In the Shadow of Jezebel: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mesu Andrews

Narrated By: Lisa Larsen

Date: January 2020

Duration: 15 hours 35 minutes

Summary:

Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel's strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh's high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh's temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family-and the nation-she loves?

With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m so so picky about audiobooks. Like EXTREMELY picky. I don’t know why, but the narrators voice has to be ✨perfect✨

  • Jessica A.

    5 stars!!! It was hard to pause or stop this audio because it was so good! The narrator did an amazing job for this outstanding biblical fiction! Mesu Andrews captures the inner conflict of Sheba with perfection. Submitting to Yahweh’s law would be disregarding everything she was raised to believe in. Not to mention the fear of facing the wrath of her grandmother Queen Jezebel for disobeying the plans laid out for her. The small stances of courage she took that led to her biggest heroic action of saving the baby who would later be king are a testament of what God can do when we obey even to the point of risking our lives. Such a remarkable story that is full of suspense. I can’t say enough about this novel. I found my new Bible hero.

  • Cheryl H.

    This Biblical fiction story, focusing on the life of Sheba, is a beautiful display of God’s love and redemption. Sheba (Jehosheba) is an interesting character with so much depth. Her internal scars have shaped her and my heart went out to her. Jehoiada is also a flawed character who is unpretentious and easy to connect with. His love was palpable and stirring. And Athaliah is an unforgettable character as well. She is a harsh and corrupt queen, adding layers of disruption and uncertainty to the story. In the Shadow of Jezebel gives me a better understanding of the Old Testament customs and trials and encourages and inspires me. The amount of research and care put into this story is evident, and so appreciated. Audio Narration: Lisa Larson’s voice is crisp and pleasant, and I wasn’t distracted by the fluctuating tones used for varying characters. Audio Production Quality: The production quality oof this audiobook is clear with no distracting noises. Overall Opinion: In the Shadow of Jezebel is a fitting title, sharing an emotional and consequential story during Old Testament times. I appreciate the strong themes and historical significance this audio version shares. As with all of Ms. Andrews’ stories, I enjoyed it immensely. Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.

  • Suzie W.

    Mesu Andrews is one of the top authors writing Biblical fiction today. With impeccable research, she places readers in the place and time of her stories. In the Shadow of Jezebel is no exception with descriptions of feasts, palace life, the Temple, and the cities. But what this book is really about is Sheba (Jehosheba), the granddaughter of Jezebel. Sheba’s future is decided for her by the women in her family, but God’s plan is bigger. As Sheba’s husband (Yahweh’s high priest) teaches her about the only true God, she learns of the love of a jealous God and will fight to protect those she loves at all costs. In the Shadow of Jezebel is a reminder that manipulation and cruelty in politics aren’t something new. But through it all, God’s hand is on His chosen people, that his promises remain as true today as they did in Old Testament times. With Narrator Lisa Larsen reads the audiobook with a steady and relatable voice to pull listeners into a story of intrigue, danger, love, and faith. Disclosure statement: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.

  • Ebos A.

    The narrator did a wonderful job to am already amazing book written by a totally talented author. Thought provoking, heart gripping and captivating. True to the genre it brought so much color and to the biblblical text with well carried out research. The characters did justice to the plot and vice versa. They kept me glued to the story as I saw truth war with lies, darkness war with light, blood against blood but ultimately, even when it didn't look like it was going to happen God won. A totally amazing and captivating story of God's love, deliverance and redemption to his children.

  • Mimi N.

    This was such a fantastic story! Once again Mesu brings us to a time in the Bible that I wasn't completely familiar with. What I enjoy about her stories is that I'm always going to the Bible to connect scripture to what's happening. Jehosheba led a life with the women above her who are controlling, manipulative, and deadly. Heck, listening to this story scared me with those women. God's hand at work when she is married off toJehoiada you can feel her terror. Her fear is palpable. Jehoiada is so kind and gentle with her. He's patient, and I really appreciated seeing both of their growth as they learn to live with each other. You can tell how hard it is for Jehosheba to let her walls down, but Jehoiadah keeps trying. I loved having Obadiah and Nathaniel included in the story as well. I couldn't even imagine how difficult it must've been for King Ahaziah with his ima Athaliah and his grandma Jezebel. I really liked how Mesu helped us to understand what he could've gone through. Listening to God's plan unfold through this story and how he kept the line of David continuing was incredible! I absolutely loved the story. I enjoyed the narrator as well. The way she says Nathaniel's name kind of made me twitchy, but other than that, I liked her! *I received this book for review. This is my personal opinion

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