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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (151 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Maine Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2006 ISBN: 9781400173235
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From the author of the acclaimed and provocative novels Fallen and The Preservationist comes a tale about a man who believes he is touched by the hand of God—then instructed by that God to slaughter his enemies. It is the story of “this worldly existence of men & brutes desire & unkindness” and of the woman, Dalila, who figures at the center of it all. In The Book of Samson, David Maine has created an unforgettable portrait, a unique and astonishing masterpiece that puts a face on a previously faceless icon.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 1/11/2014

    " Even though you might know how it all ends, this is a worthwhile read. I never read anything by David Maine, but I like what he did here. He didn't present his character -- his character presented himself. I still can't really decided if I just read the story of a champion or a sociopath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Galina | 1/6/2014

    " I like the way David Maine brings a modern view to the story of Samson adn Delila from the Book of Judges. He gives it a fresh 21st century view. He humanizes these biblical figures What jumps out at me is the violence that is committed by Samson and all the other tribes 'in the name of the LORD'. I guess some things never change. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/11/2013

    " My disbelief was so suspended and the violence was so cold that I simply had to put this down. I couldn't take it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerissa | 9/20/2013

    " This is a retelling of the Bible story of Sampson, with Sampson as the narator of his own story. It was a good book, dry and full of black humor. If you know the story of Sampson, want to look at it in a whole new way, while enjoying a good read, this is a book you may want to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Maine | 8/30/2013

    " What can I say, I'm biased. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie-clare Prisco | 8/5/2013

    " Another clever twist to a traditional Bible story. In this story, Maine doesn't use punctuation to "punctuate" the primitive nature of his main character. So many things about Samson and the world in which he lived - Maine's version anyway - reminded me of our world today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 7/27/2013

    " Unique take on the Bible story. Gripping narrative voice. I'd definitely read more Maine... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 5/16/2013

    " i remember how easily Samson could carry on with Deliliah back in the day that you woulsd have thought it would be impossib;e to get away with. i also remember the depiction of him being blind felt real, you do get inside his head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara Cosentino | 5/8/2013

    " A little better than 3 stars but not quite 4. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/31/2012

    " Not as humourous as The Perservationist but Maine does a good job at making the Biblical characters that we know become more human. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Reez | 9/30/2012

    " Poorly written. Not even proof read. Filled with tons of grammatical errors. The plotline isn't well thought of and the arrangement of events seemed like fillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sediqa | 3/24/2012

    " I loved this book from the very minute I picked it up. And there are very few books that I have loved from the get go. The author is irreverent and always catches me off guard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 1/30/2011

    " I liked it. Lots of violence. A fun read. But I have to admit that some of the stilted language made me feel a little bit like a science-fiction nerd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/21/2010

    " Good. A little explicit using very little details. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/21/2010

    " Good. A little explicit using very little details. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kara | 9/9/2009

    " I've seen better written pieces of fanfiction written by 13 year old squeeing fangirls on the Twilight section of fanfiction.net, gushing about how murderers aren't evil when they’re, like, sooooo hawt.

    Blech.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie-clare | 5/20/2009

    " Another clever twist to a traditional Bible story. In this story, Maine doesn't use punctuation to "punctuate" the primitive nature of his main character. So many things about Samson and the world in which he lived - Maine's version anyway - reminded me of our world today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 2/1/2009

    " i remember how easily Samson could carry on with Deliliah back in the day that you woulsd have thought it would be impossib;e to get away with. i also remember the depiction of him being blind felt real, you do get inside his head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyson | 8/26/2008

    " Even though you might know how it all ends, this is a worthwhile read. I never read anything by David Maine, but I like what he did here. He didn't present his character -- his character presented himself. I still can't really decided if I just read the story of a champion or a sociopath. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 4/16/2008

    " I liked it. Lots of violence. A fun read. But I have to admit that some of the stilted language made me feel a little bit like a science-fiction nerd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nerissa | 4/15/2008

    " This is a retelling of the Bible story of Sampson, with Sampson as the narator of his own story. It was a good book, dry and full of black humor. If you know the story of Sampson, want to look at it in a whole new way, while enjoying a good read, this is a book you may want to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sediqa | 4/10/2008

    " I loved this book from the very minute I picked it up. And there are very few books that I have loved from the get go. The author is irreverent and always catches me off guard. "

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About the Author
Author David Maine

David Maine was born and raised in Connecticut but spent much of his life living in Morocco and Pakistan. His first novel was The Preservationist, a retelling of the Noah story from Genesis. This was followed by Fallen, which re-examined the stories of Eve and Adam and Abel and Cain. His is also the author of The Gamble of the Godless.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.