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Leaving Blythe River Audiobook

Leaving Blythe River: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde returns with an unforgettable story of courage.

Seventeen-year-old Ethan Underwood is totally unprepared to search for his father in the Blythe River National Wilderness. Not only is he small, scrawny, and skittish but he's barely speaking to the man after a traumatic betrayal. Yet when his father vanishes from their remote cabin and rangers abandon the rescue mission, suddenly it's up to Ethan to keep looking. Angry or not, he's his father's only hope.

With the help of three locals - a fearless seventy-year-old widow, a pack guide, and a former actor with limited outdoor skills - he heads into the wild. The days that follow transform Ethan's world. Hail, punishing sun, swollen rapids, and exhausting pain leave him wondering if he's been fooled yet again: Is his father out here at all? As the situation grows increasingly dire, Ethan realizes this quest has become about more than finding his dad.

From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of nature revealing human nature - the trickiest terrain. Navigating an unforgiving landscape, Ethan searches himself for the ability to forgive his father - if he finds him alive.

©2016 Catherine Ryan Hyde (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Jennifer
    31/05/16
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    "Entertaining"

    A good story. Not great, but it kept moving and was entertaining. I liked the characters. This author's characters are always realistic, flawed people, which makes the story more believable.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Gasdaska
    15/08/16
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    "loved it !"

    Really great book. I was sad to get home every day because I just wanted to keep listening!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • janet glenn
    12/08/16
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    "She did it again."

    loved all the characters in this novel. The narrator had a lot to do with that i think. I enjoyed this book very much.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    SPOKANE, WA, United States
    05/07/16
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    "Pretty good story and narration."

    Good but the ending fell short for me. I liked the main character a lot.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    Arkansas
    30/05/16
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    "A Boy Becomes More Than His Parents Ever Will Be"


    Ryan Hyde- I don't know what to do with her. As an author, she walks the contemporary fiction tightrope and often falls into the Chic-Lit sea.Then, she delivers with novels like "Take Me With You" and now, "Leaving Blythe." She reminds me of Jodi Piccoult.. a great author when she doesn't let drama drive her writing.

    This adventure is a coming of age story about a 17- year-old boy looks 12, and becomes a giant of a man.

    Will Ropp does a fine job with narration.

    Leaving Blythe is an easy read, but a great story, and well written. It has a young adult feel, but is well written and has depth. Hyde walks the tightrope and makes it across to the other side.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Sue An
    ENUMCLAW, WA, United States
    28/07/16
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    "Should have labeled a YA book"

    Or specifically 10-13 yo. This author has done this to me before :) that's on me I guess!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Irina
    17/02/18
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    "very good read"

    as expected, another heartwarming novel from this writer.I have read a lot of her books and they are all excellent. She captures you right from the beginning and you just read them or listen to them with avid interest until the end and I always wish they'd go on some more.
    Very good reading performance too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer K. Shields
    18/01/18
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    "Uplifting and motivating. "

    Great story about overcoming low self-esteem and growing up from the inside-out. Read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DW
    04/06/17
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    "A great read for adolescents and adults alike."

    A lesson in the fallacies of our judgement and expectations of others, at any age, and the ability to grow in the face of adversity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laurel Dahlberg
    San Diego, CA
    03/05/17
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    "I love Catherine Ryan Hyde's books!!"

    I have been fortunate to read quite a few of her books and they are all very different, yet very well written. This was my first time hearing one read via Audible. The narrator/performer was Excellent. I will continue to read (or listen to) any Catherine Ryan Hyde book that comes my way!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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