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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,215 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Mark Deakins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781415949788
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He was a fishing guide and struggling artist from a south George trailer park. She was the beautiful only child of South Carolina's most powerful senator. Yet once Doss Michaels and Abigail Grace Coleman met by accident, they each felt they'd found their true soul mate.

Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of 10 things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary's River - a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Lovers of love stories, get ready to cry you a ‘River.’”„ŸUSA TODAY
  • This tale is a pleasure to read because it eloquently pictures unquestioning, steadfast love.” „ŸFayetteville Observer

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy Thomas | 2/18/2014

    " This book swept me down the river with it. I love Charles Martin's books and Where the River Ends is no exception. I felt like I was right along with Doss and Abbie as they journeyed down the river and battled the illness. They allowed me to be part of their story in a way more than just reading it. Martin does that in all his books. I felt the pain and emotion as moved down the river with them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/11/2014

    " An ok book. I found myself 'suspending my disbelief' a bit too often. On the plus side it is a beautiful love story of self-sacrifice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bette | 2/6/2014

    " This book was a real tear jerker and a beautiful love story. I had a hard time getting into it because when you first start to read it you kind of know what the end is going to be. But, the journey is a beautiful story to two people who totally love each other. That love is shown through total sacrifice. Loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Petersen | 1/28/2014

    " I would maybe give it 3.5. It was annoying how every other chapter jumped from the past to the present, it kinda interrupted the flow of the story for me. Also it was really cheesy at times but in the end it was a pretty touching story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Collins | 1/24/2014

    " Great author and storyteller - I have read all his books and one of my favorite authors! "Charles makes the characters come alive! Awesome! " "

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

    " What a stunning novel. Martin captures the spirit of unconditional love so beautifully. I don't cry... I cried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggymsu Valentine Colombo | 1/16/2014

    " I wish I had words to describe what this book did to me. The journey and the belief that it truly never ends... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill~we aim to please~ | 1/15/2014

    " This books bored me to death except the last 20 pages brought me to tears and a feeling of emptyness and sorrow. Even though the ending was very sad it was also very sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 1/10/2014

    " This was a great book, and it does make you cry at the end "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Swhe641200 | 12/23/2013

    " This was a very good story. A rich girls fall in love with a boy raised by his father after his mother dies. She gets cancer and he stays with her until her death the father trying to hunt them down the whole time. HE takes her to the ends of the River. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin (PT) | 12/6/2013

    " To be honest,I didn't get very far into Where The River Ends; it's folksy, aw-shucks style and weird issues with gender and illness/disability made me supremely uninterested in picking it up again after I'd put it down for a break from its homespun platitudes. Just not my kind of book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 9/24/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I really good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara | 5/20/2013

    " I am enjoying this author. His writing is beautifully descriptive and I enjoy that his books are set in Georgia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/11/2013

    " Almost a five star. Will read more of this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary sipp rigby | 3/26/2013

    " 2008 from jacksonville ...he has written alot of books usally take place in fla ga south carolina! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia Pace | 3/22/2013

    " Loved this book! I could "see" the river and feel the love of this couple. I love anything Charles writes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nantat | 10/18/2012

    " I will have to read more by Charles Martin. This book is moving. Doss and Abbie face her diagnosis of cancer head on. My "eyes leaked" many times...especially at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy Stowe | 8/26/2012

    " This was an excellent book. Martin had a wonderful way of getting you to know and love his characters. He has a way of making you feel the love between two people without all the mush. This book made me cry and cry, but it was well worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janelle | 6/4/2012

    " The author is a little long-winded at times. A lot of description about scenery, etc. Overall, however, this is a very good love story. It's not quite the caliber of Nicholas Sparks (would be if it wasn't so heavy on the description), but it's still a good one to pick up for a quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gathbeth | 2/25/2012

    " Nice story.... But super sad. Have a tissue in your hand!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 1/19/2012

    " A story of compassion and self sacrifice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthewjameslarson | 12/20/2011

    " oh so sad, but oh so good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francie | 12/10/2011

    " I would give this a 10-star rating, if I could. Thanks for the recommendation, Bess. I absolutely loved this book - honest and heart-wrenching and he got the medical parts right, too. That combo of great art and tough medical stuff just got to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheri | 8/27/2011

    " Another winner by Charles Martin. Buy a box of keenex and go on a journey through the heart. It is the story of a young couple very much in love and what they feel when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. It's their story in all it's raw tired truth. He sure has a way with words. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 6/9/2011

    " It's only a 3 star because I rounded up from 2.5. It was too long and too many copy editing mistakes--and really, if I was loving the book I probably wouldn't have noticed those.

    As much as I've loved Martin's other books, this one was a big disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/22/2011

    " This was a well written love story. I liked how it flipped between the characters past and the present. The details and the pain of dealing with a loved ones cancer was very real and honest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Duckmomma5 | 5/12/2011

    " 3.5 stars
    Thought provoking story about last days of cancer, the relationship between husband and wife, and what is true love really. It was a good story, easy read, but enjoyable. Loved Abbie. Loved Doss. Loved the flying priest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 5/4/2011

    " What an incredible love story! This book was lovely and in a class of its own, it really gives you a mark to measure your own relationships by and probably most men won't meet that mark, sadly. I fell in love! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne | 4/24/2011

    " Another book by one of my favorite authors! Yippee!! It was FANTASTIC! I cried & cried. I love, love, love Charles Martin's books!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 4/20/2011

    " Very well written, Charles Martin takes you inside the emotional roller coaster of a cancer patient. The front cover has a warning that the book will break your heart. It does that and so much more! I recommend this to everyone, it is a true work of art! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charice | 4/19/2011

    " This is the best book I've read this year. True love eloquently put into words. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nantat | 4/17/2011

    " I will have to read more by Charles Martin. This book is moving. Doss and Abbie face her diagnosis of cancer head on. My "eyes leaked" many times...especially at the end.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 4/5/2011

    " This book was just okay. I liked every other chapter but felt it was too much of a geography lesson in between. Perhaps if I were more familiar with the southeastern United States it would have meant more to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Whitney | 3/23/2011

    " interesting book. good parts. bad parts. interesting parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 3/21/2011

    " Strange turns in this book. Very unbelievable. "

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About the Author
Author Charles MartinCHARLES MARTIN is the author of six novels. He and his family live in Jacksonville, Florida.
About the Narrator

Mark Deakins is an actor whose television appearances include Head Case, Star Trek: Voyager, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His film credits include Intervention, Star Trek: Insurrection, and The Devil’s Advocate. He recently wrote, directed, and produced the short film The Smith Interviews.