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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,196 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781608149636
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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. The stranger understands more about it 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Winner of the 2007 Christian Book Award

Listener Opinions

  • 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 Kitchen | 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 Palmer | 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 Ashcroft | 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 Fisher | 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 Smith | 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! "

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About the Author
Author Charles Martin

Charles Martin is the author of several novels. When not writing, his hobbies include bow hunting, working out, and Tae Kwon Do, in which he currently has a black belt, though he notes he is “the least flexible person you’ve ever met.” He lives with his wife, Christy, and their three sons in Jacksonville, Florida.

About the Narrator

Adam Verner is a full-time narrator with over 250 titles recorded for ncompanies such as HarperCollins, Recorded Books, Brilliance, Blackstone Audio, AudioGo, Tantor, Oasis, Audible, Highbridge, eChristian, Dreamscape, and Zondervan. He is the recipient of three AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for Voice Arts awards by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences. He holds an MFA in acting from the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.