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A Life Intercepted: A Novel

A Life Intercepted: A Novel

by Charles Martin

Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

Unabridged — 10 hours, 40 minutes

Charles Martin
A Life Intercepted: A Novel

A Life Intercepted: A Novel

by Charles Martin

Narrated by Kevin Stillwell

Unabridged — 10 hours, 40 minutes

Charles Martin

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Overview

Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all. Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.


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From the Publisher

"A beautiful story of love, redemption, and football. A winning combination."—Library Journal

"This deeply personal labor of love has all of the hallmarks of Martin's amazing writing....[D]on't miss this wonderfully written book."—RT Book Reviews

"Martin is the new king of the romantic novel. . ..A Life Intercepted is a book that will swallow you up and keep you spellbound."—Jackie K Cooper, Book Critic, The Huffington Post

"A touching tale of love, loss, and redemption."—Booklist

"Charles Martin's latest, A Life Intercepted, takes the football novel to the next level....A modern classic."—The Florida Times-Union

"Could easily be ripped from today's headlines. A moving story of lost dreams, unending love, truth seeking and in the end, inspiring redemption. This one is not to be missed!"—Michael Morris, author of Man in the Blue Moon and A Place Called Wiregrass

Leila Meacham

"I found Unwritten one of those strangely beautiful, exotically original novels whose substance dawns slowly to the reader's consciousness like a glorious sunrise. Do not start this book unless you have time to savor, reflect, and renew. Do, if you have space to fit a memorable reading experience into your life."

Michael Morris

"Charles Martin's latest novel brings to mind the storytelling traditions of Nicholas Sparks and John Grisham. UNWRITTEN is a novel for the heart but it's also one of adventure....UNWRITTEN is a page turner and has all the ingredients to become a box office smash."

Elin Hilderbrand

"A spellbinding novel...Charles Martin took the threads of his storyline and wrapped them around my heart. His unforgettable characters captivate as they confront their hidden pasts and build upon their futures with faith, friendship, and grace."

Library Journal

07/01/2014
Matthew Rising was born with a prophetic name, as his abilities with a football through high school and college set his star to rise as a top NFL draft pick. The kid from Gardi, GA, seemed to have it all: two Heisman trophies, a beautiful and supportive wife, and a perfect future with clear sailing ahead. Chapter two of Martin's (Unwritten; Thunder and Rain) tenth novel begins as 34-year-old Matthew "the Rocket" Rising leaves the Wiregrass Correctional Penitentiary after serving 12 years of a 20-year sentence for rape and sexual deviancy with a minor. Where did it all go wrong? This tale of love and inner strength within the construct of a sports story will entice readers to examine their own hearts. Should hatred ever be the answer when life turns upside down? The author's treatise covers many topics—football being uppermost but also gardening and bird behavior—enriching the lives of those who enter his world. Despite the locker-room camaraderie among the characters, the book eschews profanity. VERDICT Highly recommended for all collections, but football fans especially will love Martin's perspective. Touchdown! [See Editors' Picks, "Books for the Masses," p. 31.]—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

Product Details

BN ID: 2940173751058
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication date: 11/15/2019
Edition description: Unabridged

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