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B. D. Way

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SUMMERVILLE, OR, US | Listener Since 2009

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  • The Twelfth Imam: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (953)
    Performance
    (647)
    Story
    (648)

    Tensions are rising in the Middle East. Iran’s president vows to annihilate the United States and Israel. Israel’s prime minister says someone must hit Iran’s nuclear sites “before it’s too late.” The American president warns against a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and says negotiations are the key to finding peace. And amid it all, rumors are swirling throughout the region of a mysterious religious cleric claiming to be the Islamic messiah.

    Mike From Mesa says: "An almost perfect book, with one caveat"
    "Excellent Set-up for a New Series"
    Overall

    The Twelfth Imam is a great book that blends the political and supernatural very well. It starts in the middle of the action in 1979 to set up the background of the main characters and give context for the religio-political climate in Iran. It then slows as the main characters are developed to the present day. If one were to find a place to lose interest in the book it would be at that point, but knowing that it is setting up the series helps to propel one through that into a very fast paced ending that sets the stage quite nicely for a sequel. Being a Christian myself, I found the differences illustrated between Islam and Christianity very thought-provoking. In conclusion, I am excited to read the continuation of this excellent plot.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Prophet

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Frank Peretti
    • Narrated By Cameron Beierle
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (87)

    John Barrett, anchorman for News Six at Five, has a problem. He's caught his producer skewing a story to suit her own prejudices, then lying to cover her tracks. The "accidental" death of John's father is also now in question, after the father's controversial testimony. And a young girl has been murdered, and John is the only one who can prove it.

    Dean says: "A Very Good Listen"
    "Good but not Peretti's best"
    Overall

    Prophet had a great premise and a good start, but I wasn't real happy about the ending. I thought the themes it addressed were great: abortion, political corruption, and the influence of the media. But the excitement that I usually get from a Peretti story wasn't there for me. I would say his best are probably This Present Darkness, Peircing the Darkness, and Monster.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Timeline

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Michael Crichton
    • Narrated By John Bedford Lloyd
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2502)
    Performance
    (778)
    Story
    (794)

    Modern science meets feudal France...dinosaurs still walk the Earth...a secret world of killer gorillas...only in a Michael Crichton thriller! Check out our full selection in our Crichton store!

    Charles Stembridge says: "Narrator"
    "Really Good Plot and Premise"
    Overall

    Timeline was a really cool combination of a sci fi thriller and a historical fiction novel. It combined Quantum Physics, Time travel, and Medieval Life very well. Though many of the plot twists were expected, Crichton is very good at keeping you interested in the story. The Characterization was not the best I have read. The only person that really changes in the story was Chris, who starts out as a Sissy and ends up Not-As-Sissyish. The other Characters are pretty flat. I think the most distasteful aspect of the book was the language. Though it was relegated to only a few characters, for those few characters it is fairly pervasive. Overall a good, at times education, and very entertaining listen.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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