Esther's Story

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.60 hours)
Product Number: Z12543
Released: May 15, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501932755
Narrator/s: Linda Stephens
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The beautiful young Esther has been chosen as queen by the king of Persia. Surrounded by servants, each day she wears gorgeous dresses and eats delicious foods in his luxurious court. Still, she remembers the promise made to her uncle when she was a child. She tells no one that she is Jewish. One day the prime minister, angry because Esther's uncle does not bow to him, arranges a decree ordering all Jews to be killed. Will Esther find the courage to stand up for her people, even if it means revealing her religion to the king? Diane Wolkstein is an internationally-known folklorist. In Esther's Story, her rich combination of Biblical text and oral legend illuminates the origin of the feast of Purim. As this retelling of the Book of Esther unfolds, narrator Linda Stephens' voice conveys the remarkable strength, beauty and wisdom of a fabled queen.


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Esther's Story
Product Number: BX00051338
Product Number:C2795
Product Number:Z12543

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RBdigital Audio - Pub Library - Childrens-Young Adult Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - Canada Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Pub Library - US Collection
RBdigital Unlimited Audio - Schools - K-8 Collection
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Author(s): Diane Wolkstein
Narrator(s): Linda Stephens
Product Number C2795
Released: Jul 19, 2004
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419301063

Professional reviews

"The beautiful and intelligent Esther becomes Queen of Persia, concealing her Jewish heritage as a promise to her uncle until the day her courageous revelation helps save her people from slaughter. The story of Esther and the origin of the feast of Purim are narrated by Linda Stephens, whose slow-paced, subdued performance warms up as Esther's tale progresses. Author Wolkstein's well-written saga survives Stephens's sometimes flat tone and exaggerated enunciation. As Esther ages, her voice strengthens. Information about the feast of Purim and its practice today follows the text. Overall, a decent narration imparts an important and interesting story. J.H.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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