Take Me With You

Genre: Fiction

Take Me With You

August Shroeder, a burned-out teacher, has been sober since his 19-year-old son died. Every year he’s spent the summer on the road, but making it to Yellowstone this year means everything. The plan had been to travel there with his son, but now August is making the trip with Philip’s ashes instead. An unexpected twist of fate lands August with two extra passengers for his journey, two half-orphans with nowhere else to go. What none of them could have known was how transformative both the trip—and the bonds that develop between them—would prove, driving each to create a new destiny together.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 11 hours
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Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde

Biography:
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of thirty-three published books. Her bestselling 1999 novel, <i>Pay It Forward</i>, adapted into a major Warner Bros. motion picture, made the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list and was translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in more than thirty countries. Her novels <i>Becoming Chloe</i> and <i>Jumpstart the World</i> were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List; <i>Jumpstart the World</i> was also a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and won Rainbow Awards in two categories. <i>The Language of Hoofbeats</i> won a Rainbow Award. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in many journals, including the <i>Antioch Review</i>, <i>Michigan Quarterly Review</i>, the <i>Virginia Quarterly Review</i>, <i>Ploughshares</i>, <i>Glimmer Train</i>, and the <i>Sun</i>, and in the anthologies <i>Santa Barbara Stories</i> and <i>California Shorts</i>, as well as the bestselling anthology <i>Dog Is My Co-Pilot</i>. Her short fiction received honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, a second-place win for the Tobias Wolff Award, and nominations for <i>Best American Short Stories</i>, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have also been cited in <i>Best American Short Stories</i>.</p><p>Hyde is the founder and former president of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton. An avid equestrian, photographer, and traveler, she lives in California.
Narrator
Jeff Cummings

Biography:
Jeff Cummings, Audie Award winner for The Second Machine Age, has also won multiple Earphones awards and brings over twenty-five years of acting experience to his narration of nearly 100 audiobooks.

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