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The Atonement Child Audiobook

The Atonement Child

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In one terrifying moment, Dynah Carey's perfect life is shattered by rape, her future irrevocably altered by an unwanted pregnancy, and her doting family torn apart. Her seemingly rock-solid faith is pushed to the limits as she faces the most momentous choice of her life - to embrace or to end the untimely life within her.

With over a quarter-million print copies sold, The Atonement Child explores the devastating consequences of rape and resulting pregnancy on innocent victims, their families, and their faith.

Honored with the Holt Medallion, three RITAs, and membership in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame, Christy Award-winning author Francine Rivers is acclaimed for perennial best sellers like Redeeming Love.

©1997 Francine Rivers; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 09-07-09
    Candace Amarillo, TX, United States 09-07-09 Member Since 2015

    I love books! All kinds... classics, mysteries, Christian fiction, suspense and action! I'm also a sucker for anything romantic. ;) And just recently started getting into some non-fiction, philosophical books.

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    "Almost perfect"

    I gave this audiobook 5 stars based on the novel itself. It's incredibly poignant, as well as controversial. I love how she handles everything from a strict Biblical standpoint, while still making the characters very very real. It's also a very hard look at modern day Christians (though the copyright is over 10 years ago0: hypocrisy, showing how Christians are prone to attacking their wounded, and how compromise based on pity and what's easiest is not always what's right. Incredible, heart-wrenching book.

    That said... I hated the narration. Ruth Ann Phimister is an excellent narrator, don't get me wrong... but I did not feel that her voice fit this book in the slightest. I could understand her narrating And The Shofar Blew, because the main characters were older, one even elderly, so I could understand... However, with the main character of this story being 18, with a lot of other young characters, her voice was just not believable to me, and took away from what I consider to be an amazing novel. Kate Forbes would have been a better choice (narrator for Redeeming Love).

    Overall though, I highly recommend this book. It pulls your heart in two directions, while gently steering you toward sound Biblical principles. A must read for any woman, or man for that matter.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Meaghan Wartrace, TN, United States 06-02-09
    Meaghan Wartrace, TN, United States 06-02-09 Member Since 2015

    I'm a 24-year-old woman who loves to read. The longer the book, the better. The Stand, The Help and The Hunger Games are my favorites.

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    "another awesome read from Francine"

    I'm a huge fan of Francine Rivers, and this book was not disappointing at all. What I love about Mrs. Rivers' writing is her ability for the reader to really see how the characters feel. i found myself arguing with characters as I read through the novel. It was as if i was there inside the novel somewhere. I felt everyone's emotions, and to me, that is a sign of a good author. The narator is really good as well. Another must read from Francine:).

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph Newberry, SC, United States 07-12-11
    Ralph Newberry, SC, United States 07-12-11 Member Since 2013

    Guy with Weird Interests

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    "This book changed my mind about a lot of things."

    When I started listening to this book, I thought I would hate it. I've always considered myself to be pro-choice. This book is about a girl who was raped, found out she was going to have a baby, and decided to carry the child to term even though everyone around her suggested abortion. Some of her closest friends even demanded it. I started reading the book thinking that I could understand a girl in such a situation deciding not to have the child. The story was really enjoyable, and I found myself wondering if the guilt and shame a young mother would have after aborting a child would be something hard to get over. Maybe, even in such a horrible situation, bringing a life into this world can still be a beautiful thing.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Whitley Stanfield, NC USA 01-09-13
    Tammy Whitley Stanfield, NC USA 01-09-13

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    "I keep thinking of the characters in this book"
    What made the experience of listening to The Atonement Child the most enjoyable?

    The depth to the characters. The only thing wrong was that it ended.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joe! He is steadfast and true!


    Have you listened to any of Ruth Ann Phimister’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    God's Timing, Not Ours


    Any additional comments?

    I would LOVE for this to be a movie!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
    Amazon Customer Inman, SC, United States 09-22-11
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    "The BEST"

    This book is outstanding. It is very relatable, with amazingly developed characters, lots of unexpected twists, an inspiring and engaging storyline, and an ending that is heart-warming. This book challenges the Christian Church to be better, extend grace, and love people where they are at. My favorite book of all time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    melissa 03-08-13
    melissa 03-08-13 Member Since 2016

    I love Christian Fiction, especially Francine Rivers! Anything to help me with relationships, and Apologetics.

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    "Oustanding!! I Love Francine Rivers!"
    Where does The Atonement Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have read several of Francine River's books and it is hard to say which is my favorite but this book is one that means more to me as a mother and as a daughter. I truly appreciate how Francine creates character's that are so real and relatable. Especially when they are struggling with their faith. Her ability to just sneak in truth into her stories in a way that makes the reader really contemplates the true message of hope and love is remarkable. Her books make me thirsty for living water and leave me feeling the Love of Jesus in a profound and personal way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Atonement Child?

    I always enjoy the love story even when there is a twist.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end but I don't want to give it away so that is all I will say.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would not make a film of this book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katijanae 11-20-16
    Katijanae 11-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Candid look at abortion"

    A young co-ed becomes pregnant after being raped, and forced to consider her options . This book examines all of the options, opinions, struggles, and strength of not only the victim, but of professionals, family members, clergy, counsellors, and the young man she plans to marry. Well written, but not exactly a bedtime story for those who depend on audio books to lull them to sleep. Still, a good and informative read.

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    Amazon Customer 11-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Another Great Book by Francine Rivers!!"

    I am always so encouraged as a Christian by Francine Rivers' books. Her stories are captivating and subtly teach how to walk daily with Christ in different life circumstances a way that honors Him. I am 54 years old, but I feel like we should never quit learning how to share Christ and offer God's grace, hope & love to others., loving unconditionally!! Very applicable. Thank you!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    @chanwilla 10-23-16
    @chanwilla 10-23-16
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    "Heartfelt, Emotional, Warmth, Loving & Joyful, "

    This is a story about how in adversity, God can, heal, deliver and bring joy to our lives in ways we can't even imagine...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 10-19-16
    Marva Gaithersburg, MD, United States 10-19-16 Member Since 2013

    Words spoken in season is like a fresh rain.

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    "Atonement"
    Where does The Atonement Child rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High


    What did you like best about this story?

    Redemption


    What about Ruth Ann Phimister’s performance did you like?

    Excellent!


    If you could take any character from The Atonement Child out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Joe... Awesome man of GOD.


    Any additional comments?

    Great story. Loved Dina's stand and loved how GOD used Dina to be a huge blessing to her family in the face of great turmoil. Loved how GOD provided for her as she kept her heart in His hands. Only wished Joe's character would have been more open re: his love for Dina and the baby. It was obvious, but it still came as a great mystery when it didn't need to be. I greatly understood the feelings of the parents, however, I was more than hurt by Dina's mother's behavior, (though I understood her hurt and pain). When Dina's mother could have contacted Dina's father and inform him what was going on at the hospital, I was pained by Hannah's actions. I just thought the way she made her husband suffer was selfish. I also wished Mrs. Wyatt became more clearer of that which she so desperately needed. Good book.

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