I have also recorded a podcast on the writing of the book and the background to the story, which you can hear or download by clicking here.
You can listen to a sample of the audiobook here.
After completing the narration, Serena Scott Thomas wrote this lovely tribute:
“To all of you who love historical fiction here’s an amazing author and book. I have just finished narrating the audiobook of her latest novel The Testament of Mariam which is a fascinating and deeply moving portrayal of the boyhood and family life of Jesus , seen through the eyes of his sister Mariam. Narrating this book has been a life changing experience for me, seeing Jesus as a human being and how he related to his family on a day to day basis, really feeling his humanity as he went through his life and execution. The book shines a bright light on the culture and customs of the age and area in which they lived. It has helped me understand a small part the history of the Middle East that is so relevant in today’s world. I recommend that everyone read this book, whatever your culture or faith. It’s a beautiful book in so many ways and I’m so sad that we finished it. I feel as though I am grieving the loss of dear friends….. Thank you Ann Swinfen for giving me this beautiful experience xoxo” Serena Scott Thomas, Narrator
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