"The Tehran Initiative" lives up to the high quality standards set by Joel C. Rosenberg in his earlier novels. The characters, action, and plot kept me gripped throughout.
The viewpoint that people are correct to defend themselves against aggressors is very important to promote today, particularly since most Americans have shifted to a pro-appeasement outlook. The novel is therefore controversial as it goes against mainstream opinion.
The only weakness I see in Rosenberg's work is his effort to make this into a religious question. In fact, this is a matter of pure scientific rationality. If you don't defend yourself, you will die.
The quality of the narration was excellent. There was a bit of dramatization, but not too much.
John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"
The story seemed good, but all of the religion thrown in was annoying. Had this been a print book, I would have skipped all of the religious stuff. It seemed like prosyletizing more than story telling. I felt this a little less about the author's other books. I think I will skip this author from now on.
The description of bombing of the nuclear facilities was thrilling.
Don't the reader's check their pronounciation? Every time I heard the name "Naftali" as Nafta-LIE, I cringed (He used this name a lot). It should have been Nafta-LEE. Shouldn't the reader and/or the director check names and pronunciations?
I couldn't finish the book because of the authors continuous, and obvious intent to persuade the reader to believe that Jesus and the gospels are the only chance of salvation.
Tone down the attempts to convert the reader to his beliefs or at least put the fact into the book description so the reader knows what is coming.
Job well done.
I am disappointed in Audible for not telling potential buyers what the theme of this book is, to bring them to Jesus.
I didn't read the book, but the narration was superb. The characterization was one of the best I have heard.
Holds your interest without excessive violance. There were places where one could catch the breath and ponder what Joel had just said or what had just happened.
All of them.
The Prayer of Salvation.
The plot had great potential. The Shite's Sixth Imam arriving at the same time Iran sucessfully tests it's first nuclear bomb. Unfortunately, the hero's
No. There is too much religion. The good Christians defeat the bad Muslims.
Storyline is torn from current headlines and is very well developed. So it's a good read. However, the religious subplot, pitting Islam versus Christianity, seems contrived and the conversions that take place not credible. In addition many loose ends remain unresolved at the book's conclusion. Not a bad novel, just one that could have been crafted better.
The book has an obvious religious message that the author attempts to deliver through the story of a mid east nuclear crisis. If you want to read about miracles and visions in the midst of pending war, this book is for you. The problem is that the story line is lame and exists only to allow the author to preach. A horrible book.
I enjoy anything about orthodox christanity novels, biographies and history as it relates to christianity.I also enjoyJohn Grisham type nov
Great detail and excellent character development extremely realistic story line. I would highly recommend this book especially to those that are followers of Christ and those that are intrigued by bible prophecy.
Passionate lover of Jesus Christ. I also love reading mysteries and historical books
I've read a lot of books, but it is certainly up there in ranking in the fiction category.
It was a very entertaining 'listen'.