Providence: Hannah's Journey (Tribes of Israel)

Narrated by: Mindy Newell
Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
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As the sole daughter of the chief priest, Hannah is publicly shamed when the prophet of Israel refuses to heal her. Determined to restore her family's honor, she escapes Jerusalem in hopes of finding the prophet and convincing him to restore her deformities. Gilead, a young Hebrew guard sympathetic to her plight, willingly accompanies her. On their way, they are captured by a band of raiders and Hannah is forced to serve in the household of the commander of the Aramean army, an officer who is in need of healing himself. Meanwhile, Gilead is being used as sword practice for the Aramean soldiers. Hannah must act fast to save Gilead and herself, but survival will mean coaxing the prophet of Israel to heal an enemy commander.

©2015 Barbara M. Britton (P)2018 Barbara M. Britton

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Usually audible books feel like theater and it is easy to get wrapped up in the story and forget I am listening to a book. Unfortunately that is not the case with this narrator. I am constantly aware that I am being read to. The story is one I am familiar with and enjoy, I own it on my Kindle. However this narrator seems to think of narration as a job, not an opportunity to perform. There is little difference between the character voices/emotions and the narrative. Overall the narrator sounds bored and wishing to be doing almost anything else. To make me excited enough about the story to get lost in it, the narrator must also portray excitement about the story. With the right narrator, this could have been a very enjoyable audiobook. I will be very cautious about purchasing any other books that have this narrator.