The Wonder of All Things

  • by Jason Mott
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From critically acclaimed and bestselling author Jason Mott comes a spellbinding tale of love, sacrifice and the power of miracles.
On an ordinary day, at an air show like that in any small town across the country, a plane crashes into a crowd of spectators, killing and injuring dozens. But when the dust clears, a thirteen-year-old girl named Ava is found huddled beneath a pocket of rubble with her best friend, Wash. He is injured and bleeding, and when Ava places her hands over him, his wounds miraculously disappear.
Ava has a unique gift: she can heal others of their physical ailments. Until the air show tragedy, her gift was a secret. But now the whole world knows, and suddenly Ava is thrust into the spotlight. People from all over the globe begin flocking to her small town, looking for healing and eager to glimpse the wonder of a miracle. But Ava's unusual ability comes at a great cost - her own health - and as she grows weaker with each healing, Ava begins searching for an escape. Wash agrees to help Ava, but little does she know he has his own secret he's been harboring, and soon Ava finds herself having to decide just how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to save the one she loves most.

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Poignant

It's strange to give an audiobook top scores when I'm not 100% sure I liked the story. It went in dark directions at times, I'm not sure why the story had to play out the way it did. However, it beautifully captured the mixture of joy and torment a person can experience in a lifetime (as demonstrated by the two mother figures); the fog that can settle over some who never find their way out and how this does not invalidate the love they have with those they leave behind. It explores the fragility of the human experience but the externality of the love shared in a lifetime, however long or short. There are moments in this book so poignant that I was brought to tears. While there were parts of the story that were left unexplored (at least to me), I suppose even this parallels life itself, which can be unexpectedly cut short. It reminds us to ask whether we are fully living each day to its fullest.
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- azmom

Two Dimensional Soap Opera

This was a potentially interesting plot that fell flat with a very contrived and soap- opera-ish tone to it. The characters were barely sketched out and the drama was
contrived. it's not the worst book I've ever listened to but I wouldn't recommend it because there are so many better books out there. Mediocre.
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- Ruth Nielsen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio