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Extended Audio Sample The Silent Gift, by Michael Landon Jr.
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (256 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Landon Jr. Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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The 1930s were a decade of enormous uncertainty--for the world, for America, and in particular for one lonely, struggling mother and her disabled son. Their story is one of love and enormous sacrifices in the face of circumstances horrendous beyond belief. When her husband leaves her for someone else, Mary and little Luke are out on their own in a world that has no room for the poor and disabled. Especially not at a time when most Americans are simply trying to survive their economic woes and job losses. But then arrives The Gift...where has it come from, and why? How can a young boy who can neither hear nor speak provide comfort, direction, and sometimes challenges to seekers who learn of the special ability? Whatever the source, its presence brings a single shaft of light and hope to Mary and her beloved Luke. Will it be enough? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " I like books set in the early 1900's. This was a touching book about a mother's love, and the length she will go for her child. I liked all the different characters that Mary and Jack came in contact with. Some of them even surprised me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan | 2/7/2014

    " Not bad. Rather wholesome, and sometimes a little to tragic, but overall, pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lydia | 1/19/2014

    " Very interesting... a little wierd in a good way. Not a Typical book at all. Beautiful story of a mother and her relationship with her son. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenifer | 1/16/2014

    " This book was OK. I don't always expect fiction to be completely realistic or believable - in fact, I think I'm one who can often see beyond the story to a deeper message. I appreciate the merit of the author's message, but I find the holes in this story absolutely gaping and the symbolism shallow. I can't help but to think that if I were the one who submitted this story to a publisher it would've been rejected outright. (It helps to have famous family connections . . .) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 1/12/2014

    " This books was so depressing... too many sad things happened to this family... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michele Minor | 1/11/2014

    " Jack is a deaf mute child growing up in the Midwest during the Great Depression. Mary is his mother trying to keep her son with her inside of sending him to an institution which is what her husband wants to do with him. Mary eventually leaves her husband with her son Jack when she finds out that he plans on leaving her and Jack first and penniless. She soon discovers that Jack has the gift of prophecy and she finds those who are kind to her and her son to help her out. She is a single mother who has fallen on hard times and has a hard time trusting in God because of the things that have happened to her. She eventually finds the strength to trust in God again and even to open up her heart up to love. The authors do a wonderful job in describing how children with disabilities were treated during this time period also in the circus part of the book which is a small part of the book the circus slang was correct. This is a heartwarming light read for the summer months that is not too preachy that some inspirational books can be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynda | 1/10/2014

    " I like the dynamic relationship between mother and son. Not your norm but I truly enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RKB Readers | 1/4/2014

    " I loved the book, but the ending was just so odd that I actually deducted a star from my rating. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 12/26/2013

    " I loved this book. It is a wonderful story filled with mystery, anticipation, excitement, and above all....love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L. Chandler | 12/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It provided a very good discussion for my book discussion group. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lncropper | 12/3/2013

    " Though I am a religiious person, I really did not like this book. There is, in literature, a need for "suspension of disbelief" in an unlikely plot. I just could not get past the basic premise of the book or some of the too-good-to-be-true coincidences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/3/2013

    " Very good could hardly put it down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janette | 11/28/2013

    " I loved his other book & was glad to find this one. Good Chrisitian writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 11/21/2013

    " More than once I exclaimed out loud about the plot twists in this novel. It was hard to put down throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marc | 2/6/2013

    " Liked the story, easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Desirae | 10/15/2012

    " I really liked this book. It was not what i was expecting the way that it ended. But i still liked the book, and it was a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skybirdsmom | 6/2/2012

    " Good book. How often we think God does not care or doubt He exists. This book speaks to that and more. Great ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peg | 4/30/2012

    " This book was good. Not too violent, not any offensive language, but was definitely intense and hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ldlimes | 3/24/2012

    " THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK. I DO NOT CRY WHEN I READ BOOKS...I DID FOR THIS ONE. IT MADR ME STOP AND THINK HOW MEAN PEOPLE CAN BE, AND HOW OTHERS ARE SO CAREING. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angee | 12/28/2011

    " Very touching story. It catches your attention with the first words. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 12/16/2011

    " It's a really quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shasta Adams | 10/20/2011

    " This book is heart wrenching but I loved it! I couldn't put it down once I started it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy B | 8/6/2011

    " This book was really good! It's a good mix of heart-warming, frustrating, and then back to heart-warming again. I enjoyed it all the way through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jeanne | 6/26/2011

    " I was going to give this 3 stars, but the last few pages really caught me. It brought tears to my eyes. The mother's emotional struggle to do right for her child, at any cost was extremely powerful. This book reminds us that people should never underestimate the bond between a mother and a child. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 1/21/2011

    " Heavy religious undertones (may be christian fiction?). But a good read overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julianne | 1/16/2011

    " There were a couple of parts that I thought were a little strange but otherwise I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britni | 12/21/2010

    " I loved this book. I did not want to put it down. It is heart warming and makes you feel good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/12/2010

    " This was a very touching story. The author draws you in. It was hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 6/27/2010

    " Best book I have read in a long time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ldlimes | 3/4/2010

    " THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK. I DO NOT CRY WHEN I READ BOOKS...I DID FOR THIS ONE. IT MADR ME STOP AND THINK HOW MEAN PEOPLE CAN BE, AND HOW OTHERS ARE SO CAREING. "

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