Driver Confessional~By David L Winters~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ June 4th, 2017

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About the Book:

Ride share driver Antonio cruises the streets of Washington, D.C. looking for his next fare.
He has an unusual gift for relaxing his customers and stimulating their desire to reveal more than they planned. By the completion of their ride, many feel so comfortable that they confess their sins great and small. Antonio’s faith guides his discussions and points him in new directions. Suddenly, his peaceful world is turned upside down by a mysterious business woman. As she heads to a midnight rendezvous, she confesses more than Antonio can handle. Her story sends him into a world of espionage, international terrorism and danger.
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About the Author:
David L Winters is an award-winning author, humorist and speaker, originally from Ohio, who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. His first book, “Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace,” won several awards including a Silver Illumination Award from the Jenkins Group and two Finalist Medals from the Next Generation Indies Book Awards.
Find out more about David at his website.
My thoughts:
I would like to preface this with the admission that I have never published a book………
But I had a lot of difficulty enjoying this book. The writing doesn’t appeal to me at all. I have no ill intentions or meanness in my mind about this. I just couldn’t get past the poor writing.  I feel like I have some responsibility to my friends who read here, and I wouldn’t want anyone to purchase this on my recommendation and be disappointed.
The premise sounds great, but I wasn’t able to get wrapped up in the story.
Good points:
*The premise sounds like a good idea.
*The cover is intriguing.
*The main character relies on God.
*The setting of D.C. is interesting.
Harder Stuff:
*Hard to read
*In my opinion, the writing wasn’t interesting.
*Too many details….waaaaaaaaaay too many details.
Here’s an example, the main character is a driver….he gets a flat tire…oh no that’s going to cost too much….oh wait he bought his tires at Costco……yeah there’s a warranty….does the warranty cover road damage? He reads the warranty and it does. ….phew!….Gets to Costco and they will replace the tires……oh, he has to pay $10 because one tire has road wear……tires replaced….he has to pay $9 and change.
All of that really had very little to do with the story and could have easily been completely eliminated or greatly minimized.
The details of how to be a “Buber” driver were also long and unnecessary.
*The lead character is a “Buber” driver which is a thinly disguised Uber driver I believe. But the author uses many other brand names like Costco, Starbucks and Mr. Clean so I’m not sure why Uber had to be “Buber” or even why there were so many brand names in the book.
I hear that perhaps men would enjoy it better. I don’t know. I read mysteries and thrillers written by men or women and enjoy them but this one didn’t capture my attention.
I really do hope that the author has good success in his endeavors. If you want to try a thriller set in D. C., you truly may enjoy this book. Sometimes the things one person doesn’t enjoy about a book are exactly the things others will enjoy!
Disclosure: I received this book from LitFuse Publicity in order to provide a review. All opinions are my own. 
Lizzie

1 Thought Shared to Driver Confessional~By David L Winters~Book Review

  1. Barbara H.

    This is the second unfavorable review I have seen of this one. That’s too bad – the plot does sound intriguing, but that kind of unnecessary detail would drive me crazy. I appreciate honest reviews!

    Thanks…I feel badly. I’m sure the author is a wonderful gentleman and I know I’d not love hearing this if it were my book. However, I won’t say a book was wonderful if I personally wouldn’t recommend it.

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