I knew nothing of the book or author before listening. Without the religous undertones this is a weird science fiction piece that is a bit long. After listening to the author interview I am still a bit confused. The reader is great.
I fully enjoyed these books. These are much different from Adam and Three, but just as good. Give the Circle Trilogy a try.
I loved it and hated it. The last book in the series was more difficult for me to read. I don't know if it was the fact that it was the last one and I had done them in a marathon, or if it was because it just was the least interesting than the other two. I loved the symbolism, it was beautiful. But I have noticed that Mr. Dekker seems to cram too much into the end of both his books and the end of his series. I just finished reading one of his latest books and noticed the same thing.
Excellent example of what a thrilling christian trilogy should be. I've read all three books Black, Red and White. It was great listening to the final book on my MP-3 player. These 3 books are a must for any library.
I am a walker and a hiker - I listen to audiobooks as I walk along
Fantastic series!! This book is the best of the three and wraps up all loose ends. I really enjoyed the reader. I strongly encourage people to listen to them in order or it will not make any sense at all.
This book was only good to close out the series. That's the only reason I made it through. It seems that they were reaching for something so they could put together an ending. It rounded out the series, but was not as good as the first two in the series.
To read this trilogy (Black, Red and White) wasn't very tough and it took me on a trip to two different but similar worlds or realities. I listened to the books and understood the literal meaning of them. I'm sure that for the listeners that have religious knowledge, deep knowledge I'm guessing, these stories offer even more than what I got from them.
These are must reads for anyone who loves to get lost in a great story. I have read them in order more than once and it has left me longing for more. From what I understand we will get further clarity of the endind next January when Ted Dekker releases... "Showdown" which Ted Dekker claims to be his greatest novel to date. I for one cannot wait. To quote Ted Dekker, " Think of the entire Trilogy as the backstory (history) for a story about a ruthless killer, a stunning Singer, and a brilliant Lawyer. There, that should really cook your goose. Ha! We have just begun my friends. Ted " (found on teddekker.com) Bravo Ted!! I will buy every book you ever write!
With BLACK, this trilogy got off to an interesting, if not entirely-original, dual dimension/reality premise. But the sloppy writing (frequently-repeated descriptive words in the same sentence, too-easy obstacle resolutions for paper-thin characters, and derivative Biblical "parallels" which feel more like laziness than homage) combined with amateurish, clunky narration (which sounds to me like a minister moonlighting as an audio book reader) made this "epic" trilogy feel more like an over-hyped, thinly-veneered sermon on the mount that anything approaching engrossing fiction. And WHITE is, by far, the worst offender of the three books in this regard.
I felt compelled to offer this opinion because many reviews of the Dekker books have been so over-the-top glowing that I now believe that the author's primary readership must be among the ranks of hard-core "believers". About half-way through book two, RED, this occurred to me and after a web search, I could find not a single review of a Ted Dekker book that did not originate from a "Christian" site. And - surprise, surprise ? not one reviewer had a single criticism.
Don't get me wrong, there were some very imaginative elements to the story - and I have nothing against "Christian Fiction" or any other genre of writing. I'd just prefer to have a bit more truth in advertising. This is a Christian story for Christian readers who are so glad to have anything to read that even pretends to be suspenseful or exciting that they are happy to overlook the author and narrator's shortcomings, and will praise this trilogy to high-heaven . . . no pun intended ;)
Narrator was terrible! It is an action story. but ithe narrator is so dramatic that its annoying and almost comical. Its quite ridiculous.
Not any thing by this narrator!
No. Never.. He ruined a good book.