I love learning about the culture of past times. Rivers has always done an excellent job researching her subjects and the cultures in her novels. A wonderful learning opportunity.
Yes, however I have a couple issues.
First is the overuse of the term SARDONICALLY and SARDONIC. By the middle of the book I would cringe every time it was used. It was as if there were no other options to describe the character's emotion.
Secondly....is it just me or does it bother anyone else that male narrators have such a hard time with women's voices? I got over it once I got into the story line but Ferrone's female voice caricatures all sounded like strained old women. Would it be that much more expensive to actually use REAL women?
The ending was not what I expected.
Overall I loved the book and will now be buying the next in the series.
Yes, I recommend this book to several friends.
To pick out a favorite character is very difficult, Francine Rivers has a way of weaving the story in such a fashion to make each character your favorite. The character "Attreties" (may have spelled his name wrong) is the only character in each of the three books in this series..
Richard Ferrone narrates each of the three books, he does an excellent job.
Once this book is started , I read this series a few years ago and listened this time, and each time once started, it was difficult to stop reading to do other things.
Read the series in the proper sequence, the story is much more enjoyable.
This series, The Mark of the Lion, is about the lives and trials of the early Christians, and those added to the Christ's family, thought out the books.
I loved the story. So up lifting this story spoke to my own spiritual walk. The only thing I didn't like is the mans voice who was reading it. I prefer a women's voice when listening to a book
I love this series. I've read it and listened to it several times. The detail of roman life and homes people slave and free, pagan and christian. Characters are interesting well developed. You begin to feel for and with them.
This book is for adults. Many topics are not suitable for young people. Descriptions are accurate for almost everything giving readers a good picture of the depravity of roman society and worship of pagan gods
I found myself completely lost in the story for hours at a time. The narrator's voice is soothing and intoxicating, then suddenly jarring and invigorating. I felt a full range of emotions throughout the story, thanks to the beautiful story and diverse, captivating characters.