Lynn Austin has always been a 5-star read/listen for me. If this had been my first experience with her work, and had it not been for an Amazon reviewer who encouraged readers to stick with this slow-starter, I would have given up listening.
As the story begins, the primary character , as one other reviewer put it, comes across "cliched." While some readers found the story amusing, I found it irritating. It wasn't until several hours in that I became at all engaged.
I remain a loyal reader/listener of Lynn Austin, but this one was just OK for me. I suspect it was intended to be humorous in some respects, but the humor was not to my taste.
If this is your first Lynn Austin, try some of her other titles. She truly is a master of her craft, whether or not this one hit the spot for you.
An insightful look, character by character, challenge by challenge, at love, family, commitment, faith, doubt and even treachery--all this on a backdrop of children with special needs.
Well done, in every respect.
There's no accounting for taste, they say. This book was not a good listen for me. I regretted using one of my precious credits. The main character was without depth or nuance throughout most of the story. When the main character is the antagonist, it helps if the reader can find some redeming quality to establish affinity. This did not happen for me.
One reviewer noted that the story was unpredictable. I found the opposite to be true. In addition, suspension of unbelief didn't happen for me until perhaps the very end. This story was not one of my favorites and I would not recommend it.
The audio preview sucked me into what turned out to be a let down.. But as they say, "there is no accounting for taste." After all, I don't like popcorn either and that makes me weird among womankind, LOL!
Superbly done! Summer of Light evoked the right combination of laughter and the light of revelation. It has become one of my favorites.
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