If you are a woman please read this. It's a wonderful story about strength, connection, and survival. She will make you forge better relationships. You'll laugh and cry.
I don't get it. I have no criticism of it on Biblical grounds, I just didn't engage with any of the characters and found the storytelling style very dull.
I would not ordinarily bother to write a critical review, but the audio performance was the last straw. Words are regularly mispronounced. I'm not talking about the Biblical names, I think you can grant some license there. I'm talking about English words that she doesn't know how to pronounce, and didn't bother to look up, and no one helped her. Like "unguent." It also becomes clear that she sometimes doesn't understand what she's reading. She'll modulate her voice so it sounds like she's adding emphasis and nuance, but it becomes laughable when this artifice highlights the fact that she doesn't understanding what she just read. Rather than correct these misreadings and taking another shot at the sentence, they're all just left in. I'm half way through the book, and I'm giving up.
I really loved the story and the unique historical perspective.
In the Shadow of the Ark by Anne Provoost because of the idea of taking a biblical story, and researching the actual historical perspective of that story by telling a fictional tale based on it.
The music in the background was TERRIBLE. It very often did not fit the mood of the scene it was placed behind, and was often loud and distracting.
Dinah the Midwife
My own personal taste in narrators found Ms. Bilger to be like a commercial for elocution. Just slightly annoying. The story was entertaining but did not live up to what I expected from all the glowing reviews.
Old lady listener
Don't know. Never read the print edition.
Yes, but didn't
Would like to find more like this
The narrator was awful. She did not have good infliction for her voices and did not bring any type of life to the story.
I was so bored I couldn't find anything good about it. Even though I listened intently and tried to find something.
It was a great story, pulling parts from the Old Testament without being a "religious" book.
The part when she met her husband and they fell in love
This story takes you back into biblical times, based on the story of Joseph, but with focus on the role of women in that era. It was fascinating to read of the day to day tasks of women in those times. I felt the emotions of the women, their laughter, their heartbreak, their anger, their love. A beautiful story, very well read by the narrator as well.
I heard very good reviews about this book. Unfortunatelly, my purchased file is brocken. It plays for 2 seconds and stops. I redownloaded this file few times and repurchased it, but it did not help. I am using iphone4 and audible app. I even tried to reload aduble application. No luck.
Any suggestions? It's my first time using audible and I am really dissapointed.