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The Centurion's Wife

Acts of Faith
Written by: Janette Oke, Davis Bunn
Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins

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Caught up in the maelstrom following the death of an obscure rabbi in the Roman backwater of first-century Palestine, Leah finds herself also engulfed in her own turmoil - facing the prospect of an arranged marriage to a Roman soldier, Alban, who seems to care for nothing but his own ambitions. Head of the garrison near Galilee, he has been assigned by Palestine's governor to ferret out the truth behind the rumors of a political execution gone awry. Leah's mistress, the governor's wife, secretly commissions Leah also to discover what really has become of this man whose death - and missing body - is causing such furor.
©2008 Janette Oke & Davis Bunn (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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  • Karolina
  • 26-06-18

A great novel

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The storyline is interesting, characters of Leah and Alban inspiring and the narrator did a great job. I would recommend it to others.

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  • Barbara
  • 26-10-17

Amazing love story

This is a love story on different levels. That of Christ for the church and mankind for each other. Finally a man for a woman and a woman for a man. Wonderfully crafted.

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  • SAgirl
  • 02-04-16

A very possible situation

If you could sum up The Centurion's Wife in three words, what would they be?

Biblical, Historical, endearing

What other book might you compare The Centurion's Wife to, and why?

Previous fiction on historical biblical fact.

Have you listened to any of Aimee Lilly’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This one is good

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the Centurian realised who Jesus really is

Any additional comments?

Our 21st century lives and customs are so far removed from life under Roman rule and Jewish life, that these stories give an insight to how it was then and help us to understand the Bible better and that nothing is new under the sun.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-20

Very good story, well narrated

I enjoyed this, my first Oke novel. Well written and with a sense of realism and solid characterization that brought the story to life. I think the narration was really excellent and pretty convincing, adding further colour and life to the writing. I listened via Audible to this with my wife. We got through it on one weekend, keen to hear the next twist in this story. It made me reflect anew on some aspects of the gospels. Some slightly predictable elements did not diminish my enjoyment of this work. Recommended!