The Bridge: A Novel Free Audiobook Download by Karen Kingsbury

The Bridge is the first book in a series of four novels which explore what happens to families after tragedy strikes. The book begins with a terrifying moment at the bottom of the bridge on the Ohio river. A woman, her daughter and her granddaughter are driving off when their car plunges over the edge of the bridge, killing them all instantly. The second half of the book is told from two different points of view: Jeff and his wife Jessica, who were friends with these three people who died. After learning that Jeff's friend was killed in a car crash at around the same time as his family members, he goes down to investigate and finds out that he wasn't driving drunk or texting while driving- instead he was looking down at his phone screen when he slammed into another car which then hit a guardrail causing him to lose control and crash into an electrical pole.

Many people have tried to reach across to the man in the car and help him, but they can't cross the bridge. They are stuck within their own minds and hearts. What is even more important, though, is that they aren't trying to save a life- they're trying to save themselves.

The Bridge is the fifth installment of Karen Kingsbury's inspiring novel, The Redemption Series. January LaVoy has narrated the audiobook, and she does a phenomenal job! Her voice is very soothing and if you are in need of a really great audiobook to listen to while you're in your car or doing other activities that require your attention, this one is perfect!

Since the narrator is telling the story of the protagonist, we know that she is not a friend. She has come to church on the day of his funeral with her daughter, who he fathered and abandoned when he was 16 years old. While they are in church, in a moment of weakness, she confesses to him and asks for his forgiveness. He simply tells her that he did not love her as much as she loved him because "he never knew what it felt like to be loved". There is no other reaction from him beyond that one sentence. If you listen to this book, you'll either hate or love January LaVoy's narration.

A man, who has just lost his wife in a car accident, is crippled with grief and mourning. He begins to experience hallucinations of a girl he met when he was younger, whom the townspeople called Bridge. He realizes that she can help him to cope with his pain and this gives him hope of coping with the difficult days ahead.

Karen Kingsbury's newest novel, "The Bridge," is a fictionalized account of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The narration doubles as history and character development. January LaVoy, the author's fictitious ancestor, is a member of one of the seven-person team who designed the bridge. Their task was to complete but also to ensure that it was structurally sound enough for cars to cross. Each character has their own dreams and desires as well as personal struggles that affect their performance on the job. What lies at the heart of this story is how these people push themselves to do their best because they care about what will happen to others once the bridge is completed.

Published Date 2012-10-23
Duration 4 hours 4 minutes
Author Karen Kingsbury
Narrated January LaVoy
(9 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Romance
Parent Category Religious & Inspirational

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