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.
Always looking for something new to to explore in life. Over 50, artistic, quilting is a passion. A long drive and a good book are the best
No, I almost never listen to the same book twice.
at the fathers passing when the mother/daughter bond came full circle.
If you like history from a woman's point of view this is a GREAT book telling raw tales that only women share with each other.
There are a LOT of characters in this book and it does get confusing keeping track of everyone.
This was a lovely story about female culture in the BC era. I really enjoyed the beauty of the red tent and it's significance. I also appreciated the authors research into the Old Testament and anthropological studies.
I appreciated Dina the most - as she was the main character and I felt connected to her on her journey.
no - I haven't listened to her before. She was wonderfully vibrant in her story telling.
nope - I listen on my long drives commuting to and from work.
I felt that it was a wonderful book, but different from what others had prepped me for. Be aware that there are some dark and sad moments in this story as well as several allusions to and descriptions of sex.
I did not like this story at all and did not finish listening to it. I wish I could get my credit back. I thought this story would be more true to the Bible, but it was not. The facts were not true and this story was more focused on the sexual aspect of things. I decided not to finish listening to it because I did not want my thoughts on the real Bible story to be warped.
The facts were not true to the Bible story on which it is based. There was too much focus on sex.
I think my perception of the performance was based on my disappointment on the story itself.
I don't want to write them down.
Yes, it takes you back to the land of Joseph and you become the dreamerN
The Bible story of Joseph. It is another side albeit fiction
They all wove the story.together
I absolutely loved this book! I took it to bed with me each night and would listen to it. The story is absolutely beautiful! The narration is excellent! This audible book is definitely a keeper!
I was very excited about the whole premise of the story when I read a summary a few years ago. Perhaps I had built it up so much in my mind that I expected more. The idea of women sharing their gifts with girls and all the love and attention being showered on them inspired me to help start a group where we would do just that in our Church. The group was an amazing success. I think the book could have been much more and if it had not strayed so much from recorded facts I would have appreciated it more.
This book brought me to tears several times. All the women in my family just love this book. It's a story about the bond between women, mother, child, and wives back in the biblical times of the Old Testament. It should be required reading for every pregnant woman, as it chronicles Dina's life as a midwife.