Riches are meaningless.
The thoughts that went through Kent's mind when he had to hot-wire a truck and pick up a corpse.
Kent! I enjoyed the transparencies about his thoughts regarding people, co-workers and family. Great book!
I couldn't put this book down; I started it immediately after I woke each morning! The humanity and biblical similarities were thought provoking!
I highly recommend this book! This needs to be a movie!!!!!
Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.
Maybe, but I'm not usually driven to listen to a past read. I am going to complete the trilogy.
No it wasn't, but I did make it a priority.
I loved the journey of Kent Anthony's growth but it was his Mother-In-law's faith that moved me the most.
I would recommend this to anyone. It doesn't have sex scenes or bad language. It was a great story. I intend to read the next 2 in this series. I enjoyed it.
I do all sorts of things while I listen. I kept my ear tuned to this one.
Helen was my favorite character. She was steadfast in her faith from beginning to end. Tim Gregory made the story interesting. He made Helen interesting through out.
A hook early in the book to give the readers/listener a reason to keep going.
Narrator's acting was good and voices were easy to listen to.
Anger. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen but I couldn't even get to Part 2.
Plodded through 16 chapters, but couldn't find anything that made me car about any of the characters.
Narrator did a fine job, he just didn't have a very good story to read.
Just not my cup of tea.
I really like thrillers. My favorite type of movie or book is one that has a unique perspective instead of a different version of the same story repeated by many different writers throughout the years. Many books are fine for a one-time listen, but to find one that's good enough to listen to again and again is a rare find indeed!!
After all the hype the other reviewers gave this book, especially letting followers of Jesus know how much this would mean, I was really excited to buy this and hear it. The sample I heard already had me asking questions, thinking this might be in the style of "Grandmother and The Priests" by Taylor Caldwell -- one of my favorite books ever written.
Boy howdy, was I ever disappointed!!
The reader was excellent!! I could tell just by his voice which character was speaking, which I've discovered is a rare talent and one I treasure in listening to books.
The intricate revenge plot was excellently devised.
It was the rest of the book that I had trouble with. The mother-in-law/grandmother drove me crazy trying to understand what she was up to and I don't give any credence to that happening in life. What she said towards the end of this disappointing book could have been written on one page: "Job," because it's just a twist on the book of Job. A very long and boring twist on the book of Job.
Maybe you'll agree with the other reviewers and really like this. As I said, the revenge plot, something everyone has dreamed of at least once in their lives, was excellent and the reader's vocals of the different characters was most excellent!! Take a chance if you want to, but I'm avoiding Ted Dekker's novels after this awful encounter.
Can't do it in 3 words, but just like Frank Peretti's "This present darkness", it is an excellent reminder that the spiritual world is just as real as the physical.
Didn't have a favorite really; liked the relationship between Helen and her maker though. Encouraged me to refocus my life on what REALLY matters
Wasnt really into Tim Gregory as a narrator at first, but he grew on me half way through the book. Think he was pretty good with Kent's character though.
No. There is a lot to think about in this book. I liked taking breaks to digest the story and even more, to reflect on life in light of this story.
Brilliant book - one of the best I have ever listened to.
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
The story starts out with great potential when the main character, Kent, suffers personal tragedys and is cheated by his employers, but the whole thing moves very slowly and is filled with excessive religious overtones to the point it was hard to listen to many of the scenes.. In the parts where his mother in law, who is shall we say, overly relgious is going on and on about god etc it gets very boring. I was expecting a more intense story with much more action.
Listening to Kent plot his revenge and then come apart by guilt in a slow spiral could have been good if it was not so repetiitive. I barely made it to the end and then wanted to hack up a furball with the absurdity of it. If you are not someone who is extremely religious, spare yourself and skip this one. I have no intention of listening to the second and third books in this series.
Not sure after this one. I have enjoyed others but this was pretty bad.
The narration was okay; he just had a crappy story to work with.
Most of the ones when Helen, the mother in law was droning on and on.
Skip this series.
At the top
It reminds me that God seeks the love of His People
Not sure but he was good
I love the fact that the story is engaging while I am listening and that it captures my mind for hours after I have finished listening. Ted Dekker has a way of bringing Heaven to the forefront of my imagination. He reminds me that there are two worlds around me and that everything that happens is controlled and allowed by the spiritual realm. It is great when a story makes you ponder life and love.
watching the main character struggle between right and wrong. Moral vs. immoral. He often chose the wrong path but in the end he chooses the right one!