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Would you listen to Who Is God? (And Can I Really Know Him?) again? Why?
Yes, the material is fantastic
Who was your favorite character and why?
Did Marissa Leinart do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
She was the main narrator, but there were kids and others with small roles.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
There are several things that should be changed. It is wonderful if you are following along with the book and listening at the same time. I listen to it in the car with my children, and this is problematic.
1. The audio is rushed. For example, when questions are asked that require a response, pause just a bit to give time for the parent to stop the playback. That is just one area. There are many times like that where there is not time to really think about anything or even time to pause before the narrator goes on to the next sentence or topic. There's hardly time to realize that a new section has been entered. Like a long run on paragraph when in fact there are several sections. There are also Bible verses being read, but again, they are just bundled so fast into whatever is bracketing them, that there is no time to pause or reflect.
2. The quality is tinny in places and hard to hear. There are times when music is being played in the background while the narrator is reading, and you must strain your ears to hear what is being said. I have tried to adjust this by using 'spoken word' or 'vocal booster', but it hasn't seemed to work.
3. This is a sad part but needs to be said. There is a young man who plays a part in the short stories in the book. His story reading is not good. It is very mechanical, slow, and distracting. There is also a short story where the characters have evil voices and other accents and it is so poorly done that you cannot understand what is being said.
Besides all that, this book is really wonderful. I love the way it teaches anyone to stand on the Rock-God's Word. For that reason alone, we will power through all the audio issues. So, as car ride material, this is not a great option. To use for younger children or others who can't read well or on their own, this is a fantastic resource. You really should have the book and follow along or you will miss too much.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I chose to get the Audible version of this book to assist my children as they use the hardback book for their Christian Studies class. We all love the book and the material it covers. However, the narrator makes this book painful to listen to. I really wanted to like her, but the more we listened the more we just wanted to turn the speakers off.
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