As some previous posters have mentioned, this book does tend to ramble. However it's part of the character of the book and I loved it. I like how she jumps back and forth and you really get inside of her as she goes through a valley time. You don't know where it's going to end up and it was amazing how it all tied together in the end. Also you learn a lot about poetry and how a new Christian processes different pieces of information. I loved it in the audio format and the narrator did a fabulous job, but I don't think I could read it in a book format because it jumps around so much. It's a slow methodical book, so if you want something that is fast paced, this is not the book for you, but I think it's one of the best that I have ever read and I see why this author has won awards.
The narrator is okay, but not very good. For lines that are already ridiculously over dramatic. I like the overall story, but the beginning is hard to get through and way the characters speak to each other aren't believable.
Tone down some of the drama and some of the inflections.
In the end the twists and turns were good, and make it worth going through it, but I'm listening to it for the second time right now and I keep gritting my teeth.
The narrator definitely. She was reading the story instead bringing the story to life. This is how it sounds to read the book to kindergarteners. There was very little voice change from character to character and sometimes it was hard to follow who was speaking. They also sound really flat. The book has a lot of medical terminology, but I actually enjoy it.The story line is a little predictable as well, but I don't know how much of that is to the way the story is being presented.
I like the inside look into the medical world and how things run or are supposed to run.
Katherine Kellgren or Kate Forbes
It already does.
I thought this book was great. I don't understand why others didn't think so. The narration was top-notch and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I finished it within a couple of days! She has truly become one of my favorite authors.
I bought this book because I believed that it was a historical fiction book. In a way it is, and in a way it does incorporate some Biblical characters etc. It does talk about the place that women have in that time period and the struggles and the traditions that they would create. However, there is some very strong sexual language and content which I would not normally associate with a Christian book. The message is extreemly feminist and mythelogical more than Biblical values and principles. It places more emphasis on dead relatives having power to change our lives than on the power that God has. Recently in a Sunday School class this was brought up as a Christian Historical Fiction example, however, the presenter herself had not read it. I warned the class that think carefully prior to reading it.
I had a hard time listening to this one. Unnecessary swearing and a very thick british accent. I don't know if I will finish listening to this one because I'm already 2 hours into the 8 hour recording and there is no point to the story yet other than a woman who suspects her husband is having an affair and everyone gossiping about her.
I liked the story and I liked how the reader incorporated different effects. For examnple, if the person was on the phone, it sounded like it. The only thing was that she read so fast with very few stops for effect. It jump from one thought to another and was hard to have my mind keep up.
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