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Ordinary Grace

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Written By: William Kent Krueger

Narrated By: Rich Orlow

Date: March 2013

Duration: 11 hours 2 minutes

Summary:

From 'New York Times 'bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961. New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson's Drug Store soda counter, and 'Hot Stuff 'comic books were a mainstay on every barbershop magazine rack. It was a time of innocence and hope for a country with a new, young president. But for thirteen-year-old Frank Drum it was a summer in which death assumed many forms. When tragedy unexpectedly comes to call on his family, which includes his Methodist minister father, his passionate, artistic mother, Juilliard-bound older sister, and wise-beyond-his years kid brother, Frank finds himself thrust into an adult world full of secrets, lies, adultery, and betrayal. On the surface, 'Ordinary Grace' is the story of the murder of a beautiful young woman, a beloved daughter and sister. At heart, it's the story of what that tragedy does to a boy, his family, and ultimately the fabric of the small town in which he lives. Told from Frank's perspective forty years after that fateful summer, it is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of his young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. It is an unforgettable novel about discovering the terrible price of wisdom and the enduring grace of God.

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  • J Mahoney

    Loved this book. I read it along side of my teenage son. It truly makes you think about life and how fragile it is and the presence of a higher being.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Jackie Scherry

    Easy listening, enjoyed the book. It was a book that was easy to listen to, narrator was easy to listen to, very relaxing, good book to listen to before bed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Patricia C.

    I enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful until the end. There are not many books told from the viewpoint of a 12 year old boy. In spite of that fact it kept me interested. The narrator did an amazing job taking on the many characters in the book. He was excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Amber L.

    An easy listening book that does not require you to spend 100% of your time concentrating, although it throws in a little bit of a mystery as you have to decipher who done it as the story concludes. Written in the voice of the oldest son, it flows and ebbs easily and resonates about choices we must make in the crossroads of life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Claire M.

    I loved this book. The pacing was great and I loved the relationship between the brothers as they navigated through their challenges.The character of the father was also so well written . He was a rock of stability but not afraid to show vulnerability. A great story with some final twists and turns. Kept me interested to the last page.

  • Anonymous

    Was a little slow at times but overall a good read. I really appreciated the message especially during these difficult days. 2020

  • Jimmyd.

    Very interesting story and quality narration. Enjoyed it much.

  • Tracy B.

    Enjoyed this story and how it was told from perspective of an adolescent. Narration made it even better!

  • Anonymous

    Very good story. Narrator’s voice fit perfectly.

  • Jessica

    I think narrator's can make or break a book, I've stopped listening to good books bc how bad the narration was. I've listened to hundreds of books and hands down Rich Orlow is the best. I'd prob listen to him read the Bible straight through, he's everything you want when listening. This was a great story too.

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