Book Reviews of Magic Hour (Large Print)

Magic Hour (Large Print)
Magic Hour - Large Print
Author: Kristin Hannah
ISBN-13: 9780739326053
ISBN-10: 0739326058
Publication Date: 2/28/2006
Pages: 608
Edition: Largeprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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4.8 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 6
I LOVED this book. It was fascinating, engrossing, and uplifting because the author made me care about the characters. Even though I cried several times I was happy with the ending. This book is unforgettable!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
I have loved everything I have ever read by Kristin Hannah but this one was, by far, my favorite one yet! A wonderful story about a little girl who wanders out of the woods and the child psychiatrist who helps bring her out of her shell. LOVED this one and hated for it to end!
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Helpful Score: 4
This was an excellent book that kept me hooked from the beginning. It certainly kept my attention throughout and I had a hard time putting it down. There's a great deal of heart and spirit in the book.

The characters are brilliant, engaging and beautifully written. All in all, their development and the plot were excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the sharing of what was going through the child's mind, even more would have been great. It was a very touching novel and, for me, hit a variety of different emotions. I will read more from Kristin Hannah.

Dr Julia Cates, a child psychiatrist, is shattered by the loss of a teenage patient and the scandal the follows. Doubting herself, she retreats to her quiet and slow-paced hometown in Northwest Washington to find her self. Nothing happens in Rain Valley, until one day a young girl suddenly appears from the deep woods and is found hiding in a tree with a baby wolf in her arms.

She soon becomes known as a "wild child," because she is fearful and is unable to speak. There is a psychological edge to Magic Hour that engages the reader in the wonder of how this fragile child will heal. And, as always, there is an unexpected twist. Once I picked up the novel, I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. An outstanding read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a beautifully written piece of work. Heart wrenching and heart warming at the same time!
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Helpful Score: 3
A mysterious child who cannot or will not speak has turned up in the center of town, high in a tree and clutching a wolf cub to her chest. She is a very rare case, a feral child, raised in the wild by wolves and no one knows what to do or how to find her family. Julie Cates is a child psychiatrist works to bring her into a civilized world.
The author pulls you into Alice and Julie's struggles from the beginning and it is one of the most heart wrenching and powerful books that I have read. You become emotional tied to the character and feel their triumphs as well as thier failures and setbacks.
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Helpful Score: 2
I could not put this book down once I started it. It's a story of a little girl who is essentially feral, her search for help when she realizes she needs it, and the woman who helps her learn to fit into society. The patience and love exhibited in this story are heartwarming and the strength of both the little girl and her therapist is inspiring.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another Kristin Hannah winner! Great Book, as in anything Kristin writes. Love this author!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is, so far, my favorite Kristin Hannah book. Very moving, very poignant. I could hardly put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful novel of discovering love of all kinds. I couldn't put it down and after finishing it I had such a good feeling inside. I highly recommend this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ist book I have read from this author and really enjoyed it. I liked the twist that was woven in.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was definitely one of my favorite by Hannah.
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Helpful Score: 1
WOW! What a book!!! So far this one has to be my FAVORITE of all her books I have read so far!!! Really such an endearing story....will tear at your heart!
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Helpful Score: 1
a great read! I devoured half the book in the first sitting. Un-put-down-able. I fell in love with the little girl, & the psychiatrist who is helping her. i have a daughter the same age as Alice, so it particularly touched me. This book made me cry.....literally a 3 tissue cry. Highly recommend!!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an awesome read...this got me started on all the other books she has available. This is a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a GREAT read! Everything went on 'hold' for 2 days until I could get to the end of this intriguing story.You will LOVE it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! I was hooked from the first page, only put it down to go to work, cried at the end, and was sorry when it ended.

Marvelous characters that you really care about, an unusual but totally believable story and wonderful ending.

Highly recommend this -- you'll love it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful story - and a child you can't help but fall in love with. The basics are that from the heart of the nearly impenetrable darkness of the Oregon National Forest, a 6 year old girl appears, mute and alone. This is the story of the woman and the town that saves her.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book.... I truly enjoy anythign that Kristin Hannah writes.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good book. It kept me up late finishing it last night as I just couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed it from page 1. This is the first time I've read this author, but I'm sure I will read more.
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This is the first book I read by this author. The story line was a little far fetched, but it was still a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have to start out by saying I didn't care for the narrator's voice. I almost stopped listening but I knew the book reviews thought the story was worth telling. So, I continued on and I am glad I did. (I just didn't like how the narrator portrayed a couple of the voices).
This is a "feel good" story that kept my attention. I didn't want to stop listening, I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
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I'm new to this author, and I'm enjoying her very much. This won't be my last Hannah novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Such a heartwarming story. First book I've read from Hannah and it wont be the last.
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I loved this book so much!! I couldnt put it down.
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Very intense book. A genuinely new premise, very thought-provoking. The ending was a little too quick for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a wonderfull heart wrenching story about a little girl who was lost for many years in the forest and looked after by a pack of wolfs.
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a wonderful novel
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This was very good - I found myself looking forward to going to work so I could listen to it.
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I loved this book!!
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I really enjoyed this book and found it to be very heart warming.

I was so involved and engaged with the characters that when the "crisis" of the story came, I was almost afraid to read it. I didn't want anything bad to happen. Not to worry - the whole story holds together and makes sense.
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Very interesting story. I enjoyed reading it.
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Really enjoyed this story of survival and love.
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I just finished reading this book and it's one of the best books I've ever read. It was a tear-jerker near the end, though. I can't wait to read more of Kristin Hannah's novels.
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Great book, well developed characters. Interesting plot.
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I loved this book. Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors. This book is a little unbelievable, but I still thought it was great!
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Even though it was predictable in some places, still a beautiful story.
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One of the best books I've ever read. Finished the entire book in less than 3 hours!!!
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This is one of the best books I've read in a long time, it tugs your heart strings and wont let you put it down. The first book I've read by this author and cant wait to read the others, Wonderful book. I will remember it for a long time.
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Awesome book... Just pulls you in and you can't put it down!
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Enjoyed this book very much.
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This was a good read. It was a little predictible, but still enjoyable.
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Love this book.
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Another great book from Kristin Hannah. I must admit I felt a little lost at the very beginning; couldn't quite get my head around what I was reading. Once I got into it though I've really enjoyed it. It keeps you turning the page wondering what will happen next. It has suspense, is heart warming, and tear jerking; runs the gamut (sp ?) of emotions. I would definitely recommend it.
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Kristin Hannah has a knack for pulling the reader into the lives of her characters. This story is riveting and emotional. It's an easy read but a story that stayed with me for a while.
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I really liked this book. It touched my heart and I couldn't see how things would resolve for the good. There is a hint of romance but the brunt of story is about relationships with growth along the way.
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Loved this book! Kristin Hannah is such a fantastic writer and this one is a winner!
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A little slow at first
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Good read but not too deep of a novel.
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I LOVED this book and that is not something I say very often. I caught myself tearing up a lot - there were many sweet, touching moments. One part made my heart just break. The ending was great - I was very satisfied with it. I will definitely have to read another Kristin Hannah book now. Maybe another one of her books will touch me as much as this one did.
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Absolutely wonderful story. This cd set has 6 cd's. Story of young girl who grew up in the wild and came to city because of hunger. She has no skills. She acts like a wild animal. This story is told in wonderful voice's and is funny, serious and suspensefull. I started listening to it in the car on the way to and from work and then had to take in the house because i couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen until the next ride. I loved this story.
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Kristin Hannah is great author. This book was one of the best I've read of all her novels. Great Story and since I work with children, it was very close to my heart. Just could not put it down.
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I couldn't put this book down!!! The story is THAT good!
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I really liked this book. The main story about the girl coming out of the woods is a little much (in my opinion), but the way the author wrote the story in the end it seemed believable. I really enjoyed the characters and the author's style of writing. I will read more of her books.
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Easy read. Kept my attention. Good vacation book
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Kept me riveted, ending was a little disappointing ...
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An amazing story. Goes right to the heart!!!!
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decent read. about 3/4 of the way i got a little bored. but the good ending.
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I loved this book & couldn't put it down. Fascinating story of a girl found in a small town seemingly from no where. Without giving to much away, it's very interesting to discover her story & how it unfolds. Very heartwarming.
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I couldn't put this book down. The little girl, Alice, will tear at your heartstrings.
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Gripping novel - good read.
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Couldn't put this one down! I really like Hannahs books, but I think this one may be my favorite. Completly heartwarming, beautifully written, and tugs at your heart.
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Another good Kristin Hannah book! Haven't read any of hers I haven't liked yet!
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An amazing story of the resilience of the human spirit, hope and finding love where you least expect it.
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This was the most amazing book! A must read by Kristen Hannah!
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Wow!! Just finished this book last night, what an amazing story. I hated to have to put it down.
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Great story, it is amazing how one incident can change your life
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This is a hidden treasure! I did not anticipate loving this book as I do. "Girl" is intriguing, genuine and such a puzzle. Thoroughly enjoyable - hidden treasure!
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Excellent and engaging story. I was never sure where the story would ultimately take me. I wasn't even too sure how it would come out until after the last page. Sometimes an augur makes hard choices about what is best for the story. Great read!
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EXCELLENT book! Could not put it down!
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This is my first book by Kristin Hannah, and I have to say I now understand why so many people love her books! A little girl, who they eventually call Alice, shows up in the middle of town. She came from the wilderness and cannot speak or communicate. Julia Cates, a psychiatrist, gets called in by her sister Ellie, who is the police chief in town to work with the little girl until her parents are found. It's not easy, but Julia and Alice have a special bond, and they start to make progress getting Alice used to life in the real world.

I felt this book was well researched and had a great storyline. It combined a little bit of mystery along with a love story and it hooks you from the very beginning! I would recommend it to anyone who likes Jodi Picoult or Diane Chamberlain!

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars!

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I loved this book. It is such a wonderful story and I could not put it down until I had read the last page.
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Don't forget the Kleenex....heartwarming and heartrending all at the same time.
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I must be in the minority after reading a handful of positive reviews about this book. I was pulled into it in the first few pages, but as I got into the second chapter something caused me to lose interest really quick. I couldn't seem to get pulled into the story line. This is the second Kristin Hannah book I have attempted to read that I lost interest in rather quick.
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This was one of the best books that I have ever read.
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I have enjoyed all of Kristin Hannah's books, but this one is probably my favorite. It was a special journey to see how Julia was able to bond with the girl "Alice" and gain her trust and help her emerge from her protective cocoon. You wondered through the whole story how this child came to such a fate,and the story closed all those doors and answered those questions well. My heart was warmed by the end, and I could visualize the characters in all the scenarios throughout the story. Very touching book. I really enjoyed it.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow in parts, but a wonderful book to listen to on the drive to and from work.
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A young girl is found in the forrest. A female doctor begins to work with her, and the 2 develop a bond.
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Very good.
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Great story. Really enjoyed the story as well as the writing.
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Excellent book, one of my favorites this year
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I like Kristin Hannah's books.
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engaging, great characters, bit of a contrived story and ending, but I enjoyed it never the less!
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This is the first book I've read by Kristin Hannah. I was pleasantly surprised. This book kept me interested from the very beginning. Very good story with a happy ending. Kept me guessing until the conclusion.

I definitely plan to check out more books by her in the future.
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This story of a child psychiatrist and how she treats the "wild" child who was found in the park grips you right from the start. Get out the kleenexes when you read this this story; there will be tears of happiness as well as compassion for what this child has been through. There are no bad guys here; only people who love the child and want what is best for her, because she is too damaged to know that for herself. I couldn't put this down from beginning to end.
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Great book! I have never been disappointed with any of Kristin Hannah's books. I got swept into the story from first words to last!
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very good book. Moving story.
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This was a great book. A pyschiatrist who just lost a patient to suicide is called to her hometown to help a young child who has been living wild in the woods. She has to try and find out how the child came to be in the woods, teach the child about the world, how to trust, how to love, and try to regain her own reputation back in the process.
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I loved this book!
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This book draws you in. I didn't want to put it down!
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EXCELLENT BOOK. I BOUGHT THIS OFF OF AMAZON.COM. IT DOES NOT HAVE A DUST JACKET TO IT.