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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Bruce Cameron Narrator: W. Bruce Cameron Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781455816774
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After thirteen-year-old Charlie Hall’s mother dies and his father retreats into the silence of grief, Charlie finds himself drifting lost and alone through the brutal halls of junior high school. But Charlie Hall is not entirely friendless. In the woods behind his house, Charlie is saved from a mountain lion by a grizzly bear, a species thought to be extinct in northern Idaho. And this very unusual bear will change Charlie’s life forever. Deeply moving, and interwoven with hope and joy, Emory’s Gift is not only a heartwarming and charming coming-of-age story, but also a page-turning, insightful look at how faith, trust, and unconditional love can heal a broken family and can bridge the gaps that divide us. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemary May | 2/19/2014

    " Honestly it felt like a Disney movie. But it did draw me in enough to finish it. I was I little thrown back when shoe introduced god and religion in the subject matter. Not a big fan of books that turn into that directions. Emery character was very endearing and the connection between him and charley was very extraordinary. Just wish he had to make it about faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mavis Wilson | 2/9/2014

    " All the elements are there for this to be a Disney movie. Can almost see Tommy Kirk playing Charlie! Enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina Hickey | 1/21/2014

    " I'm a big fan of Bruce Cameron but I was disappointed with this book. I more enjoyed the dog stories he wrote because the animals played a big role 'they were the voice' . In this book we dont get as attached to the bear because he is not the main character and we don't know much about him "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melisa Shafer | 1/20/2014

    " Part coming of age, part grief recovery, part youthful fantasy, with a flavor of real bear biology, this book captured my attention from the first chapter. I loved and hated the characters at all the right spots, and really enjoyed the adventure. Recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Finch | 1/18/2014

    " I though this was a good book. Not as good as his other books A Dog's Purpose and A Dog's Journey, but I did like this . It was a very spiritual book and makes you really think "

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

    " I really like this author. I've read 3 by him now. Great book for Animal Lovers. Quick read. Took me about 3 hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting story. I know I didn't "get it" like I should have. Enjoyed it regardless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 12/28/2013

    " I loved it. I can't wait to read the rest of his books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shayna Varnedoe | 12/11/2013

    " Not nearly as good as A Dog's Purpose. I was hoping for Emery's message to be a bit more shocking or intriguing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 11/9/2013

    " This book surprised me. I usually don't enjoy animal stories, "coming-of-age" tales or books involving the supernatural; so I was surprised that I enjoyed this novel, which was all three. The simplicity of the stories and the engaging nature of the characters drew me into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy Tracey | 7/17/2013

    " What can I say - I love books that capture your attention and draw you into the story. More than a story about a bear, this is a story about a boy coming to terms with the loss of his mother. Well worth a weekend read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Dauteuil | 6/7/2013

    " I liked A Dog's Purpose better (same author)...but still a good read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margy | 5/10/2013

    " Although I loved the setting (northern Idaho in the Selkirk mountains) and was excited about the premise (a human possessing a grizzly bear's body in order to deliver a message) - it read a bit like a Disney story at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 4/8/2013

    " Excellent book. I really enjoyed reading it. Would definitely recommend this as well as a Dog's Purpose by the same author. Anxiously awaiting his next book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle Modine | 1/4/2013

    " Totally different than his debut novel "A Dog's Purpose," and yet equally compelling. Cameron is becoming my new favorite novelist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/4/2013

    " What a very fun read! Some Civil War History thrown into a love story and the delight of a young boy discovering some joy in life. Theo I recommend this book to you... Charlie Hall is 13 - in Jr. High and has a GREAT time with a bear!!!!! Let me know if you rad it, please. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma | 12/6/2012

    " I liked this even better than A Dog's Purpose. Anyone who has been a 13-year-old boy or had to spend time with one should read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 11/4/2012

    " I won this in a giveaway from Book Reader Addicts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 6/24/2012

    " I really liked this book. I did not find it as good as A Dog's Purpose, but still worth reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Priscilla | 4/26/2012

    " Ridiculously bad, even for an animal lover. Unless, of course, you could truly believe that a dead soldier may communicate with the living by way of a wild grizzly bear that happens to have a knack for painting on walls???? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edb | 4/9/2012

    " A really cute story about a boy & a grizzly bear--who is temporarily a Civil War soldier. "

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

    " Hmmmm...this one is hard. The book kept me interested enough to finish reading it. And I did like how Charlie and his dad came through their grief and found one another again. It just wasn't that compelling of a story...I kept waiting for something major to happen and it never did. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gayle | 10/30/2011

    " Totally different than his debut novel "A Dog's Purpose," and yet equally compelling. Cameron is becoming my new favorite novelist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 10/27/2011

    " Best spiritual/animal book since I read the Narnia books...such wonderful writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 10/24/2011

    " Loved this story! It is about loss, love, and protection. One of the best quickreads with a message that I have read in a long time. I love it when an author just sets down to write a nice story. Well done, W. Brude Cameron. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddie | 10/23/2011

    " I can easily round this book up to 4.5-star rating...

    Will review later... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannie | 10/23/2011

    " Wow do i ever love this book! Totally unpredictable, hilarious and sweet, moving and profound. My new fave author! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorinda | 10/10/2011

    " Amazing book! An un-put-down-able read, and a truly profound message that the world needs to hear in this chaotic times. If only people could take to heart the message of Emory's Gift. I want everyone to read this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/9/2011

    " Another great book by W.Bruce Cameron. Emory the bear comes into a young boy's life and helps him reconnect with his dad after his mother died. Just a wonderful feel good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 10/7/2011

    " Such a simple story about a boy who has lost so much and doesn't fit in with his classmater, and how a bear changed his life forever. Great work of Fiction for W. Bruce Cameron. He's starting to become one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marla | 10/6/2011

    " This is one of the most interesting and touching book I've read in a long time. How this bear brings together father and son after the mom's death is wonderful. Hope Mr. Cameron keeps writing more books for Goodreads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 10/5/2011

    " This so reminds me of the Narnia books. Such a good read! "

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