Jun 072014


Can You Hear The Music? by Sandra Farris

Narrated by Steven Cooper
Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Sandra G. Farris
Audible.com Release Date: July 2, 2013
Whispersync for Voice: Ready
Language: English

The year 1919 ended in tragedy for young Corey James. Her life is shattered when a car crash kills her beloved parents and she is forced to live with relatives she has never seen before. Her aunt is verbally and physically abusive until Corey has no recourse but to run away. Disguised as a boy and, with the help of an old hobo, she begins a journey that takes her on a series of adventures, both perilous and heartwarming. As they ride the rails together, Andy Curruthers helps restore Corey’s self-esteem, teaches her about life, and helps form the woman she becomes.

I fell in love with Corey right from the start. She went through so much in her short life. First she looses both parents and then was abused by the people who were supposed to care for her. Finally she’d had enough and ran away. And nothing was going to stop her. I loved Corey’s spunk and determination. Once she set her mind to do something, she’d let little interfere with it getting it done.

This is a wonderful book about her journey to freedom and the people she met along the way. It’s sad, it’s uplifting, it’s a whole lot of emotion packed in a great story, and boy were there lots of interesting characters! And I loved that she took her dog Muffin with her. I wouldn’t have left my dog either.

Sandra Farris did an amazing job writing this book. She also did a great job of choosing a narrator. Steven Cooper did a great job with all the voices.

I would recommend this audio book to anyone, no matter if you’re male or female, young or old(er).

 Posted by at 1:01 AM

  9 Responses to “Audiobook Review:
Can You Hear The Music? by Sandra Farris”

  1. Seems like a heartwarming coming of age novel, where you root for the main character all the way.
    Book Dilettante

  2. Hi Vicki,

    As you know, I am not a fan of audio books, however I was intrigued enough by your review and the synopsis, to check this one out.

    Sandra is another new to me author who is heading straight for my reading list. I couldn’t believe the diversity of her storylines and interesting characters she writes about. This, together with the excellent ratings and reviews her work has been clocking up, just about clinched it for me.

    Steve Cooper is another unknown name to me, however I managed to track down a sample of his narration style and I can quite see why you might enjoy listening to his voice …. very smooth and velvety!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier, if you don’t subscribe to reply notifications, you might want to check back sometime, as I left a link to a lighthouse article which you might enjoy.

    Hope that you have had a good weekend,


  3. I’m glad you decided to add Farris to your list. I plan on reading more from her and listening to more from Cooper!

  4. It sounds like a good one. I’m going to check to see if my library has it.

  5. Thank you all for such great comments. I really appreciate them all.

  6. I have finished the rough first draft of the sequel to Can You Hear the Music? Hope to have it published and on audio by late September if not before.

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