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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (280 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Davis Narrator: Christian Rummel Publisher: Harlequin Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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The mountain always looked dark, but the older I got that year, the darker it got. I tried to listen for the music of life that Lacy said is always there if your heart's ready to hear it, but all I heard was quiet.

Growing up in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains, 11-year-old Charlie York lives at the foot of an endless peak called Angel's Rest, a place his momma told him angels rested before coming down to help folks. In 1967 his town was a poor boy's paradise...until a shotgun blast killed Charlie's father and put his mother on trial for murder.

For mysterious reasons, his mother entrusts his care to an old black man named Lacy Albert Coe. Lacy tells simple stories about the good and the bad that compose life's sweetest music. But when Hollis Thrasher, a reclusive Korean War veteran, is linked to his father's death and Lacy is victimized by hate crimes, Charlie hears only silence. It's not until Charlie embarks on a dangerous midnight journey pitting him against his darkest fears that he finally hears his own song playing out.

In this remarkable debut, Charles Davis weaves together an unforgettable melody of a mother's love, a hero's return to the living, and a boy who discovers angels do exist.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/13/2014

    " A good story told from a child's point of view, filled with all of the inherent confusion, assumption/misunderstanding and naivete. A mystery from the beginning, the story slowly unfolds, and is not overly predictable. A very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnne Pulcino | 1/30/2014

    " In his debut novel, Charles Davis weaves a beautiful tale of life, death, prejudice, friendship and love told through the eyes of eleven-year-old Charlie. His mother is on trial for the murder of his father, and Charlie is left in the care of a wise old black man who knows more than he cares to tell about the incident. As Charlie tries to cope with his life tumbling down around him, rumors begin about the reclusive war veteran who may be involved, and racial incidents occur against Charlie's caretaker. It is up to Charlie to try and figure out what happened that day and why he can't remember. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Killian | 1/24/2014

    " This was a wonderful read. I could not put it down and read it in two days! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/13/2014

    " This is about a young boy who is able to force out of his memory a very traumatic event. The power of the mind. A reminder that love comes from unexpected people, your heart simply has to be open to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Brand | 1/1/2014

    " A really lovely book, narrated by an eleven-year-old boy which means that you don't always know exactly what is happening. Charlie, the main character, has a similar voice to Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. This took a bit of getting used to but I actually quite liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/14/2013

    " What a good story! I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 12/10/2013

    " Wonderful story about a boy's love for his parents and an unlikely family friend that helped care for him. This book touches up familial love, racism and a child that has to grow up much too quickly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Curt J | 11/30/2013

    " creative, unique, page turning story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamra Hilton | 11/19/2013

    " This was a good book, I liked reading it-a basic coming of age story with a mystery plot, but the ending was a let down. I got the book for .25 cents at a garage sale, so I thought what the heck. It is kind of predictible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonny Ellar | 11/13/2013

    " this book is so great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/28/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was a great coming of age story about Charlie York. Loved the story. You do have to suspend your disbelief sometimes...but all in all a great story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 5/16/2013

    " A very enjoyable read. Will look for others from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/29/2013

    " Good story about a boy growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 1/20/2013

    " This is good clean reading with lots of twists, sure to entertain most everyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 12/18/2012

    " Nothing bad about the book but it was just ok. Nothing stellar or compelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/13/2012

    " Had some shining moments . . story rather rambled. BUT, it might have been me being on a high stress level while reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Cox | 6/29/2012

    " This was a great book! It actually has nothing to do with Angels, like you would think that it does from the title. It is kind of a mystery. It is told through the eyes of a little boy who's father dies and what happens to the boy after that. It was an enjoyable read, and I could not put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loraine | 6/3/2012

    " A wonderful debut novel told through an eleven year old boy. Beautifully written and difficult to put down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 7/25/2011

    " It was cute. It was pretty obvious where it was going but it was still ineteresting anyway. Some good characters even though they were a little stereotypical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Johnson | 7/15/2011

    " I saw the ending coming with about 100 pages left, not that it made it a bad read, mind you there were still some surprises. Love the cover art. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristel | 5/17/2011

    " Not one of my favorites. Too much "soap box". Hard to guess ending. It was interesting that the author gave the main character his own first name.The author is a former Federal Law Enforcement officer "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 dawn | 5/11/2011

    " Richly detailed, believable characters, and a story that will haunt you long after you've finished it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 4/27/2011

    " WONDERFUL READ, A REAL TWIST AT THE END... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 2/21/2011

    " This was my first Charles Davis novel and what a delight it was. This was one of the books on the women's book club list at church. So glad that I read it and loved the characters and their strength. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stargazer | 1/11/2011

    " A lovely book, very moving. I read it because it mentioned on the backcover blub that it was like the classic 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and,(though I was doubtful it would be that good,I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 9/1/2010

    " Had some shining moments . . story rather rambled. BUT, it might have been me being on a high stress level while reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 8/30/2010

    " Absolutely refreshing writing. Charles Davis took me on a journey from Appalachia into the the heart and soul of a family struggling with loss, distrust and acceptance that coaxed it's way into my heart. This is certainly a book I will remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 6/14/2010

    " Wonderful story about a boy's love for his parents and an unlikely family friend that helped care for him. This book touches up familial love, racism and a child that has to grow up much too quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 4/26/2010

    " Partway into this book I realized I read it already. I hate it when that happens...
    In a small town, a young boy's mom goes to jail for the shooting death of his dad (her husband). He must live with an elderly black man, a friend of his late father's, during a time of racial unrest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby | 1/8/2010

    " A very enjoyable read. Will look for others from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joyce | 7/7/2009

    " a wonderful small town murder mystery. a tale of love, hope and redemption. will look for others by this author "

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About the Author
Author Charles Davis

Charles Davis was born and raised in England but has lived his adult life elsewhere, working in the United States, Sudan, Turkey, Ivory Coast, Spain, and now France. He is the author of three other novels: Walk On, Bright Boy; Walking the Dog; and Standing at the Crossroads.

About the Narrator

Christian Rummel has recorded many audiobooks in a variety of genres and won two AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actor, he has worked with Theatre for a New Audience and Clubbed Thumb and also appeared in several episodes of Law & Order.