I read these books years ago. Enjoyed them very much. It's been great hearing it read, I gained a lot of information I missed when I read them.
When a voice in the wind was heard.
I am a Rivers fan and I have read this book years ago, but I did not like the narrator. Also, the overuse of the word "sardonic " became bothersome.
Did not finish.
The actual book was very inspiring, but the audio was disappointing.
I hard a hard time turning it off, I even fell asleep listening to the story.
Of course, Haddash. Her faith was inspiring, and I could relate to her humanness.
no, it is too long.
It made me reflect a great deal on my own walk with God, for that I am grateful.
Absolutely! This book depicts the decadence of Rome and Ephesus in all its carnal glory, but there are glimmers of hope
The kindness of Marcus to Hodassa in the face of Julia's cruelty
There were many passages that floored me. The idea of honor in a society where honor does not reign... the idea of blood lust, perversion, and yet wanting to live a life pleasing to God... it is not too far a stretch to see the society that we live in today becoming similar to that of Rome 2000 years ago
I agree with some of the other reviewers who stated that Richer Ferone's narration was not quite the best fit for this book particularly with his slight whine in the voices of female characters. However, his narration itself, and the story on its own, carry this book. It is a worthwhile read.
Hadessa was the best character in that she was overcame her fear of proclaiming she was a Christian.
My favorite character was Hadassah because of her simplicity in loving God and her unique way of seeing things for what they were not what they appeared to be.
His voice is absolutely amazing to listen to. His inflections and intonations bring up the most important parts of what the character is experiencing. This happens to the point that the narrator disappears in the story creating the impression that you are listening to the actual characters speaking and not just one person.
There were multiple moments in the book that moved me: when Hadassah saves Julia from her husband's rath, when Marcus abstains from deflowering Haddasah, the arena scene and Haddasah courage.
Listening to the book, I cried and lamented as well as laughed and smiled with the characters!
I may as well cancel cable now that I am hooked on audible.
nothing could have saved this story--it was purely gratuitous violence and gore
no, just wary of this author--I loved her earlier books. This is a real departure from her usual style
I don't know what she was thinking when she started this book---it is not at all compelling in any way. Seems like she sold out to the worldly view of unnecessary graphic violence in order to sell a book---it just doesn't work.
The reader has a great voice.
Odassa returns to Julia
When Marcus went in search for Odassa's God.
Hope radiates throughout the book.
A wonderful journey into what happened with the early Christians...after he Temple fell....and intricate weaving of how the precious faith of one young christian slave girl...touched and changed the lives of ALL who knew her...Your faith will be encouraged and embolden ...A Saint would never complain AGAIN!...about anything...Ms. Rivers has to be a Saint...blessed by the Lord to accomplish such a tale about overcoming evil...in a vile period of time where life was cheap...a graphic offensive time which was well woven with the storyline ...without getting vulgar...Especially at a time where the ONLY measure of human value....or love...was only expressed by those who knew Him or who would come to know Him...and the same is soooo true today!
Haddassa's commanding peace in the Capua arena...when she faced the ravenous lions!
Multiple bouts of grateful tears!
Couldn't wait to gobble up the next book!...Three Cheers!
Touching, Inspiring, Spiritual
The characters are beautifully written and the story is absolutely touching.
No this is the first tie
Yes it was