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Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781455189953
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Hayden Reese once believed he could have it all, and once, he almost did: a wife, a daughter he adored, a child on the way. But little by little, a chain of heartaches stripped him of all he loved, and a flash of violence changed his destiny. Now at middle age, newly sprung from jail in a remote California town, Hayden is utterly alone. His girlfriend has left, and he just buried his beloved dog. It seems God may never be done with Hayden Reese. And that's the “good” news.

Catherine Ryan Hyde’s stirring retelling of the Book of Job illuminates one man’s fall from grace, his powerful confrontation with the past, and his poignant return to hope and forgiveness.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The natural cadences of Hyde’s prose; her clever, realistic dialogue; her sharp descriptions of hard-scrabble country; and her warm humor raise the novel [to] a complex tale of one man’s struggle to make sense of life. Inspirational rather than preachy or sentimental, the book wields the emotional power to be expected from a story of family, dogs, justice, and self-reliance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Electric God is the answer to a prayer—a heroic, superbly crafted novel worth reading again and again and again.”

    Denver Post

  • “The book is a quick, enthralling read, yet provides grist for deep thought.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • “Gritty and full of surprises…openly inspirational but not cloying.”

    Baltimore Sun

  • “A modern version of Job that’s also one of the most entertaining novels of the year.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “A beautifully crafted story…Hyde is inspiring and uplifting without sentimentality.”

    Booklist

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 11/29/2013

    " Pretty good book.....enjoyed the storyline and the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 11/13/2013

    " A thoughtful book. Worth every penny of the .49 I paid for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 7/12/2013

    " Loved it. She also wrote Pay It Forward...One of other favorites "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/11/2013

    " Interesting, but I enjoyed pay it forward a bit better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malissa | 9/18/2012

    " I love this author... She also wrote Pay It Forward. I have the movie, but never read the book... She is a great author.. I highly recommend this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and got immersed in the characters and the plot(s). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/23/2011

    " A thoughtful book. Worth every penny of the .49 I paid for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyssa | 8/1/2009

    " Interesting, but I enjoyed pay it forward a bit better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 6/5/2008

    " Loved it. She also wrote Pay It Forward...One of other favorites "

About the Author

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the award-winning author of more than forty books. Her novel Pay It Forward was adapted into a major motion picture, chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list, and translated into more than twenty-three languages. Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA Rainbow List, and Jumpstart the World was a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards. Where We Belong won two Rainbow Awards in 2013, and The Language of Hoofbeats won a Rainbow Award in 2015. Her stories have been honored by the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the Tobias Wolff Award and have been nominated for Best American Short Stories, the O’Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have been cited in Best American Short Stories.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.