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  • The Meri

  • By: Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

In the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Cyne Colfre, a fifteen year-old girl named Mereddyd-a-Lagan sought to wield powers reserved, until now, for men. Would she attain the station of Osraed…or die a heretic like the one who went before her?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Intriguing story but badly read

  • By Bigmommabird on 01-04-14

Intriguing story but badly read

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-14

Would you try another book from Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff and/or Brittany Pressley?

I would be interested in another book from Maya Bohnhoff, but not with Pressley as the reader.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Meri?

I can't choose just one. I like the main character's insights.

What didn’t you like about Brittany Pressley’s performance?

Mispronounced words, using wrong words (such as mediation for meditation), putting pauses and emphases in the wrong places.

Do you think The Meri needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It would be interesting to hear more of the story.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hinds' Feet on High Places

  • The Beloved Story of Much-Afraid and Her Exciting Journey to the High Places
  • By: Hannah Hurnard
  • Narrated by: Flo Schmidt
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 139
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

Much-Afraid begins her journey, crippled and disfigured, with the cry, "Oh, if only I could escape from this Valley of Humiliation altogether and go to the High Places." She leaves her Fearing relatives behind, and presses on to the Realm of Love. As the Chief Shepard explains, no Fears can live in this realm, because "perfect love casts out fears and everything that torments".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Always good

  • By Mary Kay Woolsey on 02-12-05

Great Book, Flawed Performance

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-27-05

Hannah Hurnard's book has long held a special place in my heart. It's a sensitive parable of the life of faith, full of the Shepherd's love. Unfortunately, Flo Schmidt's narration trivializes the book. The reading is badly overacted, giving the parable the quality of a melodrama. The reader seems to believe that we won't figure out what to feel about the story unless the emotions are hammered into us.

My recommendation: stick with the print version of the book.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful