Not sure if that is supposed to be there, as in they accidentally spoke chapter 28 and the story really continues on from there, or if chapter 28 is really placed there.
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This is the first of three books in the trilogy Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers. She is gifted as a writer! Very, very difficult to put down the hard copy or to pause the audio version -- it gives amazing glimpses into historical Judea and Rome in the first century AD (or CE, as the new vernacular dictates). Following a young Jewish Christian become enslaved in Rome, Francine Rivers weaves in the sadness, joys, horrors, lewdness and opulence that might have been in the upper classes of the Romans. They are presented in such modern terms that it is easy to be in the story. Highly, highly recommend.
I didn't read the print version. I love the audio since it's such a long book I was able to listen while commuting and doing house chores.
I listened to Nancy Kimball's "Chasing the Lion" before this and really enjoyed it. I was eager for another book in the same time period and dealing with some similar subjects. This book had a lot more of the Christian message in it and I appreciated that, but Chasing the Lion was awesome too.
It's hard to say... Hadassah or Marcus. Mr. Ferrone does a great job of differentiating voices but there aren't different accents or anything like some narrators. He does do all the voices slightly different and I like the sound of his voice.
There were so many it's hard to say! Probably the last scene.
This was my first experience reading/listening to a Francine Rivers book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, you need to realize that this book doesn't end... it just stops and it's a horrible cliffhanger! No spoilers but at the end I realized my heart was pounding and my hands trembled! That's never happened in response to a book before. You'll be really upset with Mrs. Rivers and you'll want to throw the book/phone across the room. Then you'll calm down and realize there's another book. You have to immediately start reading the second book, Echo in the Darkness, or you won't be able to get through the day. I really enjoyed the Christian message and the contrast in characters (representing devotion to Christ and devotion to worldly pleasures.)
I loved this book. Francine deserves more than just good reviews. Absolutely amazing. I simply cannot wait to finish this series now. She is so well researched, the story, the characters, the setting...it all comes to life and you are there...brilliant!
I love this book. I've read it many times through the years plus I listened to it on Audible last year and just finished listening to it again.
Everyone should listen to A Voice In The Wind.
What conviction, strength, & dignity portrayed in this beautiful tale! How I pray I can portray such an image the way Hadassah did in a world so much like the one today! Amazing book!