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4.00014751899866 out of 54.00014751899866 out of 54.00014751899866 out of 54.00014751899866 out of 54.00014751899866 out of 5 4.00 (2,237 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Andrew Peterson Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Chase Walker returns home, there's a lot waiting for him in the sleepy little town he rests his head in. A little boy, not more than six years old, has been found by the train tracks on the other side of the town. The mysteries start to stack up: Who is the boy? Where did he come from? Most importantly...why won't he talk? But the artwork the boy produces shows Chase more than words ever could, and he starts to see himself in the little lost soul. After all, Chase himself was abandoned, and as he searches deeper into the mysterious boy's past, he begins to learn more about himself and his origins.

Chasing Fireflies is a heartwarming tale about a man's bond with a small boy, and what that boy's past can tell him about himself. It's an excellent read appropriate for young adult and older audiences, and there's a little something in it for everyone.

Charles Martin grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. He describes himself as having "somewhat of a Huck Finn childhood". He attended Georgia Tech, and after a brief and unsuccessful stint as an accounting major, he found himself in the English department. The rest was history. He lives in Jacksonville with his wife, Christy, and their son, Charlie. He takes much of the inspiration for his novels from Georgia, where he went to school, and Jacksonville, where he grew up. His books have been highly lauded by critics, and he's won several literary awards.

“Never settle for less than the truth,” she told him. But when you don’t even know your real name, the truth gets a little complicated. It can nestle so close to home it’s hard to see. It can even flourish inside a lie. And as Chase Walker discovered, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. A haunting audio about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Martin's strength is in his memorable characters…[his] prose is lovely.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Martin's lyrical prose captivates the reader from the first page to the last. His skillful character development and ability to make the languid Southern setting a part of the story elevate this novel to the keeper shelf.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Winner of the 2008 Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 by Eric | 8/26/2016

    " A twist on the Prodigal Son, this book is a heart-warming story of a young man and a homeless, mute child who find their place in this world. Charles Martin intertwines the lives of the main character and an abandoned, mute young boy to jerk at your heart strings many, many times. This is a well-written, thought-provoking book by my now favorite author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy Hall | 2/13/2014

    " I really liked this book and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Had many different story lines with an intriguing plot throughout. It took me a while to realize the similarities to my life where probably what drew me into it. It is written from the perspective of a 28-year-old former foster child living above the garage of his former foster parents while they go through the process of accepting another foster child into their home. It wasn't until page 184 that I realized this is not normal life for everyone and, therefore, probably a good part of the reason I liked it so much. But the suspense, mystery, and twisting of the plot lines were great as well. I felt like I would have liked to see a bit more justice done at the end, but still enough closure that I was okay with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Judy Adamic | 2/1/2014

    " A delicious read. A story of family, pain,laughter! Gives you insight to troubled abandoned children, and great people in this world. It has it all, mystery, laughter, makes you cry, and LOL. I CAN'T FIND WORDS ENOUGH TO DESCRIBE IT, JUST TRUST ME, A MUST READ!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by WendyR | 1/24/2014

    " This book has been added as one of my favorites. Maybe not one of the top favorites but it definitely is one to re-read. "

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