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The Last Sin Eater | [Francine Rivers]

The Last Sin Eater

Garnering three RITAs and a Christy Award, Francine Rivers is acclaimed for classics like Atonement Child. Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, this Gold Medallion-winner tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.
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Garnering three RITAs and a Christy Award, Francine Rivers is acclaimed for classics like Atonement Child. Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, this Gold Medallion-winner tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.

©1998 Francine Rivers; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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    Mary Quilcene, WA, United States 06-28-11
    Mary Quilcene, WA, United States 06-28-11 Member Since 2010
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    This is not only read very well... the best! It is also such a good read. I read the book, watched the Movie from Netflix, but this was the best. I listen to a lot of books from both Audible, and from I Tunes. I put this book on the very top of the list of books I've read, or listened to. So much history, and such an inspirational work. Like nothing I've ever read. This is a book I will give as a gift to many friend both like minded and non commited Christions / believers in Christ my Lord. No matter your faith, I highly recommed this book to any reader.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cerasuolo Margate, FL, USA 01-17-10
    Cerasuolo Margate, FL, USA 01-17-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, wonderfully read..."

    I really enjoyed this book when I read it a few years ago, so I decided to try it on Audible. I'm glad I did, I couldn't wait to listen every day! Francine Rivers is a gifted story teller and Kate Forbes did a terrific job of drawing me in.

    I highly recommend "The Last Sin Eater" to anyone looking for a satisfying "read".

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Dumais Calgary, AB Canada 03-03-10
    Cheryl Dumais Calgary, AB Canada 03-03-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Really enjoyed this one"

    Excellent story well read and definately worth buying. I know I will listen to this one again and again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    florence dinuba, CA, United States 11-15-12
    florence dinuba, CA, United States 11-15-12 Member Since 2014
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Sin Eater to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the interesting turns this story took. The history written in was fabulous.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Forbes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't. But would like to!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I think I did both at different times.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David 08-13-15
    David 08-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "awesome read"

    I highly recommend this book . it will touch heart. it is like you are actually there!

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    Carla 08-10-15
    Carla 08-10-15
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    The story started out a little slow but I am so glad that I continued to listen. A wonderful story about the healing power of God's forgiveness.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 07-27-15
    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 07-27-15 Member Since 2013

    Truth and Love should always be found together and when I read I look for that.

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    "Wonderful story"

    As always Francine Rivers is an amazing writer. She weaves the most incredible pictures in your mind with words. The characters are beautifully developed and the story makes you keep reading till you reach the end. Good luck trying to put it down!

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    Deb Newkirk 06-06-15
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    "Great book!"

    I loved this book! The narration is engaging, and pleasant to listen to! The story was great from the first to the last word.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 01-17-15
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 01-17-15 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Appalachian/Scottish History"

    The Last Sin Eater is one of the BEST audio books that I have ever listened to. I had never heard of a sin eater before. After listening, I had to research the custom of using sin eaters when a person died, and found that it was common in Europe during the 1800's and that early settlers to the Smoky Mountains probably carried the practice to the Appalachian Mountains for a time. As late as the early 1900's, the practice still existed in Bavaria. How amazing (and crazy) what people do to try to get rid of their sins and make their way into heaven . . . when Jesus Christ has already paid the price in full. Not only is this an incredible lesson in history, it's a wonderful generational story of family and faith. I can't recommend it enough.

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    Architekton 05-03-15
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    "What an engaging story."

    Excellent text. Great interpretive reading. Many memorable moments. A thoroughly engaging & clear message of forgiveness in Christ (Psa 50:23).

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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