I love the Left Behind series. I do not like this reader. When he isn't using the awful accents, his inflections are ghastly. I really wish they had continued with Richard Ferrone with this and the next book.
The Left Behind series gives great insight to End Time prophesies in these believable stories. I've enjoyed listening to the complete series twice already. However, changing the narrator kind of ruins the flow of the characters we've become familiar with. Once I got used to the new "Dracula" voice of Carpathia, and the other voices sounding like they were being played 1 1/2 speed faster, I was able to get back into the flow of the storyline.
Although the Narrator is not Ferone he is better than Sondericker. The only fault I found was his Nicolei impression. It sound a little like Count Chocola and he kept saying Ze On instead of Zion but I got used to it. Frank Muller made the rest of the characters sound as good as Ferone. Sondericker made the Zion and Albie characters sound like little old german shoemakers.
My favorite Character was Albie. He was a Christian SuperHero. :-)
Just be aware that the Narrator, Frank Muller speaks really fast. I think that this is the only book that he narrates in the Left Behind Series. You have to be on your toes to catch everything. I even found myself having to rewind back because I had missed something. I noticed it also is available with a different Narrator. You might want to get that one instead.
The authorative role he had to take on, while being the 'Mole' in the enemies lair.
And yet he was a total genius with computer equipment. Wow!
Yes, he did one or two other Left Behind audio books.
He was very good in these also.
No, I wanted to savor it over a period of at least a week.
When I couldn't find this book to rent from a library, Audible.com was there to pull me through. And it did not cost me my head either. lol
This is a fabulous book but the narrator makes it impossible to know it! I really tried but I cannot continue. I believe there is another narrator reading this story as well. I am going to look as i am willing to pay to never have to listen to this guy again. Having said that, you will love this book. Love the series. Everyone should read (listen) it!
As with the other books in this wonderful series, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B.Jenkins have another home run with "The Mark". However, the decision to change from the narration of Richard Ferrone almost ruins the flow of the story. After 7 books, you get used to the pace and style of Mr. Ferrone... the accents given to the characters by the new narrator are so silly and distracting that the book at times becomes almost unlistenable. Make your way through the few with the new narrator and get back to Mr. Ferrone!
I love this series, and have almost all of them, all narrated by Richard Farrone. I'm up to "The Mark" now and while I still love the book, sorry, but this narrator STINKS! He makes some of the characters sound like Ricardo Montalban, some sound like Dracula, some like Porky Pig, and ALL sound stupid! EVERY sentence, even if he starts it in a normal tone of voice,ends with a whispery, almost come-hither voice.Not what you expect from the characters in this book! While the story is certainly worth listening to, this narrator is not. Bring back Richard Farrone, PLEASE!!