This is a great book for a long trip, 20 hours. Typical Frank Peretti plot, starts out with Evil winning but the good guys fight back and the Lord triumphs in the end. So many parallels to the events going on today.
I wonder sometimes if the fictional events in this book are actually going on now. I like the way the scenes unfold and become tied together. Suspense is good. Lot of descriptive detail.
It struck me listening to this book how much technology has changed our lives over the last 10 years. For example, they talk about fax machines and calling people on Land lines. No references to cell phones, email, text etc. Very 80s book, LOL.
The speaker was fine. Not monotone, good pace, was easy to listen to.
It made really think and wonder, is there another world behind the scenes that we can 't see. Does it affect reality in our dimension?
It would have been nice had the book been compiled from scratch. It's obvious this book was converted from Audio CD as there are queues and verbal instructions, "this is the end of disk x, please insert the next disk".
Frank Peretti is a great author, however the narrator left a lot to be desired. He narrator has some strange voices he uses for characters. It was obvious that this recording was taken from CDs and transferred over to audible.
I loved the last chapter of the book.
Voices were inconsistant, and I don't picture an angel sounding feminine when speaking. Also rerecord this book so it isnt taken from CDs.
Yes, just ignore the CD notifications
Great story! In western culture we have such a skewed view of angels and demons, and spiritual warfare. This story really makes you think about preconceived notions you might have in these areas. The story is action packed, and keeps you on your toes. He is a great author.
Yes! The narrator helps the reader to visualize the story.
The narrator made all characters great!
EXCELLENT!!! Voices, personalities-each character was different and believable.
Great story, very realistic. Would love for this story and This Present Darkness to become movies.
I was such a huge fan of This Present Darkness and I thought the follow up would be even better. It's a good story but not as intense as the first. It reads more as leftovers from the book but not it's sloppy seconds. I love that the characters from the first book are a part of the story!
It's hard to say... I guess I would have liked the story to be more of a continuation of the original story.
Tal is always my favorite!
I love Peretti's books about angels & their opponents!
There are audiobook narrators who draw one into the story, with their voice acting, and some who have a storyteller's flair in their read. Unfortunately, Mr. Foley does neither for Piercing the Darkness. I purchased the audiobook just after listening to "This Present Darkness" narrated by Jack Sondericker. I enjoyed reading both books as a young man when they were first published and I enjoyed Mr. Sondericker's reading of "This Present Darkness".
(Disclosure: I have not finished the audiobook version, but I have read the book.)
Unfortunately, the performance of "Piercing the Darkness" is so stilted it is extremely distracting. It sounds like a caricature of William Shatner with...the over...acting! There is little or no flow to the narration and I find myself struggling to focus and follow the story.
The characterizations are also not well done. I appreciate that a book about demons, angels and humans is a difficult one to bring to life, but Mr. Foley's characters sound more like he is mocking them than bringing them to life. Nearly all character choices are the most "cartoony" possible. For example, the female social worker in the first chapter sounds like a poor Mrs. Gulch (Wizard of Oz") imitation, and many of the angels, which are often described by a region of the world, are played with over-the-top accents which (in the case of the "Oriental" angel) border on offensive stereotype.
I am undecided as to whether I will finish the audiobook or just re-read. But I will recommend to my son (who listened to "This Present Darkness") that he skip the audiobook version of "Piercing the Darkness."
This is a great story that I read many years ago and love it. I bought this audible to share with a family member who has dyselxia. The narration is dull. Not a good performance of a great story by Paretti. It wasn't much difference with the narration than listening to the computer-generated text to speech, which we also use quite often.
The most interesting was the view of parallel worlds, the one humans see with our five senses and the supernatural realm of angels and demons.
The narrator needed to be someone with more variance in his/her voice and expression.
No, the book is much too long to listen to in one sitting.
Near the top. I don't do fiction often. I listen to non-fiction History
Hard to choose. It all fit so well. All made a great whole.
The different voices brought the story to life. I could feel the evil in the demons.
The eternal fight.
I would recommend this book, because I experienced something very similar in real life. The story might be fiction, but not what the story is about.
When Sally Roe came to place her trust in Jesus.
It is extreemly challenging (I don't know how they do it) to have one person do all the voice parts, male and female characters to the entire story. Sometimes the listener's idea of what a character should sound like, isn't the same as the performer's. This was so for me on the characters who were the Pastor and Christian School Principle. I picture them differently.