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This would have been a straight up five star book in all categories had the author not felt compelled to use the F word and include vulgarities in graphic detail. Did they use that word back then? I'm sure there were nasty men and women with little morals back then as there are now and these characters could very well have been defined in truth without exposing the reader to such indecency. My opinion is nobody would have missed the profanity or the sexual content had it been left out. Mr. Belfoure has catered to the lower class masses. Sad!!!
The narrator did an nice job, giving voice and life to all of the characters equally. His performance deserved four stars but for the sake of making my point...I chose not to.
I have listened to 4 hours of this 11 hour audiobook and although I do think it could have been a really great story the filth makes my skin crawl. I'll not be finishing it.
I'm glad Audible has agreed to exchange this book for one that will not be so offensive. Audible, if you are listening: PLEASE find a way to RATE THE CONTENTS of audiobooks for language, violence, and adult or sexual content! At least we could make informed decisions about what, when, where, and if we want to listen.
I gave it three stars because I enjoyed some parts of the story but there is a whole new age of "christianity" out now with no mention of Christ's work on the cross. The author seemed to be doing some new brand of psychotherapy on herself that she calls GOD.
no, I would not recommend this book to my Christian friends.
I hope Audible will let me trade this book in
it was just so boring, like it was written for third graders, but I doubt I would have found it interesting back then even.
what genre? maybe that's why I didn't like it. I usually listen to historical fiction but I got this for free
Diane Sawyer can make ANYTHING sound amazing!
can i exchange it for another free book? Yesssss!
I admit I didn't listen past chapter three. The story line goes to far off the biblical version and I found this disturbing. The author has Bathsheba lusting after David before and while she is married to Uriah. I believe she loved Uriah very much and it must have been very difficult being married to the man who had her husband killed (if indeed she was aware). I was left very disappointed as the character pined for David from a very young age. Yuck!
I will continue to search for good clean classroom material. (sigh)
Why not keep it clean? I'm telling you it is so hard to find really great stories that can be shared with the whole family or a classroom full of children.
Hello Audible? Are you LISTENING? (no pun intended) Why not a rating system or a warning for language/violence/sex? Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's safe.
Brilliant, Enlightening, and Encouraging!
I also listened to Sacks' Musicophelia, so I don't recall which; described Oliver Sacks breaking his leg in a mountain climb and having to haul himself backward down the mountain using only his arms and that he sang a little "chant" which gave him momentum like that of rowing a boat and allowed him to focus. He said that little ditty saved his life.
Oh! You mean that wasn't Oliver Sacks? I didn't know that until I heard Dr. Oliver Sacks interviewed on Fresh Air (also available on Audible) and realized that Robert Krulwich was only the reader's voice. Fantastic!
I was blown away by Sacks' research. I have since read all of his other books of which The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat was my favorite. My husband sometimes introduces me to people we already know saying "and this is my...hat..." because it starts a fascinating conversation!
Laura Ingalls Wilder's series, or The Daughters of the Faith series although I do not know if those are available on audible and this one book could hardly be compared to a whole series but it is exceptional for it's rich historical value.
Well Sarah...of course ;)
My 5th great-grandmother was Sarah Noble Norton 1785-1854. She came to America in 1840 from England with her children and grandchildren. Although she is not THE Sarah Noble of this story, I do think it highly likely that she is a descendent. Her father's name was John Noble 1760-1807 of Foston on Malton, North Yorshire, England.
I have been so disappointed lately with really great stories being ruined by filthy language or squeaky clean not so funny "comedies". This was refreshingly everything I hoped it would be.
I wish I knew. I have yet to research Christian Comedy but what an idea!
No. I will check them out.
It did make me laugh, wasn't that the point? ;)
Thank you Donald Davis!
flat, mono, and yawn
Oh please no.
Maybe the kids will like it but I won't be joining them while they listen.
Any one who likes Bill Myers. I guess this kind of story just isn't for me. Perhaps it is more a science fictional type story.
It was slow and I just couldn't keep listening.
I do think he should not read his own book. There are a lot of really good readers here on audible, he should just choose one that brings some life into the story.
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