The Bronze Bow

  • by Elizabeth George Speare
  • Narrated by Mary Woods
  • 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After witnessing his father's crucifixion by Roman soldiers, Daniel bar Jamin is fired by a single passion: to avenge his father's death by driving the Roman legions from the land of Israel. Consumed by hatred, Daniel leads a dangerous life living with an outlaw band in the hills outside his village, spying and plotting, impatiently waiting to take revenge.In nearby Capernaum, a rabbi is teaching a different lesson. Time and again Daniel is drawn to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, only to turn away, disappointed and confused by Jesus' lack of action in opposing the Romans. Headstrong and devoid of tenderness, Daniel is also heedless of the love and loyalty of those around him, dragging them down his destructive path toward disaster.
Winner of the 1962 Newbery Medal, The Bronze Bow is the story of a boy's tormented journey from a blind, confining hatred to his acceptance and understanding of love.

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What the Critics Say

"A dramatic, deeply felt narrative whose characters and message will long be remembered." (Booklist)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

BORING read of a not boring story.

What would have made The Bronze Bow better?

The narration was terrible.


Would you be willing to try another book from Elizabeth George Speare? Why or why not?

Not read by this person.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Mary Woods?

Jim Carter (head butler on Downton Abbey) because he should narrate every book.


Any additional comments?

Don't waste your money on this audio book. Just make time to read it yourself.

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- Laura

A Changed Heart

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favorite character was Facia becuase she was intuitive in how she responded to all characters and was a link that held the different world views and cultures together.


What three words best describe Mary Woods’s performance?

Good reading of the novel but not a lot of change was given to dramatize and represent the changes in characters and the changing heart of Daiel.


If you could take any character from The Bronze Bow out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Leah out to dinner. After Jesus frees her to live life to the full- it would be refreshing to watch the childlike wonder as she encountered experiences outside of her former life.


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- Kemberly

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-08-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.