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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,609 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Kingsbury Narrator: Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9780310333654
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Coming Home is a novel about tremendous victory and unprecedented loss, a story of faith and a forever kind of love, love that will stay with you long after the last page. This stand-alone novel will serve as either a grand introduction or a beautiful conclusion in the saga of the Baxter family. The Baxters make plans to come together for a summer lakeside reunion, a celebration like they haven’t had in years. But before the big day, the unthinkable happens.

As the Baxter family rallies together, memories come to light in the grief-stricken hours of waiting and praying, memories that bring healing and hope during a time when otherwise darkness might have the final word. In a season that changes all of them, the brilliance of family love overshadows even the valley of heartache as the Baxters draw closer to God and each other. Along the way, secrets are revealed and the truth about the Baxter family history is finally made known. Ultimately, in this portrait of family love, the Baxters cling to each other and to God’s promise of forever.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crissy Stubbs | 2/18/2014

    " Filled with tragedy and joy, this book tells the story of resilience and purpose in life. If you are a believer, it warms your heart and renews your faith that in all things there is a reason. The importance of family, forgiveness, humility, and love shine above an otherwise senseless loss. Kingsbury allows us to feels the loss but then shows the steps we go though in overcoming grief and ultimately living again with a joyful heart as life carries on and the prize of Heaven. It was a fast paced read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/9/2014

    " Sorry to say goodbye to the Baxter family, but it well written -- heartbreaking yet filled with hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Quick | 2/5/2014

    " the best book of hers that I've ever read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danie | 1/25/2014

    " Karen Kings bury has been an inspiration in my life . I want to Thank her for that and also for all amazing, books Thank u Karen for being a blessing to me. Can't wait till another one of your books comes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon West | 1/25/2014

    " Hard to say good-bye to the Baxter family... I have enjoyed the whole series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 1/22/2014

    " What a way to end the Baxter series of books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer HOot | 1/17/2014

    " Really sad but i still love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/17/2014

    " Great end to good series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/7/2014

    " While I have loved the Baxter family and all the many stories related to them, I think it is time for Ms. Kingsbury to move on to new characters. This read like a rehash of all the stories told before with a tear-jerking tragedy thrown in just to elicit emotion. Not my favorite of hers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/30/2013

    " Awesome book! Couldn't put it down. Sad to say goodbye to Baxter family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ChrisGA | 12/27/2013

    " The last of the Baxter books--memories from all the previous books. Setting-planned 70th birthday party for John with everyone coming home. I defy anyone to read this without tears flowing freely. Our ultimate coming home to heaven is explored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Mollenkamp | 12/4/2013

    " A bit cheesy...but I still liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Morrow | 11/22/2013

    " A tearjerker! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bj | 11/13/2013

    " this book had my crying and cheering the Baxter family on. when I read this book, there were parts that hit close to home. great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 June Smith | 10/17/2013

    " As you can tell I am an avid Karen Kingsbury's Fan. This is her latest book. Great! Sept next book will be out and I will get it too. Have them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 9/19/2013

    " As always a fabulous book! I have loved the Baxter Series and I always feel like I know the "family" as if they were real. I would have never expected this outcome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi | 8/24/2013

    " LOVED IT. Need a good cry, this will give it to you. Love every one of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 8/1/2013

    " So sad to see this series end. Bitter-sweet ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashton | 5/31/2013

    " Not very many books can make me cry but this one had me in tears over and over again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennette | 11/1/2012

    " Awesome book! Get out your tissues. Great ending to the Baxter Family. Can't wait to read her next book and where she will go now with "The Bridge". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati Scott | 7/12/2012

    " Amazing! I cried so much reading this book. I have loved the Baxter family from the very beginning and am so glad KK wrote a final Baxter family book. "

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About the Author
Author Karen Kingsbury

Karen Kingsbury is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty inspirational novels. She has written many successful series and standalone books, including the 9/11 series, Oceans Apart, Between Sundays, the Women of Faith series, and a number of children’s books. Her book Like Dandelion Dust was made into an award-winning movie in 2009, receiving awards from the Las Vegas International Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, New York VisionFest, and others. Dubbed by Time magazine as the “Queen of Christian Fiction,” Kingsbury has been a featured guest on the Today show and appeared in many publications, including USA Today. Aside from being an author, Kingsbury is also a songwriter; in 2009, she cowrote the song “Walls” with Richie McDonald and has written a song for Marie Osmond called “Tell Me to Breathe.”

About the Narrators

Gabrielle de Cuir, award-winning narration, has narrated over two hundred titles and specializes in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She was a cowinner of the Audie Award for best narration in 2011 and a three-time finalist for the Audie and has garnered six AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her “velvet touch” as an actor’s director has earned her a special place in the audiobook world as the foremost producer for bestselling authors and celebrities.

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.