As a Driven Leaf

  • by Milton Steinberg
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As A Driven Leaf is a novel in which fictional and historical characters comfortably coexist. It is a gripping tale of the renegade Talmudic sage, Elisha ben Abuyah, caught in a personal struggle between his own faith and the compelling culture of Rome, circa 70 CE.
The genius of Milton Steinberg's great work is that it illuminates the political and intellectual conflicts of Rabbinic times in a way that shows their relevance to Jewish faith, nationhood, and personal development in every era, including our own.
A helpful Listener's Guide adds fascinating historical background on the book's events - including Bar Kochba's bloody revolt against the Romans - and its characters, among them the great woman scholar Bruriah and the revered Rabbi Akiba.


What the Critics Say

"Imposing...remarkably effective." (The New York Times)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A Classic

This book is not for everyone, as it is more about reflection, faith and doubt than sheer entertainment. However, for those who think about life and purpose, meaning and time, this is a wonderful story which teaches an important lesson.
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- Jeffrey

Did not enjoy this title

What disappointed you about As a Driven Leaf?

I felt that the audio was hard to hear and understand

Would you ever listen to anything by Milton Steinberg again?

I will purchase but not listen.

How could the performance have been better?

This book needed a better audio

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from As a Driven Leaf?

I didn't finish this book.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2005
  • Publisher: Susan Dworkin