The Changing Season

  • by Steven Manchester
  • Narrated by Josh Hurley
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A remarkable coming-of-age story with special appeal to dog lovers.
This was supposed to be a simple summer for Billy - one more lazy expanse of time before college began. He'd fill the hours playing with Jimmy - his canine best buddy - going camping and doing all the things he promised Jimmy they'd do before Billy left.
But that was before the accident that shook the entire town. It was before the summer job that turned into something so much more than a way to get a paycheck. And it was before Vicki. This summer was destined to be many things to Billy, things he didn't truly understand until now. But it was definitely not going to be simple.
An enormously touching, richly textured, deeply moving novel of new adulthood, The Changing Season is an experience to savor.


What the Critics Say

"The Changing Season is a story that will bring you back to that awkward period of time between childhood and adult life. I highly recommend this book." (Richard Paul Evans, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Christmas Box and The Mistletoe Promise)
"Manchester's The Changing Season will be to young adults what Old Yeller is to my grandson." (Ed Asner, actor, Up, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf)
"The Changing Season is a thought-provoking coming-of-age tale that explores the complicated themes of love, faith, family and, above all, loyalty. Mr. Manchester's portrayal of a boy at the cusp of manhood is evocative and sympathetic." (Susan Wilson, New York Times best-selling author of One Good Dog)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great book

Would recommend this book for all ages. Well written. A super book for animal lovers.
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- Jim Rollins

Killer Story

Would you listen to The Changing Season again? Why?

Yes,the authors is a master story teller I felt like I was/knew Billy and Jimmy for many of us is every dog.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jimmy of course who does not love a loyal dog!

Have you listened to any of Josh Hurley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?


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- C. T. Macdonald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-23-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios