Right Wing Christians
The book was well read, I enjoyed his performance.
I kept expecting the heavy handed, endlessly repeated Christian message to make some sense and work into the plot in some way but it did not. It was just proselytizing, and so pointless.
Billing address in Texas. Home in southern Mexico for last 20 years. Mostly use Audible on my Garmin Street pilot GPS in my car while driving but also have the books in two of my phones. Also read and have both Kobo and Kindle in two phones with different books.
Such a large part of the book consisted of different people "witnessing" and their introspective monologues about religion. If I wanted that I would have purchased the bible.
It should be categorized as "Religious Material". I grew up in a very religious protestant environment but we were taught not to be too showy.
Thinly, very thinly veiled Barack Obama character in President Jackson. Islamic apologist and empowerer.
Cold Cold Ground
Interesting story line at this point in the world. A subject on most peoples mind.
I'm sorry -- I thought this book was awful. The storyline was weak and unbelievable. I thought the narration was good but it was more about Muslims converting to Christianity than a realistic drama about a confrontation between the US and Iran.
Have read Mr. Rosenberg before and enjoyed his books, but this was more than anticipated. I did not expect or enjoy 13 hours of proselytizing. Mr. Lane was excellent.
Even though I have previously listened to (and enjoyed) Rosenberg's work, and even though I am an evangelical (and therefore would likely be the target market for the book), I too was disappointed that this was Christian fiction after not having been billed as such. If I wanted to hear prayer and scripture references, I would have bought books on the subjects (as I often do). But that's not what I thought I was getting. I gave this one several chances, and it just couldn't hook me...while at the same time pushing the Christian angle very hard. This felt like Christian fiction written with a Hal Lindsey mindset. Just not something I was interested in. Disappointed.
The 3 stars is being generous......
I am incredibly disappointed by the "preachy" nature of this book. It would have been nice to know in advance it would be on par with most materials handed out by the "door knockers" when it comes to the level of proselytizing. All this gab has little to do with the story and more to do with the selling of a point!
As a person of faith I am not against the message, but I do think this book has been misrepresented by the author at the very least. It was my understanding this was a spy/military/thriller, not a biblical text.
I am just over 3 hours into this story and I find it at best slow, and I may not actually finish it if it continues at the same droning pace. Being completely candid - I consider it far from a "must listen" or a "can't put down" book. All in all it is below average and I doubt I will purchase another by this author. I would advise more action and less fill, not to mention preaching, in future publications.
concept was interesting, technical aspects seemed true, delivery was fine. the Christian content in a military thriller was out of place and self serving. the idea that the chief architect of Iran's nuclear program would find christ and defect was weird. Had I known, I would not have purchased. If I want fairy tales, I will look for them
not one of these
the christian god and delusional followers. they were as stupid as the moslem god and his followers.
would have closed the book and never finished it.
bought this book as a spy and terroist novel. but the story is just backround! This is a religous tome and nothing else. I believe in God but don't like driving down the road being lectured about GOD!
I have been listening to books on tape for over 20 years. Starting with audio tapes, then CD's and now downloads.
No, I wish the reviews would have mentioned that the author was a strong christian with their agenda
Didn't get that far
The relationship with the girlfriend and the blatant religious agenda
i buy at least one hundred books a year. of all types. just want a good story with a good reader. not so complicated.
It was fine in the beginning but the more Christian proselytizing the worse it was. Wish it was in another category so that I didn't waste my credit.
Do not know. But I do know that I will not look at the number of stars. I WILL read the reviews. I would have been tipped off and saved the time and money.