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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,955 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth George Speare Narrator: Mary Wood Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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After witnessing his father’s crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin yearns for vengeance. Consumed by hatred, he lives dangerously among outlaws in the hills outside of his village, spying and impatiently plotting.

In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again, Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus’ lack of action in opposing the Romans. Headstrong and devoid of tenderness, Daniel is also heedless of the love and loyalty of those around him, dragging them along his own destructive path.

Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy’s tormented journey from a blinding hatred to the acceptance and understanding of love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The scene is Jerusalem at the time of Christ, the characters vividly real, the story gripping.”

    Boston Herald 

  • “The story centers around Daniel…[whose] emotions and prejudices are the basis of this complex novel that is as powerful today as when it was awarded the Newbery medal over twenty years ago.”


  • “A moving, vivid, and well-written picture of the spiritual vs. the material, vengeance vs. love.”

    School Library Journal, starred review

  •  Winner of the1962Newbery Medal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stephen | 2/16/2014

    " This tale is set in the time of Christ and relates an unsuccessful revolt against the Romans. Speare always provides vigorous historical fiction for the late pre-teen group. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joey | 2/12/2014

    " I read this one aloud to my kids. The book gave a good picture of the attitude of the Jews towards the Romans in the time of Jesus. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Talmage | 2/12/2014

    " i thought that it was very interesting "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chip | 2/7/2014

    " I love all the books written by Elizabeth George Speare. I couldn't read enough of her books when I was in junior high and high school. "

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