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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Baldacci Narrator: Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.

It’s almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie’s death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie’s childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “If you know David Baldacci only as a thriller writer, you need to read more of David Baldacci. In One Summer, he writes as beautifully and insightfully about the pathways of the human heart as he does about the corridors of power. The twists and turns in this hughly emotional and unforgettable novel come from the resilience of one father’s spirit and the revelation of the love that binds a family.”

    Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author

  • One Summer is a beautifully written story about family, redemption, and hope. Baldacci demonstrates why, regardless of genre, he’s one of the world’s foremost storytellers.”

    Richard Paul Evans, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Walk and The Christmas Box

  • One Summer has it all—humor, grace, and redemption, delivered with humanity and wisdom in the capable and sure hands of America’s great storyteller.”

    Adriana Trigiani, author of Very Valentine and Lucia, Lucia

  • “Thriller novelist David Baldacci shifts gears smoothly in this warm family drama…A soul-lifting change-of-pace novel that works.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Well performed by Ron McLarty and Orlagh Cassidy, Baldacci’s latest is…engaging.”

    Library Journal

  • “Baldacci’s muscle-bound style doesn’t do subtle: He is best at choreographing fight scenes, rescues, and dire brushes with severe weather, all of which, thankfully, are here in abundance.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Patty Bell | 2/8/2014

    " Quick read; chick fic...maybe i expected more from the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Jane | 2/5/2014

    " Sometimes one just has to read a story about life and death, about joy and grief, about relationships, present and past. I just didn't think I would read Baldacchi to do so. But I did. Sat down, needing a real break and actually read all afternoon. I didn't wrap one Christmas present or address one Christmas card. Instead, I escaped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer | 1/24/2014

    " Somewhat unlikely, but I enjoyed the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele | 1/16/2014

    " Similar to a Nicholas Sparks novel, a quick easy read. Story about a man who loses his wife and has to take care of his 3 children. A bit cheesy and far fetched, but a nice ending. "

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