He should have shortened it to a novella. The original book has a point that could have been said as a short story. In the long version, the book was repetitive to the extreme.
He should have had an actor read the story. He read the book himself and did not change his voice at all to differentiate between the characters so it was difficult to follow and increased the boredom.
I would have shortened every scene.
In chapter 3, the author condemns equality and tolerance. The author asserts that the founding fathers were Christians and created a Christian nation. He also condemns those who support the pro choice movement and those who support the separation of church and state. Even after hearing this HIGHLY offensive nonsense I tried to make it another chapter. In Chapter 4 he suggests that the horrible events of September 11th, 2001 are a result of said tolerance, equality, and progressive attitudes and ideals. He inferred that it was god's wrath. This was an insult to the memory of those lost, a slap in the face of those who lost family in the attacks, and salt in the wounds of those whose lives were forever changed by this devastating day; this is where I drew the line.
I would like to think if he left religion and personal politics out of the picture that it might be an enjoyable book; however since chapter 3 was he last chapter that I finished I feel unable to make that assessment.
His inflection didn't change much between the male and female speaking in the conference room.
I like the way he wrote the prophet's random appearances. I felt it relevant and entertaining. The whole religious premise was garbage, though.
I highly suggest that anyone who is progressive in their ideals stay far away from this author. He is clearly not writing anything positive, he is not moving in the direction of the majority of America, and his ancient notions of biblical intolerance should not be tolerated.
Didnt read print
Haven't read any like it yet
The prophet. For no other reason than he is a prophet
This book definitely makes you think, but I feel there were some discrepencies in the theology.
He was good.
Sure, it would be a hollywood success I'm sure. Some big name actors would make it really suspenseful.
Very interesting , may listen again. Lots of interesting coincidences/harbingers in the 911 tragedy and aftermath. We all need to wake up and repent!
Told factually instead of the way it is currently. The exposition is inefficient at conveying information. This left me bored.
I usually am a fan of such theories, but this book let me down. It is full of circular logic and things that dont pan out even to today. Most of the harbingers are a stretch at best. Some of the arguments remind me of the 911truthers.
I only was able to get through 2.5 hours before i quit. Perhaps it got better after that but I cut my losses
All of the references in the book were real. From Biblical text and ideology to modern day financial situations, the facts bring the story home.
The explanation of how Everything revolves around the Hebrew 7 year agricultural cycle and why America is tied to it.
The explanation of the statement, "Beware of the good Natzi".
I would take the prophet out to dinner as he was so full of information. I would love to ask him a few questions!
To me, it was very special that the author read the book! Who else could add the correct inflections of his experiences as the reality of the story unfolds.
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Unlike most apocalyptic tales, Jonathan Cahn's idea is pretty original. That is, however, the only plus of this book. "The Harbinger" tells the story instead of showing us the story which consequently bores the imagination of the reader.
I am currently reading "Becoming Myself" by Stasi Edlredge. So far, so good.
His narration is dry and lacks the necessary luster to bring the story to life. Cahn tries to employ the use of repitition for emphasis, only to come off sounding like a broken record.
In my honest opinion, all of the characters need to undergo some serious writing treatment. The Prophet is too much like a philosophy professor and not enough like the mystical being readers are told he is. Nouriel doesn't grow. His character is flat. Ana is a pointless character, so she is who I would cut.
I do not recommend "The Harbinger."
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I have never read the written edition, but if I would have known this narrator would make the main character irritating I would have read the hard copy before listening to the digital version.
Well, the most compelling aspect is the book itself. When I went back to research the information given, I was astounded! I read the scriptures provided ( in case he was doing one if those twist the scripture hook ups) and looked up the information concerning locations and people. It is amazing how the Word of The Lord comes to life and truly puts things into perspective. Even if you are not a Christian I would recommend this book just understand what truly happened on that terrible day!
Flat, Unemotional, Disconnected. Great author, though!
To keep my eyes and hears open to the things happening around me.
Get the book, either audio or visual. I might not liked the authors voice a lot, but you may!