Life is full enough without supernatural beings, murders and the like. This novel is full of life - to the max !! The narrative is excellent! It's a must read.
The narrator of this book did a great job. He was able to capture an Austrailian accent and in the next breath speak with a Jamaican accent with all the natural inflections. The story however was very disappointing. It seems the author was trying to espouse his interpretation of biblical principles, using this fictional volume as a conveyance. I am a Christian and there were several points with which I felt he twisted what the bible really says in view of his own personal opinions. This was done with just enough truth implanted within as to confuse someone who was really seeking biblical truth. Also there were several social scenes which I found in poor taste. Perhaps it's possible to scan a written copy before committing to this work.
This novel starts off slow, in narration and content, but quickly captures your attention. The end result is thought provoking. It is well worth your time.
Profanity and crude language really ruin a read for me. This was introduced in the first few minutes of the read and I decided not to continue. Someone who is less sensitive might enjoy it.
This book is earmarked for children, however, it is in no way a juvenile read. The children who are the characters in this novel experience situations that an adult would confront, given the same set of circumstances, in their pursuit to find a home for themselves and keep their family together. There is the refreshing absence of dirty language and obscene material. I recommend the read for ages 10 and above.
The genuine compassion of this vet for his patients and their owners remain intact in spite of an occasional candid profanic utterance from the pet owners or a realistic sharing of the environmental conditions in the neighborhood of the animal clinic. It is written along the lines of James Herriot's "All Creatures Great and Small", minus the large animals.
I didn't realize that this book was a non-Christian work of fiction. I didn't get past the first few paragraphs which included the concept of God having died and therefore the angels (in heaven??) had to find out how to exist on their own. Someone from a non-Christian background might enjoy it.
As always Frank Peretti delivered a very engaging novel. I lost momentum with the character at times when he started to experience prophetic visions but the overall concept was very good. Also I would like to have known the results of the work that was done by all those striving to bring about truth and justice to the situation at hand.
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