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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


    2 of 2 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


    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 Ruston, LA United States 03-24-14
    Sarah Freeman Ruston, LA United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2013
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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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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 04-07-14
    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 04-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I didn't like it."
    Would you try another book from William P. Young and/or Roger Mueller?

    No way!


    What was most disappointing about William P. Young’s story?

    How God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were characterized was ridiculous. THE BOOK WAS SOOOO SLOW!!!!!!!!!!


    What didn’t you like about Roger Mueller’s performance?

    He was ok, the content the was reading was terrible.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Shack?

    .


    Any additional comments?

    This was like a dream that was created into a book. But not a good dream that you share with the world, maybe only a few close friends.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Turner's Husband, Wayne 07-03-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Such a wonderful surprise"
    Where does The Shack rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I read the book and enjoyed it, but the audio was such a surprise. The story really came to life. All the joy, fear, agony and relief comes through this dynamic storyline. The performance was nothing short of outstanding. If you thought the book interesting or something different or if you liked it a lot, you will devour this audio version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mac - The narrator and writer pulled me into his character.


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

    Better


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

    Don't be surprised if you are a changed person after watching


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amber 05-17-14
    Amber 05-17-14 Member Since 2013

    Avid reader who enjoys writing. I hope to one day have one of my novels on audible. My memoir will be out this fall '14, PERFECTLY BROKEN.

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    "I loved it"
    If you could sum up The Shack in three words, what would they be?

    Unique, deep, healing


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

    The plot was very good. I didn't want to stop until I knew every detail.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    hard to say, but I loved the narrator's voice for God!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The truth is, as a Christian who LOVES the word of God, I did have a few hangups with this book, but as an overall I forced myself to see past my hangups and just let the message sink in. I love what the author express through this book. I do not recommend this book to the straight and narrow Christian, but if you can think outside of the box then this one is for you. Oh and the narration was AMAZING!


    Any additional comments?

    If you know someone who struggles to come to grips with a God who allows suffering, then this might be a good book to suggest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 09-13-13
    Igrat777 Hollywood, CA 09-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Written for the deeply religious"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Very religious people.


    What was most disappointing about William P. Young’s story?

    I felt like I was being preached to. I don't mind reading spiritually themed books, but this was over the top. I was not moved, sympathetic or intrigued. Just annoyed. It was dull and long-winded. I was surprised because the ratings and reviews did not even hint at the fact that this book was so incredibly heavy-handed on the god stuff. From the reviews and the synopsis I expected a spiritual theme but certainly not the sermon on the mount that it turned out to be.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a person of deep faith and religion then you will probably enjoy this book much better than I. If you are not a believer or just a light believer, then you probably won't.... unless you like 9hrs of being preached to.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn SAINT GEORGE, UT, United States 05-09-14
    Evelyn SAINT GEORGE, UT, United States 05-09-14 Member Since 2010

    Evelyn

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    "No, thanks."

    Spoiler alert. The premise is just too far fetched for me. A man meets god, who turns out to be 2 women and a man.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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