Long Way Gone

Long Way Gone Review

“No matter where you go, no matter whether you succeed or fail, stand or fall, no gone is too far gone. You can always come home.”

At the age of eighteen, musician and songwriter Cooper O’Connor took everything his father held dear and drove 1,200 miles from home to Nashville, his life riding on a six-string guitar and the bold wager that he had talent. But his wager soon proved foolish.

Five years after losing everything, he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song. But just as he realizes his love for Daley, Cooper faces a tragedy that threatens his life as well as his career. With nowhere else to go, he returns to his remote home in the Colorado Mountains, searching for answers about his father and his faith.

When Daley shows up on his street corner twenty years later, he wonders if it’s too late to tell her the truth about his past—and if he is ready to face it.

A radical retelling of the story of the prodigal son, Long Way Gone takes us from tent revivals to the Ryman Auditorium to the tender relationship between a broken man and the father who never stopped calling him home.

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  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    Wow, I had no idea I would like this book so much. It touched me in so many ways, it's taken me a bit to figure what I'm even going to say. I laughed and I cried and I loved. When Cooper finally made ...

  • Melissa

    Charles Martin’s writing is truly something special.It feels different somehow. Like the few others of his I’ve read, this story touched my soul on a deeper level. His words, throughout the entire...

  • Pamela

    I've been chomping at the bit to get a review written for Long Way Gone - which I was blessed to receive complimentary from the author via the publisher. I truly wish to honor both the powerful messag...

  • Ron

    ”Robert Johnson wasn't the only man with a guitar to stand at a crossroad and talk with the devil. Every man with a guitar crosses that same street, and the conversation is always the same. So are ...

  • Judy Collins

    A special thank you to Thomas Nelson and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Also purchased the audiobook narrated by Adam Verner - an epic performance. Top 50 Books of 2016 "To...

  • Melissa

    Another stellar novel from Martin. His fabulous gift for characterization is evident on each page. Layers of the story are peeled back to show the spiritual truth underneath the gripping plot. This is...

  • Jocelyn Green

    What a powerful read. This was the most profound retelling of a parable that I've ever enccountered. The three-part structure really worked for this story, and though there was lot of telling versus s...

  • Alice Carter

    A moving and emotional tale, based loosely on the parable of the prodigal son.You know there's good storie and then there's great stories. This is a great story and one that I know will stay with me f...

  • Missy

    This is a solid 4.5 stars. I will just put this out there, this was my lunch read and I sometimes added extra salt to my food because of this book. My grandpa and his brothers were big singers, they s...

  • Varina Denman

    I enjoyed Martin's descriptive writing style, and the story of Long Way Gone is gentle and compelling. The way he describes music and musicians is beautiful, and I kept feeling the urge to sit down at...