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First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It's also filled with danger and corruption - the perfect setting for Ariadne's greatest adventure. 

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. 

Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into dangerous exploits, Ariadne discovers she secretly revels in playing with fire. But when the wrong person discovers their secret, Ariadne and her father find their future - and very lives - hanging in the balance. 

When they befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize his radical message challenges everything they've fought to build, yet offers something for which neither dared hope. 

Be transported back in time by this gripping tale of adventure, bravery, and redemption, and discover why Debbie Macomber says, "No one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar."

©2018 Tessa Afshar (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!

I so very much needed the Biblical truths in this fictional story. The way she portrays God's Word in one's everyday life is amazing! Very good story and thoroughly enjoyable! I have listened to and read every one of her books and love them all!

This narrator is great except sometimes you can't tell who is talking, but not all the time, but pay close attention to names. You will want to pay close attention anyway so you won't miss anything!

I have listened to this book 3 times now and still love it! I wish I had ten more like this waiting! I have also purchased the written book to give to friends who can't do audiobooks. Excellent, just excellent!

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Bravo

Tessa I loved the book. It was Beautiful. Thank you for using the gift the Lord has given you to share His love.
Maggie

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Heart Searching

Tessa Afshar again brilliantly integrates and explains Biblical history through great story telling. I am left with a more personable and loving picture of Paul the Apostle. The development of the characters and action in the story kept me reading. With every story of I read, I experience God's love more personally.

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Thief of Corinth

I won the kindle version in a Goodreads drawing and I purchased the audible version. Tessa Afshar is an excellent Biblical fiction author. I’ve received an additional blessing listening to her books, as I’ve grown even more intimate with our Lord. The narrator was outstanding as well. Looking forward to many more books by this author.

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Absolutely brilliant and moving, her best yet!

I highly recommend this book. It is a delight. It moved my heart in so many ways.

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Exquisite and deeply engrossing

Loved this book. An interesting and unique story line. Beautiful work. I was sad when it was over.

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The reading didn’t sound right.

Didn’t like the reader’s voice. The pitch or the way she used the words, unable to listen.

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love this book

I don't know how she ever came up with his plaque but it's your was fun to read.

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Amazing book! Worth every penny and more!

I love Tessa Afshar’s books! I own every single one and highly recommend it . I’ve been reading all day from the moment I opened the first page I haven’t been able to put it down, it’s that good!

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Great Story

Loved this book! Matter of fact I'm going to start it over and listen again! I love the narrator's voice! That's very important to me in an audio book :)