• The Days of Joseph

  • By: John Noble
  • Narrated by: Jarret Lemaster
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Joseph’s family just started a war they’re going to lose. 

Two days ago, his half-sister Dinah was kidnapped and raped by the prince of the city of Shechem. Now Joseph is trapped between his brothers, clamoring for an attack on the walled fortress, and his father, who knows they can’t win. 

As the badly bullied youngest brother, Joseph would rather not die for a lost cause. However, he may not have much say. When two of his brothers launch a vicious raid on the city to rescue Dinah, Joseph’s world is plunged into chaos. 

As the aftershocks of the battle tear through their camp, news of the treacherous attack spreads. Shechem is an influential city, and soon Joseph’s family find themselves surrounded by enemies on every side. In desperation, they flee south, to Bethel, risking the dangerous journey to reach a place where Joseph’s father Jacob believes that God himself will come to their aid. 

Except, there’s a reason they haven’t been to Bethel before. Joseph’s father has his own secrets, a promise made to God before Joseph was even born, one that could cost far more than they’re willing to give. 

But they may not have a choice because as the smoke from the ruins of Shechem drifts skyward, God himself is looking down on them. 

Watching and waiting. 

And he won’t wait forever. 

This is an adaptation of the story of Genesis 34 from the Bible. 

©2021 John Noble (P)2021 John Noble

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tremendous story and narration.

I can't wait to listen to his next book, the continuation of Joseph's life story.

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So good...can't wait for the second book

so very good...your story of Joseph...you are a great writer... I have listened to Days of Elijah sooooo many times...the descriptions are so vivid...Elijah's thoughts so provoking...the God encounters awesome...love the narrator too. And you description of the angels...wow...

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Highly recommend this one

I highly recommend this days of Joseph for anyone looking for a well written Story of Joseph’s early days. The story is interesting and plausible. The writer does a great job of telling the story without resorting to swear words or sexual innuendos. I am looking forward to the second part of this story and hope it comes out soon. 5 out of 5 stars

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Loved It!! Loved It!!

Jarrett LeMaster could read the alphabet for me now and I'd listen. Sometimes accents are hard to understand so the reading ends up being about how the narrator sounds more than about the plot. Not this time, or in the story about "The Days of Elijah". Instead the story is enhanced by the reading.

As for the story, I absolutely loved it!! Didn't want it to end. I kept trying to get out of doing other stuff so I could listen 😂 juxtaposing doing stuff because I didn't want it to end too quickly!! It's that good!!! Rachel's stealing her father Laban's gods and Jacob's gentle reaction...head shaking "she's a rascal" made me See the love between them. This story made me really think about Rachel as a shepherdess, thus further explaining Joseph's explanation to Pharaoh later in Scripture about the family profession in a way I'd never thought of. This week's Torah Portion (Vayishlach meaning "He Sent") encompassed this entire storyline, making it that much more precious to me personally. I think the best part though was how YHWH appeared to his father in the Storm and the telling about the Ladder at BethEl. Having these miraculous events in exactly the way Noble chose to reveal them was a perfect way to showcase the beginning of Joseph's relationship with a powerful, loving Elohym. I don't often reread or relisten to any book other than Scripture. I'm a stickler about sticking to details as given...but I will with both Noble's books. One complaint/suggestion...will you have "Joseph--Mahanaim" put on Audible soon please!?!🤗

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Another Excellent Christian Book

I love Christian fiction so this was certainly an interest when I found it on Amazon. I’ve read Noble’s first book, Days of Elijah so I went into this pretty much expecting the same sort of set up.
In many ways, I was not disappointed! This was well written, intriguing, emotional, and entertaining! If you love the Bible then this is something you’ll greatly enjoy. There is simply nothing better than seeing one of your favorite Bible stories come to life—especially one of the more vaguely detailed stories.
We all know so much about Joseph’s story from the pit to the palace, but we know very little about his life before that. So I applaud Noble for taking on the challenge of telling this story. It was fictional, in the sense that we truly don’t know what Joseph actually did or went through outside of what is provided in the Word of God. But it is entertaining nonetheless and helps fill in the gaps of what could have been.

My only complaint is that there are times where the characters actually use curse words in their anger. I don’t *really* have a problem with it, but I was surprised. I come to Christian fiction to get away from vulgarity, so seeing it here too is a slight disappointment.

Overall, the story was good and Lemaster did an awesome job narrating yet again. Though I think his voice for the female characters was odd and funny.

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WAY too short

Great storytelling, respectfully done, very entertaining. But I am a little confused. about an hour left of this VERY short book and while the title implies it is about Joseph, it is more about the family during the time of Shechem and just after. I expected it to be about Joseph's slavery into Egypt and the saving of his family during the famine...but clearly it isn't going there. I do wish it was even twice as long ( hours is still not a very long audiobook) and contained the whole story. Still John Noble is a good writer and I find his style very easy to listen to and enjoy, and I really like Jarrett as the narrator. He does a fabulous job and really brings the story to life.

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Great point of view around Joseph.

love hearing the authors take on this and using the imagination that God gave him to bring Old Testament characters to life