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An Echo in the Darkness Audiobook

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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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 04-27-16
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 04-27-16 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Historical Story of Faith & Roman Empire"

    Debauchery, love of self, total indulgence to every desire . . . that was what ancient Rome was all about . . . abortion, homosexuality, promiscuity, gladiators, divorce, gods of every sort, and a lust for money like no other time in history . . . and all of the disease that comes with it . . . physical, mental and most of all spiritual . . . a year after Marcus believes that Hadassah has been killed by the lions, he is still angry, eaten up by grief and estranged from his sister, Julia, who ordered the murder of her slave, Hadassah . . . but he is also changed . . . mad at this God whom his beloved worshiped, he vows to track God down and make Him explain himself . . . so he goes to Jerusalem, in search of this Jesus . . . nothing is as he expected . . . and Marcus is faced with the love of those who should have hated him, a Roman citizen . . . Hadassah, alive and finally healed, though terribly scarred from the lion's attack, has found new purpose in healing others . . . this second in the series is powerful, and just as honest and telling as the first . . . it will leave believers feeling that they are woefully falling short of the kind of Christ-like love that lives in Hadassah . . . and will shine a light to unbelievers that their is true hope in Jesus Christ . . .

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    jules 02-13-16
    jules 02-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing book!!!!"

    I love the author's writing style. It draws you in and holds you there every moment. The story portrays our greatest fears and deepest longings, while challenging our faith and the depths of our love and forgiveness. Beautifully written, Mrs. Rivers!!!

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    Vanessa L. Gonzalez 11-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "amazing book"

    amazing amazing amazing you will fall in love with the characters and your wife might be to be changed to from it

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    MM 11-05-15
    MM 11-05-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Incredibly breathtaking!"

    I thought the first was great, but this was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! I found myself crying & crying at the end of the story! Not only because Francine weaved this tale so beautifully, but because of the reminder of God's transformational power & love. I am His beloved, and so are you. No matter the sins of the past or scars we have He heals, renews, restores. He is good!

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    Holly 05-21-13
    Holly 05-21-13

    Great

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    "Sweet Story for Girls"
    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 2014

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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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    DeeJay gardnerville, NV, United States 09-24-12
    DeeJay gardnerville, NV, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I love this series. Excellent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of An Echo in the Darkness to be better than the print version?

    yes


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

    There are several twists and turns that kept this story interesting.


    Have you listened to any of Richard Ferrone’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I loved Richard Ferrone's reading.


    Who was the most memorable character of An Echo in the Darkness and why?

    Marcus was the most interesting character. This entire book and it's characters are interesting because of its history and the similarity it has with our culture today.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read (hear) the last book of the series. Francine Rivers is an excellent writter.

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    Joanne 06-14-09
    Joanne 06-14-09 Listener Since 2008
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    I enjoyed the second of the 3 part series very much.

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    Marcita 05-16-16
    Marcita 05-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A Deliciously Great Book!"

    Loved IT! SORRY it had to end! I listened to it almost non stop! I wished there was a mini series o television with this book. Epic!

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    Trudy K Sheek GARLAND, TX, US 05-13-16
    Trudy K Sheek GARLAND, TX, US 05-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "One of the best books I have ever read or listen to!"

    You will be blessed and inspired! Well written and and a beautiful story of God's love!!

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