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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (678 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elissa Elliott Narrator: Sandra Burr, Tanya Eby Sirois Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In their world they are alone...a family haunted by banishment, struggling for survival in a harsh new land. A woman who has borne and buried children, Eve sees danger shadowing those she loves, while her husband drifts further and further from the man he was in the Garden, blinded by his need to rebuild a life outside of Eden. One daughter, alluring, self-absorbed Naava, turns away from their beliefs. Another, crippled, ever-faithful Aya, harbors a fateful secret, while brothers Cain and Abel become adversaries, and Dara, the youngest, is chosen for a fate of her own.

In one hot, violent summer, by the shores of the muddy Euphrates, strangers arrive on their land. New gods challenge their own. And for Eve, a time of reckoning is at hand. The woman who once tasted the forbidden fruit of paradise sees her family unraveling - as brother turns on brother, culminating in a confrontation that will have far-reaching consequences for them all.

From a woman's first awakening to a mother's innermost hopes and fears, from moments of exquisite tenderness to a climax of shocking violence, Eve takes us on a breathtaking journey of the imagination. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rukmini | 2/16/2014

    " I was very excited when I first came across this book and read the description on the book jacket because it reminded me of two of my favorite books - The Red Tent and The Poisonwood Bible. Unfortunately, this book didn't measure up to either of those two. Like The Red Tent, Eve is an attempt to fictionalize events that happened thousands of years ago (the birth of Adam and Eve, the temptation in the Garden of Eden and their subsequent expulsion, and their difficult life on Earth). Like The Poisonwood Bible, the story is told from the perspective of women - Eve and her daughters, including a crippled daughter called Aya (like Adah of Poisonwood's Price family). What bothered me most was how so many of the characters, with very few exceptions, were so vindictive, vengeful, and self-absorbed - it was hard to like them. The writing style was okay - a bit repetitive at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Latisha Guthrie | 2/9/2014

    " What a delicious tale we all know but have never heard before. The women, the landscape, the morality. A must read for sure. I'll be back for a better review when I have a bit more time. In the meantime, if you've been on the fence about it -- get off, get the book and start digging in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/6/2014

    " This was an interesting book to read because Mormons have a different perspective on the Fall and the Garden and Adam and Eve. Obviously, the author had to create a world for them to live in, and she does stay true to the Biblical account of Adam and Eve; however, she adds in other people...a whole city of people. She explains her reasoning for this at the end of the book, and I can see where she is coming from as an author. I do like the use of four narrators in the book: Even and her three daughters. They tell the story of the Creation, the Garden, the Fall, and the year before Cain kills Abel. Definitely an interesting perspective on Adam and Eve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Claudia Black | 2/2/2014

    " Beautiful book ... I truly enjoyed reading it & learning so much more "

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