Get Your Free Audiobook

A Light on the Hill

Narrated by: Rachel Botchan
Series: Cities of Refuge Series, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

Non-member price: $39.00

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

After being branded during the battle of Jericho, Moriyah has had no prospects for marriage - until now. She hopes to please the man, but things go horribly wrong and she is forced to flee for her life. Seeking safety at one of the Levitical cities of refuge, she is unprepared for the dangers she faces, and the enemies - and allies - she encounters on her way.

Seven years ago, Moriyah was taken captive in Jericho and branded with the mark of the Canaanite gods. Now the Israelites are experiencing peace in their new land, but Moriyah has yet to find her own peace. Because of the shameful mark on her face, she hides behind her veil at all times and the disdain of the townspeople keeps her from socializing. And marriage prospects were out of the question...until now.

Her father has found someone to marry her, and she hopes to use her love of cooking to impress the man and his motherless sons. But when things go horribly wrong, Moriyah is forced to flee. Seeking safety at one of the newly-established Levitical cities of refuge, she is wildly unprepared for the dangers she will face, and the enemies - and unexpected allies - she will encounter on her way.

©2018 Connilyn Cossette (P)2018 Recorded Books

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    7
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    9
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Unveiling Truths

I enjoyed hearing the author’s rendition of Biblical times. An intriguing story that has you questioning what feelings we all veil behind our fears. I found this story to be a good reminder of the truth beheld in our Loving Father’s Word - “Above everything else, guard your heart; for it is the source of life’s consequences. Keep crooked speech out of your mouth, banish deceit from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze on what lies in front of you. Level the path for your feet, let all your ways be properly prepared; then deviate neither right nor left; and keep your foot far from evil.”
‭‭Mishlei (Pro)‬ ‭4:23-27‬ ‭CJB‬‬
It never ceases to amaze me how YHWH uses the troubled times in our lives for good - Mariah’s cooking skills were gained while in Jericho. I know this is only a story but l am sure it mirrors truth in many of our lives.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Luselle
  • Luselle
  • 26-05-2019

Stop using this narrator!

PLEASE Authors!!! Please I beg you...stop using Rachel Botchan as narrator for your books!! I see books that I think I want to purchase and listen to, but when I see it's Rachel Botchan, I just can't waste my credits or money. She reads like a child with her annoying high-pitched, squeaky voice and how she enunciates sounds as if she is talking with a mouthful of marbles. I am so bummed because a lot of the historical christian fiction books from some of my favorite authors seem to use her as narrator. (Connilyn Cossette, Angela Hunt...) I'm sure she is a very nice person, but she totally ruins what could be a wonderful experience for me.

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs. K. Reed
  • Mrs. K. Reed
  • 11-02-2018

Another great story!

I'm always sad when the story ends. I enjoy her fictional pieces of the story to blend in with the scriptures. I'll admit that I had gotten used to the other narrator and I enjoyed how the last book had a male and female narrator, I hope she will go back to that. However, being a sabbath keeper and lover of the bible, I always learn something new that gives me a new insight to the stories in the bible.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Nikki
  • Nikki
  • 29-03-2018

The Great Story is Worth the Not Great Narration

I’m so sad to have this book end! I’ve loved the Out From Egypt series and then A Light on the Hill.
This is such an excellent story!
I do feel like there was too much moving around and not enough of the time between the trial and during the trial, but that’s okay!
The narrator, however was awful!
She has to stop and take breaths in the middle of a lot of sentences, and she even has to correct herself in one near the end. She accidentally says the wrong word, you can’t miss it. She also makes like NO effort to voice act. She’ll throw in the little kids voices, but everyone else is just her voice. The Out From Egypt narrator was WORLDS better, actually making an effort to make every character different. ALSO, she mispronounces like all of the names. Even Yahweh... like seriously?? I’ll be straight up avoiding the hooks she narrates in the future. Huge bummer.

But the story is worth dealing with the narrator!! Can’t read the first 3 and then not this one, obviously..

9 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Red Steele
  • Red Steele
  • 23-07-2018

Marvelous!

This book is an awesome spin off from the Out of Egypt series. Cossette is a gifted author and not only encourages through her words, but also educated the reader about the Bible and Jewish culture.

My only criticism is the narrator Rachel Botchen. I have enjoyed books from her in the past, however, she mispronounced Yahweh and Moriyah throughout the book. It’s imperative for a narrator to research and understand pronunciations for a book series or a spin off. In book three from the Out of Egypt series Moriyah’s name was pronounced as “Mariah” and not “Maria”. This irritated me throughout the book and is an egregious oversight.

I look forward to the next book in the series.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Debbie
  • Debbie
  • 11-02-2018

Story good, narrator annoying.

Good story, but I think it's my least favorite of the series, partly b/c of the story and so much "running", but mostly b/c of the narrator, who pronounces Yahweh as it if rhymes with "bleh" (and other names seem mispronounced as well), and who can't seem to read a sentence or finish a thought without pausing and taking a breath. Super annoying.

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jacquelyn Tschudy
  • Jacquelyn Tschudy
  • 03-04-2020

Very good

This book continues from the previous series Out from Egypt. It follows the story of Moria.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for ralph j.
  • ralph j.
  • 19-03-2020

What a good book

it was absolutely exciting. If you spent any time reading and studying Jewish history you will appreciate it. I loved the book. it had lots of romance, action, intrigue and actual historical truth.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ejohnson
  • Ejohnson
  • 09-01-2020

Different Voice Talent

The voice talent changed many pronunciations from the last book series. It made me cringe every time. She may have been saying correctly BUT it was difficult to follow the characters that came from the last series because I did not recognize them. the main characters name was the worst.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jygperez
  • Jygperez
  • 07-12-2019

Adventure and clean romance

The main characters in this story are easy to love. They are gracious and noble. The story line got my attention right away and kept it all the way to the end! There was great adventure and tender moments of romance. The hand of God in their lives is apparent throughout the story. It takes place during the days of Joshua and I very much enjoyed the historical data. The narration is wonderfully done. Rachel has a very pleasant voice. This is a great story I highly recommend it to those of Christian or Jewish faith as they can appreciate the story’s background features of Jewish history and customs.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Theresa
  • Theresa
  • 04-10-2019

great read.

The àstory was really good. I enjoyed the setting. The whispering parts were to quiet.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Karolina
  • Karolina
  • 24-11-2018

Beautiful

An amazing story. Well worth a listen. The character of Moriyah is very inspiring and the plot engaging.