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Chosen People

Narrated by: Hope Hoffman
Series: A Chosen People, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
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From the streets of Atlanta to the alleys of Jerusalem, Chosen People is an international legal drama where hidden motives thrive, the risk of death is real, and the search for truth has many faces.

During a terrorist attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a courageous mother sacrifices her life to save her four-year-old daughter, leaving behind a grieving husband and a motherless child.

Hana Abboud, a Christian Arab Israeli lawyer trained at Hebrew University, typically uses her language skills to represent international clients for an Atlanta law firm. When her boss is contacted by Jakob Brodsky, a young Jewish lawyer pursuing a lawsuit on behalf of the woman’s family under the US Anti-Terrorism laws, he calls on Hana’s expertise to take point on the case. After careful prayer, she joins forces with Jakob, and they quickly realize the need to bring in a third member for their team, an Arab investigator named Daud Hasan, based in Israel.

As the case evolves, this team of investigators will uncover truths that will forever change their understanding of justice, heritage, and what it means to be chosen for a greater purpose.

  • First of the Chosen People novels (Chosen People, Promised Land)
  • Christian fiction set in the USA and in Israel
  • Full-length novel (over 120,000 words)
©2018 Robert Whitlow (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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“Compelling, realistic, and inspiring.” (Randy Singer, best-selling author of Rule of Law)

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  • 30-12-2018

Thank you Robert Whitlow

Thank you for showing the world that a page turning, fast action story can be written without using bad language. A sign of integrity and intelligence. I wish more authors would realize that bad language detracts from the story and shows up the authors limited vocabulary. This was my first book with this author. I plan to read many more of his books. Thelma Bontrager.

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  • Jan Grizzel
  • 06-02-2019

Excellent - clean - no cursing etc

This is one of those books that you can’t stop listening to. What a wonderful story of love and redemption and intrigue. All without any bad language, sex, violence etc. I will be searching for more great finds like this on

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  • larry
  • 31-07-2019

Great story, poor performance

The book held our interest from the start. Original plot and good character development. A few contrived plot twists, but overall very entertaining. The narration was nearly dreadful. No voice inflection, no attempt to distinguish characters, like she was just reading the script. I would bypass her and read the book.

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  • linny
  • 28-07-2019

Our family loves Robert Whitlow books!

We were first introduced to Robert Whitlow's works through movies made from his books The Trial and The List. from there we look watch for other movies based on his books as well as his books. He is a gifted writer and able to weave compelling stories with twists, turns and suspense enjoyable for family listening. No gratuitous sex or violence and no profanity. Highly recommended!

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  • J.Brock
  • 27-01-2020

Read This One For Desired Effect

I hate to be critical of any narrator, because I can't begin to imagine how hard it would be to give a performance through reading. But this is one instance where the story, and any meaning conveyed, was flubbed by the narrator. It's not her voice itself, but the way in which she enunciates that saps all the life and suspense out of this story. This book was supposed to be suspenseful, since we're talking about a terrorist attack in Israel and subsequent fall out. But it ended up being flat and like someone reading a bland magazine. So staying interested was nearly impossible. However, I do feel it might be a great written book. The message is powerful and so timely. Today it's so wonderful to find a powerful Christian story.

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  • Kevin Thompson
  • 11-08-2019

Chosen People

The reader reads too fast. No pauses for chapters. Few voice inflection, so the voice is monotonous. The story is interesting

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  • Renee Wilson
  • 05-04-2020

Slow and abrupt ending

With all the wonderful reviews I was excited to start this book. I listened all the way thru and thought, "What did I miss?" I kept waiting for something to happen. It finally did, the book ended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-2020

A wonderful series

I enjoyed this book probably the most of any Robert Whitlow book I had ready to this point. I was so into it that I went to order the next book so I could continue as soon as I finished this one and realized I would have to wait (as it wasn't released yet). I was not disappointed when I finished it.

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  • 03-02-2020

Heart warming

Great story line. Jesus is real and the references to Him are correct, brings Israel alive.

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  • John Coleman
  • 12-07-2019

Good Story - Novice Narration

The story was good and kept my interest. My only (story) criticism is that it could have gone into greater depth to explore the worlds of each character. This would make a great movie. Narration, however, was lacking in voice differentiation and feeling. Another reviewer mentioned that it felt like the narrator was simply reading from a book. I agree.

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