Foy is a minister who can no longer make sense of the religious world into which he was born. A strange bus journey to the heart of New Orleans marks his exit from a familiar life and a rebirth into a new reality. But the secular world is a strange and lonely place for Foy. His identity as a clergyman is more deeply embedded in his soul than he thought.
The same impulse that guides Hester Prynne to shape her future in The Scarlet Letter guides Atkinson's Foy. Foy is determined to chart his own course rather than allowing others to define who he is. A series of flashbacks to his childhood and his time as an unorthodox minister give us clues to the forces that shaped this man and a glimpse at what may be in store for him.
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Not an Uplifting book
If you are looking for an uplifting christian book this is not it. Very depressing. Karl Miller narrates well enough but needs some production skills. It sounds as though he uses a noise gate that is not set right and his breaths pop out from under it so his breaths sound very soft then suddenly pop to extremely loud and are very distracting.
No. If this is the way he writes, and according to the end of the book, it is. Then Unless I wanted to become a drug dependent depressed person, I would not read another one.
I would have listened to the tracks and not accepted them until they were corrected. His tone interpretation of the script etc. was good. Production was bad
I do not recommend this book. In this book God is powerless, preachers don't believe in God and gloom is always present. The opportunity to show how God can even lead someone who is unsure of him was not taken. At one point the realization came to Foy that his wife who needs interaction was starving because he was not spending time with her., Because as he rejuvenates in private, she rejuvenates around people. he takes 2 weeks to make a card to give to her, and when finally presented, she says that she decided to let go of the relationship 2 weeks ago. So he was given what he needed to save his relationship with his wife in time to save the marriage, but this was never brought out and Foy never gets it. He still never understands that God was speaking to him and trying to help him.
- Lucy Wetherington
Interesting and Different kind of Story
I have literally listened to THOUSANDS...lol...so, it would definitely not be in my top 100, but somewhere probably within the 600-700 range
This was a new one for me, and I haven't read or listened to another one like it. So, it stands alone as far as I can see so far because it is quite unique.
Foy--because I am certain we would have interesting and thought-provoking conversation.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
- Michael J