Rosenberg puts together another page turner but intertwined in the espionage, bombs and intrigue are too many personal stories of characters finding Jesus. I don't know if he's trying to broaden his appeal or just doesn't realize how these ill fitting, forced and interruptive these subplots are to the story.
Rosenberg is the best at writing about the end times. His understanding and knowledge of biblical prophecy is Awesome! Chris Lane has a gift for bringing the characters to life. It is amazing the way he can switch his voice back and forth from male to female in so many different dialects these include Iranian, Jewish, German, English, I thought I even heard some redneck in there and so many more. This series is a must for anyone with an interest in end time prophecy.
Book 1and 2suggest the religious message hidden that blooms fully in book 3. Christian will overcome Islam - lots of preaching (Jesus is the savior, Bible trumps Koran). Get past that and not a bad read. Talented spies (white Anglo Jewish vs. Muslims)
WAY TOO MANY BIBLE VERSES If I wanted to study the bible I would have read it. I really struggled to finish the book and actually fast forwarded to the end. Too bad it could have been a good listen.
not from Joel C. Rosenberg, but the narrator was exellent
He is very good with various accents
The overal story had great promise. Any story of political intrigue in the Middle East has something going for it.
Listening to this Trilogy was good in the first novel with only a small mention of religion. But the second and third novels were redolent with religeous conversions from Islam to Fundamentalist Christianity. It became ridiculous when the protagonist, who is a high trained undercover agent for the CIA, has a epiphany and starts praying in the midst of multiple operations. Also the behavior of some of the characters in Langly, the White House, and the UN were totally contradictory to real life actions. The only characters that acted true to form were the Israelis. And no I am not Jewish or Isreali. All-in-all you might want to give this trilogy a pass.
For the first time, I've encountered an audio book that I am unwilling to listen to through the end. There should be a warning in the description that this book is evangelism thinly disguised as a story about international conflict. I wasted a credit.
I guess I got caught up in the need to finish this thing. I did like the characters and found the three books interesting and enjoyable overall. They were not great work - but the plot was certainly current and relevant and there were interesting tid bits of info along the way.
Not sure I would recommend - but if you start the first you should hang in there until the end of the third.
Joel's books are one of my go tos in studying end time prophecy. I consider his writings a bible study to help me understand apocalyptic events. For me personally, they are so well written that I cannot put them down and I was not disappointed with this one either!!! I enjoy how he keeps the story moving from one scene to another - setting up, connecting and developing the individual characters while unfolding the story!!
This was my first audio book and the reader kept me captivated w his excellent dialect of the different characters!! Especially the prime minister of Israel--he sounded just like the current PM, amazing!!
One more thing: I was very moved emotionally during this read: I wept during the heart breaking scenes, laughed out loud many many times and was elated when victory was achieved. It's a very compelling read and I'd highly recommend it!!
I will definitely purchase more audio versions of Joel's books!!! Excellent!!!