This book was a looooonnnggg boring sermon. Not that we shouldn't all strive to find as much happiness in life as possible, but this author was just too preachy and she overdid the cheeriness. If the author had a child, grandchild, or any relative or friend who had been raped, tortured, or killed etc., I wonder how cheery she would be. In fact, in the second to last chapter, she mentioned a woman who had been raped by relatives. Strange that the author, while saying that the woman found God, did not say how the woman continued to cope. I finally gave up trying to read this book. I cannot recommend it to anyone.
It was nice to read a book and not have to worry about someone getting murdered, yet it was still what I would call a mystery. The book was most enjoyable and had a delightful, surprising ending. My only complaint is the same one I have for all audiobooks. I wish women would read women's voices and men would read men's voices. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this book. Could the author be the same James Patterson whose scary mystery books I refuse to read? Nah, must be another James Patterson.
This book was a sweet Christmas story. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone.
I wish I were allowed to give this book a 0 rating. What parent has not had to contend with vomit and diarrhea? What parent has not had disruptive and impudent kids? AND, what parent who has sent a kid to college has not cried? Those problems are just a part of life. They are not funny. In fact, they are not even amusing. This book was the most boring book I have ever read. I am very sorry that I spent my money for it. Did I mention booorrring?
It appeared to me that Ms. Kennedy really knew very little about politics or the work her husband was doing. She often had to ask the interviewer what had happened because she did not know. Since she knew so little about what was going on, I felt that the information that she spoke of contributed little to what we should know about those events and that period. It was nice to hear her voice, though. I just found the book boring after about an hour.
The story was excellent. The narrator's (Scott Sowers) voice was too young for a 70 year old man and it was very distracting.
From reading all previous books, I had already figured out a good bit of Dr. O'Reilly's former life. Still, it was interesting to learn the details. I enjoyed the book and can hardly wait for the next one. I was hoping this one would be about Barry's new life, but I have a feeling we will have to wait awhile for that one. I suspect that the next book will be about Dr. O'Reilly's life with Diedre (I'm not certain how to spell her name). What ever topic Mr. Taylor chooses will be read by me ASAP. I enjoy his stories and find Mr. Keating's voice to be perfect for the part. I just wish women could read the women's parts. Men trying to replicate women's voices just sounds silly.
Erik Singer had a fine voice for the Irish characters. His voice was too young for Father Tim, who is 70 in this book. It was often hard to tell the characters' voices apart. Why oh why can't audible pay for both men's and women's voices in books? The story was a fun read and, as usual, a bit preachy at times, but I still like the Father Tim stories.
I wish audible would have both men's and women's voices reading a book. A man's voice for a woman's part is distracting and unnatural. Otherwise, the book was very good, although a bit preachy.
Even though this book was fairly predictable, I still enjoyed it. It did not have as many character twists and turns as Ms. Flagg's other books, but I still highly recommend it. It was delightful and a nice "feel good" book.
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