Moments before midnight on New Year's Eve, Danny D'Argenio suffers a massive heart attack and dies. There in the delicate space between life and death, he is given a special gift.
Reunited with his deceased father, he is given the opportunity to see what his life would have been like had he been granted the wish to change some of his life choices. His journey is a priceless eye opening experience, all while getting the precious chance to spend one more day with a father he adored on this earth.
©2011 Jacqueline Druga (P)2013 Jacqueline Druga
I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol
A better father figure.
Nothing,he was fine
I really did not like this story.I do like the narrator ,normally,aside from his girl voices which are shrill.I could not get into this book because everyone was so mean or superficial.I understand that it was a 'Christmas Carol' type of thing...'you will be shown how things COULD have been',but it didn't make a difference.
the narration,it is so important to an audiobook, it can truely make or brake the whole listening experience. David brought the characters to life and aded feelings in the right places .
no this was my first, but have listened to one more since , and found it equally enjoyable
the fact that it sounded well prepared.
I don't normally like short stories , but I did enjoy this one . It didn't feel rushed i as a lot of them do.I liked the fact that the story had a message.
I was immedialy engaged with this story about a second generation Asian man, but got quickly turned off by the poor writing. Lots of self-talk addressed the protagonist's reactions to people, but we rarely get to feel what he felt based on behavioral or locational descriptions.
The best character was the father, complete with a Chinese accent that evolved as more and more authentic as the book progressed. For the other characters, David nailed voices for age and gender. Watch for him in the future as serious writers discover his clean, crisp and engaging voice.
You can't cut characters if there is little character development to begin with.
Authors probably should not do everything themselves. For me, the three most crucial people to spend money on are editors, narrators, and studio engineers.
David Dietz transforms himself so precisely between the roles of the son and the father. It is amazing to hear. Though the story itself is lackluster, Dietz brings incredible skill to the fore, making it a worthwhile listen.
I rank this book in my top 20% (and I have listened to over 300!)
I loved loved this book for the touching relationship between father and son, and even more so for the unique way the book was able to tell stories of redemption and change. Words with my Father has a simple premise--mid-age son dies, meets with his father in heaven and goes over all his life's mistakes in a "what-if this had happened" scenario.
I have listened to several of David Dietz's performances, and this was my favorite, probably because his soothing voice lended nicely to the story AND he didn't voice as many characters.
Just an overall feel-good book, beautifully written and narrated.
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