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An Echo in the Darkness | [Francine Rivers]

An Echo in the Darkness

As a Roman trader grieves over a lost slave woman, he begins to learn about the faith that gave her enough strength to face death.
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Publisher's Summary

Francine Rivers is winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion and many other awards. Her inspirational novels move the hearts and souls of millions of listeners. Following A Voice in the Wind, An Echo in the Darkness is the second book in her remarkable saga set in ancient Rome. As a Roman trader grieves over a lost slave woman, he begins to learn about the faith that gave her enough strength to face death.

Listen to the first book, A Voice in the Wind.

©2002 Francine Rivers; (P)2002 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Norm Florissant, CO, United States 02-28-10
    Norm Florissant, CO, United States 02-28-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Wow"

    I tend to shy away from novels written by women; however, I wanted this book these books to go on and on. My wife recommended this after reading it, and I was totally cought up in the story and charactors. These books also reminded me of my own faith and motivated me to be stronger.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Holly 05-21-13
    Holly 05-21-13 Member Since 2011

    Great

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Echo in the Darkness?

    The theme of God's forgiveness permeates.


    Any additional comments?

    My husband could not make it through this series, but for us ladies ... Well, the characters are not realistic, but they are lovely. The author serves us well, because she creates characters that inspire.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Uvalde, TX, United States 01-21-13
    Jacqueline Uvalde, TX, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great continuation of the story"
    What made the experience of listening to An Echo in the Darkness the most enjoyable?

    Very professional reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    the continued Christian message that faith in Jesus can overcome all obstacles.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    The Character of Hadassa is my favorite


    Any additional comments?

    Wish the author woud quit using the word "SARDONIC" ...way overused.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bookish 10-06-14
    Bookish 10-06-14

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    Where does An Echo in the Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks #1 among all the books I have listened to. I would have given it six stars if it were possible.I never ever give spoilers, I think that ruins the book. All I can say is it's a wonderful Chistian love story, never boring or lacking emotions, intrigue and trust in the Lord.


    What other book might you compare An Echo in the Darkness to and why?

    Since this is in the" Mark of the Lion" series I would have to say the previous book "A voice in the Wind." I have read two in the series an I am downloading the 3rd one now.


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mr Feronne is a terrific narrator, every word he speaks is crystal clear. His voice distingues each different character , so you know who's speaking..


    If you could rename An Echo in the Darkness, what would you call it?

    Not a thing, I will find which books he narrates.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Rivers is such a wonderful author, I can't imagine how she makes a book as exciting as she does. I highy recomend you getting this series it is absolutely wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sherylette PARAGOULD, AR, United States 09-07-14
    Sherylette PARAGOULD, AR, United States 09-07-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Best of the series by far!!!"
    What did you love best about An Echo in the Darkness?

    It brings the story of Hadassah's journey and faith to a complete circle and shows how much impact one meek, loving, Christian slave girl had on a very influential, wealthy, prideful and immoral family.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The powerful journey an angry Marcus took to find the God of Hadassah and upon his return, his increasing interest in 'the healer' who has attached herself to his sick sister, Julia. My heart breaks for Alexander, the doctor, whom 'the healer' helps.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Get the tissues because you should cry, as well as laugh, during this book. By far, the one I like the best. I have listened to this book and series several times.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14
    susan West Chester, OH, United States 06-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Gave the narrator another chance-ehhhh"
    What did you like best about An Echo in the Darkness? What did you like least?

    The story- Francine River's voice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadassah and Marcus of course!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Richard Ferrone?

    Christina Moore


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Possibly-I'm not a fan of books made into movies.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't enjoy the narrator while listening to A Voice In the Wind but gave him another try. I should have saved my time and money. I didn't enjoy it any more the second time. I'm not going to listen to As Sure as the Dawn.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RICHARD 02-10-14
    RICHARD 02-10-14
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    "Another great book by Francine Rivers."
    If you could sum up An Echo in the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Awesome, thought-provoking, deep


    What was one of the most memorable moments of An Echo in the Darkness?

    Julia's salvation


    What does Richard Ferrone bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I experienced emotions I wouldn't have if I was just reading.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Benin Brown Kennesaw, Ga 01-20-14
    Benin Brown Kennesaw, Ga 01-20-14 Member Since 2011

    Christian, Thinker, Writer, Marketer, Dad

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    "Just When You Thought It Couldnt Get Better"

    This second book was even better than the first, for this is the book where all of the pieces fell into place and end-result was nothing less than a true masterpiece.

    This book will make you laugh, feel anxious, cry and praise God - all in one or two sittings!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Greenbrier, AR, United States 07-21-13
    Amazon Customer Greenbrier, AR, United States 07-21-13
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    "The Struggle Within Ourselves"
    Where does An Echo in the Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    #2 as with 'The Voice In The Wind' at #1


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Markus was my favorite character as he struggled with the pain of loss and a dire need to understand why God was more important to Hadassa than her own life. Why had God Forsake her, Markus had to know, thus his quest began.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    He was Awesome, giving each character their own voice. A voice I could listen to for hours,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Kamakeeaina 04-11-13 Member Since 2012

    Can't hear you....I'm reading!!

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    "And that's what you call Christian Fiction!"
    What made the experience of listening to An Echo in the Darkness the most enjoyable?

    Everything!!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The whole book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    What an awesome follow-up to The Voice in the Wind. I love that this is a christian fiction and that it does not hide away from real situations. It is not a feel good, happy every after type of book. It is raw, without being vulgar. It is passion, without being explicit. It is real, without being offensive. It is so descriptive of the characters that you can't help but to love them, hate them, cry for them and cheer for them! Wow! Thank God for saving Francine Rivers! We finally got something worth reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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