Along with the rest of the series, outstanding, intriguing, captivating!
He is an excellent narrator.
The whole book moved me.
Wish I could have given it a 10!
Theophilus may have to be my favorite because he was the strongest in his faith throughout the book, and helped Atretes and Rizpah on their journey.
Atretes. Reminds me of Maximus in The Gladiator. I'd probably have to chastise him for some things he did in the book, lol.
If you expect this one to be as good as the first two, you will be greatly disappointed. Just put it in a class of it's own, apart from the other two. Atretes is angry and rough throughout most of the book. Rizpah is suggested, perhaps, as having the same qualities as Hadassah, but she misses the mark a bit for me. There were a couple of scenes that really disappointed me, a few miracles that made me say, "What?" and then an action or two of Atretes toward Rizpah that I didn't like. I probably wouldn't have rated this book like I did had it not been for the fact that it was the finale in the series, and it was just lacking. I would have stopped it with the second book, but there were too many loose threads to be tied as far as Atretes was concerned.
Spiritually moving, Exciting
When Theophalas recited the events of the Old Testament with Artretes
Others he has read for Francine Rivers
When Artretes was saved and he wanted to know everything about Jesus Christ
Reading the third and final book in the Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers... nearly finished and so inspired. This historical fiction is set 40 years after the death of Christ in Rome and Ephesus, complete with gladiators, conflict and romance but brilliantly displays God's passionate and fierce pursuit of the lost. A story about the lives and sacrifices of the new believers who put complete dependance on God. They fearlessly lived what they believed, in a climate that often demanded their very lives for such bold proclamations of faith. Yet, they stood strong believing that if their very life was taken in the process that their God was sovereign, that while God's plan may be bigger than their mortal eyes could see, their eternal salvation was secure. Great read! (or for me - great listen! I love audible books - I love to hear each story come to life as I work throughout the day) The end of this book is so packed with inspiration that I am desperate to read on and at the same time desperately not wanting to reach the end. So much more to say but in my excitement I may spoil it for you - download it!
Don't have a favorite, but Marcus and Atretes kept me cheering - Marcus's desperate pursuit of truth and Atretes obstinate stubbornness created an angst that kept me rooting for them.
He did a nice job, and though is female voices are a little weak, I was not distracted. Having listened to many narrators who effortlessly bring male and female characters to life, making me forget I am listening to one person, I am picky, and was nervous reading a few review of his female voices, However, diving into the book it did not take long for the story to have a life of it's own outside any comparison of narrators I may have been holding on to.
I almost did not read this book after reading other reviews of how different this story is to the other 2 books. I read that the writing was even different, even comical in times and that the stories did not line up with the others. I have a very different opinion and I'm so glad I decided to read it anyway.
This book was a perfect extension of the story of Atretes. This the same writing style and heart.
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
Somewhere in the top 10.
He brings life to the character, he adds more depth to how I picture them.
As Sure as Dawn is the final book in the Mark of the Lion trilogy. You know how when you read a trilogy or series, you have one book that stands out. Not with this one. All three books can hold it's own, yet completes this saga. There is no favorite, yet all is my favorite if that makes any sense whatsoever. I highly recommend this series.
This is the third book that I've listened to and I enjoyed this one the most. The story continues with a very postive Christian message with a historical narrative that is biblically based and accurate. I enjoyed the performance.
I enjoyed the messiness of charaters' lives. They are Christian but not perfect, and yet they are not demonized either. I didn't like the fact that all the Christians were perceived as "good" and the non-Christians as "bad." While that was not always overt, I was definitely left with that impression.
I enjoyed Caleb's antics; they provided comic relief to an otherwise heavy series and trilogy.
I have read other books from her, and have had both positive and negative experiences with them
He was able to catch the raw emotion of atretes in his pain, his anguish, and his anger.
Yes. The trilogy would not have been complete without it.
With the exception of the 1-hour sermon 2/3 of the way through the book, and the polarizing opposites of Christians and non-Christians, this book was a good read. It directly does point to Christ, but may be too heavy for those simply looking for a good story.
Yes, it is inspiring and true to my Christian belief.
The accuracy of the biblical references and the historical setting of the story
They are so many it"s hard to choose from! I think when Risba
History, customs, suspense, excitement are just a few of the emotions Francine Rivers takes you though on this journey. Real to life emotions and actions keep the story believable and interesting. I enjoyed all three books of the series and "As Sure as the Dawn" brought closure to the story. Thank you Francine. You are excellent at "feeding the flock!"