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Disappointing narration for a truly wonderful novel.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-2020

What happened to Simon Slater or Simon Vance? The narrator smacks his lips and needs more water when speaking as the dry thickness of his pronunciation makes it difficult to understand. The character voices are not as differentiated as in the last two books and it makes it harder to understand who is speaking. Cromwell sounds at times like an old ocker Aussie who has just finished his shift down the mines and is enjoying a tinny at the pub.

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Heavy Christian Agenda

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-2016

The ideas and the love languages are solid but I found this to have a heavy American Christian agenda which made it difficult to absorb the underlying messages of love. The prejudicial moralising regarding sex before marriage was worrying. His previous book The 5 Live Languages is not nearly as heavy handed with the Christian fables and Jesus references so would be a better choice for anyone who doesn't want to have to wade through sermonising and God-bothering and just wants to listen to the actual information.

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