Drives a Semi-truck with my wife and we drive all over the country. We both listen to books while we drive. We like takes Cruises and visiting New York City.
You bet and I would get the chills again when the man iin white appears.
I was worried that our CIA would find a way to mess up but so far it is working.
good vs evil
want to take a look at what our furture could be. want to see there is a God and there is a Devil.
The author knows how to write and does a great job on the character development. The narrator also does a very good job. My issues are with the plot and ending (or lack thereof). This novel mixes in the supernatural, which provides for all sorts of "leaps of logic". The protagonist's successes are not due to his acts, insights, or intellect; but rather due to supernatural revelations. Further nothing ends in this book; you have to read the sequel I guess, which I'm not going to. I think the author focused too much on preaching his religious views, and the storyline came in second. Now if you're looking for a Christian Triller then you will probably like this book.
There should be a disclaimer that Jesus Christ is an actual character in this supposed modern political "thriller". I thought "Deus Ex Machina" went out with the Middle Ages. Besides that, it's only half a book. Unless you have an incredible ability to suspend your disbelief, don't bother.
The degree to which you enjoy this book will be in direct proportion to how conservative your political and religious views are. It may have been ghost written by Glenn Beck.
Not what I expected and then it just seemed to end without any conclusion. I understand that any book in a series should leave you wanting to hear more, but not because the story is just getting started. Though I wouldn't give this book my recommendation, I will most likely get the next book in the series. Guess I got suckered.
Most of the book was pretty good but I did not like how the ending rapped up so abruptly. I think JR could have done a better ending even though a sequel is evident. It's interesting to learn more about the premise of the Islamic faith. As a Christian, I appreciated much of what was written. The narration was superb by Christopher Lane.
It began well enough with some pretty good characters which could have been developed a bit better. But the CIA recuiting a 16 year old!! OH PLUEEZZZZZZZZZ! However, since I had never read any thing by this author before, I thought 'ok, give the guy a chance'. I did and was rewarded by a bunch of quotes from the Quran and spy thriller that went "poof". I am a Christian and if I had wanted a Christian novel I would not have looked in the Espionage section to find it. This was not money well spent.
It's not just that I want my Audible credit back -- I want the hours back I wasted in listening to this vile book. I am embarrassed to say I made it through to the bitter end, but in my defense, I kept hoping something would be resolved and at least we'd get a good story. I can't figure out if the author intended this to be a Christian tract or if he just threw in Jesus' and the Mahdi's appearances (Jesus in a big flash of light no less) to explain away implausible plot developments. How did they know to leave the city before the earthquake hit? Well Jesus told them to go, silly. And, how did the nuclear scientist and the spy manage to hook up in a city full of millions of people? Jesus again. Don't even get me started on the 3-day puppy love affair that forms the basis for all subsequent action and hours of boring whining and yearning on the part of the protaganist. The narrator was OK, but some of his Persian accents sounded vaguely Chinese. I don't really need my money back and I can live with the wasted hours (I multi-tasked), but I really don't want my dollars going to enrich this author or his likely causes. If this review can stop just one person from making the same mistake, I will be partially vindicated.
This novel started out interesting and evolved into the Christians are the good guys and the Islams are the bad guys. I'm so tired of that theme.
wow, what a terrible book. Actually for most of it, the story is reasonably compelling. Character development is good. But the psycho-religous babble is awful. I tried to tell myself to buy into it and go on, but the ending was just unbelievable. i don't think I've read a book that is such a cop out for an ending. It would have been bettter if he had ended by say..."but it was just a dream".