It's a well thought out fictional account of possible future events. There were only a few oh c'mon moments. The love story is a sweet 20 something romance,and a a little touching too. The scriptural revelations were very interesting. The Christian conversions were a little churchy, but unless yoir offended by Christianity, it's a very good read.
From a 40 something Irishman with no interest in man made democracy or organised religion in any form: The Author's OCD in the form of obsessing over the evil of Muslims and impotence of Barak Obama has grown from mild in the first book to the point of teetering on lunatic ranting in the last. It's a shame as the author is very capable of writing good fiction. Instead he has written inaccurate jibber jabber that unfortunately will likely feed the hatred on both sides of the religious divide that is feeding a lot of today's global conflict or arms trading which ever way you look at it
This series could very easily be true given the current state of our world. Fantastic series and I will be reading everything else he publishes
The book is well written and captivating. The plot moves along in an organized and believable fashion. I recommend this action packed story for your enjoyment.
Great conclusion to a wonderful series. Characters well developed. Pacing was excellent and the book was exciting throughout. Highly recommended.
Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.
Weakest writing -- perhaps quickly written. An important message about the perils of extremist Islam. Action is good though perhaps overly "wordy" and emotional interplay always a bit of a weaker area in Joel's writing.
Books are a mainstay of my life! Even the preschoolers and toddlers in my care, have several hundred books, which I rotate based on need.
The entire story could have been told without the unbelievable religious messages - these were NOT insignificant bits - the author proselytized about the Christian faith throughout the entire book.
Anything except by this author.
His voices were great, with a few noticeable exceptions - there is a character in his 80ties and the voice Mr. Lane gave him actually made my ears hurt. He didn't have to go so overboard. Other voices were quite good.
I wouldn't necessarily cut any characters, just the religious transformation so many had, and the huge number of Bible verses. Seriously, the author should have warned readers the book was going to be some window dressing for his "Come to Jesus" message.
One other thing to note - every chapter had one serious problem after another, with absolutely no breath of air. The author has written many books, so I'm pretty certain he understands that readers can be depressed for only so long. There was one massive problem after another, with nothing positive around the corner.The only reason I continued to listen was because I was certain something better had to happen. Sadly, the ending was just more of the Come to Jesus and see the wonders of the universe, message.This book was very, very disappointing.