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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,205 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Heather Gudenkauf Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN:
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In the midst of a sudden spring snowstorm, an unknown man armed with a gun walks into an elementary school classroom. Outside the school, the town of Broken Branch watches and waits.

Officer Meg Barrett holds the responsibility for the town's children in her hands. Will Thwaite, reluctantly entrusted with the care of his two grandchildren by the daughter who left home years earlier, stands by helplessly and wonders if he has failed his child again. Trapped in her classroom, Evelyn Oliver watches for an opportunity to rescue the children in her care. And thirteen-year-old Augie Baker, already struggling with the aftermath of a terrible accident that has brought her to Broken Branch, will risk her own safety to protect her little brother.

As tension mounts with each passing minute, the hidden fears and grudges of the small town are revealed as the people of Broken Branch race to uncover the identity of the stranger who holds their children hostage.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/15/2014

    " Good...kinda jumped around alot from person to person in each chapter...easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/13/2014

    " Typical Gudenkauf book. Gunman holds children hostage in school.....spring snow storm to complicate things, family strife......comes together in the book's end..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 1/27/2014

    " I liked this book. The 3rd grade teacher was a true heroine, and so were a lot of the other characters. This book was a quick read, and lacked a bit of substance. The whole book takes place in a school in a matter of a few hours, but the author fills the pages with stories of the characters. I really was surprised at the end to find out who the gunman in the school was. Did not see it coming at all... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristal Saladin | 1/20/2014

    " I liked the candor of the characters in this book. It was definitely an easy read. I would gladly read any of her other books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/20/2014

    " This story was a wonderful reminder of how much folks are going througb that you have no idea about. I loved hearing the story from the different perspectives "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 12/26/2013

    " read this in one day! I've enjoyed all three of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/24/2013

    " Wow, what an amazing book!! Emotional, thrilling, captivating and impossible to put down!! One of the best fiction books I have read in a long time. I would highly reccomend "One Breath Away" to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 12/15/2013

    " Loved this book! I felt like I knew the characters, especially Holly. I had friends who missed so much because of farm chores and left town never to return after graduation. Thanks for the Mason City shout out, Heather!! Fun reading while back in Iowa ... Actually made me want to move home!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Crowder | 12/8/2013

    " fast paced and gripping until the end. my first gudenkauf book, will definitely read more of her. would recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 12/8/2013

    " Great book.Great characters.A few editing issues like sentences leaving off in mid sentence on one page and not picking up on the next.It didn't keep me from getting into the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 9/17/2013

    " Awesome read. Kept you guessing all the way to the end. Defiantly a keeper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 6/16/2013

    " It was quick and kept me reading, but a bit predictable. Mrs. Oliver is my hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 3/19/2013

    " This one is a page turner. It is a tougher subject but handled well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha | 3/7/2013

    " Excellent book about an elementary school hostage situation...told from 5 different perspectives. Thought provoking as an elementary teacher as to what I would do in the situation... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary B | 1/8/2013

    " one breath away was about a school shooting in an elementary school it was very good and suspencefull and i didnt want to put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/13/2012

    " Fantastic read. Held your interest from the very start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 8/4/2012

    " Another good book by Heather, am looking forward to reading her third "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 7/14/2012

    " This book took me a little while to get into. Its not a very long book, but it took awhile to read because I was somewhat bored. The last third of the book I really enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/5/2012

    " Great book-excitement-suspense I highly recommend it!!! "

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