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A Voice in the Wind Audiobook

A Voice in the Wind: The Mark of the Lion, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Francine Rivers, a winner of the ECPA Gold Medallion, is a best-selling author of Christian fiction. A Voice in the Wind takes listeners into a richly imagined ancient Rome in the midst of its great decline. This heart-stirring tale of a young slave girl, torn between her love for a handsome aristocrat and her faith in God, transcends genres with its awe-inspiring power and emotional intensity.

Listen to the next book in this series, An Echo in the Darkness.

©2002 Francine Rivers; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"It is Ms. Rivers' faith in man and God that lifts these novels onto another plane and brings readers hope in time of darkness." (Romantic Times)

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    Tim 03-16-16
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    "Good historically sound book."

    This was a good book though I did not like the ending much. I am hopeful that the second book completes some of the open plot. My favorite book like this was Chasing the Lion. It was awesome!

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    Amber 03-12-16
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    "Everyone needs to read this!"

    this book was very convicting for me and allowed me to reflect on my faith.

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    Rosemary Souza 03-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome!!!!"

    This book is by far one of the best ever!!! I have recommended this book to everyone of all age groups to read the trilogy and so far none have been disappointed. Absolutely love it!

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    Elisabeth G. 03-06-16
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    "Chapter 23 cuts into 28 mid-way"
    Would you listen to A Voice in the Wind again? Why?

    Not sure if that is supposed to be there, as in they accidentally spoke chapter 28 and the story really continues on from there, or if chapter 28 is really placed there.


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    Pattie 02-27-16
    Pattie 02-27-16
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    "Wonderful!"

    I read this series 10 years ago and found them to the most memorable books! Listening to them has been even more thought provoking. The narrator is fantastic.

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    jules 01-31-16
    jules 01-31-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Beautifully written, inspiring & challenging."

    Francine Rivers once again writes a book that tears at the heart & inspires the spirit.

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    Jennifer St. Helena, CA, United States 01-20-16
    Jennifer St. Helena, CA, United States 01-20-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Must Read"

    This is the first of three books in the trilogy Mark of the Lion by Francine Rivers. She is gifted as a writer! Very, very difficult to put down the hard copy or to pause the audio version -- it gives amazing glimpses into historical Judea and Rome in the first century AD (or CE, as the new vernacular dictates). Following a young Jewish Christian become enslaved in Rome, Francine Rivers weaves in the sadness, joys, horrors, lewdness and opulence that might have been in the upper classes of the Romans. They are presented in such modern terms that it is easy to be in the story. Highly, highly recommend.

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    Carrie 01-19-16
    Carrie 01-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "You must have the 2nd one before you finish!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Voice in the Wind to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. I love the audio since it's such a long book I was able to listen while commuting and doing house chores.


    What other book might you compare A Voice in the Wind to and why?

    I listened to Nancy Kimball's "Chasing the Lion" before this and really enjoyed it. I was eager for another book in the same time period and dealing with some similar subjects. This book had a lot more of the Christian message in it and I appreciated that, but Chasing the Lion was awesome too.


    Which character – as performed by Richard Ferrone – was your favorite?

    It's hard to say... Hadassah or Marcus. Mr. Ferrone does a great job of differentiating voices but there aren't different accents or anything like some narrators. He does do all the voices slightly different and I like the sound of his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were so many it's hard to say! Probably the last scene.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first experience reading/listening to a Francine Rivers book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. However, you need to realize that this book doesn't end... it just stops and it's a horrible cliffhanger! No spoilers but at the end I realized my heart was pounding and my hands trembled! That's never happened in response to a book before. You'll be really upset with Mrs. Rivers and you'll want to throw the book/phone across the room. Then you'll calm down and realize there's another book. You have to immediately start reading the second book, Echo in the Darkness, or you won't be able to get through the day. I really enjoyed the Christian message and the contrast in characters (representing devotion to Christ and devotion to worldly pleasures.)

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    Bruno Scheepers 12-23-15
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    "Best Novel I've read... Ever!"

    I loved this book. Francine deserves more than just good reviews. Absolutely amazing. I simply cannot wait to finish this series now. She is so well researched, the story, the characters, the setting...it all comes to life and you are there...brilliant!

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    Kerry Jech 12-03-15
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    "2nd time I've listened"

    love this story. I've listened to it twice. challenges me throughout. francine Rivers is my favorite author by far

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