No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home. At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper OConnor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if its too late to tell her the truth about his pastand if he is ready to face it.A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home....
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Long Way Gone Reviews
Long Way Gone is a retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son, set in high-country Colorado and among the ups and downs of the Nashville music industry. It’s written in first person from the point of view of Cooper O’Connor, an evangelist’s son with a gift for music.
The writing is outstanding, the plot is excellent, the structure close to perfect.
I was fascinated by the musical information—the Ryman theatre, the Nashville Notation System, the whole music vibe. Anyone who watches Nashville or wh ...more
A special thank you to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Also purchased the audiobook narrated by Adam Verner - an epic performance.
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"To everyone who's ever known the pain of watching a loved one walk away and then stood on the porch staring down the road. And to every loved on who's reached the end of that road, . . . and turned around.
Charles Martin’s highly anticipated LONG WAY GONE is an awe-inspiring and poignant story which ...more
Higher than 5 stars for me
This book is so good that I don't know how to put it into words. My feeble review will not adequately describe how good this book is.
This is one of the top five books I have ever read!!!
The narrative descriptions are astounding, you can hear what he hears and see what he sees.
Sometime when I am reading that gets too monotonous, I will skim through it. I read every word of this book.
I highly recommend this book !
I usually don't write reviews. I don't know what to say other than whether I enjoyed or not a book, and that's what the stars (rating) are for.
But this one... I have to try and say something.
I've read all the Charles Martin novels. Each one was unique. Each one touched something deep inside me, changed the way I see others and the way I see myself, and the way I think others (and God) see me. And it seems that all of them lead to the "Long way gone".
It feels a little different from the others, ...more
Really enjoyed this read. The writing style is so different, and the storyline is incredibly well done. Giving this five stars because it touched my heart and brought a tear or two. Very few books do that.
The characters seem so real, and the plot ( though not original) is so very touching. This was my first by this author, but I don't expect it will be my last. This had a strong faith theme...and a bit of the unseen spiritual world.
Recommend. This is going on my forever shelves.
I received this ...more
Phenomenal read! Long Way Gone examines an age-old dilemma in a modern setting: dealing with the ramifications of one's poor choices and our determination as humans to try and outrun our mistakes. Charles Martin pens a beautiful love story, not only between Cooper and Daley, but ultimately this novel points to God's unconditional love for us. No matter how ugly or painful our sin, Jesus redeemed it all. To me, that's the prevailing message of this novel.
Martin is a master storyteller, creating f ...more
I enjoyed Martin's descriptive writing style, and the story of Long Way Gone is gentle and compelling. The way he describes music and musicians is beautiful, and I kept feeling the urge to sit down at the piano or break out in song. The last chapters drag with long stretches of dialogue, but it spite of that, I highly recommend Long Way Gone. It's a feel good story!
A moving and emotional tale, based loosely on the parable of the prodigal son.
You know there's good storie and then there's great stories. This is a great story and one that I know will stay with me for a very long time to come.
I highly reccomend this story, especially to anyone who is atall musical, as there are many many musical references in this book, a lot of which went right over my head. At times I found these a little distracting, but not enough to ruin a beautiful tale, and I'm sure so ...more