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Author: Peter Leavell Narrator: Barrie Buckner Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781621881469
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Peter Leavell’s award-winning debut novel is a touching and inspiring tale of surprising heroism amid the horrors of the Civil War. Tad, a slave boy of exceptional hidden gifts, comes of age just as the Civil War erupts in coastal South Carolina. An unlikely deliverer, the young man’s hopes remain buried under a crushing weight of abuse and degradation until an extraordinary event thrusts him and 10,000 fellow slaves into an uncharted wilderness of freedom and danger. Based on true events, Gideon’s Call immerses listeners in the slave culture of the antebellum South and propels you on a dramatic journey of hope, discovery, faith, and triumph. It is the story of a remarkable young man who, in the face of unimaginable obstacles, overcomes shame and prejudice to emerge a champion of thousands.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this sweeping saga of one of the most stirring times in our nation’s history, Peter Leavell brings alive the stories of unsung American heroes that should never be forgotten. Gideon’s Call is exactly the kind of historical novel I love.”
    — Donna Fletcher Crow, author of Glastonbury, A Novel of The Holy Grail
  • “Don’t miss this stunning debut.”

    Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor of the Left Behind series

  • “In this sweeping saga of one of the most stirring times in our nation’s history, Peter Leavell brings alive the stories of unsung American heroes that should never be forgotten. I love the interaction of real life and well-drawn fictional characters involved in events that really happened. Gideon’s Call is exactly the kind of historical novel I love.”

    Donna Fletcher Crow, author of Glastonbury

  • “Completely engrossing…Peter Leavell is the kind of history teacher we all wish we’d had in school. He tells the stories as if he lived them himself—and that makes them real and memorable.”

    Michael Ehret, editor of the ACFW Journal

  • “Concerning a little-known episode in Civil War history, Peter Leavell has written a meticulously researched, heart-tugging tale that is both captivating and inspiring.”

    Nancy Herriman, author of The Irish Healer

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Venecia | 9/27/2013

    " Somehow, this was not as engrossing as his Acacia series that I really enjoyed. However, I do like the African American perspective. There are just not that many black coming of age stories set in the frontier. It makes you realize, everyone who lived 200 years ago was not a slave. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 9/23/2013

    " This is not a book that I would typically read. I usually read female authors with female heroins. It's not as gripping as I had hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/18/2013

    " Sweeping story of an intriguing sidebar of Civil War history. Leavell's impeccable research and excellent writing highlights some of history's quieter heroes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha | 3/8/2013

    " What a great book by a great historian and friend! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ane | 3/7/2013

    " Gideon's Call is a masterful weaving of fact and fiction, making history come alive, and carrying the reader along side-by-side with the characters. Peter Leavell's stellar debut novel is a must read. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation. "

About the Author

Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest, and 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best award for First-Time Author. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical books, where he finds ideas for new novels. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two children on crazy but fun research trips. Learn more about Peter’s books, research, and family adventures at www.PeterLeavell.com.

About the Narrator

Barrie Buckner is a voice-over artist who has worked extensively in commercials and audiobook narration. His readings include the Swipe series by Evan Angler, Blood Brothers by Steven Barnes, and Gideon’s Call by Peter Leavell.