This audiobook has a lot to offer. As literature, 'Christy' well-deserved the popularity that it won at the time of original publication -- it was a best-seller. The narration of this audio production was certainly well-done, with an actress who had spent several years portraying the story's main character on television. And this production contained a welcome surprise: an interview with the son of Author Catherine Marshall (and grandson of the "real" Christy). The interview shed light on how much of the book is actually based on real events.
'Christy' tells the story of a young woman who wants to "do something with her life". It chronicles the growing that comes as a matter of course as young idealists learn the resilience required to become effective makers of change in society.
'Christy' also makes a mature and nuanced exploration of the Christian "conversion" process. Can a perfectly good God really exist when he allows so much death, suffering, neglect and violence? How can I possibly love people who are willfully ignorant, cruel, and selfish? Where is God? And why, when we're trying to serve him, must we suffer?
'Christy' is a long book, but certainly enjoyable throughout. It has a strong, unique story, extreme characters, and far-reaching questions. I found it to be a challenging and ultimately uplifting novel that has aged very well.
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Always Questioning herself
Fairlight & Christy as friends
The tone of her voice is Tranquil
Since this audiobook is 19 hours of unabridged book...It leaves you on a Cliffhanger
Christy comes out of a COMA and hears the Dr. Praying about his Love for Her. NOW which Book do I read or say Listen to next? I cant figure out the next one???? Please Someone Help me??????
I love the Christy story. Have enjoyed the TV/ movie series and thought it was brilliant to bring Kellie Martin in to narrate, who was the original Christy on screen. Could not say a bad thing about this collection. Wish there were more.
I loved the adventure about it. Here was a young girl, stepping out in faith and ventruing into the rugged beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains to a backwoods, rural, and poor-seeming community to try to make a difference in their lives.. I loved the backward, but beautifully musical and poetic way the mountain people spoke. I loved having insight into the characters' struggles to be honest with themselves and to find their divine relationship to God when they were willing to listen and follow where they were led.
Can't think of one at the moment!
In a strange way, but its a completely different book,- maybe Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. While Christy is innocent, and the character in Shantaram is far from innocent,- both of them are on journeys into places unfamiliar to them, embracing the people they meet there with love, and both trying to do something meaningful with their lives.
Starlight and the shadow was pretty unforgettable.
Also loved Christy and the doctor dancing!
Christy or Alice Henderson. Love to hear more of their stories.
Loved this book as much as the first time I read it,- almost 40 years ago!
The book, yes. This audio book, no.
This is the most flat narration I have ever heard. I love the book and have read it numerous times, but could not stand to listen to even the first chapter! So sad!
Enjoyed the book and the narrator. However, I was disappointed in the ending. I thought
the ending stopped abruptly. Left you kind of hanging and to your own imagination.
Christy was, mostly, an interesting story. However, the narrator was initially difficult to listen to. After a while, you will probably get used to her, but I was incredibly disappointed by the ending. I just came to an abrupt stop--more like a cliffhanger than a conclusion.
This was very enjoyable on a long road trip! It made it even better that the voice reading it was "Christy!" :o)