The Sunflower

  • by Richard Paul Evans
  • Narrated by Campbell Scott
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Just a week before their marriage, Christine's fiance calls off the wedding, leaving her heartbroken. With hopes of helping her through a difficult time, Christine's best friend Jessica enrolls them both on a humanitarian mission in Peru, to work at an orphanage called El Girasol, The Sunflower. It is while working at the orphanage that Christine meets Paul Cook, a successful and charismatic American doctor who has fled the States after one fatal day took away his career, his faith, and the woman he loved.
Unplanned events lead Paul and Christine into the jungle of the Amazon, where Christine must confront her deepest fears, and she, and Paul, must both learn to trust and love again.


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Like a sunflower

Just like the sunflower follows the path of light, you'll be following this story from the moment you start listening. Evans has done it again. He draws you into someone's heartbreak and makes the characters so real that you can't help becoming emotionally attached to them. Campbell Scott's reading only enhances the suspense by remaining a storyteller instead of acting out the story. I asked a few of my bibliophiles if they'd had a chance to read it yet and we'd all finished it in one sitting whether listening or reading. We had several friends with children getting married within the next few weeks. When the book announcement came in the mail Tuesday in the form of a wedding announcement with "CANCELLED" stamped across it in bold red stenciled letters, I was relieved it wasn't from any of my friends and knew I what I'd be doing this weekend! Like this book would need any marketing, but what a great idea. The only disappointment was that the book ended! Enjoy!!
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- Tami B. "Mom Chops"


I really enjoyed this book. It has soul. And finally I found a really good novel that isn't R rated. I get so tired of those types of books. I highly recommend this one!
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-29-2005
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio