Pearl Maiden


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 84 reviews)

This is the story of Miriam, an orphan Christian woman living in Rome in the first century. She falls in love with a Roman officer, but knows that her Jewish childhood playmate loves her too- and will do anything in order to get her love in return. (Summary by Stav Nisser) (15 hr 1 min)

Chapters

01 - THE PRISON AT CAESAREA 26:45 Read by Ric F
02 - THE VOICE OF A GOD 24:01 Read by Ric F
03 - THE GRAIN STORE 26:03 Read by Ric F
04 - THE BIRTH OF MIRIAM 23:35 Read by Ric F
05 - MIRIAM IS ENTHRONED 25:12 Read by Ric F
06 - CALEB 34:38 Read by Ric F
07 - MARCUS 29:37 Read by Ric F
08 - MARCUS AND CALEB 35:14 Read by Ric F
09 - THE JUSTICE OF FLORUS 26:00 Read by Ric F
10 - BENONI 34:01 Read by Monika Rolley
11 - THE ESSENES LOSE THEIR QUEEN 19:27 Read by Ric F
12 - THE RING, THE NECKLACE AND THE LETTER 34:06 Read by Ric F
13 - WOE, WOE TO JERUSALEM 31:00 Read by Steve Mattingly
14 - THE ESSENES FIND THEIR QUEEN AGAIN 29:46 Read by Steve Mattingly
15 - WHAT PASSED IN THE TOWER 39:44 Read by Ric F
16 - THE SANHEDRIM 36:05 Read by Ric F
17 - THE GATE OF NICANOR 30:16 Read by Ric F
18 - THE DEATH-STRUGGLE OF ISRAEL 34:29 Read by Ric F
19 - PEARL-MAIDEN 30:51 Read by Ric F
20 - THE MERCHANT DEMETRIUS 37:41 Read by Ric F
21 - THE CAESARS AND PRINCE DOMITIAN 33:33 Read by Ric F
22 - THE TRIUMPH 29:24 Read by Monika Rolley
23 - THE SLAVE-RING 34:56 Read by Ric F
24 - MASTER AND SLAVE 40:42 Read by Ric F
25 - THE REWARD OF SATURIUS 26:43 Read by Ric F
26 - THE JUDGMENT OF DOMITIAN 36:55 Read by Ric F
27 - THE BISHOP CYRIL 33:35 Read by Ric F
28 - THE LAMP 31:37 Read by Ric F
29 - HOW MARCUS CHANGED HIS FAITH 25:10 Read by Ric F

Reviews

(3 stars)

This is the first H R Haggard book I've ever read, & I'm looking forward to going to King Solomon's mines next (especially as the Reviews praise the reader). This story was enjoyable, if a little predictable, and enticed me to learn more about the Roman-Judean wars & the Flavian Caesars, which is one of my main reasons for loving historical fiction. I must say, however, this Reading is stilted, requiring just about all inflection & emotion to be "added" mentally by the listener. This isn't always a bad thing, because if allows the listener to "read" in the emotion she would bring off the page. But sometimes it makes the listening a bit difficult. All in all an enjoyable audio book.

very sweet and good morals

(5 stars)

a beautifully written story of a very sweet and intelligent young lady who faithfully puts God and her family first above all things and is rewarded. Full of wisdom which has been lost from many hearts today. the voice is somthing you get used to and grow to enjoy. Thanks for your work in sharing this book.

(5 stars)

A great look into the lives of Jewish, Roman Elite and soilders battled between themselves. The odd part for me was how few Christians there were. Then the book became graphics as to how many of early Christians died. All in all a well read Christian fiction book that surprised me at the end.

mediocre reading at best.

(2 stars)

the reader's pitch and inflection detracted from an otherwise great story. despite that, had I heard the women who read 2 of the chapters, I'd have passed on this book. she's proof that sometimes even volunteers should be fired. I'll watch for and avoid anything else she's read.

mechanical voice

(1 stars)

I just can't listen anymore. is this a real person reading or is it a text to voice software. the inflections and pauses are strange, unnatural. this book reading should be put on the redo list. love librovox, just don't like this production.

pearl maiden

(3 stars)

The book is one of Haggard’s best, though different from most of his other works. The readers, on the other hand, made it a less enjoyable experience than it could have been. Thanks LibriVox

Amazing!

(5 stars)

H. Rider Haggard never stops amazing me. This was not like any of his books I have read but he was not afraid of any subject. I enjoyed listening to Pearl Maiden. Thank you librivox.

Excellent story!!!

(5 stars)

I plan to listen to this again. Thank you for putting it on Librivox.