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Publisher's Summary

Garnering three RITAs and a Christy Award, Francine Rivers is acclaimed for classics like Atonement Child. Set in the 1850s Smoky Mountains, this Gold Medallion-winner tells the gripping tale of a girl who's desperate to remove the guilt of her sister's death and anxious to absolve her departed grandmother of sins. While seeking the elusive Sin Eater, she uncovers a hideous secret and finds the truth.
©1998 Francine Rivers (P)2008 Recorded Books

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  • Mary
  • Quilcene, WA, United States
  • 06-28-11

M K Hudson

This is not only read very well... the best! It is also such a good read. I read the book, watched the Movie from Netflix, but this was the best. I listen to a lot of books from both Audible, and from I Tunes. I put this book on the very top of the list of books I've read, or listened to. So much history, and such an inspirational work. Like nothing I've ever read. This is a book I will give as a gift to many friend both like minded and non commited Christions / believers in Christ my Lord. No matter your faith, I highly recommed this book to any reader.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Great book, wonderfully read...

I really enjoyed this book when I read it a few years ago, so I decided to try it on Audible. I'm glad I did, I couldn't wait to listen every day! Francine Rivers is a gifted story teller and Kate Forbes did a terrific job of drawing me in.

I highly recommend "The Last Sin Eater" to anyone looking for a satisfying "read".

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Really enjoyed this one

Excellent story well read and definately worth buying. I know I will listen to this one again and again.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Quite Interesting

The story started out a little slow but I am so glad that I continued to listen. A wonderful story about the healing power of God's forgiveness.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • rhonda
  • perris, CA, United States
  • 09-16-15

Love it or hate it

Would you listen to The Last Sin Eater again? Why?

Yes again & again

What did you like best about this story?

The mysterious past which haunts the people

Which character – as performed by Kate Forbes – was your favorite?

I enjoyed lily bet Sim and Elda Kendrick too

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No but I wanted to keep listening to find out those lost secrets

Any additional comments?

This story is a redeeming story full of mystery,suspense, murder, & secrets. The Old Scottish traditions brought into the Americas by numerous generations will have you in a curious page turning suspense. What happened to a 10 year old girl leads her to seek out mysteries all alone without the support of her family, only 1 old woman encourages her to keep seeking to find the truth. Scared and threatened for her own life she listens to her Angel guide who speaks a truth to find out more, she listens to a lone preacher who tells her the gospel truth

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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awesome read

I highly recommend this book . it will touch heart. it is like you are actually there!

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Wonderful story

As always Francine Rivers is an amazing writer. She weaves the most incredible pictures in your mind with words. The characters are beautifully developed and the story makes you keep reading till you reach the end. Good luck trying to put it down!

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Great book!

I loved this book! The narration is engaging, and pleasant to listen to! The story was great from the first to the last word.

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  • florence
  • dinuba, CA, United States
  • 11-15-12

Love

Would you consider the audio edition of The Last Sin Eater to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the interesting turns this story took. The history written in was fabulous.

Have you listened to any of Kate Forbes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. But would like to!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I think I did both at different times.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 01-17-15

Appalachian/Scottish History

The Last Sin Eater is one of the BEST audio books that I have ever listened to. I had never heard of a sin eater before. After listening, I had to research the custom of using sin eaters when a person died, and found that it was common in Europe during the 1800's and that early settlers to the Smoky Mountains probably carried the practice to the Appalachian Mountains for a time. As late as the early 1900's, the practice still existed in Bavaria. How amazing (and crazy) what people do to try to get rid of their sins and make their way into heaven . . . when Jesus Christ has already paid the price in full. Not only is this an incredible lesson in history, it's a wonderful generational story of family and faith. I can't recommend it enough.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful