Every turn of story the actors ask, "is this why God has brought me here" "Is this what God wanted me to do?" Its a Christian title which was not clear to me to begin with. I find that annoying so I gave it one star. I just wanted to warn others.
I came across this writer and this series purely by accident whle browsing and reading reviews, and I wasnt so sure that it was my cup of tea. But the excellent narration by Gerard Doyle and the plain spoken prose of Mckinty drew me in to the lives of the characters. Indeed, Mckinty tells some pretty gritty stories, and the Michael Forsythe character is by turns smart, reckless, and just plain lucky that he makes it through so many near death experiences...it can become unbelievable that this guy continues to ge tout of jams the way he does.... but then Mckinty's descriptive passages take my breath away and set a scene so swell; they are not fancy or over the top, but vivid in a way that offsets the harsh reality of the lives he is tracking. There is also an intelligence and insight here that is rather rare.
I consider McKinty to be among one of the great writers...and I have read the canon and then some, including much contemporary lit....this is above and beyond, and I strongly suggest it to anyone (adult...there are some pretty serious themes and also some pretty strong violent images)
I've been thrilled to find that there are more books in this series and some other books that he has written (though I am unsure about the series for the younger set, I will listen to it) and I love this narrator to the point that I have searched out other books that he has narrated.
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