Sunday, November 2, 2014
Audio Book review of Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury Read by Kirby Heyborn and January LaVoy
Angels Walking by Karen Kingsbury
Read by Kirby Heyborn and January LaVoy
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.
A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.
A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.
It is time for the mission to begin…
My Take: I enjoyed this book and look forward to listening to or reading the next books in the series. I liked the way that Karen Kingsbury went about putting angels in the story doing small things to move the miracles along. One of the things was just putting the tv on a certain station. I liked how the story came together and the characters learned the lessons of forgiveness of others and themselves. I liked the way that the author used the character with Alzheimer's. This especially hit home as my father is suffering from this horrible disease. It just proves that God can use us in whatever state we are in. If you have enjoyed other books by Karen Kingsbury than you will probably enjoy this book.
Audio - I will have to be perfectly honest and say that I really didn't like Kirby Heyborn's reading of this book. He is just alittle to monotone for me. I just don't like him as a narrator. I really have enjoyed January LaVoy's parts though. I have liked her in other things that I have listened to by her.
I received a review copy of this audio book from Simon and Schuster Audio in exchange for my honest review.