In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the globe disappear. Vehicles, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. People are terror stricken as loved ones vanish before their eyes. Is this the rapture prophesied by scriptures in the Bible from ancient times? If so, what destiny and tribulations are about to befall those who remain on the Earth and are left behind?
In the midst of global chaos, airline captain Rayford Steele must search for his family, for answers, for truth. As devastating as the strange disappearances have been, the darkest days may yet lie ahead....
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©1995 Tim LaHaye (P)1998 Books In Motion
I am a Christian wife and mother. I write two blogs. My somewhat theological blog is called "Just Another Clay Pot," and my Fiction/Poetry blog is called "Weightiness and Whimsy."
This review covers "Left Behind" and "Tribulation Force" as narrated by Jack Sondericker.
I am so disappointed with the audio quality of this recording. It sounds like it was recorded straight off of a cassette which had been wound tightly for a long time. The audio is full of echoes and pre-echoes from where the cassette tape had experienced bleed-through. If you listen through earphones as I do, it's extremely distracting.
Additionally, there is a ton of background noise. Furious pencil-scratching sounds, bangs and clanks...and I'm almost certain I heard a toilet flush at one point.
All of that I could have tolerated, and in fact DID tolerate through Left Behind and much of Tribulation Force.
But then Rabbi Ben-Zion became a major figure, and his badly-done "Hebrew accent" is more than I can stand. If I were Jewish, I'd be insulted. It's one thing to be unable to master an accent, but it's another to make it sound as if the person is channeling a mixture of Donald Duck and Ludwig Von Drake.
I will be returning this series for a refund, but since I love the story itself, I will try again with a different narrator.
Great Series of Books on the Rapture. I seriously recommend this series for those looking to learn more on the bible and Christs Rapture of the Church. Though its Fiction, it is very close to the book of Revelation in the bible and prophecy... ! READ IT !
I read these several years ago and am now listening to them. They are as enthralling and thought-provoking as I remembered. Note: Audible has this series narrated by two different people. Be sure to listen to a sample before buying. I much prefer Jack Sondericker as the narrator. The other one sounds a bit computer-generated to me but it is just personal preference. I found the series to be life-changing. No, you shouldn't get your theology from novels, but they sure can make you think about your life!
Definitely. I enjoy being read to.
Yes. I was so eager to find out what happens next no matter where I was in the text.
He didn't confuse me with the different characters. Although his talking for the women was not always in the right emotion(my opinion).
Scary, thought seeking, and amazing in the presentation. No, I didn't laugh or cry but it certainly made me think and seek more of the Bible.
This is book one in a long series. It took me a while to figure out all the characters, but its riveting from the start and you can't wait for the next book. Great!
It is so compelling. If you don't know the Bible you will.
I would make It a T.V. series instead. Each episode could follow the book and every episode title would be named like the book titles. It would be a must see every week.
Ferone is a better narrator than Sondericker. Sondericker made the Zion and Albie characters sound like little old German shoemakers. These are very strong charaters. After Ferone stops narrating for the rest of the book series I would choose Frank Muller. His Nicolei impression sounds a little like Count Chocola and he kept saying Ze On instead of Zion but I got used to it. Frank Muller made the rest of the characters sound just as good as Ferone.
in the 99th percentile, due to the subject matter
yes. i considered it fictionalized non-fiction so it was like a glimpse of a probable future
i cried a few times
i imagine that responses to the book are very polarized, since fundamental Christianity is becoming increasingly unpopular in society
Listened to this because friend's book club read it and his "review" was interesting mainly because he didn't know much about the religious background. Well either did I and I have to say the beginning of the book was fantastic...if only it were sci-fi instead of religious.
I love reading and I really love Audible. I'm a Grants Administrator at a university with a very long commute in everyday. Audible helps me pass the time and helps me enjoy my favorite pastime.
Entertaining. Engaging. Complex.
It is entertainingly complex as it tries to paint a contemporary picture of what the Bible described thousands of years ago.
His voice gives just the right amount of emotion for each character.
Bruce, the pastor.
"Left behind series book one"
Fantastic story every body should read
Captain steel being born again made me weep with joy
He feels the mood throughout the book
When captain steel was reunited with Chloe
I can't wait to download book two
Could help them understand why they need Jesus Christ in their lives.
Made me even more realise that people did Jesus Christ in their lives
WEATHER OR NOT A PERSON BELIEVES IN THE TRIBULATION MATTERS NOT REALLY BUT TO BE SAVED YOU NEED JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE AND THIS BOOKS HELPS IN THAT ARE AS WELL.
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