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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Angela Hunt Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781440795701
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From the author who taught you to expect the unexpected … an intriguing tale about families, fiction, and what to do when life veers wildly off script.

It begins when a smug college student challenges a bestselling novelist to write something “more personal.” It begins … when a mother finds her troubled son slumped unconscious outside her house. It begins … when fiction and reality blur, and the novelist finds herself caught somewhere in the middle of it all. Where does it end? That all depends on who is telling the story …

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

    " I didn't realize it was a Christian novel at first because the author wasn't preachy and I liked that. The main character just happens to be the author of a famous action/adventure series. When challenged by a student of the summer college class she is teaching, to put more of herself into a novella, Jordan Casey is stuck. But she soon writes with her son in mind as he struggles with drugs and alcohol. Good story and I also enjoyed the allegory inside the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Swing | 2/4/2014

    " Compelling story, intricately written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 2/1/2014

    " I had to read a CHristian Fiction book for a group I belong to, and I chose this one because a friend said she was good. And I did like it - she writes well and doesn't come off heavy-handed or preachy. And the story is grittier than I would expect from a Christian Fiction novel - it deals with mental illness, and how we can be blind to our friends and families cries for help out of being selfish - which is a difficult thing to admit. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyndi | 1/16/2014

    " I had a hard time getting into this book. I struggled till about 3/4 of the way through it. Got into it finally and it was just over. Nothing real exciting about this book. Not the usual Angela Hunt great read. I ended up seeing where she took the story, and got the parallels of what she was trying to teach her son. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/15/2014

    " different, interesting. Not one of my favorites by her though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy Campbell | 1/10/2014

    " The main character is a Best Seller author. A student in her community college fiction class challenges her to write something different and more personal. This book was fun reading and hard to put down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 12/29/2013

    " about a writer. half of it's about a town taken over by gambling, and half of it's about her struggle to be a mom and a writer. not my favorite "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Kent | 12/22/2013

    " This is a book that really riveted me to the pages. Wow. So thought provoking and spiritually challenging. I finished the book and with 1 day, recommended it to 3 different people to read. Don't miss this read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 12/21/2013

    " The allegory part of the story was hard for me to get into (not the type of reading I enjoy), but overall it was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Ivany | 11/16/2013

    " Well done. I'll be reading more of Angela Hunt's books. Wasn't too keen on the allegory story. maybe the Vegas theme didn't fire me up. But thoroughly enjoyed Jordan's real-life story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 11/16/2013

    " this has been my favorite Angela Hunt book so far. It was like reading two books in one with double stories going on. Awesome message! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alissa | 10/31/2013

    " Didn't finish. I didn't care for any of the characters, and it was sorta bizarre.O_o "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 10/7/2013

    " I loved the cool way she wove all the different view points and layered the realities one on top tof the other until you, the reader, were forced to insert yourself into the story and thus your own life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane Hoppe | 9/1/2013

    " Honest and engaging, this tapestry interweaves an author's touching personal trial with novel-writing tips with a brilliant biblical allegory. All three threads were page turners for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/27/2013

    " One if the best books I've read in a long time. Really helped me to understand how one person sinning can change everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kdesoto | 6/12/2013

    " A very interesting book. A thought the way it was written was very interesting. An allegory within the main story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/7/2013

    " So far, so good. Angela Hunt usually writes out-of-the-ordinary twists in her books. This one's neat. A book w/in a book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Camie | 12/16/2012

    " The story within in a story can be confusing at times but I still read it cover to cover! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reepacheep | 10/27/2012

    " A writer writes about a writer who writes a story about a world created by a writer, and the intersection of her personal life with the story she is writing in an effort to reach her son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 6/3/2012

    " Incredibly unique idea. Pacing was done well, and I enjoyed being able to relate to the book as a whole. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bandita | 5/11/2012

    " Two books in one. Utter amazingness has been achieved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/22/2011

    " This book is a sci-fi story within the novel. I enjoyed the novel part more than the sci-fi allegory. She shows God's plan for our life and how He can use us, even when we make bad decisions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April Richardson | 5/28/2011

    " I hate it when I buy a book and it turns out to be some Jesus crap. Not that there is anything wrong with Jesus. I just dont care to be preached to in a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisaragamuffin | 4/23/2011

    " Twisty ending...the story kept me reading, ultimately led me to read more by Hunt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 11/12/2010

    " Great book. It was a story within a story. Very unique. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kdesoto | 10/2/2010

    " A very interesting book. A thought the way it was written was very interesting. An allegory within the main story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 8/23/2010

    " different, interesting. Not one of my favorites by her though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 7/28/2010

    " While I was very confused for the first few chapters, I found myself drawn to this book. I couldn't put it down and had many late nights because I was up reading! Hunt's writing is beautiful and graceful and her inner story's message was one of hope. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reepacheep | 4/16/2010

    " A writer writes about a writer who writes a story about a world created by a writer, and the intersection of her personal life with the story she is writing in an effort to reach her son. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 3/13/2010

    " Great book, like two in one. As always you never know what Angela will do. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisaragamuffin | 3/2/2010

    " Twisty ending...the story kept me reading, ultimately led me to read more by Hunt. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Estelle | 1/27/2010

    " A thought provoking book, not unlike "The Shack". We are born stumbling in the dark , letting our ego be our guide, blessed are they that progress in overcoming themselves and follow His guide and come to the knowledge that love overcomes all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 10/4/2009

    " Incredibly unique idea. Pacing was done well, and I enjoyed being able to relate to the book as a whole. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 8/19/2009

    " This book is a sci-fi story within the novel. I enjoyed the novel part more than the sci-fi allegory. She shows God's plan for our life and how He can use us, even when we make bad decisions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 April | 7/6/2009

    " I hate it when I buy a book and it turns out to be some Jesus crap. Not that there is anything wrong with Jesus. I just dont care to be preached to in a novel. "

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About the Author

Angela Hunt is the award-winning author of more than one hundred books. Her novels have won or been nominated for several prestigious industry awards, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Christian Book Award, and the Holt Medallion. Romantic Times Book Club presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Don’t Bet against Me!, written with Deanna Favre, spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

About the Narrator

Ruth Ann Phimister has appeared off Broadway and in numerous regional productions, including Life with Father with Robert Reed. She has also worked in television, film, and commercial voice-over.