When it comes to OT stories, I have trouble sometimes connecting with them because
a. I associate them too much with their Sunday School simplifications, and
b. Hebrew narrative is pretty terse, meaning readers were expected to do a bit more work than I'm used to as a lazy Westerner just wanting to be entertained/enthralled.
However, I do love the story of David, especially the drama with Absolom. His lines, “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” upon finding out about his son's death, the son who was trying to kill David and usurp his throne, are heart-rending every time. Especially when David's general calls him out on being thankless to the men who were defending him, and the grieving father has stand up out of that and be a king once again. Powerful, very human stuff.