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Left Behind: Left Behind Series, Book 1 | [Tim LaHaye, Jerry Jenkins]

Left Behind: Left Behind Series, Book 1

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.
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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

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    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-15-12
    GeeBLate Knoxville, TN USA 08-15-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Fantastic Series"

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 01-21-13
    Elizabeth FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2013

    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."

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    "Great story, terrible audio"

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Hunlock Creek, PA, United States 10-30-11
    Robert Hunlock Creek, PA, United States 10-30-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great EBook, Recommended!"

    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 !

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Alice SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 12-27-13
    Alice SOUTHFIELD, MI, United States 12-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "OMG! Very thought provoking. AWESOME!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Left Behind to be better than the print version?

    Definitely. I enjoy being read to.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. I was so eager to find out what happens next no matter where I was in the text.


    What about Jack Sondericker’s performance did you like?

    He didn't confuse me with the different characters. Although his talking for the women was not always in the right emotion(my opinion).


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Fresno, Ca, United States 01-02-13
    Sara Fresno, Ca, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Great"

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    susan des plaines, IL, United States 10-25-11
    susan des plaines, IL, United States 10-25-11
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    This series, i have in hardback, and i originally listened to on audio cassette, its a must have, Greatly entertaining.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sharonda Cleburne, TX, United States 02-12-14
    Sharonda Cleburne, TX, United States 02-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Love this audio of the books"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Left Behind to be better than the print version?

    I like this one because it is the print version. I am not crazy about the dramatized version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Which character – as performed by Jack Sondericker – was your favorite?

    In this book I would have to say Bruce.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Don't get Left Behind and if you do.......fight for your soul.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this series and these audios are better than the dramatized audios.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee U S A F ACADEMY, CO, United States 12-03-13
    Aimee U S A F ACADEMY, CO, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Little Boring"

    I am currently studying to become a pastor and I had heard of this book from many followers of Christ. Therefore, I decided to pick it up! Unfortunately, the plot was very bland. More or less, there is a lot of talking among the characters and talking about characters...very little doing of anything (watch out for the classic cheesy dialogue...it's distracting). If the characters were more developed with interesting personalities perhaps I would have enjoyed this book more. However, several of the characters are similar to one another and lack the feeling of being "real" (some of their conversion moments really lack the emotion and depth that needs to be there to draw the reader in).

    For a book about Revelations, I expected something more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Mesker Vandalia, Ohio United States 07-16-13
    Carrie Mesker Vandalia, Ohio United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great book, less than great audio performance."
    What made the experience of listening to Left Behind the most enjoyable?

    The story itself was the best part of this audio experience. I could imagine myself experiencing emotions the characters did such as fear, loneliness, anger, and the willingness to fight back. If you haven't accepted Christ into your life, this book will help you understand more about Him. It explains that we have a choice, and that choice is a gift.


    What other book might you compare Left Behind to and why?

    I can't really compare this book to any other that I've read.


    What didn’t you like about Jack Sondericker’s performance?

    I don't think it was Jack's fault, but the audio quality wasn't good. I could hear his voice repeating in the background which made it sound like people were talking all around him at times and I could hear page turns. There was also a point in the book where he repeated a whole paragraph - it wasn't my player as the whole section was read differently (sound quality). You could always tell when he broke between readings as his voice would be louder/softer. I do feel like it could have been better read by someone else.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The moment when Cameron (Buck) Williams prays and asks God for protection and guidance.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm new to Audible and this was my second book. My next book will be the second book in this "Left Behind" series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RegiK Florida 02-20-13
    RegiK Florida 02-20-13

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    "Left Behind Audiobook"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Left Behind to be better than the print version?

    Not better but just as good and I've read the series three times!


    Which character – as performed by Jack Sondericker – was your favorite?

    Either Rayford or Buck...


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    That would be nice but who has that kind of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Would definitely recommend this series! Well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.
    Could help them understand why they need Jesus Christ in their lives.


    Have you listened to any of Jack Sondericker’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Made me even more realise that people did Jesus Christ in their lives


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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