Can the past heal the future?
Ninety-year-old Marvin Hermesch is determined to find out.
After sneaking out of the retirement home on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, Marvin embarks upon a journey. His memory is deteriorating fast, and he's having difficulty recalling the face of his deceased wife, Ruthie.
As his short-term memory slips, it awakens memories buried deep from his younger days and vivid nightmares of his youth, including the horrors of World War II.
Armed with an empty journal, some water, and his trusty old truck, Marvin heads to his childhood home in the backwoods of Grant County, Arkansas for one last journey; one final battle.
Marvin fights to regain control of his mind and body by confronting the tragedies of the past in hopes of healing the future.
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An emotionally well penned reminiscence story
- Quella "A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com"
What a way to go!
I'm sure. The narrator breathes life into the story, reminiscing and sounding just like an elderly man.
The ghost of Memaw, his maternal grandmother. She was a total spitfire, and reminded me in some ways of my own grandmother.
He has that old-time conger voice down pat. He also really nailed the crotchety old woman voice, and the loving wife voice really well.
I'm expected to say the old man, Junior, whom the book is about, but my answer is Memaw. She helped him get past a lifetime of anger and resentment, so he could heal his soul and finally move on.
I received a free copy of this book, and agreed to provide an honest review.
- erobbins33 "I love audiobooks!!!"