• A Day with a Perfect Stranger

  • By: David Gregory
  • Narrated by: Ellen Reilly
  • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Exasperated by her husband Nick's sudden new obsession with Jesus, Mattie Cominsky views an out-of-town business trip as a welcome opportunity to reflect on their marriage: and to decide if it's time to put an end to this painfully unrewarding relationship.

Aboard the plane, Mattie is relieved to find herself seated next to a passenger who shares her scorn for religion. After she confides her husband's unexpected turn, their conversation soon leads to a fascinating exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection.

Mattie's skepticism soon warms to the perceptive insights of this stranger, and she finds herself confronting the unspoken longings of her soul for true intimacy and lasting fulfillment. As his comments touch on personal issues he couldn't possibly know about, she begins to wonder if she's misjudged not only Nick but also the God he now claims to believe in.

©2006 David Gregory Smith (P)2006 Random House, Inc.

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The voice..

I agree with the other reviewer - the voice was so incredibly whiny I could barely stand it. Nails on the chalkboard. It's a good story but the voice ruined it. It would have been better had they replaced the female voice completely and add a male voice for the Jesus dialog. Pass on the audio version but do pick up the book. The DVD is also very good.

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Could have been a lovely listen . . .

. . . but unfortunately the narrator was so whiney that I nearly ejected the disc from my player. I loved the premise, but the author didn't need to tell us every time one of the characters 'sipped their juice' or 'ate a bite of scone' - I didn't need a play by play of the food and drink consumed. There were some inspirational moments but they were overshadowed on the whole by the sappiness.

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Enjoyed this book very much!

The narrator did an excellent job. The story was well written and quick read. I enjoyed reading/listening very much.

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Worthy follow up to Dinner With a Perfect Stranger

The story continues - with new insights to add on to the ones presented in the first book. I would recommend reading the first book first. David Gregory has done a great job with the material he goes over to give clear understanding of Christianity.

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great follow up to...Dinner....

Loved it being from the partner perspective. Very compelling and story like message lives it quite memorable.

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Explains the Heart of God

This is an incredible sequel to ‘Dinner with a Perfect Stranger.’ In this book, we get to see Maddie’s point of view on the change in her husband Nick after his dinner with Jesus in the previous novel.

Exploring a woman’s mind and feelings is a wonderful change. Instead of focusing on the science, as the first book did, this book connects more with the emotional side. Both are relevant, make no mistake about that. Each person’s journey to and with God are unique, and thus sequel shows a different way to consider the invitation.

For those who are exploring and for those who enjoyed the first book, this is an emotional and heartfelt look into just how God feels about us. Recommended for sure!

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great follow up to previous book.

this was a great story. leaves you wanting more. presented in a realistic way. very enjoyable.

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  • CJ
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Wonderful

Praise the LORD for these type of books. Very uplifting and well written. Must read I truly feel.

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The entire series!

The Perfect Stranger trilogy is perhaps the best modern example of having a relationship with God you will find.

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not my thing

The "exploration of spirituality, God, and the quest for meaningful connection" from the title description misled me. I was actually looking for a snappy, entertaining and - given the length of the title - short debate on philosophical approaches towards religion.
What I got is a song of praise of the (Christian) god.
Anyone buying this book should be aware of this.
The narration was not exciting though it served the purpose.