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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (851 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Maine Narrator: Tyler Bunch, Wendy Hoopes, Clayton Barclay Jones, John Randolph Jones Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN: 9781598871272
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Fascinating story of a family caught in the midst of an extraordinary Biblical event. When Noe (Noah) orders his sons to build an ark, the true test of the family's faith has just begun. Soon they are trapped with thousands of animals, with no experience Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 1/31/2014

    " Excellent retelling of the Bible story of Noah's Ark from the point of view of Noah's wife. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/8/2014

    " I really didn't think I was going to like this book but it sucked me in. Kind of an interesting concept, to imagine what it would have been like to be Noah and have to figure out this whole ark business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deandrea | 12/25/2013

    " So cleverly and simply written. I expected something more "heavy" and complex, I guess because of the bible connection. But I thoroughly enjoyed the smart way the story was told, and found it a memorable and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 12/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed the story and the deeper look at the characters - but couldn't help compare this to Fallen. It does make me want to read more by David Maine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Art King | 12/15/2013

    " Noe and the Flood retold in a completely refreshing way. Powerful language. Short, well-crafted sentences. Gentle humor. Characters you come to know and love. All in a slim book for a long weekend. Enjoy! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/10/2013

    " A very thoughtful, humorous retelling of the story of Noah and how we all got here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/5/2013

    " it was a fun read about noah's ark. i actually learned alot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bethany | 11/29/2013

    " I had very high hopes for this book, which were dashed against the rocks fairly quickly. Mainly I didn't understand why every other page had a sex scene; I get that there wasn't much in the way of entertainment in Noah's day, but still. It took a beautiful story and made it vulgar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 11/25/2013

    " A funny novel about the story of Noah. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L. Pybus | 9/7/2013

    " i think if either maine had cut a lot of the sex out or if parents cared less about their kids reading about sexuality, this would eventually, inevitably become required reading. it's a great book. very deep, very entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Osho | 7/15/2013

    " A retelling of the story of Noah. Though there were some playful elements I liked, The overall tone didn't work--it kept almost working, then not quite getting there. It was engaging enough to keep me listening, but not quite enjoyable enough to recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katty | 11/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed the perspectives of this book, somehow I just never think about the people we know from the Bible actually having lives except for the little slices we are told about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jillian | 9/18/2012

    " Like most biblical stories that have been adapted to novels by strange authors, there's a strong focus on animalistic sex between humans. If that's your bag, this book is for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/18/2012

    " This is one of the most imaginative books I've read. A fictitious take on Noah and The Ark, each chapter is told from a different point of view. A gritty story with plenty of girl-power. I am sure I will read this again from time to time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 5/18/2012

    " Enjoyed this quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 3/26/2012

    " Funny and irrevant. A strong work of creative writing that rounds out the Bible characters more fully. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/17/2011

    " Noah's Ark tale told in delightful prose. Great work! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn Sill | 12/5/2011

    " I like that this book made me think more about the events that Noah and his family experienced. It was refreshing to hear the women's perspectives, although they often seemed to be a little too modern-day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/10/2011

    " The story of Noah and the Ark told from the perspective of Noah, his wife, his sons and their wives. Very interesting and creative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamara | 5/14/2011

    " The Noah's ark story, told from varying perspectives. You will laugh out loud! Thought provoking, edifying, gratifying, it is an excellent example of the use of voice in writing, as each chapter told by a different character has differences in tone, word usage, and attitude. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/1/2011

    " Great book. I think it could have had a little less “rutting.” That normally doesn’t bother me but gives me the creeps when I think of prophets doing it. I definitely put a new perspective on that bible story for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/8/2011

    " it was a fun read about noah's ark. i actually learned alot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 9/6/2010

    " I read this for a new book club I'm in. Not one I would normally pick up but an interesting story about Noah's Arc and what "went on" to build it etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 6/29/2010

    " very fascinating take on the story of Noah and his family. i really enjoyed all the different perspectives presented by the author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 6/23/2010

    " This book was amazing. Takes the outline of the story of Noah and the ark and fills in what it might have been like for him and his family. Author writes different chapters from perspectives of different characters (Noah, sons, wife, etc.) Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 6/23/2010

    " Not bad, but not as funny as I expected. Not really funny at all. "

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

    " A fleshed out version of the biblical story of Noah. I think this is one religious people could enjoy. I preferred "In the Shadow of the Ark" by Ann Proovost. "

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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

John Randolph Jones is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.