Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Safe Shooter

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Safe Shooter

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Safe Shooter

ratings
3
REVIEWS
1
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0
HELPFUL VOTES
1

  • Amity & Sorrow: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Peggy Riley
    • Narrated By Erin Bennett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (11)

    A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she's convinced will follow them wherever they go - her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can't imagine what the world holds outside their father's polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley's abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family.

    Lillian says: "Interesting Twist on Coming-Of-Age Novel"
    "Amazing First Novel"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Amity & Sorrow in three words, what would they be?

    God, Sex, Farming


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Amity & Sorrow?

    Ms. Riley has clearly done extensive research about cults. Through her story, guided by research, we learn about the life within a polygamous cult.

    I developed a sympathy and understanding of the characters, which translated to a better understanding of a polygamous cult from a members' perspective. I developed a broader understanding of "family".

    Is the book an endorsement of polygamous cults? Not by any means. She does allow the reader to make their own decision and perhaps broaden their understanding of other social structures.


    Which character – as performed by Erin Bennett – was your favorite?

    Amity. We don't know her well, but she is intriguing.


    If you could take any character from Amity & Sorrow out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Amaranth. I understand why she did what she did, but it would be interesting to give her alternative views.


    Any additional comments?

    A dark but enlightening book. A very worthwhile listen. Can't wait for her next work!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.