Develop the characters (both good and bad) and don't play to all of the stereotypes.
No, my first one
Yes and no. The story itself was entertaining, but honestly left too many loose ends for my taste. The hard core Christians good, Islam wrong/evil view was over the top. I know many good people that are not Christian, including Muslems. Dumping all that believe in Islam into a big bucket and basically seeing them all as evil is not realistic. Plays right into the stereotypes way too much and it detracts from the story. Rarely are a group of people all one way or another.
Narrator did a great job with an average story.
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.
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.
A CIA agent on a covert mission discovers Jesus ,weeps and quotes the Bible.Its Jesus against the evil Muslims.The plot is sanctamonious Medievil Christian hypocracy.
Didn't finish the book.
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.
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.
If you loved the Left Behind series, this is for you. Otherwise look elsewhere.
If your world spins "Christians good, Moslems bad" this is up your alley. But it is a dark alley indeed.
If you like right wing ramblings and neocon paranoia dig right in. If objective factual reality is your preference, find something else.