[Book Review] Listen by Rene Gutteridge

Posted 16 July, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
Nothing ever happens in the small town of Marlo . . . until the residents begin seeing their private conversations posted online for everyone to read. Then it’s neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend, as paranoia and violence escalate. The police scramble to identify the person responsible for the posts and pull the plug on the Website before it destroys the town. But what responsibility do the people of the town have for the words they say when they think no one is listening? Life and death are in the power of the tongue.

About the Author:
Rene Gutteridge is the author of seventeen novels, including Listen, the Storm series (Tyndale House Publishers) and Never the Bride, the Boo series, and the Occupational Hazards series from WaterBrook Press. She also released My Life as a Doormat and The Ultimate Gift: The Novelization with Thomas Nelson. Rene is also known for her Christian comedy sketches. She studied screenwriting while earning a mass communications degree, graduating magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University and earning the Excellence in Mass Communication Award. She served as the full-time director of drama for First United Methodist Church for five years before leaving to stay home and write. She enjoys instructing at writers conferences and in college classrooms. She lives with her husband, Sean, a musician, and their children in Oklahoma City. Visit her Web site at www.renegutteridge.com.

My Review:
Words CAN NOT express my true feelings on this book! I am utterly speechless with this one. WOW!

I related so well with all the characters at some point. But this book really made me realize that just one little slip of tongue can really cause problems, even if you “think” no one is around. It took me a LONG time to read this story, as I had to keep setting it aside for other book tours and kept coming back to it. But once I finished this story, I was, as I said above, speechless.

Rene grips the reader from the start, takes their heart directly into the story and doesn’t let it back out again until the end of the story. I have decided through reading Rene’s book, Listen, and through her emotionally depth creating characters, that no matter what I am talking about it, it will ALWAYS be a positive thought, never negative.

I HIGHLY recommend this story to everyone. It has the perfect blend of suspense, inspiration and thought provoking story line to keep the reader interested in this 5 star book through the entire book. Well done, Rene!

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*This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers*



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