The individual stories were too detached and the story telling too verbose to hold my interest. I never made it through part 1 of the download.
I found this book dissappointing in the fact that the description of her trip to heaven was minimal and from what she told of it I didn't consider it a trip to heaven at all. I purchased this book because it was the book of the month for a Christian book club I am in and felt less than inspired by the theology she expresses but what did intrigue me was the actual story of her accident.
At the end of the audio book there were some questions and answers and she said she didn't understand why so many people inquired about her actual injuries to her legs. But the real miracles in this story were that not only was she revived after drowning but that she also survived her trip back to the United States with two broken legs and a disorder of her lungs that should have killed her within 48 hours and yet it took longer than that to get to the hospital in the United States. Also, after breaking her legs the way she did it seems miraculous that she is even walking again, let alone skiing. However, because she doesn't elaborate on any of these facts, the story seemd to have so many holes that I found myself not believing what happened after her accident. I couldn't picture how she even got on the planes to get back to the United States seeing that she couldn't have been walking and I couldn't visualize the splints her husband put on her in such a way that didn't make her legs so that they wouldn't bend. And how did he carry her on and off the plane if they couldn't bend?
I also think the story of her flying to her father's funeral 2 weeks after she got out of the hospital in casts on both legs from her ankle to her groin with no one flying with her is a story in itself. How do you even sit in a wheelchair like that let alone get in and out of it to sit on a plane? And the conflicting emotions she must have been feeling at the awkwardness of her physical situation along with the loss of her father and the anger at her step mother, yet from what she wrote, I did not get any sense of this at all. I felt this could have been a really good story but not from the way she told it.
This is nothing more than a really bad Harlequin Romance. I am about a third of the way through and doubt I will finish it as I consider it a waste of time. Wish I had actually read some of these reviews before listening to one friend's assessment that it was a good story. Not only is it a boring story so far but it is poorly written and narrated. Just one more example of the media's contribution to the "dumbing down of America." Sorry I wasted a credit.
She has no ability to distinguish one character from another with her voice. Only positive thing is her vioce does fit the character of Anna.
If you like cheap Harlequin romance novels then you will probably like this book.
I almost gave up on this book because it was extremely slow moving for the first two or three hours, but it was definitely worth sticking it out and listening to the whole story!
This would have been better if it had been written as a science history book which is how it read. The murder mystery part of it was lost in the science history of telegraph communications.
I usually find time travel plots too illogical to really enjoy but this one was woven together very well. It was a unique love story that left me feeling good about everything. The double narration also made it very easy to follow.
I found this story difficult to hold my attention at first but I kept listening and in the end I enjoyed it tremendously.
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