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The Carousel: A Novel

The Carousel: A Novel

Written by Richard Evans

Narrated by Michael Gross


The Carousel: A Novel

Written by Richard Evans

Narrated by Michael Gross

ratings:
3/5 (79 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Oct 1, 2000
ISBN:
9780743519465
Format:
Audiobook

Description

This is the love story of Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow, a love story that takes place not in seclusion, but in the real world, with the challenges that all lovers must face. No relationship is an island: there are threads that bind us all and pull at our lives: the demands of family, friends, work, and social obligation. And there are times that the pull of those threads becomes greater than the strength of the relationship. In these times, no matter how much two people love each other, a relationship must grow strong or be torn apart.

The Carousel is about what happens when life doesn't turn out the way that we planned. More than a love story, it is about faith, loyalty, and sacrifice.

My hope is that you, and those with whom you share this audiobook, might find the message of this story meaningful and applicable to your own life.

And that in some way you might feel changed.

Sincerely,

Richard Paul Evans

Released:
Oct 1, 2000
ISBN:
9780743519465
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than forty novels. There are currently more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. Richard is the recipient of numerous awards, including two first place Storytelling World Awards, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, and is a five-time recipient of the Religion Communicators Council’s Wilbur Awards. Seven of Richard’s books have been produced as television movies. His first feature film, The Noel Diary, starring Justin Hartley (This Is Us) and acclaimed film director, Charles Shyer (Private Benjamin, Father of the Bride), will debut in 2022. In 2011 Richard began writing Michael Vey, a #1 New York Times bestselling young adult series which has won more than a dozen awards. Richard is the founder of The Christmas Box International, an organization devoted to maintaining emergency children’s shelters and providing services and resources for abused, neglected, or homeless children and young adults. To date, more than 125,000 youths have been helped by the charity. For his humanitarian work, Richard has received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. Richard lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children and two grandchildren. You can learn more about Richard on his website RichardPaulEvans.com.


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  • (4/5)
    The carousel by Richard Paul EvansWhen I learned there was a prior book in this series I read that one first-The Locket.Have liked carousels and have gone on at least one as an adult. I don't recall my younger days as I was blind and most of my adult life as well. After eye surgeries I got some vision back and was amazed to see the brightly colored lights, twinkling and they remind me of stars that I can now see also.In RI we've had many amusement parks with the carousels and I've read stories about the horses and always find it fascinating to learn how they were built, out of what materials and why and where they are today.This book is about the love story of Faye and Michael. Chapters of Michael and his return to work and college. Faye has traveled east to attend college there as they each have a secret from others...So much loss and love as the circle formsI received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
  • (2/5)
    Deeply sad, slightly sappy. Typical Sparks in that it is worth a read, but don't expect a revolutionary experience. It's no Christmas Box. ;)
  • (3/5)
    The Carousel, by Richard Paul Evans, is a sweet but heartbreaking love story. While it was a quick read, I wouldn't say that it was enjoyable. Mr. Evans seems to write in the same vein as Nicholas Sparks. Lovely little stories of love and tragedy. One needs to be in the right mood to enjoy the books. In this case, I'm writing the review a couple of months late and honestly, I had to look back through the book to remember it. Uh oh.My quick review in my journal - which is always written on time - states: "Sweet and sad. I'm not sure what to think! It was good, just slow."See I thought it was a quick read but maybe it wasn't. Or maybe I meant slow moving? Either way, I was confused then and I'm confused now. The story revolves around Michael and Faye. Michael is working his way through law school while Faye was about to begin medical school, several states away from their home in Utah. Faye and Michael are deeply in love but Faye's father does not approve of the relationship. Impulsively they get married but keep it a secret as they are living separate lives in different parts of the country. Family tragedy strikes, as well as a personal one for the couple. They are torn apart and their relationship changes. I won't tell you what happens.I don't think that there is anything remarkable about the story. It wasn't good and it wasn't bad, it was just a story. If you need a quick (I think) read, you might consider picking up The Carousel.
  • (5/5)
    This is my favorite book of all time. It is a love story; it is also a story of life and the many turns that it can take. I really like the author, and I like how he incorporates life lessons right into the book within great quotes, phrases, and sentences.