I've loved the O'Malleys since I read the books some years ago. I have been put off, from time to time, with the lack of really well-written Christian fiction; at times I've felt that authors were published in the Christian market simply because they mentioned God and avoided vulgarity rather than for the excellence of their writing. Not so with Dee Henderson--her stories are well-thought out, and her characters multidimensional. The protagonists exhibit flaws and redemption in a realistic way and there are twists and turns to keep mystery enthusiasts engrossed as well as romantic moments for those who are looking for a love story.
This is the first of the series that I've listened to so far. The one complaint I've had is that the narrator tends to use a nasal tone to indicate a female speaking. I am sure there are great challenges in making a deep voice, such as this narrator has, sound feminine, but I am a little put off by the whiny vibe I get. That being said, I find the story to flow quite well and the narrator maintains excellent pacing. I will listen to the entire series, I'm certain.
In my opinion, Roger Mueller did a fabulous job with all of the characters; he has a facile voice that made it so easy to distinguish each person. Above that, not a single voice was grating to my ears. I will look for other books by this narrator.
I most often find a book much more satisfying than a movie because it takes more than a couple of hours to know a character well. While I can't remember experiencing a movie novel-ized in this fashion, I thoroughly enjoyed the authors' efforts in this case. I wanted to say "more, please!"
I don't often write reviews, but I so enjoyed this story and this presentation that I hope to encourage others to give it a try.
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