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Rapture of Canaan Audiobook

Rapture of Canaan

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Novelist Sheri Reynolds weaves lyrical prose and folksy dialogue into her spellbinding tales. The Rapture of Canaan, a New York Times best-seller, is the moving story of a teenaged girl clashing with her harshly controlled world. Growing up in a closed religious community deep in the rural South, 15-year-old Ninah Huff painstakingly and obediently follows her church’s many rules—she knows that public humiliation follows the smallest transgression. But lately she can’t stop thinking about how handsome James is, even when she should be praying. Ashamed and confused, she hides her feelings. However, when the elders assign James as her prayer partner, she takes her first steps down a path away from the security and blind belief of her upbringing. With warmth and compassion, Sheri Reynolds embeds rich wisdom throughout this compelling novel. Narrator Alyssa Bresnahan skillfully brings out Ninah’s joy, uncertainty, and despair as she searches for a truth that brings freedom.

©1996 Sheri Reynolds (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Diana A. Deaver Charleston, SC Usa 07-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    One of the best books I have listened to on Audible. The narrator did an incredible job being all the different characters. The author made me want to hire her to describe my life.

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    truly loved it, second time I've listened to it. very addictive and entertaining. great reading

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    I have read this book about three times and I have enjoyed it every time. Listening to the audio was a great experience. The narrator was awesome one of my favorite books.

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    I was pulled into the superstitious world of guilt, shame & redemption of the Church of Fire & Brimstone. Expert reading of a gifted writer.

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    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 04-30-12
    Deb New Milford, CT, United States 04-30-12 Member Since 2014
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    I was interested with the cult-like culture of the story. Usually the leader of the group is charismatic, but in this story he is feared. I found it amazing how fear drove most of the characters and the actions they took to please the leader of the "church." It was ironic, though how the leader gave the children a "taste" of life on the outside. The ending left me wanting more. Great story.

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    Too much religion, not enough story. So-so narration. I don't have the patience to get thru the hallelujas and praise be's. Sending this one back.

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