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Last Light: Restoration, Book 1 | [Terri Blackstock]

Last Light: Restoration, Book 1

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well. But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that, and trust doesn't come easily.
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Publisher's Summary

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to the age before electricity, Deni Branning's career ambitions have vanished. She's not about to let her dream of marriage go as well.

But keeping it alive will require extraordinary measures. Yesterday's world is gone. All Deni and her family have left is each other and their neighbors. Their little community will either stand or fall together. But they're only beginning to realize that, and trust doesn't come easily.

Particularly when one of them is a killer.

Best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world.

©2005 Terri Blackstock; (P)2005 The Zondervan Corporation

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    Eric Niagara Falls, NY, United States 01-23-11
    Eric Niagara Falls, NY, United States 01-23-11
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    "A thought provoking,Christian based novel"

    I was really moved by the plot of this novel.Could I live without all the luxuries of my life? I think that Terri Blackstock has introduced a book series that,for me, can help me address that question.Her characters are not super human but just ordinary people faced with a crisis of global magnitude.As far as her pushing Christian values on others,I did not see it that way.I saw her as a writer bringing Christian values and principles into her characters lives at a time when I believe that I would have also done if I were in the same situation.I believe that Terri Blackstock did a very good job and can't wait to start the rest of this series.I have listened to "The Cape Refuge series" and loved that one too.So I hope that this series is just as good.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Leavins 10-11-08 Member Since 2008
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    "If it does nothing else it will get you thinking"

    I have listened, to "Last Light" and having been with out electricity for over three weeks after the hurricanes that hit Fla., I felt much the same way that these characters felt. And believe me after the first week my family was on each other's nerves. Just knowing the electricity would soon be back on was all that got us through.
    And as I was looking for a good Christian author, it felt good to read this book and then recommend this book to others, with out saying, just ignore the few bad parts. Thanks Terry for this book.
    And as for bringing Christ into the Book, It made me stop and take a good long look at my own life.
    To see where I stand with God, myself. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books by this author.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Lindad1311 Briggsdale, CO, United States 03-23-12
    Lindad1311 Briggsdale, CO, United States 03-23-12
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    "Really makes you think!"
    What made the experience of listening to Last Light the most enjoyable?

    The story. It brought a lot of things to mind considering the state of our country.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The father because of his strong faith in the Lord.


    What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

    All of it.


    If you could take any character from Last Light out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    The parents.


    Any additional comments?

    Terri Blackstock has never let me down. Her books are wonderful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Bartholomew Nebraska, USA 02-06-08
    Lisa Bartholomew Nebraska, USA 02-06-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Interesting End Times Scenario"

    I thought this was a good story, although I would have enjoyed a little more depth. The major characters were reasonably believable, and the basic premise was a new take on an old theme. As I listened, I found myself taking stock of my own possessions and wanting to lay in a stock of canned goods. I thought the reading was fine, and don't understand the gulping noise some others have commented about. I listened for it and never quite caught it. Overall, a good listen. I will be getting the rest of the series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karis McCollum 02-23-07 Listener Since 2005
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    "Liked it."

    I enjoyed this book, even though I really wanted to choke one particular character(no spoilers). I think many of us would be whinny and unappreciative, when put in similar circumstances. Overall a pretty good book and series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda United States 08-24-12
    Rhonda United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome book!"
    If you could sum up Last Light in three words, what would they be?

    I just love the Restoration series books. It really makes you think and put your life into perspective. I can't imagine going through that. Terri Blackstock does a great job depicting what life without technology of any kind would be like. I love reading books, but having books like this and the added bonus of making yourself look at your own relationship with Christ is wonderfal.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin P 03-31-15
    Robin P 03-31-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Wont be listening to any more in the this series"
    Would you try another book from Terri Blackstock and/or Dick Hill?

    No


    Would you ever listen to anything by Terri Blackstock again?

    No


    How could the performance have been better?

    Better reader, his voice changes suck


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Last Light?

    All the religious babal


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sure their is a large population that will confirm their faith, wish I had known it was a sermon...waste of time!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 03-24-15
    Aaron 03-24-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Average book"

    Liked story okay but found it too lengthy for the content. The first part of the book in particular drag.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amy hephzibah, GA, United States 03-16-15
    Amy hephzibah, GA, United States 03-16-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Really gives you something to think about..."

    I bought this book because it was on sale, and I have quite the reputation for taking advantage of a bargain! I didn't know until I started listening that the story was faith based being a Christian I was admittedly excited... We have limitless sources of entertainment, and as we just move on to the next book, the next article, the next TV show... We are in fact entertained but how often do we finish the book article TV show movie ect and rather than just moving on to the next STOP and think, reflect on whatever information we have just been exposed to? I'm not preaching I'm not saying throw everything away that isn't a bible story... Only that there are so many choices and it's good to expose ourselves to things that knock a few cobwebs loose and get the grey matter flowing once in awhile

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-08-15
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    "Thought provoking story, but..."

    I really, really liked this book. it definitely made me think. But, the narrator didn't add anything. His fake southern accent and whining women's voice was pretty irritating. Thankfully the story made up for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • honeyj
    2/18/15
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    "Dreadful"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Evangelists and hard line born again christians


    What was most disappointing about Terri Blackstock’s story?

    A brilliant idea wasted


    What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

    I wasn't sure if it was for real


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The characters were portrayed well and quite easy to imagine. Descriptive passages were quite good.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought I would enjoy this book because the original idea was good, but by the time I reached the final religious rant (I managed to stick it out to the end!) I was starting to wonder whether the whole thing was just some kind of satirical parody. I agree with the previous reviewer - it definitely should come with a warning!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Phil
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    5/20/12
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    "Interesting."

    Started off great. The ever increasing religious sermons put us off listening to the end. It should contain a warning about that!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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