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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Athol Dickson Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN: 9781440739699
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Athol Dickson, critically acclaimed author of River Rising—a Christy Award winner, a Booklist Top Ten Christian Novel, and a Christianity Today Book Award finalist—delivers an emotionally moving story that will resonate long after its final word. In the surge of a single sin, Riley’s wife, daughter, and faith all washed away. He now haunts the streets, a mere shadow of the godly man he once was. And then he hears of a town in Maine where miracles are happening. Awaiting Riley is a hope beyond his dreams. But will his past destroy this second chance at life? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] well-paced novel that is full of interesting ideas and well-developed characters.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An involving, suspenseful take on God’s transforming grace, it tackles a serious issue while providing an absorbing story.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Smith | 2/10/2014

    " a very different take on alcholism. quite enlighting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/3/2014

    " Dickson is my new favorite author. He has a gift for using language and his probing of the falleness of man is thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 12/29/2013

    " This was a very thought provoking book. If only there really was a cure for alcoholism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry Mazdra | 12/18/2013

    " What a great story. Loved it. Would very much recommend. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cynthia Riesgraf | 12/13/2013

    " I could not even finish this book. Very slow moving and I could not quite get the point of the book. Read about 50% and then quit. Too painful for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 10/30/2013

    " I felt kind of lost until about 2/3 of the way through the book - then the pieces began to come together. Good, though unexpected, ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 10/19/2013

    " This was ok, but just barely. I had to skim through the last 60 pages just to finish. It started strong, but I just couldn't connect to the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 9/29/2013

    " This was a slow book to begin, perhaps the first 100 pages. His characters are deep, descriptive carrying weights and thoughts and fears. He is an excellent writer. Much of what you will read will remain with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 8/8/2013

    " An odd sort of book, but I couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 7/26/2013

    " A sort of sci-fi meets Christian fiction- a 'cure' for alcoholism might not be what it seems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/2/2013

    " This was a good read, and an interesting story, though 3 1/2 stars would be a better rating. The characterizations could have used a bit more depth. I felt like the author kept saying the same thing over and over and never gave enough information to make the characters seem completely authentic. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 2/10/2013

    " I just couldn't get into the author's style. I don't remember the last time I picked up a book and didn't finish reading it, even if I didn't care for the story, this one made me stop. I didn't even get past the first chapter. I know that is not a fair assessment, but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marliss | 8/7/2012

    " There is a very good moral to this story. You can't fix a spiritual problem with a physical solution. Very clever plot. Written with sympathy and compassion. And everything comes right in the end. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 7/14/2012

    " Just okay. Starts out great, but there is a very scattered backstory to all of this that wasn't really all that interesting when it was all said and done. I had to force myself to finish it. River Rising and Winterhaven were much better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 10/14/2011

    " An absolutely horrible book - do NOT bother to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Petersen | 9/3/2011

    " Fictional mystery giving the homeless person's point of view on the difficulties of alcoholic addiction "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 1/16/2011

    " An odd sort of book, but I couldn't put it down. Lots of twists and turns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 9/20/2010

    " A sort of sci-fi meets Christian fiction- a 'cure' for alcoholism might not be what it seems. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 2/15/2010

    " I just couldn't get into the author's style. I don't remember the last time I picked up a book and didn't finish reading it, even if I didn't care for the story, this one made me stop. I didn't even get past the first chapter. I know that is not a fair assessment, but I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 8/17/2009

    " This was ok, but just barely. I had to skim through the last 60 pages just to finish. It started strong, but I just couldn't connect to the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 7/14/2009

    " An absolutely horrible book - do NOT bother to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 6/25/2009

    " a very different take on alcholism. quite enlighting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joan | 6/11/2009

    " This was a slow book to begin, perhaps the first 100 pages. His characters are deep, descriptive carrying weights and thoughts and fears. He is an excellent writer. Much of what you will read will remain with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 1/26/2009

    " Dickson is my new favorite author. He has a gift for using language and his probing of the falleness of man is thought provoking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 10/29/2008

    " This was a very thought provoking book. If only there really was a cure for alcoholism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2008

    " Everyone but me seems to love this book, so maybe you should take my views with a grain of salt. This was just a weird book for me. About a cure for alcoholism, a disgraced alcoholic missionary comes home. "

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About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.