I did not want to put it down. It gave me a understanding of the civil war that I did not understand before...and didn't know that I even wanted to understand more. I am grateful.
Eli! His unwavering love for God. His beautiful, consistent testimony!
LOVELY! I stopped hearing her voice and just saw the characters! beautiful job!
Great Book! GET IT!
I am so grateful for audiobooks that I can listen to at night when I cannot sleep or when I am in pain. A good book takes your mind off so many things.
Good story but somewhat predictable. Already felt I knew what was going to happen. I did like Eli a lot.
The story is enlightening and well performed. I felt like I was there in the middle of the civil war. It has inspired me to be strong and courageous for Him with His power.
Both the writing style of Lynn Austin and the recording style of Christina Moore blend to make the characters come alive to the listener. I quickly became immersed in Caroline Fletcher's struggle between her heartfelt conviction that slavery is wrong and the traditions and way of life into which she had been born.
I would love to sit with Eli and listen to the wisdom he would share about why he so loves and trusts "Massa Jesus".
Lynn Austin has put so much research into the writing of this book. You get a real taste of the Old South and it's turbulent end. Christina Moore's ability to create believable accents for both male and female characters allows you to identify with them all.
Did not care for the narrator. She was supposed to be a southern woman during the Civil War. A southern accent would have been nice.
Story was overly long and boring in parts. Some parts were good. Overall, it was fine.
I've listened to this book twice and both times it still has me fully engaged and anticipating what's going to happen next! This book gets two thumbs up!
I would definitely recommend this book! I would encourage my friends that are struggling to understand God's master plan for their lives to read it.
The love and care Caroline showed her slaves and the love and loyalty they returned to her. It was good to hear a story about caring slave owners. And it helps paint a picture of how each race is special in God's eyes and should be in ours too. I also loved the natural and spiritual encouragement Eli and the other slaves gave each other.
My favorite scene was when Caroline bowed her will to God and prayed, "Not my will but thine" and the ensuing peace that followed.
Oh, I couldn't stop listening. This story gave great historical detail about the horrors of war.
i am encouraged... I know I shall go through the refiners fire and come out like gold!