Get Your Free Audiobook

Judah's Wife

A Novel of the Maccabees
Written by: Angela Hunt
Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins

After 30 days, Audible is ₹199/mo. Cancel anytime.

OR

Publisher's Summary

The miraculous story of the Maccabees told through the eyes of a woman who learns that love requires both courage and sacrifice. Seeking safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries a strong and gentle man of the nation of Judah. But when the ruler of the land issues a life-altering decree, her newfound peace - and the entire Jewish heritage - is put in jeopardy.

Seeking peace and safety after a hard childhood, Leah marries Judah, a strong and gentle man, and for the first time in her life Leah believes she can rest easily. But the land is ruled by Antiochus IV, descended from one of Alexander the Great's generals, and when he issues a decree that all Jews are to conform to Syrian laws upon pain of death, devout Jews risk everything to follow the law of Moses.

Judah's father resists the decree, igniting a war that will cost him his life. But before dying, he commands his son to pick up his sword and continue the fight - or bear responsibility for the obliteration of the land of Judah. Leah, who wants nothing but peace, struggles with her husband's decision - what kind of God would destroy the peace she has sought for so long?

The miraculous story of the courageous Maccabees is told through the eyes of Judah's wife, who learns that love requires courage...and sacrifice.

©2018 Angela Hunt Communications, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

What members say

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • linda bement
  • 11-03-18

wow!

This b[k brought to life so much of the history of the Jewish people who loved and sought to do the will of God and all the struggles with this desire.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kristy
  • 15-02-18

Great, but I wish it had been done by 2 narrators

This was a great story with lots of great historical detail and intriguing plot. (I wish it had a happier ending, but you can’t rewrite history!)

My only criticism- and really it’s more of a suggestion, is that, as the book is written from two different perspectives -Judah and his Wife, both told in the first person - it would’ve been a smoother and more engaging listen if they’d used two narrators (one male and one female) to voice the two characters. Sometimes if you weren’t paying close enough attention, you’d miss the switch between point of view and be confused. Otherwise, Rachel Botchan did a great job and I enjoyed her performance.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-18

Love It<br />

Hard to put down. This retelling of the little known history of the days of Israel after the time of the king's and prophets was engaging. I am going to read it again and share it with friends.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-03-20

A good listen and story

like it would listen while working the story was good but wish the narrator put more feeling into the story

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 23-03-20

great story

I loved this book, makes you feel as though you are in the story yourself

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Miss K
  • 08-01-20

one of the best I've heard in a very long time.

I will listen to this story again. what a blessing it was!!! clean, inspiring stories are difficult to find. this is one.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • kathy
  • 18-12-19

Not My Favorite Angela Hunt Book

The main character is overly dramatic an not believable. By the end of the book I was rolling my eyes...I guess I should remember she was only 16 ...

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Brandy
  • 08-11-19

Good book, but at times didnt make sense. 🤔🤔🤔

Leah was more mature, caring, loving & VERY STRONG as a child & teen before she got married 👉🏼 THEN, as soon as she gets married she turns into a weak, childish, petty, selfish, nasty, mean, immature, and unreasonable woman. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ WOW & HOW would she change SO DRAMATICALLY?!? 🙄🙄🙄 It didn't make any sense & is unreasonable to believe a person's character & personality would change so completely. (The ending of the book was very sad & not your typical Christian book ending.)

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • woodsman
  • 03-11-19

relevant in today's world

loved the story so much relevance to today's conflicts with ones values and obedience to God. would have been nice to have a male narrator for Judeas overall enjoyed it!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Goldie Watson
  • 15-10-19

WIFE of a Man warrior, leader & of compassion ~

I truly found myself so totally into the story. finding myself heartbroken in their tradigies.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Suzduz
  • 25-09-18

Fascinating

Had no knowledge of this historical time but it was portrayed expertly and fairly true to accounts. Thank you

1 person found this helpful