1/27/16

The Sanctuary (Audible version) - Ted Dekker


4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
The Sanctuary is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a 50 year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system.

But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

They are both drawn into a terrifying game of life and death. If Renee fails, the priest will die; if Danny fails, Renee will die. And the body count will not stop at two.

The Sanctuary is Ted Dekker at his best, a powerful thriller that relentlessly plumbs the depths of punishment and rehabilitation, both in a flawed corrections system and in the human heart. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling thriller author. Heralded as a "master of suspense" by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands.
He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. 

You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.




MY THOUGHTS -
First, my thoughts on the book - 
What I loved - 
I loved that half the book took place inside a prison. For some reason I like prison books.
I loved that the chapters took turns between the two main characters. And this was done very well.
I loved Danny - the main character that was in prison.
I loved the end - Its a shocker!!!  

What I didn't love -
I didn't love Renee' - she just got under my skin. Kind of drove me nuts. 
The suspense in this was pretty good, but... not as good as his other books.

I am a huge fan of Ted Dekker's. I still loved this book, there are just others that I loved more :-)

My thoughts on the narration -
This is the hard part. I think if I had actually read the book I might have liked it more. The narration can make it or break it for an audio book. And I didn't really care for either Renee's or Danny's narrator. I think that is why I didn't like Renee', because I didn't like the reader's voice. Renee' was supposed to be a tough chick. I mean she was pretty brave. But the narrator's voice made her seem whiny. It was like nails on a chalkboard for me.
And my only problem with Danny's was that sometimes he had an accent and sometimes he didn't. But I liked the way it was read, I liked the voice.

I got this from Audible with one of my monthly credits.

Get yours from Amazon - HERE 

2 comments:

  1. Interesting! I've only listened to a couple audio books, and I agree,the narration can make or break it. This is one of the few Ted Dekker books I haven't read yet--not sure if I ever will. Good review!

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  2. Interesting! I've only listened to a couple audio books, and I agree,the narration can make or break it. This is one of the few Ted Dekker books I haven't read yet--not sure if I ever will. Good review!

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