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Counted with the Stars

Out from Egypt, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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Sold into slavery by her father and forsaken by the man she was supposed to marry, young Egyptian Kiya must serve a mistress who takes pleasure in her humiliation. When terrifying plagues strike Egypt, Kiya is in the middle of it all.

Choosing to flee with the Hebrews, Kiya finds herself reliant on a strange God and drawn to a man who despises her people. With everything she's ever known swept away, and now facing the trials of the desert, will she turn back toward Egypt or surrender her life and her future to Yahweh?

©2016 Connilyn Cossette (P)2017 Tantor

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Loved it

It was such a good story
I loved it and I cried three times it was a great story in total

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  • J
  • 25-11-2017

great story horriable narrator

I loved this story it is the only reason I kept listening, the narrator had a good voice but she read the book like she was in an English speaking class. Every word pronounced so precisely that there was almost know emotion to it but only correct and precise speaking. It was really distracting and took a lot away from the characters.

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  • Chris
  • 22-02-2018

It had potential but fell a little flat

*Spoiler!*
The writer took liberties about how God parted the water. She also had the main female & male lead make a decision to marry before the female character cleansed her house of pagan idols which would not have happened. There were a few other areas not true to the Bible. One is when God spoke to the multitude around Mt. Sinai. There are no counts of miraculous healing when God spoke then. She also failed to mention that the people were in fear of God’s voice and begged not to hear it again.
When writing about a fictional character surrounded by true instances in the Bible you must be careful not to add or take away to it.

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  • susan
  • 12-12-2017

Couldn’t endure it...

The narrator has the most annoying voice. She speaks in a way that I find most annoying in a narrator-she has a whispery voice-as if she is reading a bedtime story-and she pronounces as many syllables as possible in every word. I enjoy Christian fiction and I understand the author’s goal of possibly educating readers who might not be familiar with scripture, but I find it tedious to listen to background stories that don’t really further the plot. I gave up after a little over an hour-I tried to get used to her voice but I found myself clenching my teeth after a few minutes every time I attempted to listen. I won’t be listening to the other books in this series.

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  • Marva
  • 19-10-2017

Counted with the Stars

Great book!! Loved the author’s ability to make me feel as if I was right there. About to listen to Book 2. :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-11-2017

Enjoyed this Audiobook

Counted with the Stars painted an exquisite picture of the might and faithfulness of the Lord God who created the Earth and heavens. The story of Exodus came to life through the eyes of an Egyptian girl sold into slavery by her father to pay his debts, and her Redemption by her true Father from above. Great story!

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  • Rick Charles
  • 09-04-2019

Recommended for History Buffs

I was immediately intrigued by the concept of the Exodus told from the perspective of an Egyptian. Most if not all iterations of this tale focus on Moses as the main protagonist. Overall, Counted with the Stars is pretty entertaining, albeit a little too YA for my tastes (that's not a point against it though, I'm just not into YA fiction). I do appreciate the moments of the story that don't shy away from the gruesome nature of the subject matter. I think the plagues as well as the Exodus itself are handled pretty well, with really interesting interpretations for some of the plagues that I haven't considered before. I also agree with the date the author picked for the Exodus; 1446 BC, or during the reign of Thutmose III. From what I've read this date makes a lot more sense for the Exodus than during the reign of Ramesses II as is commonly depicted. I was worried that Counted with the Stars was going to be an anachronistic nightmare, but it's actually a fairly plausible interpretation of the story and the YA tone doesn't detract from it too much. I don't have any idea how accurately Eighteenth Dynasty Egyptian society is depicted in this story, but I'm sure a degree of artistic liberty was taken for the sake of the story. I recommend it for anyone interested in Egyptian and Biblical history.

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  • Susan P
  • 01-04-2019

OH WOW!!!

This is our first book by this author, and definitely won't be our last. Such a great concept .... the plagues of Egypt as seen through the eyes of an Egyptian slave girl! We highly recommend this book and look forward to the 2nd in the series. Wish we could give it 10 stars!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-02-2019

Loved it

This is one of my favorite bible stories and I loved how it was written. I cannot wait to listen to the rest of the series

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  • Elaine
  • 08-02-2019

Wonderful book

If you are interested in historical fiction using Biblical truths & stories, you will love this book!!!

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  • Deborah
  • 30-01-2019

I felt like I was there...

I really enjoyed the Audible narration of this beautifully written historical fiction book. The author truly took me into the story with her attention to detail that was just enough to make me feel like I was there without being overly tedious with too much description. I cared about the characters and was striving along with them throughout the book. It was perfectly written and I feel that I have a much richer understanding of what happened in those hard days in Egypt. The narration was captivating as well. I highly recommend the reading (or listening!) of this book.

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  • Suzduz
  • 22-06-2018

Couldn't put it down

Really enjoying the whole series. Gives a different perspective on the whole exodus event using various characters each book

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  • Kaygee Segun
  • 01-02-2019

Absolutely riveting and beautiful story.

I truly loved the way Egypt was described and the story telling of the narrator. It made this book an immersive experience for me. Truly loved it. Would highly recommend!

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  • Karolina
  • 20-10-2018

A nice retelling

A pleasant and interesting retelling. I've listened till the end. Got more engaging towards the end. Much better if it's played at 1.05 or even 1.10 speed.