Listen to the first book, A Voice in the Wind.
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Awesome, thought-provoking, deep
I experienced emotions I wouldn't have if I was just reading.
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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!
#2 as with 'The Voice In The Wind' at #1
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.
He was Awesome, giving each character their own voice. A voice I could listen to for hours,
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
The whole book moved me.
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!
I love reading....I love the fantasy a good book can give you, how it traps you in another world, and the bitter sweet feeling you get when its over.
christian love story
When Hadasa gains the courage to stand for Jesus no matter what.
He has a way of getting into every character's own self so you don't have to guess who he is talking about. He does great with a wide variety of emotions.
Oh, yes....The very end...was extremely sad but made me rush to get the second book (Don't want to give anything away:) ).
Loved it, it cuts straight to the heart.
This book series is perfect for audio because of the history and language used. Having someone else pronounce peoples names and places made it much more interesting.
I loved the fact that the characters point to Christ, while still struggling with the pain and deception of society and man's own heart. I read it in three days!
Hadassah. Her sacrificial life resonated with me, and rang true despite logic
With the exception of the ending (which I found was quite unnecessary), this book was incredible, well worth the credit!
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Francine Rivers! She was a romance novelist who became a Christian. Voilá. Be prepared for some steamy allusions mixed in with quests and conviction. The historical value of this book is big as it is set mainly in Ephesus, part of the Roman Empire, following the destruction of Jerusalem (though one of the main characters journeys to Palestine on a quest). Ms Rivers is a riveting writer who is able to pull you into the emotion of her stories, giving you the full-blown senses: fright, sadness, hopelessness, disappointment, joy, love, excitement, anger, and the rest. Her writing is unpredictable -- I have read over twelve of her books, and there is no "pattern" to them, which keeps the story grabbing at you. This is a long book -- so the audio is wonderful if you need to be working on mindless chores or driving a distance in the car! Warning: It is difficult to put down.
An Echo in the Darkness is part of the Mark of the Lion trilogy and should be read after the first book, A Voice in the Wind (the second and third books allude to the first book but not to each other). The characters are intertwined in their journeys, but I was amazingly interested in each of them -- not always the case in subplots.
I've listened to so many audio books through the years that I am probably overly picky about the narrators. Richard Ferrone is an exceptional reader (GREAT reader), doing well with dialogs as well as the narration. He is very easy to listen to and I am able to forget that he is "even there" as he moves through the story.
I highly, highly recommend this entire series, even for non-Christians who might not care about the hunt for God, but will love the action of the rest of the story.
Touching Riveting and Amazing.
Any other book by Francine Rivers.
He has a nice deep voice that is relaxing to listen to.
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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