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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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    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.


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    Benin B. Kennesaw, Ga 01-20-14
    Benin B. Kennesaw, Ga 01-20-14 Member Since 2012

    Thinker | Marketer | Copywriter

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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!

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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,


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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!

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    Abrillaelaine 03-24-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A life changing book! Read it!"

    Excellent read!!! A life changing experience!! Do yourself a favor...read / listen to this book!

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    Lina-Myree 02-27-13
    Lina-Myree 02-27-13

    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.

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    If you could sum up An Echo in the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    christian love story


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

    When Hadasa gains the courage to stand for Jesus no matter what.


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

    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.


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

    Oh, yes....The very end...was extremely sad but made me rush to get the second book (Don't want to give anything away:) ).


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    AJ Denson Colleyville, Texas United States 01-07-13
    AJ Denson Colleyville, Texas United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Must Read!"
    Where does An Echo in the Darkness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Loved it, it cuts straight to the heart.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-30-12
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-30-12
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    What did you love best about An Echo in the Darkness?

    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!


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

    Hadassah. Her sacrificial life resonated with me, and rang true despite logic


    Any additional comments?

    With the exception of the ending (which I found was quite unnecessary), this book was incredible, well worth the credit!

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    Jennifer St. Helena, CA, United States 12-03-12
    Jennifer St. Helena, CA, United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2011

    Napa Valley Trading

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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.

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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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