Wow! That was a long one. Honestly, I was beginning to wonder if it was ever going to end. I listened to the Audio version on Audible and, I mean, it wasn't a bad book but 22 hours of narrative is almost a full day of my life and if I'm going to invest a day of my life, that I'll never get back, listening to a book than it had better be great. I wouldn't classify this one in the category of greatness. It wasn't awful but it was so long, with so many moving parts and characters to keep track of and overall I liked the general plot but I feel it could have been achieved in about half the book. The characters were great, I loved the college girl, Laura, and I loved hearing about Samuel's childhood with Bishop and Bethany and how those relationships played out and affected Samuel as an adult and the whole unfolding of his mothers story was brilliant but there was a lot of in between chatter that I could have done without.