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The Bronze Bow Audiobook

The Bronze Bow

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Publisher's Summary

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge.

In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus' lack of action in opposing the Romans. Headstrong and devoid of tenderness, Daniel is also heedless of the love and loyalty of those around him, dragging them down his destructive path toward disaster.

Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love.

©1961 Elizabeth George Speare; (P)2000 Blackstone Audiobooks

What the Critics Say

"A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." (Booklist)

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  • Laura
    Tobaccoville, NC, United States
    17/08/13
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    "BORING read of a not boring story."
    What would have made The Bronze Bow better?

    The narration was terrible.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Elizabeth George Speare? Why or why not?

    Not read by this person.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Woods?

    Jim Carter (head butler on Downton Abbey) because he should narrate every book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money on this audio book. Just make time to read it yourself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kemberly
    GAINESVILLE, FL, United States
    04/03/13
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    "A Changed Heart"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Facia becuase she was intuitive in how she responded to all characters and was a link that held the different world views and cultures together.


    What three words best describe Mary Woods’s performance?

    Good reading of the novel but not a lot of change was given to dramatize and represent the changes in characters and the changing heart of Daiel.


    If you could take any character from The Bronze Bow out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Leah out to dinner. After Jesus frees her to live life to the full- it would be refreshing to watch the childlike wonder as she encountered experiences outside of her former life.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dorothy
    Glenwood Springs, CO, USA
    15/03/10
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    "Great Read"

    This book takes you back to ancient times when Rome occupied all of the Jewish territories. Great detail in everyday life for the Jewish during this occupation. It's a story, of a young man in search of who he is and were he fits in life. Great trials and rewards along the way and deloping a personal relationship with the Messiah.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jan
    Rochester, NY, United States
    19/02/13
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    "60's Newberry Award Winner"

    Set at the time of Christ, this childrens book was an enjoyable little read, reminding me of "The Big Fisherman" or "The Robe." An orphaned Jewish boy has an intense hatred against the Romans and is involved with zealots hoping to overcome the Romans. He meets Christ and eventually is able to lay the hatred aside. There are some interesting sub-plots and it would be a good read for a child who is Christian. There is an underlying Sunday School feel to it and an overt promotion of Christianity. It touches quite a bit about the Jewish rituals and law, showing them through the Christian view as being for show and not necessary. I don't think Jewish or atheist parents would be thrilled with it for their children to read, but still a nice book for the right audience.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Shirley
    21/08/17
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    "inspiring"

    the Bronze Bow is an inspiring story. it personalized a time in history to make it seem real . I thought it ended abruptly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jann
    IL, USA
    01/08/17
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    "The bronze bow"

    The people seemed real, with larger than life problems, but it was an easy listen, and the resolution of the story was beautiful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • irisheyes
    21/07/17
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    "Wonderful story!"

    I truly enjoyed this story of forgiveness and redemption, wish there were more like this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Savedbygr8ce
    07/04/17
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    "Great book, but the performance doesn't measure up to the quality of the book."

    Great book, but the performance doesn't measure up to the quality of the book. Should be listened to but in short sections.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Josh W.
    19/01/17
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    "Download works but terrible format"
    What disappointed you about The Bronze Bow?

    The book didn't download in a way that I can see multiple chapters. Basically, it is a download that just lasts for 7 hours. VERY user unfriendly!!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer
    25/01/16
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    "Not all chapters were there"

    I'm very disappointed with this as not all chapters were available. It had 1-5 but nowhere did it say that it was only those chapters available

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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