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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Kingsbury Narrator: A Full Cast, Full Cast, various narrators, Amanda Carin, Judy Young, Gabrielle de Cuir, Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Carin, Judy Young, Stefan Rudnicki, Paul Boehmer, J. Paul Boehmer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Amanda Carlin Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Bailey Flanigan Series Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9780310427582
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Longing, book three in the Bailey Flanigan Series, picks up where Learning ended. After a long and lonely silence from Cody Coleman, Bailey Flanigan becomes closer to her one-time Hollywood co-star, Brandon Paul. Nights on the town in New York City and long talks on the balcony of Brandon's Malibu Beach home make Bailey dizzy with new feelings and cause her to wonder if her days with Cody are over forever.

Meanwhile, Cody's work coaching a small-town football team has brought him and his players national attention. In the midst of the celebration and success, Cody finds himself much closer to a woman who seems to better understand him and his new life.

Even so, never does much time go by without Bailey and Cody experiencing deep feelings of longing for each other, longing both for the past and for answers before they can move forward. Will an unexpected loss be the turning point for Cody? Will Cody and Bailey find a way back together again for the first time in more than a year? And if they do, will their brief time together be enough to help them remember all they've been longing for?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Ringlein | 2/17/2014

    " Karen Kingsbury is my favorite author!!! This book took me less than 3 days to read!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/7/2014

    " I Love all of karen Kingsburys books and the baily Flanigan series. I can never put them down once I start reading them. I always want to find out what is happening next. A very compelling story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/11/2014

    " This was a book about Bailey, Cody and Brandon. Bailey took a job in New York and lived with a nice older couple. She went to bible study and was working on Broadway her dream come true. Cody had walked away and had not been heard from in months. Bailey went to see him the night before she left and told him about New York they said goodbye. Brandon courted Bailey seriously in New York and would come for just one night to watch her perform. Brandon was learning to be a better man for Bailey and growing in his faith daily. Cody had a amazing season with football and was getting serious with Cheyenne. Cheyenne saw the way that Cody looked at Bailey. Cheyenne had terrible a horrible car accident and Cody was there to help her. The book was sad at the end and things Cheyenne said made me wonder if that is the way things will end up or not. Bailey and Cody had another day together and Brandon postponed his engagement to Bailey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette Fallon | 1/4/2014

    " Loved it...can't wait for next book in series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 12/31/2013

    " This is the third in the Bailey Flanigan series - love them all - can't wait to read the last book, "Loving", although I'll be sad to have the series end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Summer | 12/29/2013

    " not one of my favorites - hopefully things turn around in book 4 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 12/27/2013

    " Good read. I'm team Cody but she did a great job trying to convince me otherwise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennette | 12/20/2013

    " Excellent! I can't wait until her next book "Loving." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/3/2013

    " Wow, this book changed my perspective of nearly every main character. For the better, but it was frustrating before I understood how each person's heart was changing in the story. Another great book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elise Widdis | 11/30/2013

    " Better than the other three in the series, but still boring and unrealistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Romero | 11/21/2013

    " I love reading Karen Kingsbury books. Her books are such fast, easy reads. I love the characters she has brought to life and I wish the next book in the series was already out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gladys | 5/25/2013

    " Another greatone for Karen Kingsbury! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Deutsch | 5/9/2013

    " Excellent third book...so good that I went and bought the next one at the Kindle store as I was not going to be able to wait for it to hit the library. Karen's reading is really addictive to me, read this whole book in one lazy Sunday. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pauline | 1/20/2013

    " This series isn't moving me but I will finish it. One more to go. Can one girl be so perfect? I'd rather have depth of characters that I found in Karen Kingsbury's older stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danita Lawrence | 1/18/2013

    " I was and still partially am Team Cody. Brandon appears to be a good guy, it's just my heart wants Bailey and Cody to be together. I have to keep reminding myself this is fiction :). Another great story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalia | 1/2/2013

    " Not sure yet how I feel about Brandon. I think he's ok now, but I still like Cody! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 8/8/2012

    " This was more like 3.5 stars, because I liked that KK finally, finally moved forward with the whole Bailey/Cody thing. As much as I have enjoyed this series, I'm pretty glad that the next book is the final one. It's just time to move on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Nelson | 4/7/2012

    " again i feel she is dragging this story out. i have read all of her books and never got bored but this series has been hard to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karijean31 | 4/1/2012

    " I have such good timing reading this because I just found out that the last book comes out this week ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Akemann | 3/1/2012

    " I am a big fan of any Karen Kingsbury book. I am a bit biased I am afraid as I love to read something I am not at all nervous about reading in front of my kids. I love the way her books can intertwine without them seeming cheesy or redundant. And this series has quickly become a fave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annissa | 1/2/2012

    " This was one of the better books in the series and even had me a little teary eyed. Still waiting to see how the main characters play out in the end. You know you have to wait for the final installment to find out their fate. "

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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

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.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

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.

Amanda Carlin is an actress and audiobook narrator. She has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, Lost, Bones, and The West Wing. Her narrations include Karen Kingsbury’s Bailey Flanigan series, among others.