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  • Mary of Nazareth

  • A Novel
  • By: Marek Halter
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

Miriam - also known as Mary - was born into a Palestine oppressed by Herod the Great; she is accustomed to living with uncertainty and unrest. But when her beloved father is wrongly imprisoned by the Romans, she takes action. She calls upon a well-known rebel by the name of Barabbas, and together they set out to save her father. A daring escape is accomplished and, against staggering odds, Miriam's father is saved from crucifixion.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting

  • By Linda on 03-04-14

unrealistic and inconsisten with the new testament

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

Reviewed: 09-08-18

the book portraits Mary as a revolutionary, it implies she was having an affair with Barabus or someone else when she became pregnant with Jesus. In this version Jesus never died on the cross, Mary and her friends tricked everyone into thinking he died then rescued him.