Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $39.00

Buy Now for $39.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

A woman with a devastating secret. A man bent on proving his worth. A chance encounter that catapults them into the heart of history.

When the daughter of a prominent Roman general meets a disinherited Jewish immigrant, neither one can dream of God's plan to transform them into the most influential couple of the early church. Nor can they anticipate the mountains that will threaten to bury them. Their courtship unwittingly shadowed by murder and betrayal, Priscilla and Aquila slowly work to build a community of believers, while their lives grow increasingly complicated thanks to a shaggy dog, a mysterious runaway, and a ruthless foe desperate for love. But when they're banished from their home by a capricious emperor, they must join forces with an unusual rabbi named Paul and fight to turn treachery into redemption. 

With impeccable research and vivid detail, Daughter of Rome is both an emotive love story and an immersive journey through first-century Rome and Corinth, reminding listeners once again why Debbie Macomber has said that "no one brings the Bible to life like Tessa Afshar."

©2020 Tessa Afshar (P)2019 Recorded Books

What listeners say about Daughter of Rome

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    6
  • 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
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great Read

Loved this story of faith in God and then in human kind. Tessas books are wonderful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Maria
  • Maria
  • 20-02-2020

Painful

The narration is so bad I have to wonder why the publisher keep choosing sub-par voice performers for this author. Not since "In the Fields of Grace" has Tessa Afshar been blessed by a good narrator for the audio versions of her books. But not even a great narrator could have saved this story. It hurts me to write this, but I didn't believe any of it was really happening. I knew everything that would happen before it happened, and yet the characters were so flat, so one-dimensional, I was never immersed in the experience anyway. There are some moments of good theology, but none of it sounds truly genuine for the times. The power of the Holy Spirit in the early church, the signs and wonders, are all watered down to simple synchronicity and serene platitudes. It is particularly painful to encounter Saint Paul as a cardboard character. Having listened to "Dear and Glorious Physician" by Taylor Caldwell (the story of Saint Luke) this visit to Rome and Corinth was like being in the Hallmark channel version of the ancient world. Superficially cliched, with a lot of tent stitching and everything wound up in a nice neat bow of justice and forgiveness at the end, which came as a relief, simply because it was the end of the book.

12 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 D Donovan
  • D Donovan
  • 02-03-2020

Love the story

I rarely worry much about the performance but this was hard to listen to. I found myself reciting sentences in my head with more appropriate emphases when I got frustrated with it.

10 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Luselle
  • Luselle
  • 20-02-2020

I can’t...

This could have been a good story? I wanted it to be...too BORING! There was no “life” in the narrator. The story line was just ...meh. Booooo! I was so disappointed, because I really liked Tessa Ashfar’s : Thief Of Corinth and Bread Of Angels. :(

8 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for kathy
  • kathy
  • 01-03-2020

Terrible narrator

The narrator ruined the book for me. Had to return. I just couldn't listen any longer!

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Lizelle
  • Lizelle
  • 02-09-2020

Review

The narrator does not sound natural and she over round all the words. Beautiful story but the narrator puts me off.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for History Vagabond
  • History Vagabond
  • 06-07-2020

Life in Bible Times

Tessa Afshar has clearly done her research about life in the 1st Century. It is good to get glimpses how people in different spheres interacted (Roman, Christian, Jewish). Afshar creates a plausible back story for two New Testament figures and weaves them into the relevant Biblical contexts.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Avid Reader
  • Avid Reader
  • 12-09-2021

Great story, horrible performance

Tessa writes a great story, always. her setup is a lot longer than most authors, but the setup is worth it in the end. The reader however should not read. she spends the entire book seeming like she is still sounding out every name. and her performance sounds most unnatural. it sounds like she has no concept of what is happening in the story and she's just reading words.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Susan Fryman
  • Susan Fryman
  • 28-06-2020

Daughter of Rome

I enjoyed this story of Priscilla and Aquila. Tessa Afshar’s books are always outstanding and so rich in Biblical history. I always learn so much about Biblical times from her books. Indirectly these stories always improve me as a person and enrich my Bible reading. Outstanding narrator performance.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Michelle
  • Michelle
  • 11-02-2020

Beautiful story of forgiveness

Loved this story of forgiveness and redemption. All of Tessa’s books have been an encouragement.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Yvonne
  • Yvonne
  • 26-08-2021

Excellent!!!

Everything about this audiobook is excellent! The story, narrative performance, the spiritual and biblical message and so much more. Thank You for the wonderful experience listening to this audiobook.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Suzduz
  • Suzduz
  • 14-03-2021

Characters come alive

Another lovely story from this author with characters that become old friends you are sad to leave behind

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kindle Customer
  • Kindle Customer
  • 14-06-2020

Thank you Tessa Afshar for another Masterpiece!!!

Love! Love! Love!!!

A beautiful story! Thank Tessa Afshar for bringing Priscilla's story to life. It is an AMAZING one!

I read the reviews and was a bit unsure if I should go for this. I have and have read all your books. I knew when you brought this story to the public and was excited seeing it on audible.

Beautiful story but however, I understand the issue with graphic love scenes. I had to use earphones to listen to those parts as anyone listening might mistake it as an x-rated story. So, please, if this can be made moderate next time, we would appreciate it. We know what happens between couples. It is good to leave the rest to imagination.


Pilar Witherspoon!!!! WELL DONE!!! You brought this story to life! I laughed, cried, and could feel all the emotions the characters felt. You did an AMAZING job!


Thank you Audible for this as well. Thanks

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.