I think the story line was imaginative and the characters were likable. I just didn't feel like it was very interesting. I didn't even bother to listen to the end of the book.
The conclusion seemed a bit drawn out to me. I felt bored quite a bit throughout the novel. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Peretti and I'm no expert on pacing, but it just seemed slow.
I don't know a whole lot of narrators, but it seemed like Mr. Peretti was having a lot of fun reading his book. Sometimes I felt like he was having more fun than I was.
The first part of the book has a good amount of suspense - enough to keep you reading/listening for awhile.
With Frank Peretti being the author and the narrator, it brings the book alive. He puts the emphasis where he intended it to be.
We have listened to several of his books. Monster was my favorite ... until Illusion. Frank Peretti narrated both of these books. Illusion has such a great story and ending.
Haven't read the print edition (that's why I buy Audiobooks!).
When you figure out what's going on!
Huge improvement in HIS voice performance! Quite frankly, in his earlier works I found his voice shrill and irritating, but the years, or training, have transformed him into an outstanding voice talent! I didn't even realize it WAS him 'til 1/3 of the way through when I checked to see "who this great narrator" was?
Really good! Intriguing, clever story-line rivals his earliest works!
Frank Peretti does an excellent job reading this book...which has a really great story and the ending does not disappoint. I'd say each of his books has been a "work of art" or a "masterpiece" and this book fits right in with all the others. :) I started listening to this book when I had "down time" (when I was doing something else like my hair or watering plants outside) but by half-way thru the book I was just carrying my phone around with me listening to it all the time. :)
The story, etc. was pretty good. I was disappointed simply because I was looking for the kind of Peretti story like This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. This is nothing like it at all. The characters in the story are christians but that is as spiritual as it gets. Just not what I wanted when I purchased a Peretti book.....
near the top
Frank is an amazing story teller. He's got a bit of a twisted mind and that makes it all the better!
Loved it. Both.
Father of 4, husband (of 1), instructional designer, music-maker, writer, amateur botanist, monkey bug.
Frank Peretti essentially created the apocalyptic fiction genre. None of his titles fit neatly into existing boxes--each title is unique and can range from pure adventure to world-view-shaking insights into faith and relationships. "Illusion" is another genre-bending work that explores the power of love and faith to transcend time in a way that will mess with your mind--in a good way. Peretti's narrative of Mandy's magic acts allows us to share in the pure wonder she evokes even in herself. Each new illusion is more moving than the next and we are carried upward with the characters to a satisfying finale. Most authors are not good narrators for audio books, but Peretti is enough of a ham to pull it off well.
I have listened to all of Frank Peretti's novels, this is right along the line of them. It is riveting and if you are a fan - you will like this book
The most interesting part of this story is the use of physics, linear time and space. It attempts to show we live in a larger picture.
The least interesting part is how the book tries to explain it. The characters are unable to communicate the principle in a precise manor. That lack of clarity, could cause an uninformed person to think the book is fantasy/occult rather than actually relating to unexplored science and Christian worldviews. It could of been sharpened by mentioning some of the time travel in the Bible. For instance, Enoch - the transfiguration the return of Christ.
He did a good job.
I didn't read the print version
Have enjoyed Peretti for years and this book did not disappoint.
I enjoyed the magic performances. However, I did not enjoy the convoluted way the main character thought through her escapes into parallel timelines. There was not enough explaination about how she was able to do what she did or what exactly she was doing or, big or, I was just not intellegent enough to understand the whole process.
I would have added much more Jesus or angel help.
Yes. Frank Peretti of course wrote the story so he of all people should know how to read his book.
Yes it did. It inspired me to read his previous books to get my heavenly realm fix.
The book was not like a lot of Peretti stories. It did not have the spiritual realm action to which I was looking forward. It was a love story unlike most love stories. It wasn't difficult to follow but it did take concentration to remember and understand what was going on and how certain things were happening.