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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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    Chelsie United States 11-16-12
    Chelsie United States 11-16-12
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    "Francine Rivers is amazing!!"
    If you could sum up An Echo in the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Touching Riveting and Amazing.


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

    Any other book by Francine Rivers.


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

    He has a nice deep voice that is relaxing to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    Francine Rivers is in her own genre because she is able to convey God's love and mercy without preaching at you or causing the story line to become boring.

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    Ramona Fishers, IN, United States 10-09-12
    Ramona Fishers, IN, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Must read/listen!"
    Where does An Echo in the Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    First


    What did you like best about this story?

    Marcus' redemption


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Haddasah uncovers herself to Julia


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Definitely!


    Any additional comments?

    We need more books like this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim United States 09-25-12
    Kim United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved this Book!"
    What did you love best about An Echo in the Darkness?

    Francine Rivers is one of the best authors out there today. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marcus and Hadassah- Hadassah because to have her faith and willingness to do for others no matter what they do or how they treat you, is something only God can give to a person. Marcus-You see a rugged yet soft side to him in his protection for Hadassah. You also see the struggle that is going on in him, and have to keep reading to see what he is willing to go through to understand what drives Hadassah.


    What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

    His voice was easy to listen to and he tried to make the characters come to life for you.


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    Deborah Homer, Alaska, United States 08-28-12
    Deborah Homer, Alaska, United States 08-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent insight into Christian/Roman History"
    If you could sum up An Echo in the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Captivating, Historical, Refective


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Marcus, not just because he is the center of this story line, but because of his frustrations with Christianity and finally submitting to Almighty God. Haddasah's faith is inspiring.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Marcus' submission to God.


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

    Submission


    Any additional comments?

    I love Judeo Christian history and this was great--very accurate from what I have studied.

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    Kay Round Rock, TX, United States 08-18-12
    Kay Round Rock, TX, United States 08-18-12 Member Since 2011
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    "One of River's best"
    Where does An Echo in the Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book is more in depth than "Redeeming Love." The characters are well developed and the main character, Haddasah, is believable. I couldn't stop listening! I thought it was outstanding.


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

    The ending of this book is the true climax and you cannot wait to start the next book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many scenes in this book that were extremely moving and realistic.


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

    The ending is amazing!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a Francine River's Fan, "The Mark of the Lion," is a must read!

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    Carmen Sidlaruk Southern Idaho 08-14-12
    Carmen Sidlaruk Southern Idaho 08-14-12 Member Since 2011

    altered and mixed media artist

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    "Fantastic story of God Forgiveness & Peace"

    Love this series of books. Such a fantastic picture of God's love, forgiveness, patience and peace.

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    Patricia Smith North Carolina 08-13-12
    Patricia Smith North Carolina 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    Would you listen to An Echo in the Darkness again? Why?

    Let me begin by stating I have never been a fan of the time period in this book. History buffs would stone me but I find them a hard read with the historical names and places that I have long since forgotten since my World History class in college. This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The story line was compelling and the narrator did an excellent job in the voice inflections of the characters. I do not want to give away anything in this excellent book but I can tell you, I am on the third book of the trilogy and have purchased it for my sister in hard copy to enjoy! Anyone in love with the Gospel will enjoy this tremendously!!.


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    Susan 08-07-12
    Susan 08-07-12
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    "a huge fan!"
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    Francine Rivers is an amazing author. She makes history come alive. Her knowledge of the customs, societies and times of the characters is deep and thorough. This series ' the Mark of the Lion' is truly well-written.
    I did feel that the main male characters were portrayed a little too angry at times - but considering what they endured perhaps it was justifiable.
    I also enjoyed the way she interwove many stories from the Bible into the books and the great truths of the Bible as well. Very good - kept me rapt for almost a month (3 books)

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    Gail Allen Phoenix, AZ 07-30-12
    Gail Allen Phoenix, AZ 07-30-12 Member Since 2015

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

    It's part 2 of the trilogy "Mark of the Lion" by Francine Rivers and is on my top ten list.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadassah was my favorite character. She had an incredible ability to forgive and love others in spite of their cruelty toward her. No human being could actually be as humble as she was portrayed. I was enthralled with Richard Ferrone's narration. He managed to change her voice from the sweet soft innocent girl's voice to one whose vocals cords had been almost ripped apart and damaged after her attack. It was genius because he somehow kept her esscence even though her voice is as rough as sandpaper! It's amazing to compare her voice from the first book to this one.


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

    Richard Ferrone makes every single character distinct. My favorite was the Arab servant, Rasheed. He was fierce and wonderful to listen to. I felt the cold blooded anger in his voice. He even frightened me!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Definitely. I played it every free chance I had.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd recommend this audio book to anyone who loves great historical writing, depth of characters, and the lush and wonderful voice of Richard Ferrone. You should start with the first book in the trilogy, A Voice in the Wind, to really appreciate this story.

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    Sandra 06-06-12
    Sandra 06-06-12 Member Since 2012

    I was educated into oblivion but have overcome it and am having a wonderful life

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    "even better than the first in the series"
    What did you love best about An Echo in the Darkness?

    Great story and you feel very involved in their lives. You care about the characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hadassah. She's no victim even though she's a slave. Also Phoebe and her husband Decimus -- admirable characters. Phoebe wisely advises her son Marcus in the end which helps him to better understand Hadassah's fears.


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

    What a great job he did on this book. I thought he was brilliant on the first book - except the women's speech. Well, he took care of that in tihis book and he really fleshed out the women's characters. Bravo


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

    Julia was such a stinker -- nothing admirable about her. It amazed me how central she was to the story. Everyone pitched in to bring her through though.


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