Extended Audio Sample

Download Sunrise: Sunrise Series #1 Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Sunrise: Sunrise Series #1 Audiobook, by Karen Kingsbury
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,983 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Kingsbury Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

A long-awaited celebration....

In preparation for their wedding day, Dayne Matthews and Katy Hart are determined to keep the ceremony a secret from the paparazzi. Their relationship grows closer and stronger as they plan together, but before the wedding, Katy and Dayne face what may be their greatest challenge. Is it possible for Katy to find a place in Dayne's world? Or could the pressures of fame rip away everything they've fought to find together?

A renewed hope....

John Baxter is thrilled that his oldest son will settle down a few miles away, but he isn't sure how any of his kids will handle a situation he can no longer run from - the feelings he's having for his friend Elaine. Amid wedding plans and other family news, John feels the hope of a breathtaking sunrise for the first time since Elizabeth's death.

A terrible tragedy....

Meanwhile, the Flanigan family is struggling with their young boarder, Cody Coleman, the star receiver on Jim Flanigan's football team. After an alcohol overdose, Cody fights for his life. Only God's grace and a miracle can bring him back from the brink of death - and bring Jim's distraught team together again. Download and start listening now!

BK_BRLL_001338

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randy Read | 2/14/2014

    " this book was awesome i loved this story about katy and dayne matthews getting married toward the end of the story. In the other parts of the story i read about coach flanigan and his football team who had went to a party and he had called their parents to pick them up because he didnt want the guys on the team driving home drunk and maybe end up causing a bad accident and end up causing innocent people to get killed all because of someone drinking alcohol and i liked the part about where everyone in the family packed up and got together to go to katy and daynes wedding and they didnt have to worry about being chased by papparazzi or anything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/3/2014

    " I just read it yesterday oh my goodness what a sweet book! I LOVED it! I can't wait to read the next book in the series that is coming out this fall. I wish that I could write books this good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 1/31/2014

    " Finally...can't wait to read the continuation of Katie and Dayne's lives surrounded by their family in Bloomington. I'm looking forward to see how they handle the Hollywood/paparazzi scene once again in book 2, Summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book but must warn people who start it that you need to read the Redemption series first. I started with this book and was confused at first about who was a Baxter and who was a Flanigan. It is a good book but I wish I had actually read Dayne & Katy's love story in the previous series rather than going straight to their upcoming wedding day. Karen always writes such great novels. I'm looking forward to reading more about the Baxter and Flanigan clan! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blogsdon | 1/16/2014

    " Good book. I read it out of sequence of the series, but could still follow the storyline. Again, not preachy for Christian fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/16/2014

    " I love this series! Karen Kingsbury is a dynamic writer. I feel like I know the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmanco | 1/11/2014

    " Found it entertaining. I always enjoy the Baxter family saga. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 1/10/2014

    " Good story of love and faith. It helps to have read the earlier series that involve the Baxter family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/4/2014

    " It's not as good as the first 2 series, but it's an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haley Johnston | 12/20/2013

    " In this book it tells a story about a football team that has a drinking problem. The lesson of this story is to teach the players that drinking is bad for you and you can get in a lot of trouble for doing it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erynne | 11/29/2013

    " this is the first of the two books and it is the most romantic book and it has so many points that they have to get through and the agent that plans the whole wedding is such a good character and brings the whole book together and she couldn't write this book without that character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynnea | 11/18/2013

    " It was so good to read about the Baxter family again! I've been away from them for a while! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 10/21/2013

    " Good addition to the on going Baxter story. I do like it, but I'm thinking a break between books is good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 10/10/2013

    " Katy and Dayne finally got married in this book. They had those typical struggles to get to the alter. Another GREAT book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosa | 10/3/2013

    " This series promises to be as good as the first two! "

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

    " My first Karen Kingsbury book! I really enjoyed it! A wholesome, inspiring storyline. I recommend this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 8/8/2013

    " Continuation of the Baxter family. Good book and easy read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcee | 5/19/2013

    " What a great book!! I LOVED the ending! What a beautiful wedding. I think the title was just perfect for their lives together. I'm super excited to find out how their marriage and new life together will be! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine Walquist | 12/25/2012

    " I have read the Redemption series and enjoyed following the life of the Baxter family. This is a continuation of life with that family and others in the town of Bloomington IN. I like the Christian perspective with which the characters face the trials and joys in their lives. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Slocum | 10/12/2012

    " Forget about the Baxters. What about Bailey and Cody! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vasilka | 4/13/2012

    " ADDICTED to Karen Kingsbury!!!! I HEART HER! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 12/10/2011

    " This is the first book in the final series of the Baxter Family Drama...I am mourning the end already!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/4/2011

    " There isn't a thing to dislike about any book by Karen Kingsbury. Loved it from the beginning to the end!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Hammer | 10/2/2011

    " although some parts are too sappy for my taste, I manage to get past all that b/c I really enjoy the encouragement, honesty & Christ centered attitude that comes out in her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 9/4/2011

    " I enjoyed this book but stupid me didn't realize it was part of the Redemption series (apparently I am out of the loop) so it took me a few chapters to get all the characters straight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/14/2011

    " I was so glad that it finally happened. I was glad everything seemed to go more smoothly in this book. I think we need some of that in our lives and reading. It had an overall happy and loving feeling throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/16/2011

    " Loved it! Cant wait to read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 5/29/2011

    " This book has the same characters as the firstborn series. Not as dramatic as some of Kingsbury's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 5/22/2011

    " Continuation of Baxter series (fame, forgiven, etc), Contemporay Christian fiction "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 4/20/2011

    " I thought is was a really slow burn for an action book, so it took me quite sometime to finish. I found it abrasive at times. That being said, the ending was so good it over-shadowed it all. I can't wait for the next one. You should read it :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 **Danielle** Kindle Lover | 3/13/2011

    " A long book with to much detail. I dont have a problem with big books all I want is to be entertained..I was bored and ended up skipping some sections. I thought Caleb was to soft for a man, but I enjoyed Katrina's charater. "

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

    " I would rate this a 3 1/2 stars read. I liked the story line but the writing style was a little difficult for me. I had to really push myself to get through it. That said I did enjoy all the characters I met; Kat, Caleb, Alton and Paige. And I will read the next book in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura YA indie princess | 10/12/2010

    " i loved this book.I thought kat was great and loved her interaction with caleb and her vamp friends the plot was awesome and can't wait to see where Primo takes the sereies next! :0) "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
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 Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.