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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.
I loved that it took place in Mitford where the series began with many of the same lovable characters.
Father Tim, of course. He is so full of wisdom and patience. His faithfulness is a beacon to all who know him. I love his expressions especially the "prayer that never fails" and "consider it done." Yet, his character is believable, not too good to be true. I guess he's a combination of people I know and love.
He is the perfect narrator for this series. I imagine Father Tim sounds just like him!
Probably Sammy. Sammy's character is so hard and with much patience and love he softens just a little bit at a time. I hope there's another book so we can see what happens to Sammy.
Yes! Please write Book 11!!!!!!
If you enjoyed reading "The Book Thief" then read this one. The characters are well developed and the author makes you really care about what happens to them. There's a lot of interesting information about World War II that doesn't include battle scenes. It's more of a look behind those scenes at the lives of ordinary people.
The characters were interesting and not so predictable.
It's hard to choose any scene.
How the use of underground radio broadcasts by the Resistance saved lives during WWII.
It was hard to follow at first because the author jumped back and forth between years closing the gap until the time periods met. But once you get used to the rhythm, it gets easier.
It ended too abruptly. I was expecting more of an adventure story. I was disappointed that the novel didn't continue the walk all the way to the Florida Keys.
Maybe. His stories are a refreshing change from all the sex, violence and profanity of most popular authors.
I found it dull, perhaps it was the story.
I would have eliminated the repetition of similar stops and experiences and moved the walker further along in his journey
It needed more adventure and length. It felt incomplete.
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.
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.
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!
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