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Engaging story; Patel weaves his own with that of the Interfaith Youth Corp elegantly. The narrative, however, can be a little too spread out at times. Good read overall.
Would you listen to Acts of Faith again? Why?
Yes. I felt like it was a close friend telling me his childhood story. In this very busy world, most of us don’t have time to listen to each other’s heart felt stories or even tell our own. Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I’m glad I’m Patel was able to tell his story and I was a good listening ear.
What does Vikas Adam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I’ve seen lots of interview of Mr. Patel and remember his voice. However 30 minutes into the audiobook, I forgot it was Mr. Adam reading it. His voice is captivating and the pronunciation is so precise of the Hindi/Arabic/Urdu words, that I almost felt a longing for my family. One of the best audio voices I’ve heard in a very long time. (Although I can’t say the same for the voices of Sarah & Shehnaz).
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Mr. Patel’s trip to India and learning to appreciate his family, the customs, and even the chaos.
Any additional comments?
I patiently waited three years to hear this story. I don’t regret the wait. This was one book I wanted to hear the storyteller’s voice and not my own, as I had a wonderful interfaith childhood.
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