I was pleased with the transparency of the characters - each showed their vulnerabilities and faults, but at the same time a driving sense of being all they could be ... with a little accountability and a lot of help from God, they did what we all need to do... resolve to be men and women, fathers and mothers, of courage.
When Javier is offered a promotion in his work but suspects the boss might want him to pull some strings and do something illegal for him... wont spoil it but a great lesson in that.
Roger did a fine job with the characterisation of different voices and kept the pace of the story alive... great job!!!
There were plenty of laughs along the way, but there is a sense of purpose in this screenplay and book that compels us to return to a time that seems forgotten, yet it has never really left us... that time when fathers would not let go of loving their family no matter what, and everyone in the family knew it... a time when "what pleases God" seemed to be the best option.. that time is now.
They're all equally great!
Adam telling the sheriff he loves him. In the back seat of the cop car with the guy who was arrested and Adam's friend.
He's very good at imitating voices. He almost sounds like the actors themselves.
There's already a film! Love it just as much as I love the book.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this story. The movie, the book, the message. I always look forward to Sherwood's next project!
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
I read the book then watched the movie. The authors did a great job filling in the gaps with more characters and expanding the plot. I sure hope there's more to come with similar Christian themes!
Oh i cried a lot!
This is a wonderful read. A real story of men's relationships with their kids while they put their lives on the line for the people of the town. I'll be honest. i watched the movie before I read the book and I was very surprised that the book was way better than the movie! i enjoyed the movie emmensely!
This very much is a feel good book with great morals and a purpose. you come away from it a better person.
Christian, change, thrilling.
Adam's awakening to change.
Nathan's dinner date with his daughter.
Adam's life changing moment with Emily, dealing with his son's struggles. These are things that could happen to any one of us.
I have not seen the movie, so when I saw the audiobook online I jumped at it. I loved it! I literally would turn off the t.v. or drive longer to listen to this book.
This book makes me cherish my kids more and want to be a better parent.
This story was a great story of following the Lord and keeping him first in your life. I loved it and could not put it down.
Roger Mueller does a wonderful job telling the story
I have recommended this to all that I know.
I am glad that I saw the movie which, I thought was awesome. Now, That I have read the book I kinda feel cheated. Because, This book was fantastic. It is more detailed than the movie. Which, I guess the books always are. I think anyone who listens to this will enjoy this book as much as I did.
I often struggle with narration for audiobooks, but the narrator on this book really complemented the story, not detracting from the content at all.
The author's were not afraid to tackle the tough issues of fatherhood, and the responsibilities fathers face. It is definetly a thought-provoking read. I am hoping to see the movie created by the author's also. I recoomend it!!
I really like Randy Alcorn's work and have read several of his offerings. So far I am only less than two hours in the first part and don't feel I will proceed any further. For me, there is too much time wasted developing unnecessary characteristics of each of the novel participants and mundane homey details concering their interactions. I kept waiting for some real meaty story features but none have developed in almost two hours of listening.
Roger Mueller attempts to represent each character via a voice inflection/accent but does not get it quite right because of the many ethnic/gender/age variations in the story.
Because this such a long read and I can't seem to get into the rythem of the presentation, I will put it aside for the time and maybe revisit it again in the future. If I eventually complete the novel, I will update my evaluation.
I listen to audio books to help me fall asleep. This one kept me sleep deprived for several nights as I listened. The book made me laugh, cry and cheer. Roger Mueller does an awesome job narrating, even the women sound believeable.