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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,224 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Martin Narrator: Mark Deakins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9780739328712
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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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryann | 2/3/2014

    " Beautiful love story of Southern belle and her townie man. The trip up the St. Charles in the Carolinas is at her last request. As they make the journey in a canoe, the flashbacks tell the story of their relationship and its challenges and joys. Not too "typical" romance fiction; Nicholas Sparks-type story line, but much better written. "

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

    " Very touching story, reminiscent of Nicholas Sparks. Be sure to have a box of kleenex handy. Just wish he'd dealt a little more with the spiritual aspects of death and dying, had the characters share their faith more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dumler | 1/24/2014

    " Charles Martin is a great writer, not my favorite by him but really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mmburrows | 1/22/2014

    " Mary Faye's pick "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 1/20/2014

    " This was a very good book! definitely a tear jerker "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 1/15/2014

    " I love this author! His style of writing is so captivating. This book is a love story but not all of his books are. They make you want to live life deeply, feeling even the small things. They make you want to love better and to be present in the moments you get. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/7/2014

    " I stumbled upon this author and am enjoying his books - very Nicholas Sparks like, easy reading and a nice change of pace from the more serious titles on my list "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 stacie | 12/25/2013

    " i liked the characters, a lot. there was a ton of scenic description that i liked, but it didn't draw me into the book. i vary between rating a 3 or 4 - def. a 3.5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 11/29/2013

    " The book follows a couple though a loosing battle with cancer. It is very touching in many parts and a very emotional story. There were a few things in it that I had a hard time with like attempted rape. But on the whole it was a heart tugging story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suneeta | 11/22/2013

    " I would actually give this 3 1/2 stars. It was good, but I got bogged down in the descriptions of the river. I found those parts a bit too wordy for my taste. Not as good as "When Crickets Cry", but still good. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 9/4/2013

    " anything written by charles martin is worth the time spent reading. His books always have a lyrical quality with an authentic southern voice. This is a good book about a husband's last journey with his terminally ill wife... not at the top of my charles martin favorites list but a very good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/21/2013

    " Very sad story by a very talented writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 5/20/2013

    " I listened to this on a cartrip. To be fair, it was abridged, but I thought it was terribly average. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Feil | 1/16/2013

    " My favorite Charles Martin book is "When Crickets Cry" but this one is good too. His books are addicting and really touching. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/9/2013

    " 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 Lauren | 11/16/2012

    " i prefer Nicholas Sparks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 10/25/2012

    " Not the type of book I normally read, but a friend gave it to me. I'll admit; I cried. I don't think I could I could handle watching my husband die of cancer. In this case it was the wife, but the outcome is the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 10/11/2012

    " Ok ~couldn't believe the number of typos/grammar mistakes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggymsu Valentine Colombo | 8/19/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie Petersen | 6/20/2012

    " 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 Liz | 5/9/2012

    " Sad story about never ending love and endurance "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ari Terry | 2/4/2012

    " I didn't like it enough to keep reading ... it was slow and didn't grab my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristy | 10/11/2011

    " Another winner from Charles Martin. As usual, I finished it days ago and keep thinking about the book and characters. Well written, great story, cant say enough good things about his books and writing. "

  • 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 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

Mark Deakins is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and 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 wrote, directed, and produced the short film The Smith Interviews.