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A Voice in the Wind Audiobook

A Voice in the Wind

This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.
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Publisher's Summary

Francine Rivers, a winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion, is a best-selling author of Christian fiction. A Voice in the Wind takes listeners into a richly imagined ancient Rome in the midst of its great decline. This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

Listen to the next book in this series, An Echo in the Darkness.

©2002 Francine Rivers; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"It is Ms. Rivers' faith in man and God that lifts these novels onto another plane and brings readers hope in time of darkness." (Romantic Times)

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    Foster 03-07-14
    Foster 03-07-14 Member Since 2015
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    "I am moved beyond my understanding."
    What did you love best about A Voice in the Wind?

    I do not remember feeling, and nor have I believed in the Holy Spirit; but perhaps now I do.


    What other book might you compare A Voice in the Wind to and why?

    I cannot


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

    His masterly expertise


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

    Weep.


    Any additional comments?

    xxx

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    S. Larsen Layton, Utah 02-18-14
    S. Larsen Layton, Utah 02-18-14 Member Since 2015

    I'm a happy homeschool mama of 4 little kids ages 8 to 2 yrs.

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    "Sleezy Christian Fiction?"
    Has A Voice in the Wind turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I didn't know there was a genre for sensationalized saucy christian fiction. But, if there is this is it. The sexual language and wording were explicit and uncomfortable to say the least. And the debase and gross detail in the violence was more than I could stomach. Children being brutally killed and eaten? It was too much. Even if that sort of evil exists or did at some point, reading about it in such detail just seemed.... unchristian maybe and disheartening? I don't know I wouldn't recommend it, I couldn't even finish it.


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    RICHARD 02-10-14
    RICHARD 02-10-14
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    "Awesome"
    Where does A Voice in the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is a captivating story and draws me closer to God.


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

    He brought the characters alive.


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    Benin B. Kennesaw, Ga 01-18-14
    Benin B. Kennesaw, Ga 01-18-14 Member Since 2016

    Thinker | Marketer | Copywriter

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    "Nothing I Would Change!"

    This book represents my introduction to the writings of Francine Rivers. To be sure there is absolutely nothing that I would change about A Voice in the Wind.

    What's weird is that if you'd approached me even two or three months ago and asked if I'd ever advocate making such a long fictional narrative - I would have told you absolutely not.

    However, part of the beauty of A Voice in the Wind is that the story is long enough that there was nothing in it that felt rushed. Everything that the characters' did or said seemed to happen precisely at the right time.

    Another really cool aspect of this book is that it was so beautiful watching Hadassa grow into a mature believer. In fact, by the end of the story it was easy to see that she was every bit as strong a Christian as the believers that she frequently referenced when she was feeling down. Furthermore, the author was sure to always find ways to give God the glory for this maturation.

    At the end of the day, I'd have to say that even if I was a non-believer this book would probably still be an all-time favorite on my list of top fictions.

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    brittany 12-30-13
    brittany 12-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Highly recommend this book!"
    Would you listen to A Voice in the Wind again? Why?

    Yes! What a story. The characters displayed such real picture Gods heart and the struggles as a believer and non believer. The main character Hedasa (spelling?) continues to be an example of a humble, Godly woman. Long after the book was over I found myself thinking "what would Hedasa do in this situation." It has been so inspiring!


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

    No I have not but it took some getting used to at first, but I grew to like his voice and reading as I went on.


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

    "The story of sacrificial love, even in the face of death"


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    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 10-23-13
    rebecca grennan FPO, AE, US 10-23-13 Member Since 2013

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

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    "I can't wait to read the next one!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Voice in the Wind to be better than the print version?

    I have never read the print version but I love listening to someone read to me, I read most books this way and the performance with Voice in the Wind was amazing! There are so many characters, so many details and all were distinguishable and life like.


    What other book might you compare A Voice in the Wind to and why?

    I have nothing to compare it with. Few people write about such things because they don't have the knowledge or the heart to do so. This book is phenomenal but you must be willing to walk in shoes of the persecuted church if you are going to read through to the end.


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

    He brings these characters to life, when you might get confused with so many. The hidden natures of the characters are also revealed in his tones which is quite remarkable.


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

    I cried a lot with this book, laughed a little, and by the end was left speechless for a while as I digested the information and revelation of the story itself.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait to read the next book in the series!

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    JORGENSEN 09-26-13
    JORGENSEN 09-26-13 Member Since 2011

    I love listening to a good book read by a great narrator while driving or doing mundane tasks like housekeeping. Characters come alive!

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    "WONDERFUL book, except for the ending"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this compelling story set in Rome about 200 A.D. The narration was excellent, and the characters came to life. I couldn't believe the ending, though, it was a tremendous let down - at least for me.

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    Amazon Customer 09-19-13
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    "this book is excellent"
    Where does A Voice in the Wind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    1


    What other book might you compare A Voice in the Wind to and why?

    ken follett


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

    great


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

    ur concious


    Any additional comments?

    i'm not a religious person or a christian

    however, the story is demanding u 2 listen 2 this world

    it teaches why people react in fear

    & the choices they make

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    Chris Garland, TX, United States 09-17-13
    Chris Garland, TX, United States 09-17-13
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    "An inspiring picture of walking by faith and love"
    If you could sum up A Voice in the Wind in three words, what would they be?

    A great story that has charaters that depict every aspect of humanity; from best to worst. Hadassah is a true picture of walking by faith & potraying the love of Jesus even as she struggles with both fears and desires of the flesh. Inspiring!


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    M. Kamakeeaina 08-09-13 Member Since 2012

    Can't hear you....I'm reading!!

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    "Francine Rivers...You've done it again!!"

    WOW!! What a great book!! The author shows her relationship with each and everyone of her characters through her writing. So many feelings, frustrated, peaceful, angry, betrayed, happy, loved.

    I will continue this series.

    LOVE IT!

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