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  • Hadassah

  • One Night with the King
  • By: Tommy Tenney, Mark Andrew Olsen
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 237
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Best-selling author and inspirational speaker Tommy Tenney teams with Mark Andrew Olsen to deliver a mesmerizing tale of historical fiction. Favorably compared to Anita Diamant's The Red Tent for its unexpected plot twists, Hadassah is the fictional account of the Bible's Esther, the Jewish peasant girl who became queen of Persia.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • A Mistake for Me

  • By Ella on 11-05-05

Excellent Historical Fiction

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-14-17

I really enjoyed this imagining of Queen Esther's story. It completely followed the Biblical version and also completely filled in all the plot holes. I always like Biblical historical fiction because it causes me to think about the story in new ways and to learn new things. It also humanizes Biblical people and reminds me that people are people no matter the time, place, or age. I have not checked the facts but the book seems to be well researched and contains a good deal of contextual history. I marked the performance 4 stars because the different voices are a bit distracting until one gets used to them. Overall, it was fabulous!

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