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Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Locket Trilogy Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442350151
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This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion, but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: there are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives: the demands of family, friends, work, and social obligation. And there are times that the pull of those threads becomes greater than the strength of the relationship. In these times, no matter how much two people love each other, a relationship must grow strong or be torn apart.

The Carousel is about what happens when life doesn't turn out the way that we planned. More than a love story, it is about faith, loyalty, and sacrifice.

My hope is that you, and those with whom you share this audiobook, might find the message of this story meaningful and applicable to your own life.

And that in some way you might feel changed.

Sincerely,

Richard Paul Evans Download and start listening now!

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  • “An inspirational love story.”  

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 2/18/2014

    " It was good and I enjoyed it tho not as much as some of his other books. I hate to read about people dying in hospitals and nursing homes. Too close to home for me I guess, but I still give it four stars and 2 thumbs up!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 2/16/2014

    " I can always count on Richard Paul Evans for a good, quick read that forces me to stop thinking about myself and instead think about the things that are really important. I really enjoyed this one, which is a sequel to The Locket. By the way, I just learned that the trilogy goes like this: The Locket, The Looking Glass, and then the Carousel. So, I guess I missed a step! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 2/14/2014

    " Seemed like a lot of tragedy and difficult circumstances that the characters had to overcome; then everything turns out in the end (typical RPE stories). A pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 2/6/2014

    " Held my attention, but the side-story with Judy/Hallie and her daughter was lame. "

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

    " Tender love story. Not outstanding but very satisfying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alysa | 1/29/2014

    " This is the sequel to The Locket. Continues the love story. A little predictable, but good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 DeRonda | 1/26/2014

    " Really nice read; haven't been disappointed by anything by this author yet...(after four in a row) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wayne | 1/20/2014

    " I didn't like it as well as the locket. Having said that it was still a good book, you are never sure how it will end. More tragity in this book. Alittle bit of a downer. "

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

    " Ok this was one if the better ones, it's still a tear jerker but that's the kind of book it is I like the ending and that us what gets me in the the end. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/4/2014

    " Richard Paul Evans tells a heartwarming story about life, our choices and just how difficult life can be. He also writes about hope, forgiveness and caring for those less fortunate. I enjoyed the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/4/2014

    " This book reinforced my belief that life doesn't always turn out as you plan. But that doesn't mean there can't be a happy ending. My favorite quote in this book, of which there are many, is: "Life, like a good book, often comes full circle". Like a carousel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Helmut | 12/27/2013

    " Entertaining for a while 'till things get wild. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hidayah | 12/14/2013

    " love just like the weather; not always bright and warm, sometimes it's windy, sometimes it's stormy and u can't stand the pressure.but, only true love can resist whateva weathers that may come. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 11/20/2013

    " Entertaining but sad. It portrayed life's ups and downs (there were a lot of downs), and ended in "calm waters." I won't be reading this book again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/24/2013

    " I listened to this book on CD and found myself listening it in my house long after my road trip had ended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lissa | 9/16/2013

    " Good novel...I just found out that this book is a series. The first novel to read is The Locket. Its on my TBR List now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 9/2/2013

    " I enjoy Richard Paul Evans' writings. He has an element of spirituality and innocence in his love stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele | 9/2/2013

    " Carousel is the final book in the Locket Trilogy (The Locket, The Looking Glass, & Carousel) by Richard Paul Evans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 9/1/2013

    " I liked this book. It was the third one of the trilogy but I liked the series overall. Not generally the genre I would just pick up but glad I read them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/18/2013

    " I enjoyed this story. I love Michael. He always says that he doesn't deserve Faye. But I feel the other way. There are times her and her family do not deserve him in their lives. He has so much heart & soul. I can't wait to read the 3rd book in the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 7/7/2013

    " Continued the story of Michael and Faye from THE LOCKET, very good and very hard to put down !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 5/24/2013

    " A, nice follow up on Michael and Faye "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vera | 12/15/2012

    " I'm just not into feel-good stories. I felt it was a bit contrived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 10/19/2012

    " Great - so many twists, but always uplifting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 10/16/2012

    " A very good book about romance, social disparity, faith and sacrifice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 9/17/2012

    " Nice easy read. Love the Utah stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 8/1/2012

    " Richard Paul Evans brings his stories to life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooke | 7/27/2012

    " I remember being on the roller-coaster of emotions with this story. I enjoyed the ride. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 K | 5/16/2012

    " predictable but fast-moving; I love the quotes that start each chapter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 4/15/2012

    " It's bound to leave you enlightened. "

About the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the author of numerous books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller The Christmas Box. Many others of his books have reached appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, and there are more than seventeen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and several have been international bestsellers. He is the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards for his children’s books, and the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, and two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards. He has also received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.

About the Narrator

William Dufris attended the University of Southern Maine in Portland-Gorham before pursuing a career in voice work in London and then the United States. He has won more than twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards, was voted one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century by AudioFile magazine, and won the prestigious Audie Award in 2012 for best nonfiction narration. He lives with his family in Maine.