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Song of Redemption

Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (843 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Lynne Austin has won three Christy Awards for her inspiring historical novels, which include Candle in the Darkness.

The second book in her Chronicles of the Kings series, Song of Redemption, is a retelling of the life of Hezekiah, King of Judah from 716 to 687 BC. After years of idolatry, Judah's temple has been cleansed and Hezekiah has brought God's law back to his people. But when he incurs the wrath of the barbaric Assyrians, he will need help from a surprising source.

©2005 Lynn Austin (P)2005 Recorded Books

Critic Reviews

"Austin tells a compelling, multilayered story with richly drawn, believable characters who will engage readers' sympathies." ( Library Journal)

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The temple is rebuilt.

What did you love best about Song of Redemption?

How King Hezzikiah grew to be such a man of God. I loved the push and pull between Shebnah and Eliakim. The stories of the women showed such strength and the willingness to serve others.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I would have preferred a male voice or maybe a male and female for the different characters but it was good.

Any additional comments?

Read all 5 books on this topic for a great overview of this time period.

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If You Liked Gods and Kings, Keep Going With This

As I said in my review of Gods and Kings, this book is also a good read for guys as well as for the ladies. I have read the first 3 books in this series, and I have found all three to be well written and very engaging. You won't get bored by these books; that is for sure!

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  • Louie
  • Yelm, WA, USA
  • 06-03-09

Another Excellent Book by Lynn Austin

Once again I truly enjoyed this book. Once I started it, I could not put it down. It really makes the Bible come alive for you. Mrs. Austin did a fantastic job on the development of the story from Biblical and historical facts.

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  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 03-09-13

Fascinating and Inspirational

I won't write a long review since I wrote a long one on the whole series for the first book. This covers Hezekiah's Tunnel and I found it fascinating. Especially to think that something so ancient is still in use today. Amazing. I really enjoyed this book and the ones before and after it. I did find them uplifting and inspirational. I have liked books, two this one, and book three in this series best. Don't think you can go wrong if you are looking for something inspirational to read when you choose this book. I have to admit I'm going to have to go back and read Kings and Chronicles again. I particularly like the bits with the prophet Isaiah in them.

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Hard to enjoy a story of this kind when flawed.

The fictional story created was interesting and well researched, but a lot has to be left to interpretation by the author. I personally disagree with the way the Prophets of God are portrayed. Prophets and apostles, don’t argue, even when they disagree. The discuss, ponder, study, and seek to know the will of God. They also don’t go into a trance when speaking for God. They are lead by the Holy Ghost and are teacher and learner.
There are other false statements like being loved by a person whom you love being the greatest miracle or blessing, but it is actually the gift of repentance through our Savior Jesus Christ that is the greatest miracle and blessing.

I still like the books in this series, but don’t find myself loving them due to these discrepancies.

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Awesome Book!

This book was truly one of the greatest I’ve ever read! Oh, how it has opened my eyes of understanding to the Old Testament of The Precious Word of God! The author and speaker are top of the line and obviously, Divinely inspired!!! Thank you, Mrs. Lynn!
Lisa from Loganville, GA!🙏🏼📖💙

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Magnificent book.

The book is written beautifully. The story seem very in line with historic events. Romance, struggle, faith, love, friendship, and political decisions. It covers all of it.

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Captivating story

I was always anxious to listen to the story to find out what happens next. I didn’t care for the performance because I felt that the reader put too much interpretation into the voices for the different characters and I didn’t always agree with their interpretation of things. I kept imagining the meaning it would have if it was said a little differently.

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<br /><br />Heartfelt and encouraging

Brought tears to my eyes several times. Yaway, my God. How wonderful and loving you are

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  • BJ
  • 02-04-18

Fantastic book and series,

I look forward to the other books in this series. Theses Chronicles bring the story to life.