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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (778 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Daniel May Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Third generation Texas Ranger Tyler Steele is the last of a dying breed—a modern day cowboy hero living in a world that doesn’t quite understand his powerful sense of right and wrong and instinct to defend those who can’t defend themselves. Despite his strong moral compass, Ty has trouble seeing his greatest weakness. His hard outer shell, the one essential to his work, made him incapable of forging the emotional connection his wife Andie so desperately needed.

Now retired, raising their son Brodie on his own, and at risk of losing his ranch, Ty does not know how to rebuild from the rubble of his life. The answer comes in the form of Samantha and her daughter Hope, on the run from a seemingly inescapable situation. They are in danger, desperate, and alone. Though they are strangers, Ty knows he can help—protecting the innocent is what he does best. As his relationship with Sam and Hope unfolds, Ty realizes he must confront his true weaknesses if he wants to become the man he needs to be.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] starkly beautiful story that is quiet and harrowing, rock-hard and richly textured. Part mystery, part love story…moving.”

    Brett Lott, author of Dead Low Tide

  • “Good for anyone who likes good, strong, old-fashioned, right-or-wrong reads, and Martin does have a following.”

    Library Journal

  • “Charles Martin is a sensitive fellow. He is also one hell of a writer. His latest book tells the story of a modern day Texas Ranger. It will have you cheering, and crying, of course.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “Entertaining hybrid of James Lee Burke's morality tales and Nicholas Sparks' sentimental journeys. A John Wayne hero, multiple appreciations of the Colt Model 1911 and a cowboy-gets-the-girl.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Martin has an incredible gift for characterization and writing that tugs at the emotions without being overly melodramatic. This is the type of novel you will want to read quickly, because it is so engrossing, yet want to savor because the prose is meaningful and poignant.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • Thunder and Rain is one of the best books I have read in years....this book reads easy and Mr. Martin tells a story that grabs you from the first chapter and keeps you turning the pages. Before you know it, the book is almost done. This is the first of Martin's books I have read and now I'm a fan. If you like westerns, read the book. If you like action stories, read the book. If you're a fan of Texas or the mystique associated with the Texas Rangers, get the book. If you like a great story that culminates in the triumph of good over evil—yeah—get the book. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.

    Skinnymoose.com

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kevin Harris | 2/17/2014

    " Do yourself a favor and read Charles Martin -- great author who easliy draws me into the stories he writes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deanna | 2/16/2014

    " Enjoyable read! I got sucked in and read it in 2 days!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/4/2014

    " wonderful! Love Charles Martin's writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary Albright | 2/1/2014

    " A little bit of mystery & romance. Great read for plane ride to & from vacation. It's one that's hard to put down. "

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