I'm sorry, I just don't agree with the other reviews as far as narration goes. Unfortunately I am unable to give this book any kind of review for content. I am only making a comment because I simply could not get pass the narration. Monotone and the words are drawn out. I could go on, but enough said…in my opinion, horrible. Obviously, opinions vary, so I suggest you sample this book before buying.
I didn't know what to expect when listening to this
The author uses the word
I had physically read this series several years ago and purchased it on audible remembering how much I loved it. Even though F.R. is a Christian author, her writing is full of passion, gore, sensuality, heart-wrenching drama, and thrill. I really love Nora Roberts books and I would say F.R.'s story line is better than anything I've ever read by N.R. It is simple a historical fiction of the life of a young Jewish girl turned Christian who lived during the oppressive, warring, ancient Roman times. The descriptions used in this book are absolutely captivating. I bought this book to listen to when I'm at work, but found myself enthralled and listened on the way home in the car and during my workout. Suffice it to say, I have already purchased the 2nd book in the series. I don't want it to end!!!
I know everyone says Hadassah so I will say Marcus or Atretes. Marcus is a man lives a hedonistic life and says he doesn't care ow his actions will affect others. But you see his restlessness throughout the book and how he struggles with his passions and want to be moral like his father. Atretes is a really neat character. He is a Germanic King taken from his tribe to become a gladiator of Rome. I love how he stays strong even in the face of death.
A book you'll never want to put down.
I have read this book several times, but decided to listen to it on audiobook. I am so glad I did! I think I got more from listening to it than reading it. It's a wonderfully written story- completely captivating. The character Hadassah is probably my favorite book character ever. The narrator did an excellent job. I was sad when it was over!
I love listening to books! I like reading also but I usually listen to the book in my car.
Hadassa is the main character and she is so humble and so selfless. She reminds me of the kind of Christian I want to be. Also I'm a sucker for love stories and how she was able to sprinkle that in as well.
I have not but he did a great job!
After you get through the first part of the book you will be hooked, at least I was. But I would have to say that the end of the book really made me cry and touched my life. I believe this books is one of those books that can change your life. And it definatlly left me wanting to get the second book!
I love Francing Riverrs books! God has really blessed her as a writer! I hope these books become movies!
I really tried to give this book a legitimate chance, even though I'm not usually interested in books with a timeframe outside of the past 20 years or so. Based on The Atonement Child and Redeeming Love, I figured I couldn't go wrong with FR. But I don't think I even made it into the 2nd hour of this book. I was bored out of my mind.
This series is the best in Christian fiction. This first installment starts off extremely slow, but keep listening- you'll be captivated. It is hard to imagine that this is Rivers' first work as a Christian author. However, I would recommend downloading all three books in the series. If you stop at the end of this recording, you may not want to continue because it does not include the epilogue found in the written work.
The narration is above average. Ferrone tends to add an annoying quality to his voice when he recites the quotes of one of the characters. Other than this he is quite enjoyable.
This version also contains some pauses which come at odd intervals, so quality is not excellent, but still good.
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone. And if you can't get enough after all three of these books, you must download "Redeeming Love" by Rivers. You are sure to enjoy it as well!
This started slowly, but then was so good! My only real complaint was the ending. I didn't like the gruesome end.
I like the story and the writing, but the author takes it too far with Jesus preaching and possibly a converting message. I'm half way through it.