In Tim LaHaye—creator and co-author of the world-renowned Left Behind series—and Craig Parshall’s Edge of Apocalypse unabridged audio download, Joshua Jordan’s new weapons defense system will secure America against an array of new enemies, including a nuclear strike on New York City by North Korea. But global forces are mounting and corrupt government leaders will go to any extreme to prevent an impending economic catastrophe. As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days” foretold in Revelation, Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.
©2010 Tim LaHaye & Craig Parshall (P)2010 Zondervan
I like reading an action novel without all the typical profanity. The book had a great start, but seemed to get slow and very drawn out, and with too many characters.
His voice sometimes sounded a little robotic.
I read some of the other reviews and I have to say that I have no problem with the "religious" side of the book because I know the authors are both evangelical Christians with a pretrib worldview.
With that said, I was disappointed about the quality of this book. I have been a fan of Craig Parshall's novels since his first book The Resurrection File, which I still think, is by far, one of his best books. I have never been a fan of Tim LaHaye and haven't read one single book of his in the Left Behind series. The reason is I figure if everyone thinks they are so great, most likely I won't like it, and generally I'm right.
Out of the 109 books I have here in my Audible acct I don't think I have ten that are fiction, so to actually purchase a novel is something I don't do often, and in this case, i bought this because of Craig Parshall, not La Haye.
I do like the style of writing and I think the story was good, but it was just missing something. I wasn't crazy about the narrators voice, that could be part of it, but I've heard Craig do other chapters of narration before on his books, and he would be an awful narrator if he had to read the book.
With that said, I will buy the next book they put out, which is due out in June 11 (I believe) and it's called Thunder of Heaven. Maybe it will be better... I hope. I have all of Parshall's books and believe that sometimes quality begins to lack especially after an author has been in the limelight awhile and is known.
And since this book was not remotely close to a run away best seller, we'll see what happens with the next book. I pray it's better.
The Story stats of very well but I stopped after one cd and that happens very rarely! There is too much religious stuff involved in it which spoils a good Story.
They should have left out the religious plot and thus turned it into a good Thriller.
The narrator did a good Job - nothing against him!
The kernels wife and son - as far as it goes for CD1 - I do not know what Comes later but These two were too religious.
A good start going down hill very fast!
I wish audible would make it more clear when a book is a religious vehicle. This is the third "mystery/thriller" category book I have bought in a row that is no more than a sermon in disguise. Soooo disappointed. Please add a religious category so I can avoid it as I do other categories that are not of interest to me. I check synopsis and read reviews but keep getting fooled. I am now going to start checking authors before I buy as they tend to run true to form. I am sure others would appreciate a religious category during audible specials.
This is a Christian publication hidden behind a fiction title; unless you have strong Christian beliefs, and want to listen to an end-of-times self-proclaimed prophet, don't bother with this book. It has just too many unbelievable and often-times irrelevant situations.
In addition, the author(s) constant reference to an "All-Phone" instead of what the rest of the world refers to a "cell-phone" is just strange, especially for a book released in the last few years. Cell-phones currently play videos, allow for reading news, etc., and we aren't en-masse changing what we call them.
Finally, the narrator has (or was told to put in) nerve-racking, totally silent pauses between chapters, causing constant checking to see if my IPOD had stopped or shut off.
The story had promise, but instead of reading what started out as a decent novel I instead felt like I was listening to one sermon after another.
I didn't realize it would be a story about how liberals are supposed to be pro terrorism + anti-America... if anything, I guess it is a look into the mind of a fox news fanboy that takes all the inflated, sensational stories as fact.
I didn't mind the religious side of it.
Say something about yourself!
People who think in black and white distinctions.
The stereotyping of the stupid evil left wing liberals vs. the heroic wronged, intelligent conservatives was simplistic and offensive.
I would not know where to begin. If the authors could have presented the two sides in more realistic terms, the plot may have carried the book further.
The setting was great and the plot intriguing. I thought in the early pages, I had found an new and imaginative situation set in the near future. While I can see the possibility that this situation could be reality, it seemed so disappointing that the complexity of the two sides of the conflict in the US government could be depicted so unrealistically and in such a biased manner turned me off. I could not finish the book.
This book is so full of religious and political crap and the story in unbelievable how can one guy save the planet then get taken to court for not asking for government permission first, its stupid and then to try connect whats happing in the world to day with what is prophesied in the Bible and not even do a believable job of it. 'Dont waste a credit on this book!!!!
I want my money back! Every conservative cliche, scapegoat, straw man ....all in one piece of evangelical propaganda.
Following on another reviewer's comments. Bought this in an Audible series promotion. Just wanted an escapist thriller and quickly found myself listening to a set up for the second coming of Christ. Would never have bought this if I had known what it really was. Stopped listening when I realized and checked the reader reviews. Audible should list it in their faith novels and let people know. Unfortunately, I got sucked into the sale and didn't take time to read a review of this book before I purchased it. I loathe phoney faith books.
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