Francine Rivers is a riviting author. She takes real events from the bible and spins a wonderful story around the facts. Very enjoyable to listen to. I recommend this book to anyone who loves the Bible and enjoys fictional characters bringing the Bible to life.
This is an amazing story. But it also is changing me. I am a Christian, but I am learning so much about my life and myself listening to it.
You will not be disappointed. If I could give it 10 stars, I would.
Since it is about the Roman games it reminded me alot of the Gladiator movie with a Christian twist. A little more daring than her other books, but I enjoyed the story.
I'm a huge fan of Christian books, but this one spent soooo much time detailing one of the main character's conversions that I ended up listening to a 20 minute sermon, instead of the plot, story, and characters I had hoped to her from. No dialogue, no flashbacks--nothing but this one character going on and on and on about coming to Jesus. I'm a very devout woman, but come on already!
Actually, it is Jennifer, not Michael. I enjoy a variety of books but am drawn to romantic historical fiction with a Christian message.
This is an amazing, moving story that takes place during the Roman Empire, after the death of Jesus. Although fiction, the author gives a very interesting and insightful glimpse into this famous era of history. This is a Christian novel, but do not think this is a light read. There is violence, audultery, deceit and greed throughout the story. Francine Rivers does not sugar coat anything. She tells it like it is. I loved it!
Left a full review on the third book, don't worry no spoilers - but this is an amazing series! don't hesitate. I have loved every minute!
Very picky about narrators after to listening to so many amazing ones here and though his females voices are a little weak, the story has a life of it's own and it was not distracting. He does a nice job otherwise. Don't let the negative review distract you, Worth it!
This is the best audiobook I've ever heard.
no, you needed time to reflect on and absorb all that was going on.
Great book for males and females.
Definitely, but it may be too religious for those who don't already have a faith.
It's not as heartbreaking as redeeming love but still amazing and very addicting!
Hodasa (since it's an audio book, I don't know how it's spelled!)
If only I had the time! But I don't.
Highly recommended. Francine does such an amazing job of tying religious values into heartwarming stories that make me proud to be Christian.
It was a long story that kept me waiting for someone to change their perception of God and Jesus, but only 1 changed - on his deathbed.
The other Francine Rivers books I have purchased are pretty good! But this one has me questioning if I would waste another credit, or any more money, on any more of her books.
The narrator was good!
The characters in this novel seemed stuck in themselves. The Romans, especially, did not change from the beginning to the end. I found they got to be irritating and tiresome.
The ending was disappointing. Hadassah, the main character, changed a little bit in that she conquered her fear. None of the characters seemed to be able to influence one another in a positive way after thirty some chapters.
serious, genuine, average