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Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

©2016 Connilyn Cossette (P)2017 Tantor

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  • J
  • 25-11-17

great story horriable narrator

I loved this story it is the only reason I kept listening, the narrator had a good voice but she read the book like she was in an English speaking class. Every word pronounced so precisely that there was almost know emotion to it but only correct and precise speaking. It was really distracting and took a lot away from the characters.

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  • Amanda
  • 22-02-18

It had potential but fell a little flat

*Spoiler!* The writer took liberties about how God parted the water. She also had the main female & male lead make a decision to marry before the female character cleansed her house of pagan idols which would not have happened. There were a few other areas not true to the Bible. One is when God spoke to the multitude around Mt. Sinai. There are no counts of miraculous healing when God spoke then. She also failed to mention that the people were in fear of God’s voice and begged not to hear it again. When writing about a fictional character surrounded by true instances in the Bible you must be careful not to add or take away to it.

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  • Marva
  • 19-10-17

Counted with the Stars

Great book!! Loved the author’s ability to make me feel as if I was right there. About to listen to Book 2. :)

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  • susan
  • 12-12-17

Couldn’t endure it...

The narrator has the most annoying voice. She speaks in a way that I find most annoying in a narrator-she has a whispery voice-as if she is reading a bedtime story-and she pronounces as many syllables as possible in every word. I enjoy Christian fiction and I understand the author’s goal of possibly educating readers who might not be familiar with scripture, but I find it tedious to listen to background stories that don’t really further the plot. I gave up after a little over an hour-I tried to get used to her voice but I found myself clenching my teeth after a few minutes every time I attempted to listen. I won’t be listening to the other books in this series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-17

Enjoyed this Audiobook

Counted with the Stars painted an exquisite picture of the might and faithfulness of the Lord God who created the Earth and heavens. The story of Exodus came to life through the eyes of an Egyptian girl sold into slavery by her father to pay his debts, and her Redemption by her true Father from above. Great story!

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  • AShields
  • 07-10-20

A bit cliche and cheesy but great overall

Overall I enjoyed this book. I am a huge Francine Rivers fan (Mark of the Lion) and while I wouldn't say it matches my love for those series, I did enjoy being transported into this beautiful story through these historic biblical moments I will say that the narrator was not my favorite in that she seemed to always have concern in her voice as she read the entire thing. Other than that I enjoyed the book.

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  • Amy Sasser
  • 12-09-20

Both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring

I loved this retelling of the story of the Israelite's escape from Egypt told from the perspective of a young Egyptian slave. Seeing the plagues and miracles through the eyes of an unbeliever who was then rescued and redeemed by the One True God was both heartbreaking and awe-inspiring. I truly enjoyed Cossette's fictional, yet believable, interpretation of a well-known Bible story. I also enjoyed Sarah Mollo-Christensen's narration. A grateful shout out to my sister Wendy for the awesome recommendation! Can't wait to continue with the rest of this series.

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  • Sherri C. Engler
  • 01-09-20

Different perspective nice to see

This was a nice presentation of what happened in Egypt during time of the Pharaoh and Moses from the life of someone a part of the upper status impacted by poor decisions and bitterness of sin that led to servitude. It covered from the Egyptians world view the lens they may have had during the plagues, and that God was always about restoration of both the gentile and Hebrew to himself. Overall the book helped give a different perspective from how the story is normally told. It was good with nice narration. Overall, I feel it was entertaining although it could have had more story around the Jews experience under the oppression of the Egyptians and their own choices. The narration was fine, Character changes were not enunciated as they are in others I’ve listened to but had a good rhythm.

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  • Kymberly924
  • 12-06-20

Cant Put the Book Down

Connilyn's Out of Egypt series is the series I am reading for a book club at our church, which just so happens to be the church Connilyn is a member of! I was absolutely mesmerized, I couldnt stop listening. I laughed, cried and felt sorry for some of the Egyptians that died. Everyone who loves to read should read this series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-04-20

Heartwarming and Beautiful

The narration was mostly good except for some spots that sounded stilted and stumbles over pronunciation of words, like Kush (said like rhyming with "push", then later as "Koosh" which is correct). Suggest narrator Google the Hebrew to English for greater ease with that. Storyline was fabulous!! You could actively "feel" every emotion stated. The evidence of intense loyalty to YHWH by Shira, Eben and later Kiya after growing to know HIM was heartwarming and beautiful. Especially loved the descriptions of the plagues and their effects on the people. Truly well done!

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  • Suzduz
  • 22-06-18

Couldn't put it down

Really enjoying the whole series. Gives a different perspective on the whole exodus event using various characters each book

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  • Penny
  • 13-05-20

I didn't want the story to end.

I felt like I was on the lead characters journey and enjoyed the descriptions which vividly brought my imagination of Eqypt & the middle east at the time depicted. I wanted to hear more!

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  • W
  • 10-11-19

Awesome!

Such a FANTASTICALLY FABULOUS read!!!! Please don’t hesitate to give it a try - you won’t be disappointed.

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  • Kaygee Segun
  • 01-02-19

Absolutely riveting and beautiful story.

I truly loved the way Egypt was described and the story telling of the narrator. It made this book an immersive experience for me. Truly loved it. Would highly recommend!

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  • Karolina
  • 20-10-18

A nice retelling

A pleasant and interesting retelling. I've listened till the end. Got more engaging towards the end. Much better if it's played at 1.05 or even 1.10 speed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-11-18

Loved it

It was such a good story I loved it and I cried three times it was a great story in total

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  • Adrienne Ferguson
  • 05-12-19

Narration not up to scratch

The narrator sounded like a computer. The storyline was good, but overall this book was not as good as others by this author. Disappointed.