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The Hidden Prince

By: Tessa Afshar
Narrated by: Pilar Witherspoon
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Summary

From the bestselling author of Jewel of the Nile comes the thrilling tale of a woman who feels she has no future but soon discovers the fate of nations may rest in her hands.

The beloved daughter of Jewish captives in Babylon, Keren is sold into Daniel’s household to help her family survive. She becomes Daniel’s most trusted scribe, while taking lessons and swordsmanship training alongside Daniel’s sons and their best friend, Jared.

But after a tragic accident changes the course of her life, Keren finds herself in a foreign country, charged with a mysterious task: teaching a shepherd boy how to become a lord. When she overhears whispers that hint at his true identity, she realizes she must protect him from the schemes of a bloodthirsty king.

Jared cannot forgive Keren. Still, he finds himself traveling over mountains to fetch her back to the safety of home. When he discovers the secret identity of Keren’s pupil, Jared knows he must help protect him. Love battles bitterness as they flee from the king’s agents, trying to save the boy who could one day deliver their people from captivity.

©2022 Tessa Afshar (P)2022 Recorded Books

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  • Carrie
  • 05-12-22

Wow! This is the author's best book yet!

This book is entirely captivating. The beginning is so entertaining (even comical at times) and builds believable characters that are well-developed throughout the rest of the novel. I love this story so much! DO NOT listen to this if you are trying to drift off to sleep- there's too much action/adventure and heartfelt conversation, and the plot is so engaging. I know it sounds cliche, but I laughed, cried, and even covered my face in shock while listening to this story. This is my new favorite from Tessa Afshar (for the longest time, my favorites have been Harvest of Rubies & Harvest of Gold- both still amazing). I will listen to this book again and again.

The story is set during the Jewish captivity in Babylon. Daniel is an important character and is very well-written, but the story is not about him. He has a wife and children, which is unlikely because I believe he was a eunuch. I am a stickler for Biblical accuracy in fictional accounts of Bible stories. However, this change is very minor to the overall plot of the story.

Afshar did a wonderful job weaving the history of the time with the fictional aspect of the narrative. The characters are so likable and grow throughout the story. I appreciate how the characters learn to rely on God during difficult times and work through their own past hurts and struggles. There are so many scenes that I want to go back and re-listen to just to enjoy the beauty of the writing and development of the love story. It's heartwrenching at times, but it's also beautiful. The characters learn and grow in their relationship with God and with each other. It's so well done. I wish I were a better writer so I could fully explain the beauty of this story.

I've enjoyed many books narrated by Pillar Witherspoon, and she didn't disappoint. She did not use any accents, and the differentiation in male and female voices is not huge, but it is never confusing. I appreciate her distinct enunciation and flawless reading. She does a great job pronouncing difficult names of people and places.

*Note: There are a lot of confusing names (these are often real people from history, and they had some crazy names.) When I was multitasking, I did get confused a few times and had to back up and listen again to make sure I caught everything.

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  • Rebecca
  • 03-12-22

Excellent Story

Loved this audio book. Couldn't wait to listen to it & was sad when it was done.

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  • A Mosseri
  • 02-12-22

Excellent Book!

Very well written, as all of Tessa Afshar's books are. I always enjoy the historical background she weaves throughout her stories. I loved each of the characters.

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  • Mary M.
  • 02-12-22

Loved it!

Great story and a great narrator!! Highly recommended!! Must read! This book will not disappoint!

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  • Yapsters
  • 30-11-22

You’ve Done It Again, Tessa!

I love literally EVERYTHING Tessa Afshar writes. This is no different. It weaves a beautiful testament to God’s goodness, His grace and His mercy. It provides action, adventure and is very thought provoking. LOVED IT.

Please come out with your next novel soon!!

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  • Amazon Customer99
  • 29-11-22

Well told story and narration.

Great book, story and recording. Will keep you engaged for hours. Historically accurate. Read the author’s notes first.

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  • Maryann L.
  • 26-11-22

One of the best!

Weaving Biblical truth with history is this authors area of talent! I love how she draws out the idea of a hidden prince and creates relatable characters you can’t help but cheer on!

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  • Tc
  • 25-11-22

One of Afshar's best stories

I really didn't want it to end! I recommend all of her novels. They are so historically entertaining.

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  • Ama
  • 25-11-22

The Hidden Prince is a fantastic book

I have read/listen to all of Tessa Afshar’s books, TheHidden Prince is my favorite. I love the scriptures at the beginning of each chapter and details of story transported me to that era.

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  • Trish Crews
  • 24-11-22

Loved this story

Wonderfully written and spoken. The story was absorbing. I finished it much too soon.
I’ll be purchasing more by the author.