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Conviction

Kelly Loy Gilbert

*"Both hopeful and devastatingly real." --Kirkus, starred review *"A poignant look at the messiness of love, faith, and humanity." --School Library Journal, starred review *"Gilbert respectfully and sensitively handles themes of faith,religion, and family [a] moving debut." --Booklist, starred review An American Booksellers Association 2015 Indies Introduce Selection A 2015 Indie Next Selection Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

*"Both hopeful and devastatingly real." --Kirkus, starred review *"A poignant look at the messiness of love, faith, and humanity." --School Library Journal, starred review *"Gilbert respectfully and sensitively handles themes of faith,religion, and family [a] moving debut." --Booklist, starred review An American Booksellers Association 2015 Indies Introduce Selection A 2015 Indie Next Selection Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.
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*"Both hopeful and devastatingly real." --Kirkus, starred review *"A poignant look at the messiness of love, faith, and humanity." --School Library Journal, starred review *"Gilbert respectfully and sensitively handles themes of faith,religion, and family [a] moving debut." --Booklist, starred review An American Booksellers Association 2015 Indies Introduce Selection A 2015 Indie Next Selection Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Crouch

Length:

10h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:40


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:53


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:48


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:53


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:21


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:24


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:38


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:53


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:19


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:40


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:42


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:52


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:51


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:09


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:12


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:56


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:40


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:15


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:24


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:26


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:21


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

09:00


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:48


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:18


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:39


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:18


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:47


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:15


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:49


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:21


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:06


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:40


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:12


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:58


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:17


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

00:28