This book was amazing. It's definitely one of my favorites and one I'll never forget. The voice of Enzo was great. Ahhh, a very moving story. I cried a great deal but I learned so much too. I do love dogs, but the book wasn't just about the dog -- not hardly. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone.
It's sad. I normally don't quit books when I'm over half way done. After I read the first one in this series, The Edge, I was thrilled to see that there were more. But I realized after the second one that they were all very similar. The love stories are all the same pretty much and, even though the plots are different, they are very predictable. The narrator is pretty good but some of her voices and accents are weird. I'm glad this series is over.
LOVED this book. I was so touched and humbled by the way Randy tells the stories of the bible. He reminds us that we are part of God's story! I loved the ending...how he painted us right into God's plan. Wonderful.
I love books that drag you in right away. This one did that for me. It is very interesting and addicting. I wanted to listen all the time.
I liked the writing, the plot, and the narrators. The story is fantastic and will engage you right up to the end. As soon as I finished this book, I went on to the second in the series. I'm excited to read the whole series!
I had listened to Pillars of the Earth before this book and really enjoyed it so I went on to this one. I loved the narrator, he is fantastic! And, although the story is well written, it was missing the one big thing that spoke to me so much in Pillars: faith. One of the Pillars' main characters (Pryor Philip) was so incredibly faithful in God. He was truly a man living his life for the Lord, and I thought it was beautiful. I wanted more of that here, but was a little disapointed.
I like the characters, the intertwining stories, and the overall feeling. The narrator is what kept me listening, I think more than anything. He is so great, I could have listened to him read pretty much anything. I was disappointed in the way that this book had so many similar stories as Pillars. Not the same plot, so much, but very similar characters and circumstances. It wasn't exactly predictable, but very familiar.
I've read many series, and I love a great one. I love it when the story continues, and a lot of time they get better and better. I think, and I feel bad saying this, I think that I would have stopped at Pillars.
It is worth the listen, just not my favorite book.
I actually had to give myself some time to grieve when I was done with this series. Normally, I start a new book the same day I finish one, but occassionally I have to let myself say goodbye to characters. I had to do that after finishing this book. I had listened to all five books, and had fallen in love with the beautiful, strong, and humble characters. I fell in love with the land, the traditions, and the passionate patriotism the people held for their countries. It was hard to say goodbye, I didn't want it to end.
The story is written so incredibly well. It takes you back hundreds of years and makes you appreciate another time and the struggles they went through, the hardships they had to endure. As I read, I could imagine the country and the people, even though I don't know a lot about historical Asian culture; Hearn painted the picture in my mind.
Another part of this book that I loved was the faith that the characters held. They may have held different beliefs, but they held them very strongly. I am a Christian with much faith. And even though some of the people in this book believed differently than me (in The Enlightened One), it helped to increase my faith just by seeing the absolute, unmoving stand they took towards their belief. It was beautiful.
Then there was The Hidden. They touched my heart so much. What a struggle they endured! And all for God! It was incredible. God told us we would be persecuted for our faith in Him, and these people were a great example for me and how I would hope to stand firm in my faith during persecution.
All in all, one of the greatest series I've read. I could not have asked for more. I chose "Across the Nightingale Floor" on a whim, and I'm so glad I did! This series truly blessed me. I encourage anyone and everyone to read these books!
I gave the performance 3 stars because I was highly disapointed that the narrators had changed from the first 3 books. I loved the original narrators, but I grew to appreciate the new ones as well. Although disapointment was my first thought, I was soon just as engrossed with this part of the story as I had been with the others. The plot is magnificent, and the characters continued to impress me, if not because of their honor and truth, because of their wicked and hateful ways. All characters in the series are dynamic and fantastic. I enjoyed this entire series very much. I'm looking forward to the prequel now! Although I'm not finished with the series, I can confidently recommend it. Superb.
One of the best stories I've ever read/heard. The plot is incredible, the literature devine, and the performance unsurpassed. I enjoyed this so thoroughly that I never wanted it to end. I had to give myself some time to grieve over the end of the story and to say goodbye to characters I came to love.
This was a great story, but the music that occassionally played behind the narrators' voices was horrible! To me, it didn't go with the story at all and was more of a distraction. Overall, though, I can get over the music, because the book was pretty great.
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