I am an avid reader! Now I guess an avid Listener. I am addicted to Audible, and love how it keeps me focused when I am trying to get my work done. I am also a really fun kids entertainer... some Adults too!
This book is a grat murder mystery, and has some great twists that you don't usually see in Amish fiction.
Audiobook was very good. First I have listened to by this author. The narrator was very good also, he kept your attention throughout the story....would listen to another by this author!
I found the story very hard to follow. I think it made the Amish out as very mistrusting which other books I have read havent portrayed them this way.I am still not sure I came to the same conclusion as the author.
I had trouble keeping up with who was who.It also moved a bit too slowly.
possibly down the track when I forget how slow it was but wont be spending a credit on it just yet.
Maybe it wasnt for me. I have listened to other Amish stories and found them really interesting but this was a bit stiff
This is about 80% on a scale of 100%.
Enjoyed this view of life among the Amish.
Am looking forward to reading more books by this author. Well done.
I would give much more depth and personality to the characters, and feature much more of Jonah, who has been outcast by the Amish, and his son, who has been kidnapped, since they are actually interesting....unfortunately, one only appears at the very beginning, and the other appears in the third person. Most of the characters are dull and seem incapable of doing, thinking, or saying anything particularly interesting or intriguing.
No, since it is just too dull. I don't really like writing a negative review, but this was a very, very long short book. There was no humor and I just didn't care about anyone in the book...and I found the professor and his wife just so self satisfied and one dimensional.
I'd give him a different book to read!
It would have to be done by a small, special interest network featuring actors of their own ilk. And I wouldn't be watching.
My husband liked this, but I was releived when it was over. We then put on a Vince Flynn novel....whew!
I love magic, fantasy and mystery! I hate sterotypical female characters and the authors who are stupid enough to create these characters!
The story idea was interesting, but I was left wanting to know the characters more deeply and wishing it had under-gone one more revision. When I was in 5th grade, our teacher had us make a big poster with all the words that could be used instead of the word "said". I believe that this author would benefit from that poster on his/her wall as he/she writes. Over-all, the book was worth the sale price, I enjoyed it for the most part. I'm just glad I didn't pay full price for it.
I grew up in Mennonite country, so I was very interested to see a whole series devoted to the Amish, and on sale for $5!
An interesting premise, but plot holes aplenty, female characters are sexless servants and passive victims, and the prose is so grey, dusty and redundant that I counted ten repetitions for a single plot point. This is a tale that could have been told in 30 minutes, so if you're listening to this audiobook over a lot of ambient noise or fall asleep, don't worry, you haven't missed much, it'll be hammered back in your skull in the next three chapters or twelve.
The narrator is earnest and articulate, but there's not much to be done with the material or characters. There's no beauty here.
So don't bother. Read the Ruth Galloway series by Elly Griffiths or 'Plain Girl' instead.