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Candace

I like a wide range of books, and I'm willing to give any book the benefit of the doubt. I enjoy Christian Fiction, as well as Fantasy. :)

Amarillo, TX, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • The Atonement Child

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Francine Rivers
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (131)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (73)

    The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith.

    Meaghan says: "another awesome read from Francine"
    "Almost perfect"
    Overall

    I gave this audiobook 5 stars based on the novel itself. It's incredibly poignant, as well as controversial. I love how she handles everything from a strict Biblical standpoint, while still making the characters very very real. It's also a very hard look at modern day Christians (though the copyright is over 10 years ago0: hypocrisy, showing how Christians are prone to attacking their wounded, and how compromise based on pity and what's easiest is not always what's right. Incredible, heart-wrenching book.

    That said... I hated the narration. Ruth Ann Phimister is an excellent narrator, don't get me wrong... but I did not feel that her voice fit this book in the slightest. I could understand her narrating And The Shofar Blew, because the main characters were older, one even elderly, so I could understand... However, with the main character of this story being 18, with a lot of other young characters, her voice was just not believable to me, and took away from what I consider to be an amazing novel. Kate Forbes would have been a better choice (narrator for Redeeming Love).

    Overall though, I highly recommend this book. It pulls your heart in two directions, while gently steering you toward sound Biblical principles. A must read for any woman, or man for that matter.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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