One rainy day in Seattle, young software tycoon Micah Taylor receives a cryptic, 25-year-old letter from a great uncle he never knew. It claims a home awaits him on the Oregon coast that will turn his world inside out. Suspecting a prank, Micah arrives at Cannon Beach to discover a stunning, brand-new, 9,000-square-foot house. When bizarre things start happening there, locals tell cynical Micah the place is “spiritual”. But he will slowly discover the home isn’t just spiritual; it’s a physical manifestation of his soul.
©2010 James L. Rubart (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Rubart's work clips along nicely, and his premise is compelling." (Publishers Weekly)
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
Very, very enjoyable! Glad I purchased this audio book. I also liked his book, "The Chair". I anticipate purchasing more of Mr Rubart's books. The narration was very good, also. This is Christian Fiction at it's best. Thanks, Audible, for making this genre' available!
The anticipation of what would happen next kept me from wanting to put it down
The consequences to the main character's choices were very significant. Our choices in this life don't always impact the way his did.
I've not listened to any of J L Rubart's other performances.
Several moments in the book moved me. The appearance of the rooms always made me sit on the edge of my seat
I love to be totally immersed in a good story. I love the thrill of the middle of a great book. Thinking about it all day... wondering what will happen and then enjoying the conclusion. Nothing frustrates me more than an author who weaves an intense story line, builds interesting characters and then dumps me into despair by ending it all abruptly. Just hate that. I relish the "ahhhhh" at the end of a great story.
This book was so disappointing. It was some sort of Allegorical Read but felt like he was trying to copy THE SHACK. It was long... boring and really preachy. I get was he was trying to communicate but whoa.... it did me in. I decided I would finish it to the end and so I did but it left me with a big disappointing taste.
I read this book for free on my Kindle and LOVED it. I was very surprised when I went to purchase the audio version for my husband that it wasn't out yet the book had not even been released yet. So I finally got the audio version and what a treat it was James L Rubart did a wonderful job narrating as well. If you love God you will enjoy this Novel very much!
I am a glass artist and while I create, I listen to books. each creation has memory of one listened to. I love Jesus and my family.
One of the best books ....
This author uses fiction to weave a story that tell truth of the heart, desire, surrender and deception of our human heart. I loved the outcome of the Glory of Gods profound work in our heart but also the importance of how God gives us free will to choose our destiny!!
Highly recommend this book to anyone who desires to understand the truth of our inner voice and our heart!
After I had been listening to "Rooms" for an hour and a half, I went back to the synopsis to see if I had misread anything. From the description, I was expecting some kind of mystery or thriller. Instead I was listening to a book that should be described as religious fiction. This is not a problem in itself, but it was also tedious and just not gripping my attention at all. The characters are two dimensional and the description of his issues is clumsy. If the book had been described properly, I would have saved myself the credit.
I also thought this was a "thiller" given the synopsis. It should be under the catagory of "Religious Fiction" (if there is such a catagory). There is very little suspense. I kept wondering why the main character didn't do a bit of reserch on his house, like "who built it?". It is just to "preachy" for me to enjoy...
This was Awful!! If I wanted a religious book, I would have downloaded one. I was looking for a good mystery/thriller. I had just finished Bad Blood by John Sanford and was hoping to find something at least half as interesting. Instead I get this awful story. It was promoted as a mystery but is definitely a religious "mystery" and not very mysterious at that. I erased it from my MP3 after reading chapter 14. If I wanted to be preached to by a religious fanatic, I would have gone to church, There;s nothing wrong with that, but it's now what I want to spend my credits on. Audible should change the description and refund our credit for letting us get stuck with this one!!!!!!!
The story was very good...similar in theme to the Nicholas Cage movie, "The Family Man". The lead character changed his mind a few too many times for me, but I understand how it played into the changes in his life. Will definitely read more by Mr. Rubart!
I have listened to both of Rubart's books on Audible now and have to say the the Christians will love this book. I do not feel though that his writings are preaching, quite the opposite they are quite uplifting although a little corny in some, but only some, places. The actual stories, without the God part make for very good and quite original stories. Definately worth listening to. My only gripe; the author really should have let someone else read his books.
"A modern day allegorical tale"
I bought the ebook and audio as whisper-sync from Amazon. It was the first time I had used this system, which enables you to either read or listen to the book and it will sync to the last point you have got to regardless of format. I'm not sure what I did wrong, but I started reading, went to audio, and when I went to listen to it again it took me back to where I had been reading! It is good though, to have the choice. Personally, I preferred to listen to it and think it would have taken me a lot longer to read it.
I would say it is similar to e.g. Paolo Cohelo, as he brings the allegory to life through simple story telling. Also echoes of the Butterfly Effect in terms of how different actions have their own reactions and repercussions, although it's not at all violent or disturbing.
I liked Rick, and Sarah.
I loved the moments of realisation, which even if we can see them a mile away are truly revelatory for Micah! I loved to see what was behind each new door, and how Micah would respond to it. And I really felt for young Micah, I just wanted to hold him and tell him how great he was and that it would all be OK.
I really wanted to give it a 5, however something about it was just too simplistic and a little trite. That said, it is a good read and does make you think. Great narration, really enjoyed listening to it.
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