• Arena

  • 20th Anniversary Edition
  • By: Karen Hancock
  • Narrated by: Aimee Lilly
  • Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Journey She Did Not Choose Will Change Her Life Forever 

Transported surreptitiously to a terrifying alien world with limited resources and only a few cryptic words to guide her, Callie Hayes finds herself engulfed in a perilous battle for freedom—for her very life. After agreeing to participate in a routine psychology research experiment, she must unravel the mysteries shrouding her only route of escape or risk succumbing to the deadly deception of the Arena. 

A mesmerizing journey through the treacherous terrain of a strange and terrifying world. A powerful allegory that will capture your imagination with its timelessness and aching familiarity.

©2022 Karen Hancock (P)2022 Oasis Audio

Critic Reviews

“A classic in the making for the modern era, with appeal for fans of C.S. Lewis and Kathy Tyers, this is required for all collections.” — Library Journal

“A progression of faith by trial somewhat like Pilgrim’s Progress… [Hancock’s] theological argument, while certainly Christian, is quite subtle… She can take her place in the wave of fine science fiction coming from evangelical presses these days.” — Booklist

“The genuinely enthralling mix of adventure, romance, and vivid imagery fused with spiritual symbolism invites readers to lose themselves in Hancock’s imaginary world… engrossing and well-paced.” — Christianity Today

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Wow…better than ever.

I read this book in paperback years ago, & was delighted to see it in audible format. The narrator did an awesome job and the story spoke to me on an entirely new level. This book is anointed, absolutely. Now I hope her Guardian King series comes out in audible! Karen Hancock is an amazing author. I’ve read everything she’s written to my knowledge. I was concerned the audible version wouldn’t capture the story, but I think it’s even better! Great job.

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  • 05-31-22

The Audiobook I’ve waited 18 years for!

Arena is my favourite book that I discovered when I was 13, it’s still a wonderful story with symbolism and flow that’s makes it a wonderfully layered story. The audiobook did not disappoint! Characters are bought to life and I was hooked from the first sentence!