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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marek Halter Narrator: Ellen Reilly Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Canaan Trilogy Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780739311752
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Living in exile, Lilah is in love with Antinoes, a Persian warrior. They have known each other since they were children, and Antinoes dearly wants to make Lilah his wife. Yet Lilah does not feel she can marry without the blessing of her brother, Ezra. She and Ezra are close, and Lilah knows her brother well—he does not want his sister to have a husband outside their faith. Ezra is a scholar of the laws of Moses, and Lilah believes it is her brother’s destiny to lead the Jewish people back to the Promised Land. While Antinoes pressures her to accept his proposal, Lilah realizes that before she can consider her own happiness, it is her duty to help her brother accomplish the seemingly impossible task that is before him.

Putting herself in grave danger, and with the help of Antinoes, Lilah wins Ezra an audience with Artaxerxes II, the King of Kings, who grants permission to lead the exiles on their journey back to the Promised Land. After a hazardous trip across the desert, Lilah, Ezra, and the thousands who join them arrive in Jerusalem. But the hardship of rebuilding the Temple takes its toll, and the religious enthusiasm of some turns to extremism. Ezra, listening to the zealots, orders all non-Jewish wives and their children banished from Jerusalem. Lilah, whose love for Antinoes has never wavered, is horrified by this command. She knows she must now choose between her brother and her conscience, which tells her that the time has come to defy him.

Lilah is a timeless story of one woman’s stand against intolerance; it will linger in the reader’s mind long after the last page has been turned.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 2/5/2014

    " Lilah is portrayed as Ezra, the Prophet's sister. It was an interesting read to see what the culture was like at that time. The novel takes place over several years before Ezra leaves Susa and makes the journey to Babylon and finally to Jerusalem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/30/2014

    " I listened to this in the car. I enjoyed it, but not as much as Sarah. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Blaise | 1/26/2014

    " Not for those who like to see a happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 1/22/2014

    " The last of the Canaan Trilogy. All books were really great reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wynter | 1/17/2014

    " This is the 3rd book in the Canaan Trilogy. This whole series is very good if you liked the Red Tent (which is an awesome book). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 1/16/2014

    " Good love story in ancient Bible times. A bit graphic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 GiGi | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent Book. Definately comes a close second to Sarah. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/15/2014

    " This book isn't quite as involved as the first two in the Canaan Trilogies but you still get sucked in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charisa B | 1/4/2014

    " My least favorite in the Canaan trilogy... but had to read all three. Good read... found myself not liking Ezra in this interpretation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/3/2014

    " 3rd book of the trilogy - enjoyed reading about the setting of Bible times - what they may have eaten or worn. story line ok, the end was disturbing enough for me to go back and read the book of ezra and more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 12/25/2013

    " Interesting what I don't know about biblical characters. Well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 12/8/2013

    " Interesting book. this author does a nice job creating historical fiction accounts of strong Jewish woman from the bible. She has several other books as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bobbie Ann | 12/7/2013

    " Read by Bernadette Dunne. Think it was mostly fiction and slow moving. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 12/4/2013

    " I was very disappointed in the third book of Marek Halter's trilogy. I was not engaged in the character and her story nor did I feel that it was a complete story; no resolution at the end; blah. I really enjoyed the first two and was so looking forward to this one - what a let down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 9/26/2012

    " I liked this book better than Sarah or Mary of Nazareth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 8/15/2012

    " Third in the Bible series. Ezra's sister falls in love with a Persian soldier but Ezra forbids marriage between the two. Great historical context and overview of politics and daily life and I loved the references to the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arlene | 8/13/2012

    " Listened to on CD. Not terribly interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/1/2012

    " My least favorite of the triology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janene | 12/17/2011

    " Overall I enjoy the book. However I was really disappointed on Ezra's harshness toward women and children towards the end. Lilah was a beautiful woman who in my opinion deserved better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/8/2011

    " This was a very interesting book. I had a hard time getting into it then the first two books, I think this was because I don't remember learing about Lilah and her brother Ezra. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura Holden | 10/2/2011

    " Not my favorite book by this author. The ending is just horrible, And what happens to the love of her life/????? Really??? that is it??? I dont buy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/22/2011

    " Story of Lilah, sister of Ezra from the Bible. I did not like it nearly as much as "Sarah" or "Zipporah" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/11/2011

    " I think I made a big mistake by reading the third book in the trilogy first. It's not bad, but I think I expected more. I think I wanted more detail of the time period it represented and less romance novel. I thought it moved too slow, or at least slower than I had expected it to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 4/24/2011

    " Just ok, I wasn't too impressed. Interesting setting was really the only redeeming feature. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susana | 4/13/2011

    " Didn't finish the book......not what I thought it was going to be...basically a love story.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bobbie | 12/3/2010

    " Read by Bernadette Dunne. Think it was mostly fiction and slow moving. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 8/25/2010

    " It's the final book of Canaan trilogy. A woman of faith & courage set in the culture of the Middle East thousands of years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 4/5/2010

    " I liked it as an effort to make more real one of the bible stories, the story of Ezra and rebuilding the temple. A good effort to try to give a more understandable picture of how this might have been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 12/5/2009

    " Interesting book. this author does a nice job creating historical fiction accounts of strong Jewish woman from the bible. She has several other books as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 8/28/2009

    " This was a very interesting book. I had a hard time getting into it then the first two books, I think this was because I don't remember learing about Lilah and her brother Ezra. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 8/18/2009

    " I read this after reading the Red Tent (which I loved). Totally different author, but still fantastic stories about women mentioned in the bible. I enjoyed this trilogy as much, if not more, than the Red Tent. Fantastically written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 6/5/2009

    " Not my favorite book by this author. The ending is just horrible, And what happens to the love of her life/????? Really??? that is it??? I dont buy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 3/1/2009

    " Listened to this on a road trip to/from Vegas.

    The first half was GREAT. The second half was so utterly depressing that it would have been a four star book if not for the sad ending. It really left a damper on my mood!

    Still an enjoyable read (or listen in this case). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/25/2009

    " This book isn't quite as involved as the first two in the Canaan Trilogies but you still get sucked in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 2/19/2009

    " Just ok, I wasn't too impressed. Interesting setting was really the only redeeming feature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 2/13/2009

    " The fact that it was an easy read made up for the fact that it really wasn't much of anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 2/3/2009

    " Lilah is portrayed as Ezra, the Prophet's sister. It was an interesting read to see what the culture was like at that time. The novel takes place over several years before Ezra leaves Susa and makes the journey to Babylon and finally to Jerusalem. "

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About the Author
Author Marek Halter

Marek Halter is a French-Jewish writer and activist, known best for his historical novels, which have been translated into English, Polish, Hebrew, and many other languages.