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!!
The narrator is not that bad. There are a few things that he does that's very irritating (for example the pronunciation of "Tsion" in stead of "Zion", or "Sad" and "Had" in stead of "Said" and "head", and the Dracula accent for Carpathia is also very irritating (although I do think Dracula is from Romenia (not?), making it quite a fitting accent) Also, he does talk very fast at times (although more so in The Mark, than in Desecration), but he is in certain ways better than Richard Ferrone (although Richard Ferrone is my favourite of the two narrators). He has a more varied set of accents than Richard has. Especially on the new enhanced format, Richard could some times sound similar for all of the characters, making it difficult to figure out who is talking at the time. This rarely happens with Frank.
In the end, it's like watching the sequel to a movie but the main actor changed to a new one. It takes a while to get used to it, and I must admit, I thought that I would kill myself after listening to the first couple of minutes of Frank, but you get used to it after a while, and then it's all ok again.
Richard Ferrone is definitely the better narrator between these two, and I thoroughly enjoy his narrating, and look forward to starting on The Remnant soon, leaving Frank Muller to be just a distant memory, but I do not think it's as bad as some of the other reviewers makes it out to be.
I love the Left Behind Series on Audio up to this point. But the new narrator is just awful. He miss pronounces names, Zion being the most disturbing. His accents are terrible, he makes Carpathia sound like Bela Lugosi. Zion and Hiam sound like German prison guards in a TV sitcom. Why the change in narrators and did the producers also change. The story is still wonderful but some of the enjoyment has been Left Behind when they changed the narrator.
I have listened to Frank Muller in several other series and his delivery methods are impeccable and entertaining. He is able to capture the essence of the characters in a manner that makes the "reader" feel as if there are multiple narrators in the performance.
The book is a continuation of the saga of survivors that were left behind, and this series is entertaining in and of itself, but the narrator really makes this chapter in the story come to life.
Richard Ferrone has narrated up to this book and has done a great job, but Frank Muller has every character with his or her own voice and accent and the story leaps to life. I loved it
If you keep in mind that this is fiction based on the Bible you will have the right frame of reference. While a lot of the story does have ties back into the Bible it does not intend on replacing it. Its an easy place for some to "get the bug" for faith although ultimately they need to be pointed to the only true authoritative source, the Bible.
I thoroughly enjoyed the series and recommended it to many friends. Unlike the movies, I found the books well done, and well produced.