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Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Thomas Nelson Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2019 ISBN: 9781401606015
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“Charming characters and twists that keep the pages turning.” —Southern Living

A man with a painful past. A child with a doubtful future. And a shared journey toward healing for both their hearts.

It begins on the shaded town square in a sleepy Southern town. A spirited seven-year-old has a brisk business at her lemonade stand. But the little girl’s pretty yellow dress can’t quite hide the ugly scar on her chest.

Her latest customer, a bearded stranger, drains his cup and heads to his car, his mind on a boat he's restoring at a nearby lake. The stranger understands more about the scar than he wants to admit. And the beat-up bread truck careening around the corner with its radio blaring is about to change the trajectory of both their lives.

Before it's over, they'll both know there are painful reasons why crickets cry . . . and that miracles lurk around unexpected corners.

Praise for When Crickets Cry:

“A testament to the power of words—from Shakespeare and Longfellow to Ezekiel—to heal and empower humanity.” —Lynne Thomas, retail manager, Jekyll Books at the Old Infirmary

“If you read any book this year, this is the one.” —Coffee Time Romance

“Martin's writing is gifted and blessed and insightful. His prose captures the essence of the story with beauty and sensitivity. I look forward to reading more of his work, past and future.” —onceuponaromance.net

“[O]ne of the best books I've been asked to review, and certainly the best one this year!” —bestfiction.tripod.com

“How is Charles Martin able to take mere words and breathe such vibrant life into them? Each character is drawn with an artist's attention to detail, beauty and purpose. Readers won't want the story to end because that means leaving these lovable people who have become so much more than just a name in a book.” —inthelibraryreviews.net

  • A Southern Living Book of the Month selection
  • Stand-alone novel (approx. 85,000 words)
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs
  • Also by Charles Martin: The Water Keeper, The Mountain Between Us, Send Down the Rain, and Chasing Fireflies
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " This book has a great title that ties into the story. I like that. I also liked the beautiful imagery. As much as I liked the story, I didn't feel the characters were completely true to themselves. I questioned quite a few scenes and found them too hokey. That said, the book taught several good lessons and was clean. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffani | 2/7/2014

    " I did not know this author or did I have any idea of what to expect from him. I did like this book though. I liked the way it was written and I loved the detail of all the accounts given. It was a very informative novel. It is indeed "a novel of the heart". I am interested in his other books now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 2/5/2014

    " Hated it, then loved it, then hated it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/28/2014

    " I have liked all of Charles Martin Books, this one especially. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daltonpeeps | 1/25/2014

    " Probably one of my favorite books I've ever read!!! Loved the whole thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelle | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoyed the characters and the overall story line. It could easily have fallen into the "I know exactly what is going to happen" category, but wasn't totally predictable (although you can guess some of the plot). I liked the overall message. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/25/2014

    " One of the only books by Charles Martin that I have yet to read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tonya | 1/24/2014

    " I have not read a book by Charles Martin that I did not enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bevhuckabagmail.com | 1/18/2014

    " This is an excellent story about the downfall of a man and how he was able to pick himself up. It centers on a pendant his wife had given him saying "guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life". I recommend it highly. "

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

    " An easy, non-memorable read. Mildly entertaining. I don't agree that emotions come from our physical hearts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachelle | 1/10/2014

    " This is a sweet story. The author understands God's grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 12/27/2013

    " I really liked this book - reminded me of a clean Nicholas Sparks. Sad, touching. Reese is something else! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 12/20/2013

    " This is the first book I read by Charles Martin. I loved every word. Then I went in search of the rest of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 11/27/2013

    " ok fine. it was cheesy and terrificly over-written, but let's face it...nothing says three hankie like a dying wife AND a dying child "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madoline | 11/20/2013

    " Quality Christian fiction (meaning the characters are very real/not too cheesy) that would make a good Hallmark Channel movie. Also, I enjoyed the well-researched setting in north Georgia and the main character's interests in heart transplants, rowing, and old barn wood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joni | 11/17/2013

    " this was a nice surprise. A friend just happened to mention to me that she was reading it and told me a bit about it. I thought I'd give it a read and ended up really liking it. If my friend hadn't mentioned it, not sure I would have chose it, but it was so good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 11/17/2013

    " One of my favorite books....... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 10/16/2013

    " This was a fast moving read. I cried... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 7/11/2013

    " Enjoyed this book - loved the fact that it was a Georgia read....its tender, moving, has faith and belief, love at the heart of it.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 6/6/2013

    " I really liked this book. It has a lot of scientific information woven into a great story that really does pull on heart strings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shonda | 3/7/2013

    " This book was a beautiful novel. I enjoyed the writing so much and it gave me thoughts to reflect on throughout the book. I also enjoyed the scientific information that it gave about the heart. All the way around I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/5/2013

    " An enjoyable read. Though at times predictable, I thought it was well written. I'll be interested in seeing what else this author has written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/29/2012

    " So good, I couldn't put it down. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 10/27/2012

    " This was a quick read and a sweet little book. I could tell exactly what was going to happen 15-20 pages into the book...and it did. It's the perfect book for a Lifetime Movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/20/2012

    " Loved it! Have loved all of his books but I think this one is my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 8/30/2012

    " This was an outstanding book! It was an easy read, great characters, inspiring story, and just plain good. I would recommend it to anyone! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristine | 7/16/2012

    " This was an excellent book, another one that I had a hard time putting down. It had a few surprises that I wasn't expecting and I like that in a book. It was deeply moving. I learned a lot about the heart, physically and emotionally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bridget | 6/11/2012

    " VERY good book about matters of the heart (literally). Great characters (my favorite is optimistic Charlie). Awesome pick for this month's book club! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/20/2012

    " I loved this book. It mad me want to read all of Charles Martin's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lareita | 3/29/2012

    " The first few chapters I was wondering where on earth the author was taking me. A couple different story lines happening, but pretty soon he tied them together that made the book impossible to put down. Loved it. Made me cry too! "

About the Author

Charles Martin is a USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels. His work has been translated into seventeen languages. Learn more about him at CharlesMartinBooks.com; Facebook: Author.Charles.Martin; Twitter: @storiedcareer.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a stage, film, television, and voice actor and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. He holds a BS in theater arts from Bradley University and an MFA from Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.