The characters impressed me tremendously and taught me forgiveness on a surreal compassionate level. The moral especially strengthen my marriage to a drinking man. The author interview provided to be a great closer, as I was sad to have the book end.
Sandra Dallas is an engaging storyteller. Her novel "Tallgrass" was a good story with some important messages within. Prayers for Sale just seemed to be a collection of short stories, later strung together into a book, but with no unifying message for the reader. The Narrator's presentation was irritating to listen to.
I read Prayers For Sale as a book club selection. I almost ignored it then I got a text saying "I want to be like Hennie". So I bought the audio book and listened to it while I caught up my ironing and made jam! I felt like I was a part of that time. The story can be a bit predictable, but only because the author makes you wish for what will happen!
I listen to this one again and again. I loved the story, I loved the narrator and I loved how the book made me feel.
There were several characters that I liked, but the (2) that really stood out were Nit and Hennie.
Maggie-Meg Reed did an excellent job with Hennie, aging her voice to reflect the character's 86 years.
This is a story of women and the bonds of friendship. No swearing, but there are some descriptions of heartbreaking cruelty, so it's not a "fluffy" book. The ending is a bit too neat, but somehow justified by all the hardships these wonderful characters endured.
Say something about yourself! I am so looking forward to reading the best of All gifts!
Prayers for Sale rank 3rd among all the audiobooks I've listened to so far?
When Mrs. Hennie tells Ned the history behind the "Prayers for sale" sign.
Maggi-Meg did a great job using voice, intonation and personality in characters.
I would take Mrs. Hennie out for dinner because she has a quality gift of telling neighborhood stories to inspire, cheer and unify friendships even during down moments.
a gread read!