• The Thorn

  • The Rose Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by: Christina Moore
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (291 ratings)

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The Thorn

By: Beverly Lewis
Narrated by: Christina Moore
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Publisher's summary

A Christy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis has garnered acclaim as the queen of Amish fiction. The Thorn begins her Rose Trilogy, the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church—and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.

Rose Kauffman finds herself growing closer to the bishop’s foster son, despite the warnings of her older sister, who knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man.

©2010 Beverly M. Lewis (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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Great Amish Story

The story and narrator were great. This is not a fast paced novel as it is about Amish life, so if that is what you are looking for then move on. The story has great characters and character development and is just a great, clean, story that grabbed me enough that I will be listening to the next one in the series.

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Good listen!

Good clean Amish story in the typical Beverly Lewis tradition, with a good plot. I enjoyed the narrator too. She's pleasant to listen to. I enjoyed this book!

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Great book!

Where does The Thorn rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

At the top/

What other book might you compare The Thorn to and why?

I love Beverly Lewis books. They are all comparable.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Hen's little girl did not chose to go with her daddy.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes indeed. I can hardley ever turn her books off in the middle.

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Boring!!!!

What disappointed you about The Thorn?

I was very disappointed!!! This book is so boring I haven't been motivated enough to finish it! I felt like the plot could have gotten interesting, but NEVER did! It was like a bad soap opera, it never went anywhere.I know that there were other reviews that said this was a great read, so maybe I'm just not a fan of the amish setting.

Has The Thorn turned you off from other books in this genre?

YES!

Would you be willing to try another one of Christina Moore’s performances?

I didn't like her male voices and you could tell when she must have taken a break and then started again, it was like her voice sounded completely different in the middle of a paragraph. So probably not.

What character would you cut from The Thorn?

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Nothing Much Happens.

Would you try another book from Beverly Lewis and/or Christina Moore?

I've listened to several of Beverly Lewis' books and I will again. I found Christina Moore's voice a little annoying. After a bit I got used to it, but if I stopped listening for a while and then came back, I would have to get used to it all over again.

Would you ever listen to anything by Beverly Lewis again?

Did I not just answer this question?

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

There were times where she would take long breaks. One time I actually checked my Ipod to see if it had died! I'm not sure that's her fault though. That probably falls on the producer.

Do you think The Thorn needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

yes. It was pretty much a lot of lead up to the very last chapter. Even though nothing much happened, I learned so much about the characters that now I have to find out how they end up.

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Great purchase. Love this story.

Would you consider the audio edition of The Thorn to be better than the print version?

Great to listen to when you can't grab a book to read.

What did you like best about this story?

It's just an awesome story.

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Still good

I read this book and the second one years ago. I wasn’t a huge fan of the voice actor at first but her voice grew on me and she made enough effort to change her voice for other characters.
The one character I hate the most though is Hens husband. I know how things end up but it still bothers me he is so selfish and manipulative…he was willing to hurt his own child’s feelings to get his way…to me that’s just messed up. I understand it’s realistic because it’s been done to me as a child and I know everyone has a bad side when emotionally stressed but that puppy part threw me into a rage.

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This Was a great book but...

A little too much drama between Hen and Brandon Rossans sister and her husband. But other than that it has Ben a great book!

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beauty storyline

tears for joy and sadness. cant wait to continue the series. starting it today.

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No real ending

Didn't really have an ending...for Nick, or for the explanation of what happened to Christian, etc.

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