Characters felt false. In one case (semi-spoiler alerts), emotion swung from 15 years of bitter hatred to forgiveness in 30-60 minutes. In another, from near complete indifference to total devotion in about the same amount of time. The one bad guy that was interesting due to Rover the dog, never showed up again. Dialogue was awkward and didn't feel natural. Overall, very disappointing for the cost of one credit. Definitely would not recommend.
Rough. Decent attempt.
Reconciliation between Abbey and the Whites. Fakey loving turnaround by Josh.
The innkeeper and dog were the most interesting characters. Others REALLY didn't feel natural.
Complex character with lots of painful backstory. Overall, I enjoyed this book, and I purchased the following 2 as well.
But I'm not crazy about the narrator, and I'm not sure why he gets good remarks. Dick Hill's Latin characters all sound alike. Nathan McBride's partner, Harvey, sounds just like the bad guy (same for book 3). And his female characters all sound like insipid weaklings, even the department heads. The 12 year old girl in Book 3 is the same way. And a lot of the male law enforcement or military sound like they're from New Jersey. Kind of ruins the experience.
Unbroken helps us not forget the unspeakable horror of WWII in the Pacific. But man's cruelty to man is conquered by Louis Zamperini's unbreakable spirit. Laura Hillenbrand's masterful writing paints the good and the bad in stark clarity and contrast, and the story gives me new insight as to my own father's fight with his demons after returning from the war in Italy. I am so glad she wrote this book!
Don't miss this fascinating read of a woman's spiritual journey. She goes from being a teen with a purely academic knowledge of what she's been taught to a woman with a vibrant, active faith. If you read this just for the "what's heaven like" experience you'll be disappointed as it's relatively short. It's all the adventure leading up to it and how God changed her entire life that will captivate you. Because she is an adventurous person and one who is not content with a mundane life, her story weaves in many experiences where God showed up in unmistakeable ways. If you are seeking to know God in a deeper, more meaningful way, this book will be encouraging to you.
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