This is a good enough story until the foulest language is spoken. Not sure why authors feel as though they have to inflect the language into their works. For me, it keeps me from enjoying the book.
I have read many, many Amish fiction stories and there are all rooted in their culture as this ones seems to be.
Just shame about the language which will keep me from reading this author again.
From the description I was unsure what to expect, especially with the story line. The characters were so interesting and it was overall heartwarming.
It's hard to give a good review without giving away too much of the story.
I always like hearing this male narrator and the female was good as well.
The characters came to life so vividly and I was sad to to see the book end.
If you are a NS fan this is a book for you!
This main character has nine lives for sure....some of the secondary characters were weak but the overall plot was good and then end result was pulled it all together.
Not my favorite narrator though.
Most of it was unbelievable to me..even though it's fiction.
It was difficult to follow what part of the story I was in.
I enjoyed the medical aspect thoroughly. Having no background in the African culture I was not a good judge of the authenticity of portions of the story.
The goodwill supposedly linked to the main character was questionable at times for me.
I have read quite a lot of the authors books and I would say this one is just average by far not his best.
This book took off a bit too slow for me....almost too detail oriented. Down to "I am putting on my shoes", etc. At times I thought of stopping the listen but I decided I would finish it.
This was my first book by this author. Not sure if I will read more. It just was not a stand out for me.
The narrator had a very thick accent which I think affected her performance. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either.
I do think the author did her research when it comes to lyme disease and all of the many laboratory tests that can be done and for that I do appreciate the authenticity.
In my opinion this story could have been told in 3/4 the time.
Perhaps the last few chapters were the most interesting.
I had read this in hard back quite some time back so it was refreshing to hear the book and it was even better than I remembered! It actually came to life from the story line to the characters especially the children.
The bad guys are bad...not particularly violent which was relieving.
This was a very well written story from beginning to end. Highly recommended!
++Love Jan Maxwell also!!
Can't imagine this happening to me! It's a disturbing story that at times was hard to follow due to the complexity of the story line.
Sometimes the best laid plans don't always turn out the way one would think especially for those with good intentions. That's is about all that can be said without spoiling for someone who has not "read" this.
Totally love Jan Maxwell as the narrator was the icing on the cake!
This one kept you guessing. Just when I thought I had it figured out there was a twist or turn. Good subject matter and scarily something that could actually take place.
Not my favorite narrator - just okay.
Read is a great one!
This is such a sad story but one that I wanted to finish to find out if the outcome would be as I had hoped. It always left me feeling so bad for the main character and totally disliking the "bad guy". MHC did a good job of pacing this story. Hard to say more without being a spoiler for those considering the "read".
Would have given it complete 5 stars if not for the narrator. Not too bad - just not stellar,
An enjoyable story that kept me interested in the outcome constantly. It's another hit for MHC. It's difficult to review more details without being a spoiler. Well worth the "read"
Now, the narrator - not so much at all. It was my first listen for this narrator and most likely my last.
This one was too much to be believable....story line was not realistic for an author of the caliber of MHC.
I listened to it more because there was nothing else available.
I truly did not care for the Elvira character in this book or others.
Just not for me.
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