Recording (P)1997 by Audio Literature; Copyright ©1997 by Jonathan Kirsch
Kirsch elaborates and dramatizes four stories that involve sexual intrigue and violence bringing these to life. Each story is followed by a brief commentary shedding some insight as to their meaning.
The stories are: Lot and his daughters, Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar, the gang rape of a Levite's concubine, and the rape of David's daughter Tamar by her half brother.
It's a very enjoyable audiobook; I only wished it had not been abridged.
It was a new way to see the implications of stories you probably have skimmed over and never given a second thought to the characters and events surrounding the brief mention in the Bible. I'll bet this is the way the tales were told around the campfire before they were sanitized for publication.
Tamar (of the Judah story) - a clever and feisty woman.
I always like a team or ensemble reading. It gives greater variety and realism to women's and secondary characters' voices.
It's short enough that you can. But this was my biggest disappointment. I would have liked to listen to more. What possibly could have motivated the publisher, Audio Literature, to have made an abridged version? I HATE ABRIDGED VERSIONS.
I wish/hope that Audible will find an unabridged version. I will upgrade.
I already knew all the stories and was hoping for some new, perhaps juicy insights. Nope, didn't happen. I also found the narrators to be rather monotonic. Oh well, live and learn.
Take the title and write an actual novel based on it.
Disappointment. The title sounded rather intriguing, but the book was flat.
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