Since the title says "The Best of..." I was expecting the best, but was very disappointed. Maybe I am not on the same wavelength needed for the content. I hope that 2003 edition is much better.
As long-time Boomerang fans my children request these over, and over, and over again... The oldest enjoys the time travel segments and the youngest cannot get over the jokes. The balanced history, social studies, and ethics lessons are snuck in there while we are being entertained, and the kids will ask to listen again and again!
Anyone who thinks this story sounds like fiction has never spent years in the mountains of NC. Such a slice of life! I enjoyed the stories from the midwives to the fishermen; from the realities of hospital politics to the pain of having a disabled child.
The small-town stories are almost too familiar! As a tubing enthusiast who loves Deep Creek it sounds like home!
The story is heavy on faith, just as life in NC *is* - yes, doctors here STILL offer to pray with you. Not politically correct in some parts of the country, as many expect certain professionals to exist separate from their faith. I have to tell you Dr Larimore is never condeming of those of another faith, simply expressing the joy he has found in his own - that is refreshing! A REALISTIC and joyful slice of life.
I have already searched to see if his complete collection is on Audible and will download it whenever it becomes available.
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