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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (207 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Craig Lancaster Narrator: J. D. Hart Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781469200965
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When Mitch Quillen’s life begins to unravel, he fears there is no escape. His marriage and his career are both failing, and his relationship with his father has been a disaster for decades. Approaching forty, Mitch doesn’t want to become a middle-aged statistic. When his estranged father, Jim, suddenly calls, Mitch’s wife urges him to respond. Ready for a change, Mitch heads to Montana and a showdown that will alter the course of his life. Amid a backdrop of rugged peaks and valleys, the story unfolds: a violent episode that triggered the rift, thirty years of miscommunication, and the possibility of misplaced blame. Craig Lancaster follows his award-winning debut, 600 Hours of Edward, with a powerful novel that invites readers into a family where conflict and secrets prevail, and where hope for healing and redemption is possible. 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 Krissy | 2/10/2014

    " This novel snuck up on me. At first it seemed like a basic enough novel. Nothing amazing in the writing department, but perfectly sufficient enough. The plot had a mystery which keeps you reading. But, the more I got into it the more I came across some beautifully written phrases and perfectly captured feelings. This along with a well developed plot and story made this book a nice surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Torphy | 2/9/2014

    " I liked the dialogue, the story and the emotional mystery. I also enjoyed how he took us back and forth from childhood to the main character's present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Covey | 1/26/2014

    " I had a difficult relationship with my (now deceased) father, so this book struck a chord with me. I wanted to rescue Mitch so many times throughout the book, but I'm glad he got an ending that made him understand, even though it wasn't an ending that made me happy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine Bradbery | 1/14/2014

    " This was a very well written book, with well developed characters. I don't always like books that go back and forth in time, but the technique definitely worked for this plot. I thought I had a lot of the book figured out, but the ending did surprise me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 12/28/2013

    " I was frustrated with the beginning of this book as it tried to move quickly through a lot of information in the first pages. However, it ended as an interesting look at family relationships and the power of a father's love. I really enjoyed the last 30%. "

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

    " A man, virtually estranged from his father for 30 years, goes to see him and revisits his past, learning some terrible truths before finally reconciling. This was a great book - I couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 11/26/2013

    " The father's refusals become redundant, and the end predictable. I wished that I had more understanding of the wife and her intuition about the marriage problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucie Cavaroc | 11/18/2013

    " One of the most complete character studies I have ever read. Brilliant! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam P | 11/2/2013

    " it was good; a bit predictable and a plot like an after school special, but good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/23/2013

    " Great read. If this guy is a new writer then I anxiously await his future efforts. The story has so many layers that could easily lose a reader, but he handles it all brilliantly, holding your interest up to the very last words. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rona | 9/21/2013

    " Enjoyed this one as much as 600 Hours of Edward! Looking forward to more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Chapman | 8/7/2013

    " A gripping story that is well-told. Makes me appreciate my parents even more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nan | 6/5/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book - my first loaned Kindle book. Very moving story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deirdre Edgar | 5/22/2013

    " A wonderfully written and engrossing read. I was hooked from the beginning, and didn't foresee any of the twists. Looking forward to reading more of Craig Lancaster's work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianne | 3/8/2013

    " I think I read this book in one sitting. The story between father and son, through the years, rings tough and true. Lancaster has a way of painting realistic characters that become a part of the canvas of life. I laughed, I cried, and I couldn't put it down. Bravo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 3/6/2013

    " Very quick read, good story. Would definitely recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/18/2013

    " Predictable butvwell written. Good easy read. "

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About the Author

Craig Lancaster is the bestselling author of several novels, including 600 Hours of Edward, Edward Adrift, and The Summer Son, as well as the short-story collection Quantum Physics and the Art of Departure. For twenty-five years he worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers all over the country. He and his wife, Angie, live in Billings, Montana, where he does freelance editing and design work in addition to his fiction writing.