane who changes everything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Great Book By This Author

    • By Me & My Girls on 03-18-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When You Were Older

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 370
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 367

    Russell Ammiano works on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the phone rings while Rusty is rushing to work. The news is devastating: his mother has died of a stroke, leaving his brain-damaged older brother, Ben, alone. This news also saves Rusty's life. He's still at home when two planes hit the World Trade Center--and only one of his friends and colleagues survives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just when you think you've heard it all..

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Language of Hoofbeats

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Kate Rudd, Laural Merlington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 851
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 850

    New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet. Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simple yet captivating story

    • By Chicago & Indiana Scientist/Gardener/Hiker on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Funerals for Horses

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Carly Robins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Ella Ginsberg's brother, Simon, has disappeared. His clothing, shoes, and watch were found abandoned near a freight line track in Central California. His jockey shorts and wallet were never found. The police have no clue, and Simon's wife had no warning that anything was wrong. Ella takes off on foot across much of California and Arizona, thinking she can find Simon using nothing but her knowledge of the way he might think. Her search leads her to the Navajo Nation in Arizona.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Her Best

    • By Sharon on 04-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Love in the Present Tense

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: David Coburn, Jeremy Redleaf, Duana Speights
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    For five years Pearl has managed to keep the past from catching up to her and her bright, frail five-year-old son. Life has given her every reason to mistrust people, but circumstances force her to trust her neighbor Mitch with watching Leonard while she goes off to work. Then one day Pearl drops her son off, and never returns.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a story!

    • By Klára Soos on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Pay It Forward

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    Pay It Forward, is the moving story of Trevor McKinney, a 12-year-old boy who accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge to come up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to "pay it forward" to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I haven't read a book by this author I didn't like

    • By Anonymous User on 04-26-16

    Regular price: $15.07

    • Second Hand Heart

    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Khristine Hvam, Anthony Bowden
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Vida is only 19, but she knows a lot about dying. Her weak heart has kept her on the edge of death her whole life. It hasn't been much of a life. Thanks to her overprotective mother, Vida's only friend is Esther, an elderly Holocaust survivor who lives upstairs. Vida's heart is finally about to give out unless she can get a donor heart in time. Richard is 36 and blissfully married until he gets the call that his beloved wife has died in a car accident. His world falls to pieces.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Worst one yet

    • By Sue An on 06-23-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Long Steep Path

    • Everyday Inspiration from the Author of Pay It Forward
    • By: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Narrated by: Catherine Ryan Hyde
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

     

    By Catherine Ryan Hyde, the best-selling author of Don't Let Me Go and Pay It Forward, this entertaining and life-affirming collection of autobiographical stories explores the rewards and challenges of building a happy life of self-knowledge and creative inspiration, from a writer who has been through it all.

    Regular price: $14.95

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