©2009 Ted Dekker; (P)2009 Oasis
A wonderfully narrated and surprising story. At times toward the middle of the book, Seth's gift seemed a little distracting, but it came together. This was a great read, kept me with the headphones on.
A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...
The idea a genious can see seconds into the future is fine, but it becomes tedious and predictable early on. There is no real mystery here.
Once I saw how the hero uses his gift of seeing seconds into the future, I expected glitches to occurr. It just seems lazy, like writing a chase scene for 300 pages where the hero has unlimited funds, intelligence and physical abilities.
Sure, if it was a real mystery or suspense novel.
Frustration and dissappointment.
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
I really enjoyed this book. The plot moved quickly, the characters were appealing, and the plot was well thought out. I probably wouldn't have even bought this book if it wasn't on sale recently, but for entertainment value, it was well worth the money and my time.
Outstanding...I just could not stop listening...great characters and a very fast paced story...made me want to read more of this author.
This is been a battle for most religions for ages. the author has some fun with this argument giving his own spin on what could be the answer in this interesting work of fiction.
the idea he develops can i think be thought to be derived from C.S. Lewis and his idea given in his book Mere Christianity.
trying to see the world with my ears
I suppose this is written and plotted as well as most American thriller type novels - but it displays a thin understanding of Islam, the Middle East and academia. There is a subtext of conservative American Christian evangelism, masked as discovery of truths. Though it is not overtly disrespectful to all Islam, it perpertuates some caricatures. On the positive side, there's no over-the-top violence or gratuitous sex usually found in pot boilers -- so if you're looking for an easy, innocuous listen with an imaginative plot but without indepth characterization, setting or atmosphere -- this could be a find. Just don't take it seriously as history or cultural analysis.
I was expecting a great mystery/thriller. This is just a bunch of religious clap-trap disguised as a novel. Don't waste your credit!
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