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Act of Faith

Narrated by: Eve Matheson
Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (8 ratings)

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Impetuous Ali Anderson has always been a loose cannon. While she’s still trying to come to terms with the death of her baby son and subsequent divorce from Elliot, she takes it upon herself to play God with her best friend’s incomprehensible marriage. Ali’s meddling has disastrous consequences. Finding herself cut off from those she loves, she comes to realise that a little forgiveness goes a long way...

©1999 Erica James (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Act of faith is rather unbelievable

The actions of the otherwise sympathetic and intelligent heroine are so unlikely, it gave the whole plot a sitcom quality that took away from an otherwise good listen. All the other characters are very well drawn, and I appreciated the depiction of sexual harassment, its subtleties but devastating impact on girls and young women. The exploration of religion’s hypocritical and harmful side is well done.
Eve Matheson’s narration is fabulous as always!

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Excellent book, well performed.

What did you love best about Act of Faith?

How faith plays in every life, no matter who you are or what your belief system is.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Allie

Which scene was your favorite?

The closing scene...

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  • Natasha
  • 11-02-15

Another good book from Erica James.

I enjoyed this book. it is very sad and places. it is well written and well Read. I did think that it was a little bit too long. I would recommend this book

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  • Miss M
  • 06-12-15

Disappointing

Erica James writes brilliantly and I have hugely enjoyed many of her books but this is not one of them.

The characters are engaging but the story drags and I grew bored. Rather late in the book a bit more action kicks in and we know things will go horribly wrong before coming good but the protagonist's deluded act of well-intentioned foolishness is so absurd it simply made the remaining chapters rather irksome. This is most assuredly not the absorbing feel-good fare that James so often does deliver. Try other titles before this.

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  • Deborah
  • 06-16-19

Entertaining but a little obvious

I listened to this while recuperating so I was looking for an "easy listen" and it was certainly that. Christian group made for an interesting difference. Found Ali very shallow and was not convinced by her heartbreak. Sarah was much more interesting. Found Richard as the fount of all knowledge and comfort a bit of a tired cliché - the gay best friend who sorts it all out. Not sure why Ali's family were introduced - weak characters and did not add to story overall. However, it did keep me entertained.

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  • Katie
  • 07-25-16

An odd mixture

I think this book has lots going for it, it's silly in places though as it seems so far fetched. Extremely well performed by Eve Matheson, who brings the characters alive. It has some farcical qualities at some points in the story and is achingly sad in others. Erica James always tells a good story whatever she writes about, I applaud her storytelling abilities.

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  • artemis99
  • 07-08-13

This author has never let me down

Where does Act of Faith rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Map of True Places

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellie she is so feisty

Have you listened to any of Eve Matheson’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Eve is an excellent reader, a joy to listen to.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A tale of how the events in our lives effect us

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed this book

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  • Jon Lymposs
  • 02-15-16

Sadly

Listened to love and devotion fabulous book fabulous
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So decided on this Narration really bad . ..in terms
Of creating characters . Story weak and somewhat unbelievable...

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