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From the first page the author had me hooked. There are some religious parts that I am not sure blends as easy as it should but over all I really enjoyed the plot. There is more than one story inside these pages. One man trying his best to help those that need it, abuse is serious and most walk away from it but not Norah he walks right into it. Your heart really breaks for those who are in need of his help.
I thought Mr. Holland’s narration was great, he pulled me in making me part of the characters giving them life and breaking my heart. I found no repeating of words, no background noise or any volume changes. Just a very clean and clear audio that really grabs you right in the heart. His character voices were good I always knew what was talking along with what they were feeling. He gives true emotions to his characters as he spins you around his little finger pulling you in. His normal voice is just as pleasant as his character voices. I had no trouble picturing each scene as it unfolded. I thought his performance was outstanding. He was able to pull me in and hold my attention from start to finish. It was an audio I didn’t want to put down and will listen to again.
The author gives you a gripping thriller of abuse and taking a stand fighting and trying your best to come out ahead. There are a few shocks along the way and you will be able to work it out before you get close to the end. You are let hanging just maybe a little unsure until to get to the last few pages where you will be cheering as the author leaves you with a smile on your face. I loved the plot, have mixed feelings about a few characters and didn’t care for the bad guy at all. Which is what the author wanted me to feel, there are a few surprises with lots of suspense. This is a very tough issue but the author writes it with class giving you hope in mankind and putting faith back in your world. The plot at times was unpredictable which hooked you as the author fills it full of suspense with some exciting twists and turns. I really liked that the story wasn’t built around family but had him helping others as well. I was hooked and look forward to reading more of her work.
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Would you try another book from V.B. Tenery and/or Theo Holland?
I will definitely be on the look out for more books narrated by Theo Holland because he did a fantastic job.
Would you ever listen to anything by V.B. Tenery again?
Any additional comments?
I think that this book is definitely between 2-3 stars, so let's split the difference and say 2.5. I wasn't sure why this book was labelled as "supernatural" on someone's shelf as I thought it was just a PI/detective mystery. From the blurb, you'd never know that Noah has "super powers", it just says "special gifts". This is also a highly religious book that gets gratingly preachy at times; for example, Noah is having a conversation with someone about something, and all the sudden he goes "This is wrong just like abortion is wrong". I found this highly unnecessary and putting your personal opinions into a book kind of detracts. If the issue at hand was abortion, then fine, we can discuss it, but the moral issue just popped out of the blue. I also feel like the author had some questions they needed to answer like: "how is Noah going to accomplish saving Cody and his mother?" and then "Oh! I know! Let's make him invisible!" which came across to me as almost lazy. It's almost as if the invisibility was used so that it would be easier to find the solution to problems. Maybe that's just me (I really don't like supernatural genres, and I feel it's a bit strange to combine the supernatural with the Christian/Evangelical element as they seem quite paradoxical). Otherwise, this novel had enough suspense and twists to keep me involved and engaged and I felt like the storyline was very solid.
I voluntarily reviewed an audio copy of this book through The AudioBookworm Promotions, this in no way affects my opinions. I cannot comment on any spelling/grammar issues in the book as I only listened to the story as narrated by Theo Holland. I think Theo Holland did a fantastic job narrating and I really enjoyed listening to his southern drawl. I would definitely listen to another book narrated by him. This is a high-quality, professional recording with no production/quality issues that I could find. I was satisfied with the audiobook itself.
Overall, if you are into the Christian Suspense genre, you might like this book more than me, but it just wasn't all my cup of tea. There were definitely good parts and parts that had me shaking my head, but there was never a point that I felt like I wanted to turn it off and not pick it back up; on the flip side, I also wasn't glued to the story, listening every chance I got. It took me a week to get through when normally a book this length (7h 17m) would take me about 3 days max.
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