Does the current world look dark and hopless to you?
Read this book!
At a time when the whole world felt devastated, this amazing woman traveled it, encouraging all to believe in the awesome God she serves.
If you want to laugh, cry, learn and marvel at wonders, read this book!
One of the best books I have ever, ever, listened to and I have loved many books!!!
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I really enjoyed this book. Vic is her typical profane self, but she is the main source of cursing as usual. I can't help but love Vic, potty mouth and all.
I enjoyed this story very much, liked the theme of redemption I saw in it.
Love Johnson's characters, and how he makes me see it all in my head.
He's as comfortable as my good old cowboy boots.
This book is short stories and overall they are pretty dark.
I loved Blood Knot.
Hated Pirates of Yellowstone.
REALLY hated The Noble Savage..
Loved the Master Falconer. Hey do you suppose Nate would run for President?
Guess that would be impossible for a fictitious character.
Anyway, this was an OK book. Not great.
Yes, there is violence and profanity in it. About typical Box in those categories.
I guess Burke isn't the guy for me. I always comment on profanity in books and this one doesn't have much English profanity in it. But holy cow, if you understand Spanish profanity your face and your ears will burn all the way through.
Too much violence for me and way too much bad language.
I was having trouble with an ACLU guy really being sheriff in a little TX town. What were they thinking?
But, having said that, Burke did make me care about the characters. And, when he isn't cursing in Spanish, he can write like a poet...
I run hot and cold on Koontz, but this is a book I liked quite a bit.
Wonderful descriptions, great characters. Just don't base your life theology on the book's premise.
Dealt with difficult subjects pretty gracefully.
a thought provoking book and a good read.
First book from this author and won't be my last. Not a racy story, just a down home, folksy story with warmth and human element. I enjoyed her vivid descriptions.
Very clean and easy to listen, a gentle book.
There are a lot of areas where Diane Kelly and I are miles apart. She doesn't mind a lot of coarse language and subjects, and some profanity. She is cleanly anti-Dairy, anti-meat, anti-fur and anti-gun and pretty much anti many western values.
If you can get past all the anti-fur remarks, all the references to soy milk and granola (gag me!), then you might be able to appreciate her humor.
This is not a heavy crime novel and despite all the aforementioned, Kelly had me laughing at several dog antics,as the one thing we do agree on is dogs, gotta love 'em. I liked her humor although I could do without the constant PC agenda.
Guys this isn't a book about serious police procedure ( another reviewer complained about this), it is meant to be humorous.. . and it is.
Just wish it was a tad easier on the ears while listening.
I actually liked the extra effects the narrator put in ( it added to the comic feel of the book) and had only one major comment. Whoopee ti yi was not pronounced correctly. Any real westerner can tell you the "ti" is pronounced Tie as in tie your shoe, not tea as in tea you drink. Little things, kids, little things.
Will I read more of Kelly's books? Sorry, but most likely not.
Wow, is all I can say!
If you have ever struggled with finding God's will for your life, you will love reading this book. I loved his clear and concise descriptions, his five "S's" of knowing God's will.
This book, short though it is, will give you verses and concepts you can sink your teeth into and put to work in your life to help you know and understand the will of God for your life.
I've got to say that even though this is my least favorite Dickens so far, this is still a book well worth listening to!
Dickens wrote this book to call attention to the plight of orphans during his time. I'd like to point out that worldwide there are about 147 million orphans at this time and we can all use this book to inspire thought on how to help orphans throughout the world.
I think the visceral reaction to the things which orphans routinely suffered was the main reason I didn't like this book so much. It hit me very hard. However, I must also say, that it does have a Dickens happy ending and some poetic as well as real, justice.
Gerald Dickens does a really fabulous job of narrating this story and I enjoyed listening to him very much.
Clearly, I was ruined for this book after having watched "Oliver!" the musical as a child...and all I can say about the movie is, how can anyone read this book and then say, "Let's make a musical out of it!"
Still a great book, but I won't be renting the movie anytime soon.
I enjoy reading about WWII, and especially biographical works about this era. Since I live just about a hundred miles from where Mr. Nez grew up, I knew we'd have some things in common, even though I'm not of the Dine.
I really enjoyed hearing about his youth; as a stock-raising person, I was absolutely horrified by the livestock reduction he relates, and I sorrowed for him at boarding school. Many children must still leave home and go to boarding school currently as well.
His story struck me as honest and straightforward, though his lifelong clinging to his native religion and referring to Christianity as "white man's religion" saddened me deeply.
I was so involved emotionally in he and his characters, I was looking up he and some of his fellows on the internet before I had even finished listening to the book. That's when I realized he had just passed away.
I came away from this book with a great respect for Chester Nez and the other code talkers and understood much more about them as a result of reading this book. The book has also made me very curious about many other aspects which Nez didn't cover in his book, so maybe I will find some more books about this basic subject.
I thought this book was very well written and sounded as if it were Chester's own words. It gripped my attention all the way through.
I read this book as a kid (and loved it!) and tried this out just for fun.
This timeless classic glows with the excellent narration of Rowena Cooper. I loved her voice and performance.
What a great family safe story with fun and excitement.
I loved it all over again.
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