Three-time Christy Award winner and best-selling author Lynn Austin pens a fascinating historical novel based on actual Biblical events. Shortly after the death of King Solomon in 931 B.C., the Promised Land is divided into two separate nations: Israel in the north, and Judah in the south. Hezekiah is the second son of King Ahaz of Judah. As he comes to power, he must navigate a troubled path to reunite his wayward people with Yahweh.
- Looking forward to listening to more in this series.
The story is very well written and stays faithful to the times and cultures of the Biblical events. The narration is very well done. Personally, I enjoyed the various voices she uses children and men. The voices are consistent throughout and this improves the listening experience.
- Good story, well read but read my review for the slight reduction in star rating.
I enjoyed the story. I particularly like that period of time in the Bible, the book of Kings is just one of my favorites.
My only negative comment (or else it would have been 5 stars) was that I did not really care much for the reader. Although she did a wonderful job on pronunciation of difficult names, I did not enjoy her trying to sound "manly" or "childish" when reading the passages when they were supposed to be spoken by a particular character of a child, soldier, wife or king etc.
I believe that I can discern by following the storyline which character is "speaking".
This was simply my personal reaction to the story.
- Awesome! Spiritually and emotionally encouraging!
Awesome! Spiritually and emotionally encouraging!