I am constantly on the search for clean uplifting books to listen to you. It is hard to know before I buy a book if it will be dark or smutty. As a mo..Show More »ther of four, the books I listen to must be appropriate for my four young children to listen to as well. This book is uplifting to the soul and appropriate for the listening ears of small children.
I was excited to find Gerald Lund's 2nd book in the series become available since I'd enjoyed the characters and the story of his first one, Fishers o..Show More »f Men. I love reading stories that help my understanding of what it may have been like to be living when Jesus lived, so it doesn't have to be a great story for me to enjoy it. It was an interesting story because of the variety of characters and perspectives so I did enjoy it. I appreciate Lund's expressed attempt to be accurate to the text. However, in this quest, he chose to quote from the King James Version when Jesus speaks. That really bothered me because I'm pretty sure they did not speak 16th century English in those days, and it makes Jesus' conversations with ordinary people sound so stilted and formal instead of casual and natural, which is much more likely. This is not my favorite narrator because he also speaks unnaturally... Very slow and deliberate, with long pauses, even in casual conversations. He has a nice reading voice to listen too, but I didn't like the way he did character voices, especially women and villains.
Audible has Vol. 3 of the this Kingdom and the Crown listed on their website. Everyone I know who has read this series absolutely loves it! I really..Show More » don't have time to sit down and read a book so I looked it up on Audible and they only had Vol. 3 Available. So I bought the first two books and took the time to read them. They were amazing! I loved them. My family was stealing them from me trying to get a turn to read. I was excited to be able to at least listen to the 3rd book when I got to it. Finally this morning I purchased BEHOLD THE MAN Vol. 3 and it was actually Vol. 1, the FISHERS OF MEN. I have asked Audible if they will make the whole series available. It is so exciting and so inspiring.