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Thief of Corinth

Narrated by: Rendah Heywood
Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

First-century Corinth is a city teeming with commerce and charm. It's also filled with danger and corruption - the perfect setting for Ariadne's greatest adventure. 

After years spent living with her mother and oppressive grandfather in Athens, Ariadne runs away to her father's home in Corinth, only to discover the perilous secret that destroyed his marriage: Though a Greek of high birth, Galenos is the infamous thief who has been robbing the city's corrupt of their ill-gotten gains. 

Desperate to keep him safe, Ariadne risks her good name, her freedom, and the love of the man she adores to become her father's apprentice. As her unusual athletic ability leads her into dangerous exploits, Ariadne discovers she secretly revels in playing with fire. But when the wrong person discovers their secret, Ariadne and her father find their future - and very lives - hanging in the balance. 

When they befriend a Jewish rabbi named Paul, they realize his radical message challenges everything they've fought to build, yet offers something for which neither dared hope. 

Be transported back in time by this gripping tale of adventure, bravery, and redemption, and discover why Debbie Macomber says, "No one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar."

©2018 Tessa Afshar (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Difficult to turn off and stop listening

Great storyline, I really enjoyed /loved it. Found it hard to stop listening. I got a bit weary with the describing and comparing words but maybe that is more about me than the writer.

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Loved it. Did not want it to finish.

Great story teller as always. Such an insight in to life in Corinth and what it was like for Paul to minister in this time.

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  • T. HIATT
  • 09-11-18

Great story!

What a sweet tale of overcoming adversity and struggle to find that the Lord will forgive and love you always.

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  • LP
  • 29-10-18

Wonderful Story!

Tessa Afshar has combined a great piece of fiction and weaves in Biblical narrative creating a delightful story. I was particularly taken by the background information on Corinth, which helps me understand the culture that Paul is writing to in his epistles to the Corinthians in the Bible.

The narration was beautifully done by Rendah Heywood. I have found her to be the best reader Ms. Afshar has used thus far.

5 big stars!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-10-18

Bravo

Tessa I loved the book. It was Beautiful. Thank you for using the gift the Lord has given you to share His love.
Maggie

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  • Susan Fryman
  • 29-09-18

Thief of Corinth

I won the kindle version in a Goodreads drawing and I purchased the audible version. Tessa Afshar is an excellent Biblical fiction author. I’ve received an additional blessing listening to her books, as I’ve grown even more intimate with our Lord. The narrator was outstanding as well. Looking forward to many more books by this author.

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  • Jill
  • 27-09-18

Absolutely brilliant and moving, her best yet!

I highly recommend this book. It is a delight. It moved my heart in so many ways.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-18

Exquisite and deeply engrossing

Loved this book. An interesting and unique story line. Beautiful work. I was sad when it was over.

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  • Debbie
  • 10-08-18

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!

I so very much needed the Biblical truths in this fictional story. The way she portrays God's Word in one's everyday life is amazing! Very good story and thoroughly enjoyable! I have listened to and read every one of her books and love them all!

This narrator is great except sometimes you can't tell who is talking, but not all the time, but pay close attention to names. You will want to pay close attention anyway so you won't miss anything!

I have listened to this book 3 times now and still love it! I wish I had ten more like this waiting! I have also purchased the written book to give to friends who can't do audiobooks. Excellent, just excellent!

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  • Amy Goodman
  • 22-01-19

Fabulous!

Great story & characters, loved the end! Loved the biblical ties & characters brought to life.

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  • Sam Choi
  • 14-01-19

Surprisingly wonderful!!!

I love historical fiction but it’s rare to find one that is biblical, historical but also well written.

Tessa is a great writer. But she also faithfully represents the biblical characters she includes. Furthermore, the whole time period comes alive.

I look forward to the rest of her works!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-01-19

story and narrator captured my attention

Narrator performed very well. Story was intriguing with twists and turns, with a provoking lessons in Christian love.

I did wonder about the lack of accountability for certain of the thiefs.

But overall, enjoyed the story very well and was moved to self reflection by the end.