Friday, March 7, 2014

The Antelope in the Living Room

About the book:  Marriage is simultaneously the biggest blessing and the greatest challenge two people can ever take on. It is the joy of knowing there is someone to share in your joys and sorrows, and the challenge of living with someone who thinks it’s a good idea to hang a giant antelope head on your living room wall

My thoughts:I previously listened to Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle (reviewed here) and was excited to be able to listen to The Antelope in the Living Room.  While that book is about motherhood, this book is about marriage. 

The author shares stories from her own marriage and how she and her husband have overcome challenges together.  The two are complete opposites in some ways, yet they are best friends and have a strong marriage based on what she shared in this book.  You will hear stories from their dating days on into their present marriage.  She shares both funny and serious stories and shows how it is all those little things built together that make for a meaningful marriage.

Any married person knows that marriage has its highs and lows. This book is a good reminder of the value of marriage in a world that has a throw away mentality about marriage.  It is a quick book to listen to because of the humor of the author and because the chapters are short and meaningful.  Melanie Shankle is the author of the Big Mama blog, and she writes this book with the same style as she writes her blog, including plenty of humor and sarcasm to make a point.    

This audio version was read by the author.  I was so glad to see she was narrating this one because it just makes a book of this type more personal. I did not have any problems with the quality of the audio and having the author read it made the book more enjoyable for me. 

A copy of this audio book was given to me as part of the christianaudio Reviewers program.  Thank you for providing this for my honest review. 

Have a day of blessings!

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