Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate

  • by Diana Wallis Taylor
  • Narrated by Rebecca Gallagher
  • 10 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Claudia's life did not start easily. The illegitimate daughter of Julia, reviled and exiled daughter of Caesar Augustus, Claudia spends her childhood in a guarded villa with her mother and grandmother. When Tiberius, who hates Julia, takes the throne, Claudia is wrenched away from her mother to be brought up in the palace in Rome. The young woman is adrift - until she meets Lucius Pontius Pilate and becomes his wife. When Pilate is appointed Prefect of the troublesome territory of Judea, Claudia does what she has always done: she makes the best of it. But unrest is brewing on the outskirts of the Roman Empire, and Claudia will soon find herself and her beloved husband embroiled in controversy and rebellion. Might she find peace and rest in the teaching of the mysterious Jewish Rabbi everyone seems to be talking about?
Listeners will be whisked through marbled palaces, dusty marketplaces, and idyllic Italian villas as they follow the unlikely path of a woman who warrants only a passing mention in one of the Gospel accounts. Diana Wallis Taylor combines her impeccable research with her flair for drama and romance to craft a tale worthy of legend.


What the Critics Say

"A stunning and powerful novel of controversy, romance, and rebellion. Meticulous research, drama, and passion hold readers to the page in this exquisite tale of inspiration and intrigue." (Karen O’Connor, author of When God Answers Your Prayers: Stories of How God Comes Through in the Nick of Time)
"Diana Wallis Taylor takes the reader into the very heart and soul of an obscure New Testament woman whose few but compelling words have captivated readers for centuries. Inspiring and imaginative." (Susan Meissner, author of The Girl in the Glass)


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Customer Reviews

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Not even historical.

What disappointed you about Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate?

The sights and sayings were not of old, more modern. Spoiled the whole story.

What was most disappointing about Diana Wallis Taylor’s story?

Just read the first two chapters.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Rebecca Gallagher?

No comment.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate?

Modern ones.

Any additional comments?


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- Dianne

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What did you love best about Claudia, Wife of Pontius Pilate?

Claudia was a very well developed character. Claudia starts out as a teen under house arrest for a reason she isn't sure. As time passes she becomes the wife of the most powerful man of Judea. However Pilate was an inept and fearful not fearless ruler. After the death of Jesus, Claudia's life is full of twist and turns with an outcome that was very predictable.

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- Robert McDermott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2013
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio