The Wonder of All Things by Jason MottThe Wonder of All Things by Jason Mott

The Wonder of All Things

byJason MottRead byJulia Whelan

Audio Book (CD) | September 30, 2014

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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.

Julia Whelan, winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and was twice a finalist for an Audie in 2015. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC s "Once and Again". After receiving her college degree, she re...
Title:The Wonder of All ThingsFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.5 × 7.13 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1491536772

ISBN - 13:9781491536773

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family, community, obligations A nice look at the ideas of what are your responsibilities to your family, friends, and the wider community. Nicely done in that not all the characters are 'likeable' in the traditional sense - personally I find it much more realistic when characters have clear flaws, after all every human has flaws.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good not great for this reader Jason Mott's latest novel, The Wonder of All Things, has just been released in paperback. Mott revisits a premise explored by numerous authors - a miracle and the aftermath. When an accident threatens to take the life of her friend Wash, young Ava doesn't think, doesn't know how, but she puts her hands on Wash and the gaping wound is healed. And then the proverbial cat is out of the bag - the news spreads and the circus begins. Their small town is invaded by the press and those looking to be healed. The medical community pokes and prods Ava and the religious sects want to own her. Her widowed father Macon is torn between protecting his daughter and being caught up in the frenzy. While it is not a new premise for a book, Mott examines it with his own interpretation, exploring the themes of obligation, family, love and loss. Mott has beautiful prose - his turns of phrases, descriptions and dialogues are eloquently expressed. It's worth reading slowly to savor the sense and the story he builds. People magazine called The Wonder of All Things 'spellbinding'. While I enjoyed the book, I found I didn't like many of the characters. I expected to find myself drawn to Ava, I was - but not a much as I felt I should be. I was very disappointed with Macon. My favourite character ended up being Brenda, Wash's grandmother. A series of vignettes from the past of Ava and her mother are a lovely interlude, but provide no answers as to why her mother died. Mott gives the reader an emotional ride of a read - you'll vacillate between sadness, shock, anger, hope, denial and more. And the ending? Fitting I think, but have the hankies ready.
Date published: 2015-08-15