I bought this book because it was on sale, and I have quite the reputation for taking advantage of a bargain! I didn't know until I started listening that the story was faith based being a Christian I was admittedly excited... We have limitless sources of entertainment, and as we just move on to the next book, the next article, the next TV show... We are in fact entertained but how often do we finish the book article TV show movie ect and rather than just moving on to the next STOP and think, reflect on whatever information we have just been exposed to? I'm not preaching I'm not saying throw everything away that isn't a bible story... Only that there are so many choices and it's good to expose ourselves to things that knock a few cobwebs loose and get the grey matter flowing once in awhile
I really, really liked this book. it definitely made me think. But, the narrator didn't add anything. His fake southern accent and whining women's voice was pretty irritating. Thankfully the story made up for it.
A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
Listening to Dick Hill making a bad imitation of an Alabama accent was exceedingly painful. 39 minutes into the performance and I thought my ears were bleeding. You should have chosen a young, southern female narrator as so much of the story involved a young woman. Despite these flaws, the story is worth listening to; we should all examine ourselves and make a choice which side of Good or Evil we stand upon before we are tested in a crisis.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
So I really wanted to like this book but I couldn’t get past the characters. They’re all really annoying and winey. I get that the kids are spoiled brats, but do you have to spend half of the book being about them whining? Even their mother is complaining about having to go ask someone a question which she thinks will make her look like a fool, never mind that the question it was totally valid. At that point I couldn’t take any of them and just wanted the book to be over. Then when the story should be getting good and we should be seeing how they’re surviving and building to the crescendo, the author goes on a Christian tangent for about one third of the book. It’s cool if that’s your thing, it’s even cool if that author puts it in the story, but the way she did it made the story fall flat.
On the upside it’s a really good premise which is well written. Something like an EMP (but not) takes out anything electronic and all heck breaks loose. There’s enough action to keep it interesting at times but it’s more based on suspense than action.
Sorry I’m not a Dick Hill fan.
I Like Dee Henderson books and I completed her entire book list . Terri Blackstocks Emerald Windows was recommended and I listened to it loved it. Now I cant stop, I am hooked.
I like how he had character voice changes and the emotion he brings forth.
Kay, because she was real and honest, and just loves her family with all her heart, but she also cares about the community..
I like how Terri Blackstock includes scripture and verses in the story line instead of just a mention of the books of the Bible. I really enjoyed this book and have already bought the next book. excited to continue the story.
Thought provoking, exciting and suspenseful.
I have never read a book by Terri Blackstock that I did not thoroughly enjoy and the Restoration Series was better than any of the others. It is good clean reading, but suspenseful. I have wondered many times, since reading these books, what I would do if it actually happened. Makes you think.
WWII stories and Mysteries make me Happy!
Books like that make me feel good about being an actual Christian!
It's not so simple for most of us to be Christians especially in hard times. the characters reflect what happens when the Bible has to be applied in real life situations especially when your own survival is at stake.
Christians also experience shame, pride, and fear. We're trying to live our lives as Christ would. The Branning family in this book struggled with this and it made me glad to know I'm not alone.
The author is a true novelist and makes the book humorous, amorous and a blessing to those who read it.
I love the series!
wellwritten, good character development.. and Dick Hill as reader brings everyone TO LIFE!
All of the personalities ! I dont know how he keeps them all straight.He is amazingly talented.
What if it all came grinding to a halt??
The plot is very amaterish. I could not relate to or care about any of the characters. There were few surprises. I hated the narration.
The story lacked any sophistication or suspense.
Maybe if he didn't try any women's voices.
None. It is singular in that I stopped listening which I have never done before.