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Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

©2016 Connilyn Cossette (P)2017 Tantor

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  • J
  • 11-25-17

great story horriable narrator

I loved this story it is the only reason I kept listening, the narrator had a good voice but she read the book like she was in an English speaking class. Every word pronounced so precisely that there was almost know emotion to it but only correct and precise speaking. It was really distracting and took a lot away from the characters.

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It had potential but fell a little flat

*Spoiler!*
The writer took liberties about how God parted the water. She also had the main female & male lead make a decision to marry before the female character cleansed her house of pagan idols which would not have happened. There were a few other areas not true to the Bible. One is when God spoke to the multitude around Mt. Sinai. There are no counts of miraculous healing when God spoke then. She also failed to mention that the people were in fear of God’s voice and begged not to hear it again.
When writing about a fictional character surrounded by true instances in the Bible you must be careful not to add or take away to it.

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Enjoyed this Audiobook

Counted with the Stars painted an exquisite picture of the might and faithfulness of the Lord God who created the Earth and heavens. The story of Exodus came to life through the eyes of an Egyptian girl sold into slavery by her father to pay his debts, and her Redemption by her true Father from above. Great story!

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Couldn’t endure it...

The narrator has the most annoying voice. She speaks in a way that I find most annoying in a narrator-she has a whispery voice-as if she is reading a bedtime story-and she pronounces as many syllables as possible in every word. I enjoy Christian fiction and I understand the author’s goal of possibly educating readers who might not be familiar with scripture, but I find it tedious to listen to background stories that don’t really further the plot. I gave up after a little over an hour-I tried to get used to her voice but I found myself clenching my teeth after a few minutes every time I attempted to listen. I won’t be listening to the other books in this series.

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Counted with the Stars

Great book!! Loved the author’s ability to make me feel as if I was right there. About to listen to Book 2. :)

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Girl in ancient Egypt is sold into slavery, but...

as I usually do, I listen to this audiobook in bed at night. I like this first novel in a series so much did I had to go back several times and cover portions that I missed when falling asleep. I love the story of this Egyptian girl sold into slavery by her father to pay debt. I greatly enjoyed seeing the biblical plagues and Redemption of Israel out of slavery in Egypt from a fictional perspective. I was excited to read the description of Kaya and her family, and all the children of Israel killing from God directly from the mountain. there was poignancy and anxious moments throughout the novel which made me want to find out what will happen to them.

The narrator was very good except for a few mispronunciations, particularly the word Levites.

I chose this first novel in the trilogy , which sold at a very low price. I hope to purchase and listen listen to the other two when I can afford them or if they come down in price. at present, I can no longer afford the monthly Audible subscription.

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very enjoyable

it is a fun story that coincides with the book of exodus. it gave a deeeper description of how things might gave happened and really was interesting seeing it through the eyes of a slave. good performance, kept everything quite interesting.

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Very religious but interesting plot

As someone who isn’t religious, I enjoyed listening to this book. It has an interesting plot and I fell in love with the characters (at least the good ones). I’m not familiar with the Bible - my only exposure being the movies Joseph and the King of Dreams and Prince of Egypt. Full discretion though, don’t read this if you are very anti-religion (i won’t spoil the book but I didn’t like the main character’s revelation even though I knew it was coming).

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Great book!

Very good story line as well as message.
It was a great read and I can't wait to get the next book in the series.

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Great Listen

Great story and narrator! Can't wait to download her next book. Will listen to again and again!

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  • Suzduz
  • 06-22-18

Couldn't put it down

Really enjoying the whole series. Gives a different perspective on the whole exodus event using various characters each book

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  • Karolina
  • 10-20-18

A nice retelling

A pleasant and interesting retelling. I've listened till the end. Got more engaging towards the end. Much better if it's played at 1.05 or even 1.10 speed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-15-18

Loved it

It was such a good story
I loved it and I cried three times it was a great story in total