More is going on in the hospital compound than meets the eye. Tension is high as the Jungle Doctor performs some delicate and dangerous operations. The troublemaker, Woga, keeps making threats. And to make matters worse, there is a killer lion on the prowl. What can a little boy with a twisted face, a crooked back and a smiling dog teach them about courage? Another thrilling adventure from Paul White based in Mvumi hospital, Tanzania.
I've loved the Jungle Doctor series since childhood, and Crooked Dealings is one of my favorites: a good story that keeps the listener interested throughout, with a tremendously happy ending. This series is taken from the real experiences of Paul White, an Australian missionary doctor in Tanzania, years ago when the country was still called Tanganyika. The Gospel is woven in and clearly presented, as it is in all the Jungle Doctor adventures that I've read. I'm glad to see that several others of the series are also available for Audible, and I hope they will continue producing these delightful books in this audio format.
The reader does quite well, imitating different accents for the different characters; and while his Australian accent doesn't sound 100% authentic, it is good enough not to detract from the story and with a little imagination, I can picture the faces of the people who are speaking. Overall, the reader's skills help to bring the story to life.
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In the days before Christmas the characters of the Hospital and the villages around weave a story of twisted things made straight. Mostly it's Goha's story, the boy who wants his crooked face and back made straight, but there is much to happen before his wish can be compleated. Those who read the classic book as children will notice one or two changes to the story, but I found it no problem. Michael's reading is very good with the characters given their own distinctive voice. Much enjoyed with the children.