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The Martyr's Song | [Ted Dekker]

The Martyr's Song

"Make me beautiful." That's what Marci wants from the old woman, not "inner beauty", but real, physical attractiveness to save her from being a teenage outcast. The woman offers a gift in the form of a story, a strange tale from 1940s Bosnia about a group of soldiers who terrorize a town of women and children, brutalize their priest, and murder a child.
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"Make me beautiful." That's what Marci wants from the old woman, not "inner beauty", but real, physical attractiveness to save her from being a teenage outcast. The woman offers a gift in the form of a story, a strange tale from 1940s Bosnia about a group of soldiers who terrorize a town of women and children, brutalize their priest, and murder a child. Somehow, in the midst of the horror, a window opens to another reality, a world of impossible beauty, infectious music, irresistible laughter, and a vision that somehow changes everything.

By the time the story ends, Marci hears the heavenly music herself. So will you. Once you hear this unforgettable story, you'll never be the same.

©2005 Ted Dekker; (P)2005 West Bow Press. A Division of Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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    Jakob San Francisco, CA, USA 03-01-08
    Jakob San Francisco, CA, USA 03-01-08
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    "Story great, narration not so much"

    This is a tragic and gruesome story that is beautifully written and ultimately inspirational. It is about love of Christ and the discovery of beauty in the world. The author does a great job of showing the brutality of war and and the complexity of personal sacrifice. My only complaint is that the narrator mispronounces almost all of the Bosnian and Serbian names and also does not have a very good accent when narrating the voices. It would be much better to have a narrator who knows how to say the names of these characters and places, as they are actually pronounced, not through an American approximation.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Ponca City, ok, United States 08-10-14
    Amazon Customer Ponca City, ok, United States 08-10-14 Member Since 2011

    Former Newspaper Sports Editor and avid reader and listener. Love Fantasy, Thrillers, Mysteries, Historical Fiction, and more.

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    If you could sum up The Martyr's Song in three words, what would they be?

    Love, sacrifice, amazing.


    Which character – as performed by James K. Flynn – was your favorite?

    Father Michael - no
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    all of the above.

    the emotions and actions of all of the above characters are essential to this amazing story and James K. Flynn executed the narration of the story and these characters perfectly.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have never listened to or read a Ted Dekker novel... You should check this one out. It is short and to the point and a very emotional book. It is one of my all time favorites and I listen to it at least once per year.

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    Cory 12-19-08
    Cory 12-19-08
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    "a proper perspective"

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. It puts our lives here on this earth in proper perspective. If you know Jesus and you need encouragement this is a book that will show you the human capability to rise to the highest love through Christ's help.

    I normally don't sit down and listen to full books at one sitting but I just couldn't stop. This book is captivating from beginning to end. I believe it will bless you greatly.

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