Half a Heart by Karen McQuestion
Narrated by Emily Durante
Listening Length: 7 hours and 41 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Audible.com Release Date: March 13, 2018
Whispersync for Voice: Ready
From bestselling author Karen McQuestion comes a moving novel about broken hearts…and what it takes to put them back together again.
At nine years of age, Logan Weber knows the routine. Keep quiet, make the food last, and don’t ever cause trouble. He’ll do what it takes to evade the rages of his troubled, violent father. Even though he’s only a child, Logan already knows too much—has seen too much.
So when the opportunity presents itself, Logan runs. He has no idea where his journey will lead, or that the grandmother he’s been told is dead is desperately searching for him.
Alone with no home of his own, Logan looks for a safe place to hide. Relying on his instincts and the kindness of strangers, the boy manages to touch the lives of everyone he meets. But his innocent heart cannot survive in the adult world without the most basic human need of all: love.
This is the first time I’ve read this author, and I loved this book! It starts out with us learning that 9 yr. old Logan has a horrible home life. Something horrendous happened and because of the shock of it, he no longer talks. His father is very abusive and he really has no friends.
One day after an incident caused his father to again become enraged at him, Logan decides to run. What happens from there kept me glued to the story. One thing after another happened and lots of white knuckle moments.
The narrator did a good job with the voices, but Logan’s father’s voice grated on my nerves just a tiny bit. To be fair, I think it would be hard for any woman to do a man’s voice that sounded full of as much rage as Logan’s father had.
This is a very good book! I loved this story and it will stick with me for a long time. I also plan on reading more from this author.