I'm so glad I found this book! Maybe it's because I am a Doula! I loved it. There is one place, in the brothel that was portrayed more graphically then I would prefer. This book should be required reading. It is historical and pertains to life itself. We have SO much in this century and don't always know it. The author's voice was soothing. I disagree with the reviewer who felt she talked in exclamations. She had the voice of a storyteller. I enjoyed listening and was sorry it ended. I watched one of the series and was disappointed. The book is so rich and the video doesn't pick up the characterization, at all.
This is not a bad story but Ms. Cindy Woodsmall takes too long to tell it. I'm into the third book of the series and there is still no conclusion. Usually when someone creates a series each book stands alone at least somewhat!
This book went into a lot of gruesome detail at times. It wasn't bad and narrator does an awesome job. I love her accent. It wasn't the worst listen but I would have skipped a lot if I were reading a hard copy.
Already using that awful "F" word before the first 2 minutes. I can handle it used once or twice in a whole book when used by a sailor or somesuch but not by a teenaged girl.
I didn't continue listening. I don't like stories about preachers. When this one started talking about him meeting a preacher I had to stop listening. The narrator used "Um" and "a" in the narration that I'm sure were not in the print. It makes the author sound like she doesn't know how to use the English language.
This story was OK but it bothered me that she constantly refers to Gabriel as the Archangel. There is only ONE Archangel and if you read your scripture it's not Gabriel, but Michael. Jude vs. 9
I haven't enjoyed a listen this good in a while. I've enjoyed this author. I read the reviews and it helps a lot. This had a little bit of mystery. A little bit of history. A sweet love story. Not too predictable. The narrator was easy to listen to, also.
I wondered when the story was going to begin. Then once it started it was "OK". Not exceptional. The narrator did well. Not my typical kind of story even though I love stories about children. He goes into way too much detail about things that aren't pertinent to the plot or story. Maybe describing his workshop and wood working talent would be interesting to someone interested in that kind of thing. I like wood and wood building but don't need to hear about it in detail. The heart surgeon angle was interesting also but again, too much detail. I won't be buying this author again. I liked his "Chasing Fireflies" better but it wasn't remarkable either.
This story was ok. The narrator would pause between every sentence. I thought she fell asleep between chapter - slight exaggeration there! I finished it but it was a slow story anyway and then to have the narrator slow too. I would choose another audible book or buy this in paperback.
This romance just couldn't seem to happen And after several chapters of waiting for them to finish arguing I got weary of it. There comes a point when the author needs to wrap it up. There can only be so many misunderstandings and conflicts. Otherwise it's really not believable.
I didn't get very far on this one. When they constantly refer to Marjorie's parents with "the mother said" or "the father said" I was turned off. Can't they have names??! And so much of different individuals, "said this" or "said that" it was tiresome. Not well written, at all. Don't waste your credits or money on this one.
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