the audio version is better as it allowed me the freedom to truly relax and enter the story
this is a modern version of the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life" as it reminds me, us, of what truly is of value, the gift of life and caring for others
the very last scene was my favorite; who wouldn't want to go back, correct our mistakes and love life as it was intended to be by our Creator
I wanted to listen to this in one sitting but unfortunately I had to do a little work, but I still finished it in one day and will listen to it again
I enjoyed the concept of counting time as the framework of the story, and the reader did an excellent preformance
The narration was excellent and the writing rich in descriptions that brought life to the story instead of tedious listening. It was an enjoyable escape back to childhood. I do plan on listening to it again.
I was hesitant about purchasing this book, but after fifteen minutes into it was very pleased. The book seemed well researched and very plausible in its presentation. It was a great listen that kept my full attention. I also liked the twists at the end. Would recommend this to anyone. I am hoping the series continues as well as this first installment.
Yes, it is a page turner so to speak. The plot is full of twists and the narration adds to it as well.
Shep is my favorite character as his heart if bigger than his feet.
This was one I wanted to listen through from beginning to end. Truly enjoyable.
exciting, surprising, intriguing
Cyn because she wouldn't let life keep her down, or let it drive her crazy. She had a strong sense of self and even coming from the worst of situations was able to make a loving family.
Once I started listening I just wanted to relax in a comfortable chair and listen. the book was fast paced, yet full of detail that brought it to life and it kept you on the edge of your seat.
I enjoyed the twist regarding Jane and will leave the listener to find out what I mean.
moving, inspiring, comforting
For a believer, this story is wonderful; and hopefully for a non-believer they will consider there is something keeping everything in motion other than inertia. God is always at work, especially when we think He isn't.
The bitter sweet melancholy of the passing of a way of life and time was presented in a splendid wistful manner. The author brought life to each scene and I caught myself remembering the sights and smells he described so wonderfully. Will faced all the fears of his life and grew stronger through each of them.
I enjoyed Bear, who faced life moment to moment, grasping and savoring whatever God places before us with each step. Truly living in the present is a gift.
Patton could make the reading of a shopping list sound wonderful. His soft approach and mellow tones help bring this book to life with all the sight, sounds and smells the author presents for our enjoyment. I thoroughly enjoy Patton's style.
I did want to listen to this book in one sitting and found myself putting aside things that needed to be done in order to enjoy this journey into memories past.
I would only recommend this book if my friend had never considered any type of preparation for a grid failure.
I enjoyed the recommendations for equipment at the end of the book and am sure the author has a dog in that hunt!
Sharp's performance was poor. I almost returned the book because his style of voice for the various characters was so hard to listen to. After an hour or so it was easier to listen past his presentation of the characters.
This is a very simplistic book, with way to many easy coincidences, trying to help someone to prepare for some type of infrastructure failure. The plot was thin, and the main character too greedy for my taste, but the idea of coming together to help each other and celebrate life made it worth plowing through.
I would recommend this book because I enjoyed the premise of brilliants and how set I our old world view can doom us.
The scattering of commercials throughout the text was amusing. I also enjoyed how the story line illustrated that computer technology can easily be turned against us.
I would recommend this to a friend as it is entertaining and suspenseful.
The end was a surprise in may ways and allows one to add their own spin to what happened.
When the thugs were trying to burn the apartment complex down, and the Marines arrived to save them. What a classic - "The Marines have landed!"
I made me think more about being prepared for an EMP attack, as well as any one of the many diseases that seem to be popping up in our country. Preparation is better than regret.
This also an interesting portrayal of the Oval Office. One that may in part be in our furture.
Mr. Hill seemed to be off his mark for most of the book. I have enjoyed his style, but for some reason the vitality that his voice brought to the books was missing for most of the narration.
While it was good to spend time with Reacher, I have to agree the story was a little off. The ending should have been threaded through the whole story line. Mr. Child also needed to do a little more research on psychoactive drugs. Hopefully Reacher will come back to his normal self in the next book.
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