Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0739311670 $25.00 Three cassettes
CD ISBN 0739311689 $27.50 Four CDs
DD ISBN 0739311697 $17.50
Here is a fictionalized story of Sarah and Abraham as told from Sarah's perspective. Beginning with her early life in Ur, Sarai escapes from an unwanted marriage at the age of 12, meets Abram outside the city, drinks a potion to make her sterile, and becomes a priestess to Ishtar--all before she marries Abram and they travel far from Ur at God's direction. In the same vein as Anita Diamant's RED TENT, Halter's novel focuses on the women's view of the biblical world. Kate Burton performs with vigor and emotion, wrapping the listener in this well-known story. Listeners wanting the straight plot of a biblical story will be disappointed as Burton imbues the first-person narration with the passion and heartache of a fully realized story and character. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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