©2004 Ted Dekker; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
This was a pleasant listen. The ending was very open-ended and did little to resolve much of the build-up which I presume occurs in the other two books of the trilogy. Very much comparable to the first Lord of the Rings movie. Story was good not great. That and the open-ending left this book just Two-Stars short of a full Five.
You can't just go to a bookstore or library and tear a book into thirds and then pay full price... well I guess you could, but who would want to. As well, this book was not alone enough to rush me into necessantly obtaining the other two books in the trilogy, although I will likely return to them when it is under convenient circumstances. So... 3-stars it is.
Narrator did a fine job and I found him enjoyable.
IT'S A TRILOGY!!! Maybe it's just me, but I didn't get the message from reading the description. And didn't realize it until there was 5 min. left in the book. I did enjoy the book, and it was easy to follow the switch between the 2 worlds. The narrator is great. The book is a head trip that keeps you wondering.
I only recently discovered Dekker. Was looking for a new source of Christian thrillers, now that LEFT BEHIND has wrapped up, and a friend insisted Dekker's THR3E was great. I liked that so when BLACK became available, I jumped on it. While quite different from THR3E, BLACK is satisfying and Dekker's becoming my new favorite author of Christian thrillers. It's nice that the spritual aspects, so far, are allegorical and not blatent sermons. LEFT BEHIND started out good in that respect, but the last few volumes were fairly sermon-filled. I find myself, like Thomas Hunter, getting enthralled by both his worlds, a neat narrative trick to pull off. I just got the second book, RED, and I hope Audible adds WHITE in by November, when I'll be done listening through RED...
I found black to be intriguingly different than most books I've ready. Typically, I'm not much in to fantasy or romance, but this
book held me spellbound...I can't wait for Red and White if they are half as good.
My apologies to the MANY people who loved this book, but I gave it my best shot... half-way through I just gave up. Perhaps it would have been better if it were severely abridged, but it just went on, and on, and on.... and so did I... to another book
I quite honestly loved this book. It is like nothing I have ever read. It keeps you engrossed from the beginning to the end. Fantasy, science fiction, and Christian all at the same time.
I was very pleased that both of the plots in this piece held me in suspense. I went on to download Red & White. I thought the reader was excellent too. His style fit the story and the characters. Very enjoyable.
I am a walker and a hiker - I listen to audiobooks as I walk along
This book created a "love/hate" relationship with me but, after finishing it, I came out on the "love" side of the equation. The whole concept of two parallel realities was new to me and somewhat confusing at times. After threatening to quit at several points in the narritive, I decided to persevere and finish. After finally acclimating to the dual worlds, I actually began to enjoy the novel and even look forward to the second book in the trilogy. This trilogy has to be read in order!
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