Not really--I only finished it because I am compulsive about finishing things and wanted to just get it over with.
The characters were stereotypes and the plot was contrived and outdated. It resembled a mediocre 1970's TV drama. I really like Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series because the characters are multi-dimensional and dynamic. This book, however, was a disappointment.
No specific one--Rosyln Alexander does a good enough job as narrator--easy enough to tell the characters apart, but they just were not very interesting.
It was not offensive or unpleasant to listen to, just not very engaging.
Excellent writing with intriguing, but also believable characters and a suspenseful plot. Historical details are an integral part of characters and situation, not just fluff added on. Highly recommended!
I like the characters better with every book. The narrator does a wonderful job giving each character a distinct voice that is just right.
I read this book several years ago when it was first released and the series has become one of my favorites. Hearing it read aloud makes it even better. Narrator makes Smiths's well-developed characters come alive. I am sure I will listen to this more than once.
This is a political essay, not history. Davis has an agenda and molds historical references to fit it.
There is really nothing wrong with the narrator--the fault is in what he reads.
Yes, because the characters are interesting and the plot keeps my attention. I look forward immensely to the next opportunity I have to listen.
When the Princess explains to her fiancé why she had agreed to marry him.
She really makes the characters come alive with her reading. It is hard to imagine how she can make them all sound so distinct--and the voices she uses are all exactly right for the pictures I have in my mind.
It made chuckle and smile rather than laugh uproariously, but that is just what I was looking for.
The thorough research
The diary and letter excerpts
Anyone who thinks this cannot happen again, should read this book.
Yes, because the narrator makes me feel like I am actually hearing Corrie Ten Boom. I read the print version several years ago and the audio version has been even better!
Corrie of course, because it is a first person narrative, but she is quite adept at bringing out the characters or each of the other people in the book--even the men.
This is an extremely sad and serious book overall, but it is not depressing. Throughout the book, the grace and sovereignty of God is evident.
God promises in Isaiah 41:10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" and The Hiding Place is evidence of His faithfulness to this promise.
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