I would listen to it again because the author has a wonderful ability to capture a reader's pulse and slam it into hyper drive.
I liked best that while all of the characters were growing and developing around Hadasa, she remained solid and the same. She sets an example for Christians that seems very difficult to follow. I wish she had lost her patience with Julia and yelled at her even once! But I love that she stayed true and remained loveable to the end.
My favorite scene was Atratis finding out that his son was alive and that God was smiling down on him though he'd never given God cause to.
I wept when Hadasa tried to explain to Marcus why she couldn't be with him.
Though I loved this story and am already listening to the sequel, I regret that I find myself yearning for synonyms for the word "sardonic". I'm a big fan of this writer now, but I hope I find this habit remedied in future novels. An otherwise very wonderful and exciting read!
I throughly enjoyed both "A Voice in the Wind" (book1) and "As Sure as Dawn" (book 2). You'll not want to stop listening and be prepared to shed some tears. As well as learning a few humbling & moral lessons (something we can ALL use). Unfortunately I found "Echoes in the Darkness" (book 3) monotonous and unnecessarily long. Actually shouting "get on with it already!" a time or two. That being said, this would be a wonderful book-to-screen event.
Finally took the time to start this trilogy! Amazing picture of love and courage and how we should courageously live today
Francine Rivers has crafted a deep, compelling story. The characters are relateable, with struggles of pride, willfulness, and sexual temptations. The author does a great job of making yhese things clear without having to get explicit.
My only issue is with this story is the narration. Richard Farrone reads with an overly-dramatic lilt to his voice. And he mispronounces so many words it becomes quite irritating.
Having said that, I will eagerly go on to listen to the other 2 books in the trilogy because the author has written such a good story.
This book is the story of a girl named hadassha. She is faced with many trials as she walks with the Lord. The book is very powerful. In my opinion it is one of Francine river's best books! Don't forget about the rest of the series though.
I love everything about this book. It is a beautiful love story that encourages the true love of Christ to shine in the lives of the characters.
It was wonderful historical religious novel . I feel like I know the characters and I would highly recommend it. I wanted to give all three categories five stars but I couldn't get it to register.