Narrator Marcie Millard provides a straight-faced performance that enhances the humor and sometimes-surreal extravagance of this comedy. Principia Martindale is a fervent Christian who finds herself assigned to spread God's word to a tiny Texas ghost town with a population of 15. Principia sets up in the town's ruined church and soon begins to perform miracles at the Shrine, a screen door where the image of Christ appears at sunset. Principia is pushy and assertive, but Millard keeps listeners on her side, especially as Principia begins to form a very non-spiritual bond with a charming ex-seminarian. Listeners will also find the variations on the Texas accent that Millard deploys for the different characters a delight.
Principia Martindale, an enormous red-head with a special brand of Christian logic, is assigned to teach the Bible in a pathetic Texas ghost town, where she finds her true calling and her true love.
©1983 Edward Swift (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
A young pious school girl getss sucked into the religious world of greed, zealousness and money.. Principia is innocent and remains so throughout the book. This was interesting and I enjoyed each character. It was well written and well narrated.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.