This was a very deep theological story, giving the listening much to consider. The beginning was difficult and I kind of wanted to stop listening. However, I'm glad that I continued because I would have missed a wonderful story. The narrator was awesome and really brought the story to life. At the end, I immediately returned to the part where Mac first encountered the Trinity and re-listened to the book again. And I don't think it will be the last time I return to it - there's a lot of good stuff there to ponder on.
I rely heavily on the reviews when I decide to purchase a book and I have to say that I was really duped into this one, much to my regret. If you like graphic details of dismembered bodies and blood then I guess you would enjoy this book. But I find no pleasure in such stories. The story started out very slow and I was beginning to think I had the wrong book because the first third or so seemed to have nothing to do with the story described in the synopsis. If you are into biology and zoology, I guess maybe you would find it interesting, but I found all of the details to be boring and "too much information". And then when the plot did finally start to form, the details were so graphic and gruesome that I had a very difficult time listening. I really don't know why I let myself suffer through all 11 hours and 41 minutes. I guess I kept thinking it would get better, but just when I thought the end was in sight there was a new round of gruesome bloody and upsetting details. Sorry, but this book was not my style and I don't recommend it to anyone with a weak stomach or who is prone to having nightmares from hearing graphic detailed descriptions of the deaths of animals and humans.
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:4
Anyone who claims to be a Christian will believe what this young child has seen. Those who are not will find all kinds of reasons to bash the book. I have to admit that I let these people influence me with their reviews and passed the book by when I first heard of it. Thankfully, I have a good friend that encouraged me to read it and I am so glad that she did. It gives one a great deal to ponder on. Thanks so much to the Burpo family for sharing this beautiful story with so many of us!
It never ceases to amaze me how an author can weave a story and make it all come together in the end. This book started out as three separate stories and seemed to be rather short and choppy. I wondered how in the world it would connect, but to my surprise it was a very interesting plot with a touch of science fiction (which I do not enjoy). However I had no trouble with it in this book and was eagerly awaiting the end to see how the characters would be changed. It really causes one to think about the very short "time zone" in our whisper of a lifetime and realize that we should not take one moment for granted.
Very glad that I chose to listen to this book. Narrator is awesome and turns the characters into real life people. The story itself is all about people, the good, the bad, the ugly and those who are beautiful in their hearts by the love they show to their "brothers". I can't say that I agree with the choice made by George in the end, but I can understand that it was love that moved him to make that choice. I would highly recommend this book, it will make you realize that the people in our lives are more important than the things in our lives.
When I started to listen to this book it was a sad time for me personally and the story started out sad so I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed at first. But I have enjoyed all of the other books in this series by Marie Bostwick so I didn't give up. It turned out to be a much different story than I had anticipated and am not disappointed at the end. I am a quilter and I love stories that I can relate to like the ones by this author. Makes me feel like I could be one of the characters in the story!
I chose this book because I have enjoyed the narrator so much in the series of "At Home in Mitford" books. The narrator was enjoyable as I had expected but I found the story to be a bit far-fetched and seemed like it was strung along too far. It was interesting enough, but I was ready for the ending. I probably wouldn't recommend it as highly as many others I have listened to.
This book was awesome. This was not your run of the mill story where everything turns out with what the reader expects. It was like the kind of experiences that meet us in real life - not always what we want, but what we are forced to face. And it was told in such a way that kept my interest and piqued my interest the more I listened. It made my think about my own life and what things I have that I don't always cherish. Not many books will bring tears to my eyes, but this one did at the end. This book definitely makes my top 10 list; I would highly recommend it. And as an added bonus the narrator was superb!
This was one my favorite of the many Jennifer Chiaverini stories. She brings the characters to life and makes me feel what they feel and wish for what they wish for. The narration by Christina Moore, as always, is perfect and really compliments the story. I love how the "quilt" theme is somehow always entwined in every one of her stories. I love listening to them as I am working in my sewing room and creating my own works of art!
Great message that we all need to be reminded of frequently. Cleverly written story and the narrator did a great job. I will probably listen to this one every few years just to keep me mindful of what is really important in this life. Take the time to listen - it's a short story, but a very important one.
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