The Outcast

by Jolina Petersheim
Published by Oasis Audio
Inspirational Fiction

A highly skilled narrator helps provide an authentic-sounding setting for this story of love and betrayal within an Old Order Mennonite community. The story is told from the first-person point of view of the two lead characters, Rachel and her twin sister’s late father-in-law. Tavia Gilbert’s narration is confident and assured; her strong characterizations ensure that the listener remains fully aware of which viewpoint the story is being told from at any given point. She skillfully differentiates all of the characters, both male and female, with an appropriate tone and accent. Gilbert’s convincing pronunciation of the many Pennsylvania Dutch words and phrases helps create a believable listen. AudioFile Magazine