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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,625 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kristin Hannah Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2006 ISBN: 9781597109017
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Until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her estranged sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at the chance to escape. In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens—until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Julia has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation. When word spreads of the “wild child” and the infamous doctor who is treating her, the media descend on Julia and once again her competence is challenged. State and federal authorities want to lock the girl away in an institution until an identification can be made. But to Julia, who has come to doubt her own ability, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. To heal this child, Julia will have to understand that she cannot work alone and must look to others—the people in the town she left long ago, the sister she barely knows, and Dr. Max Cerrasin, a handsome, private man with secrets of his own. Then a shocking revelation forces Julia to risk everything to discover the truth about Alice. The ordeal that follows will test the limits of Julia’s faith, forgiveness, and love, as she struggles to ascertain where Alice ultimately belongs. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 2/15/2014

    " Great book! Everyone should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/15/2014

    " I read this book in one day; could NOT put it down!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikki Petersen | 2/11/2014

    " I always enjoy Kristen Hannah's writing style. Her readers are carried inside the lives of her everyday characters without being dragged through a lot of maudlin melodrama. This book was no exception. A child psychologist is called home to a small Washington Coastal town bordering the Olympic Rain Forrest when a seemingly ferrel child with a wolf pup appears in a tree in the center of town. From there an engaging story unfolds with moments of laughter and moments of tears. If you like women's fiction, this is a good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Geiss | 2/11/2014

    " A story of a very lost soul and the deepest, healing love that only a mother can give. Another great read that tugs at your heart strings and leaves you haunted by the characters involved. When I go tot the end, I wished for more and still miss the characters. Feral children have existed throughout time. Here is one you will fall in love with and never forget. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn McCulloch | 2/5/2014

    " A touching story. Another tearjerker for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Ward | 2/3/2014

    " I liked this book but then I like Hannah's writing. It was one that evoked emotion which I consider a good book. The story centers around a "wild child" that comes into the lives of a small town and how she is brought back so to speak but even more it is about the changes in all those around her as they relate to and begin to love her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Rutledge | 1/27/2014

    " Good beach read...especially if you like reading about the unreachable child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 1/18/2014

    " I was entranced by the story and devoured it in a day. A bit heartbreaking and a bit hopeful at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol N | 1/4/2014

    " Set in the rugged Olympic Forest of the Pacific Northwest, I was moved by this book of beloved characters that deliver a story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope and the meaning of home. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucie Bluebird | 1/3/2014

    " I love Kristin Hannah. She is the mistress of the tearjerker... this book is beautifully heartbreaking and wonderfully heartwarming. It is a story of finding oneself and finding common ground. I absolutely loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danette | 12/9/2013

    " Wow - sob in bed read. "Wild" child discovered in small Washington town. Child psychiatrist with issues is the only one who can help - and gets helped in the process. Good easy quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 10/31/2013

    " Excellent story, especially enjoyable for those who work with special needs children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tobi | 10/25/2013

    " Another great book, the ending was perfect "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 9/27/2013

    " I think this is my first book by Kristin Hannah & I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't the most amazingly written book, but the characters were developed pretty well and it was just a nice story to read (My first book post-baby!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Taylor | 8/31/2013

    " Awesome book! I definitely cried at the end (while working out...rather embaressing). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larissa | 6/20/2013

    " Awesome book! Very unique twist. I've never cried so much at the end of a book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harriet | 4/2/2013

    " An amazing book that I could not put down. Wow. Loved the story line. One of Kristin Hannah's best books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Nicole | 9/23/2012

    " This is my second book to read by Hannah. It was difficult to put down and lost sleep because I kept wanting to read one more chapter! Looking forward to reading another of her's soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 9/16/2012

    " Amazing book! It had me in tears. I think Kristin Hannah is my new favorite author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Malluche | 8/1/2012

    " Wild girl arrives in a small northwest town! I really enjoyed reading it especially after some classics. Also, a little bit of a love story...Sometimes you just need an easy read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelley Thomas | 7/1/2012

    " Very suspensful. I enjoyed this very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 5/24/2012

    " Definitely the best book I've read so far this year. What an amazing plot! I was totally hooked, and was genuinely sad when I finished the book. The characters were all great and it wasn't too predictable. I loved how much heart the book had. Fantastic!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/5/2012

    " Another tearjerker by Kristin Hannah. However, I did not find this book as smoothly written as her later work. Felt it was a bit choppy. Good book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele DeJulio | 9/25/2011

    " I couldn't put this book down!! Absolutely awesome "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leslie Sears | 9/8/2011

    " One of the best book I have read. Wonderful story, well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lana Boles | 7/19/2011

    " So good! I was in tears for the last few chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Randall | 6/1/2011

    " I love the way she writes. I've been reading one after another of her books and I haven't been disappointed. Ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Williams | 5/30/2011

    " A good fast read. Unbelievable story, yet heart-wrenching just the same "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 5/16/2011

    " Beautiful, heart warming. A definite recommendation if you like books about women who have complicated lives and the children that they touch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 5/5/2011

    " This book started a little slow, with some fairly cliche character development, but eventually the compelling story grabbed me and I couldn't put it down despite these flaws. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cristine | 4/29/2011

    " Selected this audio book for my drive up to Reno. btw I discovered Rainbow Library has a treasure trove of books on CD. f/u thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book on CD it kept me alert the last several hours of night driving, very few lul spots…
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 4/29/2011

    " I really like this author. The book is full of surprises. Its sad, sweet, funny, etc. I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nannette | 4/27/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down and had a hard time not ignoring my family while I was reading it. It has a happy ending too, so that helps. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taryn | 4/25/2011

    " I very much enjoyed "Magic Hour". Kristin Hannah's writing style draws you in so that you feel connected to each of the characters. I especially liked getting reading from Alice's point of view. I would recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 4/11/2011

    " Another great book by Kristin Hannah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 4/10/2011

    " "Life was impossibly fragile. If you were lucky enough to have a loving family, you had to hold onto them with infinite care." And in this book, a lot of broken people find out that love and family can heal the brokenness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie | 4/5/2011

    " This book totally had me in tears at the end. Great book! I highly recommend it... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 4/3/2011

    " very much a mondern day "nell" book but I loved it and love a good love story. What can I tell you.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 4/2/2011

    " I really liked this book. The character development was excellent and I believe the research that went into the plot development was well done. I would love to read a sequel to see how life continues for all the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 3/31/2011

    " Typical Kristin Hannah --- loved it!!!
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About the Author
Author Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of On Mystic Lake, Angel Falls, Distant Shores, Between Sisters, and The Things We Do For Love. Born in Southern California, she lives with her husband and son in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren has recorded hundreds of audiobooks and has earned twenty-nine Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She has received the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.