Customer Review

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely enjoyable, 23 Oct. 2013
This review is from: The Body Departed (Unabridged) (Audio Download)
I was caught up in this story immediately. I hadn't read J R Rain before but the storyline and concept intrigued me.

The story is told from the perspective of James who was murdered and is now a ghost. He knows he did something bad but has no idea why he was murdered and feels he has to find out who and why before the memories of his life and who he is fade away completely. He has help from a medium, Pauline, who can see and communicate with him.

James needs to work through some things and make amends for others before he feels able to 'move on' and he is desperate at the thought of leaving his daughter.

There's quite a bit of religious theory/belief woven into the story but not in a heavy, preachy kind of way, it is mainly focused on the protagonist's wish for atonement and, as he sees it, to save his soul.

The writing is excellent and brings up all sorts of questions about life after death, how people interact with each other and the consequences of actions.

It's a touching and emotional story, very good ending and the last few chapters were slightly tear jerky.

Performance

The audio was very good, for me Peter Berkrot can be a little hit and miss as if sometimes he doesn't really connect with the story, but he seemed invested in this book and so it was a great job and very enjoyable.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.2 out of 5 stars (110 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (50)
4 star:
 (39)
3 star:
 (17)
2 star:
 (4)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Reviewer


Location: Ilminster, United Kingdom

Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,490