©2006 Cathy Marie Hake; (P)2006 Barbour Publishing, Inc.
This book was very good. The characters were well developed and realistic. The narration, however, took some getting used to. All the men seemed to sound alike in some places. I was quickly engrossed in the book, though and got used to the narrator. This book is similar to one that Janette Oke would write in that it has a simple plot and a predictable ending. I have listened to this book 3-4 times since purchasing it and still enjoy it.
I enjoyed the story but the author did a better job of writing the story than she did as the narrator. Her voices for the men and Polly took a lot away from the story. It was hard to picture a handsome romantic lead in my mind when what I heard was barney fife or chester from marshall dillon. The voice she used for Polly sounded like a whiney brat. I think it would have sounded much better if a man had read the story.
I was disappointment by this book after reading several of the author's other books. I felt like we missed out on a lot of the story.
This is a nicely done story about patience and tenacity while waiting for the Lord's guidance. I enjoyed hearing the author's voice because I felt I was getting a true interpretation of her intent. If I were to change anything at all, I think that I might have put a slightly different spin on the sound of the male teen voices. I read a couple of the "Chance" books quite a while back but never did the whole series. This inspires me to get all of them and read them in sequence.
This was an enjoyable story. I was surprised by what a good job the author did on the reading. One reviewer said it was difficult to distinguish which of the men were speaking in some parts but that did not present too much of a problem for me.
It took a little bit of figuring out for me. But after receiving an answer to my email about using itunes and putting the book on cds, I love it. This is one of my favorite authors and even though I'd already read the book I wanted it in my car. You will not be disappointed.
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