Daughter of Rome

Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Romance, Historical
4.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)

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A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history.

When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God's plan to transform them into the most influential couple of the early church. Nor can they anticipate the mountains that will threaten to bury them. Their courtship unwittingly shadowed by murder and betrayal, Priscilla and Aquila slowly work to build a community of believers, while their lives grow increasingly complicated thanks to a shaggy dog, a mysterious runaway, and a ruthless foe desperate for love. But when they're banished from their home by a capricious emperor, they must join forces with an unusual rabbi named Paul and fight to turn treachery into redemption. 

With impeccable research and vivid detail, Daughter of Rome is both an emotive love story and an immersive journey through first-century Rome and Corinth, reminding listeners once again why Debbie Macomber has said that "no one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar."

©2020 Tessa Afshar (P)2019 Recorded Books

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I can’t...

This could have been a good story? I wanted it to be...too BORING! There was no “life” in the narrator. The story line was just ...meh. Booooo! I was so disappointed, because I really liked Tessa Ashfar’s : Thief Of Corinth and Bread Of Angels. :(

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Painful

The narration is so bad I have to wonder why the publisher keep choosing sub-par voice performers for this author. Not since "In the Fields of Grace" has Tessa Afshar been blessed by a good narrator for the audio versions of her books. But not even a great narrator could not have saved this story. It hurts me to write this, but I didn't believe any of it was really happening. I knew everything that would happen before it happened, and yet the characters were so flat, so one-dimensional, I was never immersed in the experience anyway. There are some moments of good theology, but none of it sounds truly genuine for the times. The power of the Holy Spirit in the early church, the signs and wonders, are all watered down to simple synchronicity and serene platitudes. It is particularly painful to encounter Saint Paul as a cardboard character. Having listened to "Dear and Glorious Physician" by Taylor Caldwell (the story of Saint Luke) this visit to Rome and Corinth was like being in the Hallmark channel version of the ancient world. Superficially cliched, with a lot of ten stitching and everything wound up in a nice neat bow of justice and forgiveness at the end, which came as a relief, simply because it was the end of the book.

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Beautiful story of forgiveness

Loved this story of forgiveness and redemption. All of Tessa’s books have been an encouragement.

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Well Done

This is my first book by Tessa Afshar. LORD willing, it will not be my last! I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline, the characters, the careful attention to relevant details, and the narration. It made me want to grow closer to the LORD, to be like the early Christians.

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Worth the read.

it begins A little slow to build, but be patient. A good story is just ahead.

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Enjoyable

Narrator had a pleasant voice although her emphasis on wording in a sentence was sometimes a little different than expected.

I like the story. Strong characters that change due to struggle. Deep understanding of guilt and forgiveness is a theme throughout the book.

I appreciate the time and effort of the author to include so much Roman empire history.