Yes! I found it really exciting and touching as there were parts which brought tears to my eyes. The author is really the ideal person to read it as he knows the settings and emotions of the characters.
I suppose I would have to compare it to Fatherless by Dr James Dobson as that was the only other fictional Audible book in my library. Both are real enough for me experience the issues and struggles as well as make me wonder what I would do if I were in their shoes. I believe I have read all of the author's books such ast This Present Darkness, Piercing the Darkness, The Oath, etc.
My favorite scene was when Dan discovered Mandy in his room wearing his wife's dress.
The story was fascinating. Very unusual, very interesting, engaging believable characters. The story was pretty easy to follow. I loved his narration of the character's magic shows. They were really fun to read. The romance was unique, with the male main character falling in love with the female main character who used to be his wife but has reverse-aged back to a teen. Heartwarming, endearing story, but exciting at the same time.
Yes. For the above reasons
His voice is low and relaxed, so I can listen to the story in bed at night and fall asleep to it.
When the male protagonist danced with the female protagonist who was a child -- but at the same time was his wife of 40 years.
So good. I want more stories like this.
A story of two people in love with each other and their ability to make magic happen despite
death, time, and circumstance.
In my age demographic I could quickly and completely identify with the main character, Dane. The story connects with the reader/listener quickly and unrolls at the right pace to keep us engaged. Hard to stop and put down.
Lots of poignant moments and 'what-ifs' in the plot, with just the right amount of unexpected twists to hold our curiosity right to the end.
At several points I found myself wanting to talk back to the character as he contemplated making a bad decision. That doesn't happen to me often.
I highly recommend this book as engaging and entertaining and more. It was fun to hear Frank Peretti read it, too.
I am a Frank Peretti fan from way back, but I have to say that this is his best writing.
Illusion is a story of mystery and the human condition. It will keep you listening and you will sink into another time and space to feel the story of these magicians. It is a well developed story with an unlikely narrator.
I do wish that Mr. Peretti would let someone else do the audio. I believe that someone more practiced in this field would bring much more to the story, but don't let this deter you from the book. It is most definitely worth hearing or reading.
Guy with Weird Interests
I enjoy Frank's books a lot. They have a good storyline and they are easy to follow along with while listening to the audio version. There are some complicated plot twists at certain points that may be hard to follow if you are not listening well, but I was able to follow along while driving to work everyday.
I have always loved to read. Discovering audible has been great for a multitasker! Sorry for any misspells on reviews!
I loved it
Mandy`s experience when she suddenly is wearing a hospital gown in the park and everything has changed. Reminded me a a nightmare that you just want to wake up from.
I have not heard him narrate prior to this novel. I was a little leery when I saw the author was narrating but he did a fine job.
The last chapters of the book were so suspenseful, I was wishing I had the printed copy so I could speed read to find out what happened. This book would make an awesome movie.
I hope I can find another as good, I am about done with it and I loved it so much I am buying another from this auther next.
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.