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Publisher's Summary

Based on the major motion picture, The Nativity Story is the very human, very dramatic, and uniquely inspiring saga of a journey of faith.

Best-selling author Angie Hunt, who most recently wrote Magdalene, a historical fiction novel of the story of Mary Magdalene that was tied to The Da Vinci Code movie, now focuses on Mary, the mother of Jesus. She has adapted the screenplay for The Nativity Story into a powerful, historical novel. Her moving novelization tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecedented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, Hunt tells how, from humble beginnings, great things can come.

©2006 Angela Hunt and Mike Rich; (P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A fresh and viable retelling....[Hunt's] rich prose and cultural details utilize the five senses to recreate the familiar story." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Susan
  • Balch Springs, TX, United States
  • 01-18-10

well done

i think that the story was well done though we dont know for sure how all was percieved between mary and joseph and there families it was believable possible and not at all intruding or insulting of our Lords Birth i listened twice and will listen agian i loved it

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I don't even need to wait

I am only on chapter 2 and I know this is amazing and moving. Veru few books do this to me.

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Could have listened to the movie sound track

It was like listening to the movie sound track. I expected additional information as is usual when a book is made into a movie. Not so with this audio.
The narrator was disappointing. She has a sweet voice but all voices were almost identical. I guess I have been spoiled by excellent narrators.

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  • Leilani
  • Kaysville, UT, United States
  • 12-20-07

Too Vanilla

I believe the summary for this book indicates the author did a lot of research for this book and I would heartily disagree. There were tidbits here and there about jewish customs and practices, but also glaring inaccuracies that really frustrated me. The fictionalized portions were very tender and sweet about how Joseph took care of Mary. So if you are simply looking for a sweet Nativity narration, this book is for you. However, if you are looking to learn about cultures and customs this book falls tragically short.