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The Shack | [William P. Young]

The Shack

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.
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Publisher's Summary

Mackenzie Allen Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack one wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever.

©2013 William P. Young (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Tracy YANKTON, SD, United States 04-02-14
    Tracy YANKTON, SD, United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A story that keeps you interested"
    What made the experience of listening to The Shack the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed the narrator. I enjoyed the story. It made me cry one minute and smile the next.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I wouldn't say it kept me in the edge of my seat, but it was a joy to listen to.


    What does Roger Mueller bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Roger Mueleer is good at bringing the characters to life.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Overcoming sorrow through faith


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gary Monroe, CT, United States 03-20-14
    Gary Monroe, CT, United States 03-20-14
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    "Great Book!"
    What did you love best about The Shack?

    The unusual portrayal of God being both Father and Mother


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shack?

    There were so many but when the Holy Spirit and Mac were in the garden and how the garden with all the beauty amongst the weeds was actually Mac's life! Also when Mac was in the cave judging God.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I did not care for his voice or his lack of emphasis in his voice. Wish it was narrated by Max Mc'Clean


    If you could take any character from The Shack out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Jesus! Papa! Sarayu! All are one so them as one


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonne Warwick, Australia 12-27-13
    Yvonne Warwick, Australia 12-27-13
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    "Mooi uiteengesit"
    Would you listen to The Shack again? Why?

    Ja, in afrikaans


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Ja, kon nie wag om te hoor wat volgende gaan gebeur nie.


    Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favorite?

    God


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Toe Mackenzie sy Klein dogtertjie weer sien.


    Any additional comments?

    Baie goed geskryf en voorgelees. Knop-in-die-keel oomblike in die verhaal.. Dit laat mens nader aan God voel.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 04-28-14
    Matthew 04-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "This book will change your perspective about GOD."
    What did you love best about The Shack?

    The way that I was written draws you in from the very beginning. The fact that it was originally was written for his children only, to me it's a great honor to be able to read something that he only wrote for them to begin with.


    What did you like best about this story?

    For me I truly felt like I was there in the shack with papa the whole time and it was amazing.


    Have you listened to any of Roger Mueller’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I have not listen to any other of his performances.


    If you could take any character from The Shack out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Papa, because I just want to be in the presence of God even more than I already am.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Freeman 03-24-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I love this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Shack to be better than the print version?

    Yes because you get more than just the book you get an hour listening to different people talking to the other


    What other book might you compare The Shack to and why?

    Cross roads because it was written by the same author


    Which character – as performed by Roger Mueller – was your favorite?

    I like all of them none of them are not my favorite


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The thing that made me cry was when missy died and when they discovered Missy's body


    Any additional comments?

    This is an awesome book. I learned a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 04-17-15
    Donna 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "wonderful read"

    once you get through the first couple chapters the book opened up and was amazing

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    Brenda Irene DiBiase 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Anyone who is curious about God should read this"
    If you could sum up The Shack in three words, what would they be?

    This is a beautifully written story of a man whose faith is tested when something devastating happens to his child. The author's rationalization of God's Trinity is the best I have ever read. I completely enjoyed the powerful relationships that were built in this book. I hope they make a movie out of it. This book left me inspired to get closer to my Savior.


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    Wen 04-09-15
    Wen 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of the best book ever!"

    I had read this book awhile ago and I remembered the emotional journey it took me through. It broke my heart and it lift my spirit. It reminded how good God is.
    Listening to the audible version I was not as emotional. And I did indeed enjoy it very much. The narrator did an outstanding job. Listen to this book if you need your faith restored or just for the simple fact that it is so good!!!

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    JosephKeen 04-03-15
    JosephKeen 04-03-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book!"

    At times it was heart wrenching for both the hard parts as a parent and as a child of God. Love the unexpected manifestations of God.

    The reader did an excellent job conveying the story.

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    864 04-03-15
    864 04-03-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Life changing"

    This is not a book. Not just a fictional story. This is a picture to help translate truth. Worth an investment of time and consideration.

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