Fireproof : Never Leave Your Partner
Author: Eric Wilson
Inside burning buildings, Captain Caleb Holt lives by the firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner. Yet at home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. Growing up, his wife Catherine always dreamed of marrying a loving, brave firefighter... just like her father. Now, after seven years of marriage, she wonders when she stopped being "good enough." Countless arguments and anger have them wanting to move on to something with more sparks. As they prepare for divorce, Caleb's father challenges him to commit to a 40-day experiment: "The Love Dare." Wondering if it's even worth the effort, Caleb agrees, for his father's sake more than for his marriage. Surprised by what he discovers about the meaning of love, Caleb realizes that his wife and marriage are worth fighting for. His job is to rescue others. Now Captain Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever... rescuing his wife's heart.
Based on the screenplay by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, this audio version of the Fireproof novel includes subplots, characters, and back story not included in the movie.
"Narrator Greg Whalen's masterful performance sounds like multiple narrators as he depicts a group of firemen and a troubled marriage. From the sounds of pulse-pounding sirens to the suspense of a car caught in the path of an oncoming train, the story’s tension is unrelenting. Dedicated and courageous fireman Caleb Holt is soon to be divorced because of his extramarital affair. Whalen’s portrayal of Caleb's wife's feelings of rejection is especially believable—listeners should have Kleenex handy. He portrays Caleb's confusion and remorse with subtle vocal tones. When Caleb’s father suggests that he try a forty-day experiment called "The Love Dare," he’s reluctant—until he learns the program saved his parents’ marriage. Powerful characterizations and authentic sound effects make this an engaging audio experience."
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20081204
Subject: FIC042000-FICTION / Christian / General,
About The Author:
Eric Wilson is the author of eight suspense novels that explore earth's tension between heaven and hell. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.