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Black: Book One, The Birth of Evil | [Ted Dekker]

Black: Book One, The Birth of Evil

Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real.
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Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real. Slowly he realizes that each reality dramatically impacts the other. In each world unspeakable evil is unleashed and millions of lives hang in the balance. The fate of two worlds depends on the actions of one man: Thomas Hunter.

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©2004 Ted Dekker; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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    Jeromy rantoul, IL, USA 10-06-04
    Jeromy rantoul, IL, USA 10-06-04
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    "Black(Unabriged)"

    I loved it ,I'm ensnared. this is a great book it had me waiting in allurement untill my next chance to listen,now I'm looking foward to the last part!!!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Southborough, MA, USA 07-24-04
    Jack Southborough, MA, USA 07-24-04 Member Since 2011
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    "I rather have a black and tan"

    The writing is leaden and the plot less than formulaic. Take a pass

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    T. R. RICHTER Milwaukee 11-21-06
    T. R. RICHTER Milwaukee 11-21-06 Member Since 2014

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    "No Paradise Lost"

    A total waste of time and money. The 4 star average rating doesn't appear accurate and certainly isn't deserved. The story is too schizoid, awkward and full of shallow, unrealstic, dull characters and situations. The fairy tale "Good v Evil" world isn't even a good retelling of the Garden of Eden and Original fall from grace. Satan(Teleel -sp?), black bat devils, white bat angels, Mikel(the archangel?), etc, etc - give me a break.
    Dekker should have stayed in the jungle and out of writing.
    Can I get an Amen?

    5 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Temple Hills, Moldova, Republic of 06-06-06
    Carole Temple Hills, Moldova, Republic of 06-06-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Black"

    For the life of me, I could not get into this storyline. It was fantasy and reality mixed and the character was so, so boring. I simply could not finish it and am sorry I used a book credit to purchase it. The characters are unbelievable, false and too simple. I would not recommend this book to snyone for fear they would resort to suicide.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Murray Austin, TX, USA 05-06-05
    Murray Austin, TX, USA 05-06-05
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    "It's of 'DaVinci Code' caliber"

    This book is excellent, as is the second. I couldn't put my iPod down! The sequel, Red, is an inevitable listen - you just get hooked. As for the people saying that the writing is "sloppy", etc., don't listen. I'm about to download White, the last of the trilogy. Just know that downloading this book is like downloading 3 (you'll definitely want the next two)! I read the review complaining about bad writing, and am very happy that I ignored it. It far surpassed my expectations... it's of "DaVinci Code" caliber.""

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sondra Monument, CO, USA 08-09-05
    Sondra Monument, CO, USA 08-09-05
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    "Disappointed"

    Having read "A Man Called Blessed" which was a gift - I was anticipating a good listen. However unless you are into horror books/movies the start will totally turn you off. Quit listening at chapter . Won't get the others. Really disppointed and a waste of money as far as I am concerned. Won't get any more of Ted Dekker's books.

    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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