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This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. It's an exciting thriller about sin and redemption unlike any other I've read. It's not preachy but the message is clear: We are slaves to sin and Satan, but the good news is that God forgives when we repent. Even though I've read it twice and listened twice, I never get bored with it. Tom Stechschulte does a terrific job with the narration.
The author took too long to tell a fairly simple story. She seemed to be trying to build her characters but I found them shallow and unsympathetic. There were whole chapters that seemed to just drag on and on without point. I found myself saying, "Let's get on with it!" several times. I almost put it down a couple of times but then I thought, "It must get better soon." It never did. The only part I connected with was Boris' thoughts on life near the end. But that was it.
No, I don't enjoy her writing style at all.
I thought he did a great job with the voices, especially the accents. He was the main reason I kept listening.
I was disappointed and angry that I wasted so much time listening to a book without a real point.
The idea of the story was a good one. Too bad it wasn't written by a better author.
The description sounded much better than the novel. I had always been taught that Isaac Newton believed the teachings of the Bible and that his discoveries strengthened, not weakened, his faith. I thought this was going to be a fun read about his crime-solving skills, not about his (lack of) faith.
I've tried to read it twice but it isn't grabbing my interest. It's really a big disappointment. I expected more depth from J.K. Rowling. Perhaps she should go back to writing juvenile fiction.
Although this sequel takes place nine years after Forbidden, Dekker & Lee write a smooth transition with well-placed reminders. They introduce several new characters that interact with the old ones and further develop the ideas in the the first book. The story is somewhat of an allegory of the gospel but doesn't parallel it. It reminds me of the Circle Trilogy. If you enjoyed those books, you'll probably enjoy these as well.
Another winner by my favorite author. I think this is my third or fourth "reading." I will definitely listen again. Kevin Foley narrated well. Still waiting for the movie/mini series.
I've loved this novel every time I've read it. This is the first time I've listened. Jack Sondericker performed well. I still wish someone would make a movie based on this book!
I read the book then watched the movie. The authors did a great job filling in the gaps with more characters and expanding the plot. I sure hope there's more to come with similar Christian themes!
David Gregory did a fantastic job depicting a future without Christianity. It is plain to see how society today is already heading in that direction with a little help from technology and the government. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
The free first chapter got me hooked but I was disappointed in the rest of the story. I thought the plot was erratic and repetitive.
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