• Egypt's Sister

  • A Novel of Cleopatra
  • By: Angela Hunt
  • Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (324 ratings)

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Egypt's Sister

By: Angela Hunt
Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
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Publisher's Summary

Chava, the Jewish daughter of a royal tutor, vowed to be faithful to her childhood friend Queen Cleopatra. But after they argue, Chava is ripped from her family and her privileged life and sold into slavery. When she finds herself alone in Rome, she must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will.

New York Times best-selling author's newest biblical-era series.

Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria's royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what - but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery. Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God's will for her life.

©2017 Angela Hunt Communications, Inc. (P)2017 Recorded Books

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great story with God woven in beautifully

I just finished it and can't wait to read the next book in this series. I found this author after unread all of Francine Rivers she is just as good.

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I really like this book

I really like this book anything that Angela Hunt does is a five-star and I will give it a five-star every time because this woman does not write a bad book or a mediocre book it all five-star books thank you Angela Hunt for another great

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Dull!

The overall story is so trite and boring!! That a slave, AND a woman!, at this time in history, would rise so high that she would “counsel” Agrippa and Octavian? Really?! And to survive slavery un-scathed, and with so much time on her hands that she would be able to purchase a book and study becoming a midwife? The narrator made the whole story difficult to listen to and the characters sound like air-headed dunces. I would not recommend this book.

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Egypt’s Sister

Powerful. Extraordinary. Well written. Loved this book, especially HaShem’s promise that he so faithfully kept.

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Good but disappointed

I was excited to read this book however the more I listen the more I had felt i was reading a biography rather than a story. The most disappointing aspect was you wait through the whole story to see her go back to be married and all it says is we escaped and went to meet them . The End. Really i did like the wrap around of Gods word coming to full circle and answering prayers Amen but the ending was bad its like staying awake for a good movie that strings you along and it ends suddenly and you are left disappointed..

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nice story, but must entirely suspend plausibility

it went along okay, until it was assumed someone would pay an outlandish price for a slave then have no specific plans for how to justify the price and throw her in with much less expensive slaves, so she is eventually sold with the "cheap lot" No one does this with any expensive merchandise, one claim has to preclude the others, it goes on from there with large leaps of logic, but I did manage to finish, though that entire "paying for a diamond and dropping it in with common rocks" to be lost, and not caring that your investment was never recouped shows no understanding of human nature or the evils of true slavery.

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It was OK

The book is all about the relationship with her friend from childhood. Most of the book she wasn't even with her.
interesting story, but not my favorite

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WOW!

It was interesting to hear history unfold and hear historical events interplay within this story. This was an enjoyable way to learn and reinforce history.

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Great story… poor narrator

I have read this book myself several times. I love it truly, but this narrator was terrible. I started at 1.0x speed and couldn’t get through it. The pauses and places of emphasis… plus the enunciations were the worst. I moved it to 1.4x speed and STILL!! The pauses were very pronounced even when they weren’t needed. It felt like Botchan struggled with this story and it wasn’t a fluid listen.

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wonderful read.

filled with lots of history and biblical history too. great story and read very well

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  • Mariné
  • 08-18-22

Good, but not the best

I enjoyed the story. I found lots of familiar themes. Character going through unexpected troubles, becoming a midwife. But I enjoyed how the actual history was intertwined into the story. I did not enjoy the narration, the reader took breaths and pauses at weird times. I sometimes thought my phone was glitching just to find it was a strange pause.

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  • The Book Worm!
  • 11-06-18

Why american accent

struggled with the American accent in ancient Egypt. Can't listen anymore! will return if I can.

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  • Suzduz
  • 09-12-18

What A Journey!

Well I've learnt so much about that historical time, not sure how accurate but a griping read.

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  • Martin Perry
  • 04-08-18

Fantastic Book!!

I loved this book so much that once I finished it I just put it all the way to the start again! The narrator was good and easy to understand and I'm very interested in Cleopatra so this story is definetely a highlight! Very pleased.