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Illusion Audiobook

Illusion: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Dane and Mandy, a popular magic act for 40 years, are tragically separated by a car wreck that claims Mandy’s life—or so everyone thinks. Even as Dane mourns and tries to rebuild his life without her, Mandy, supposedly dead, awakes in the present as the19-year-old she was in 1970. Distraught and disoriented in what to her is the future, she is confined to a mental ward until she discovers a magical ability to pass invisibly through time and space to escape. Alone in a strange world, she uses her mysterious powers to eke out a living, performing magic on the streets and in a quaint coffee shop.

Hoping to discover an exciting new talent, Dane ventures into the coffee shop and is transfixed by the magic he sees, illusions that even he, a seasoned professional, cannot explain. But more than anything, he is emotionally devastated by this teenager who has never met him, doesn’t know him, is certainly not in love with him, but is in every respect identical to the young beauty he first met and married some 40 years earlier.

They begin a furtive relationship as mentor and protégée, but even as Dane tries to sort out who she really is, and she tries to understand why she is drawn to him, they are watched by secretive interests who not only possess the answers to Mandy’s powers and misplacement in time but also the roguish ability to decide what will become of her.

Frank Peretti has crafted a rich, rewarding story of love and life, loss and restoration, full of twists and mystery. Exceptionally well written, Illusion will soon prove another Peretti classic.

©2012 Frank Peretti (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

“Frank Peretti is a master storyteller. His novels stay with you a lifetime, drawing you closer to God and the truth in His word.” (Karen Kingsbury, New York Times best-selling author)

"Frank Peretti kicked open the doors that all of us Christian novelists are passing through today. We owe him a huge debt." (Jerry B. Jenkins, author, The Left Behind Series)

"Frank Peretti may just be the master storyteller of our time - using modern metaphors and fresh images, this remarkable writer helps us visualize the unseen world in ways we never quite pictured before." (Joni Eareckson Tada)

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    Joy4857 01-18-17
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    I enjoyed the story and it kept me interested. When the reader tried to do a lady's voice, the result was irritating to my ears.

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    J Clark indiana 01-01-17
    J Clark indiana 01-01-17 Member Since 2015

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    I loved the story. Great mystery. most of the time I figure the story out before the end, but not this time.

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    I loved the entertainment of the storyline and the heartwarming love between the two main characters.

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    Amazon Customer Newark, NJ USA 11-14-16 Listener Since 2000

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    "I love Frank Peretti"

    I love his books and his message. I look forward to more books with more angels vs demons. However, please use a narrator, his lisp drove me crazy.

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    Slow at times & a few awkward places, but a great story with fast paced and exciting ending

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    I've listened to this book 3 times now and loved every minute of it! The author narrates it as only he could! One of my favorite books ever...

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    "A Love Story That Spans Time and Space"

    I have read all of Frank Peretti books. This is the first of his books that I have listened too. He is my favorite Christian Fiction writter and this novel was his best. Having the author narrate was a very special bonus.

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    I absolutely loved finally hearing Frank's voice... Wonderful story about love and hope. I have all his books

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    I loved the comments at the end. They made me understand the deeper meaning of the story. I've never read anything like that. The voice - I had to get used to it. It didn't make Mandy's voice sound like a girl's. That's why I'm giving it a four star.

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    suzette buffins phoenix, AZ 06-06-16
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    "I loved it I must read it again and again. thanks "

    everything was awesome style the plot the mystery it was all very intriguing thanks mr. Perritti

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