The story was well thought out and revealed in a way that didn't make a book set in the future sound like science fiction.
She is perfect for the book. She was kind of mousy....but not in a bad way. Hannah was strong but quiet. I thought Heather played it perfectly!!
Yes, I think so.
I would have liked to see her get spunky a little earlier in the story.
I'm not sure, but I enjoyed listening to her. She has a pleasant voice.
Yes, when she made the doll for her baby.
I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!
I don't know if I would call this novel "enjoyable" . I was almost compelled to keep listening. The author drags you into the story kicking and screaming.
Although she wasnt the main character. Kayla was my favorite character. I liked her spunk! She had the ability to hold her head up and laugh in the face of adversity.
Her voice fit the main character perfectly. You hear her and you picture and young, innocent girl. and she expresses all the pain, fear and passion she experiences.
This book is set up to have a sequel..What happened to Kayla? What happened to Aiden? What happened to the gentle, abused and pregnant 'Becca? Please don't leave us hanging!!
I really did NOT want to read this book. I looked at the summary and thought "I really don't want to read a religious novel". Still, I kept coming back to it again and again until I finally gave in, and I am glad I did. This is so much more than a modern day version of the Scarlet Letter. This is about a world where there is a religion has taken over the country, there is a Secretary of Ministry, abortion is not only illegal but treated as murder.
This is a story about religious persecution, bigotry, bravery and a young woman's coming of age and discovering who she really is as opposed to who everyone tells her she should be. An excellent and unsettling tale.
I would not have purchased this book had I known it contained so much religion. Bible quotes are scattered through the entire book.
This book was amazing and the concept in the story is so plausible that it gives me goose bumps. I enjoyed the narrator and felt she did a great job with the many characters and the emotions in their voices. I am not a religious person and wondered with the heavy religious material if I would enjoy this book, and I did. This was one of those books that when it was over I was a little sad. I would not only recommend this book, but I would also most likely listen to it again.
While I think the premise was a good one, it could have been so much more than a woman growing into herself type book. I did finish it but barely as by the last hour or so, I didn't really care what happened to the main character. Maybe buy it if it gets to the 3.99 bin but don't waste a credit.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
I couldn;t even fathom where this author was going by trying to relate her story that went from actual history to some kind of mad cap rieliguous/political mania & ended up a pure pity party & then went beyond belief. i guess my big question was how did this book ever get published? I could not finish the book because of the nausea it created. Sorry but in this case the less reading was the better. .
This was a very interesting book and thought provoking in many ways. The political possibilities of the future under a government rules by religious majority. Although, I couldnt put this one down I have to say I would have like an ending that was more telling and felt left hanging on to what really happened to the character. More of a mystery as to the true finale.