©1992 Frank Peretti; (P)2002 Books in Motion
If you do any research into the books Peretti writes you will have no confusion as to the subject matter. CHRISTIAN author.
Personally I find it a very refreshing book and enjoyed it throughly. I found it hard to stop listening when I arrived at my destination. I wish all the Peretti books were unabridged.
I really appreciated the aspect of this story because it crosses all lines. I could see the charters clearly and had several people in my life that i could see doing the very same things, also it was real and funny. People are funny and we all get caught up in stuff and I laughed several times. Another fine book by one of my favorite authors!!
As always Frank Peretti delivered a very engaging novel. I lost momentum with the character at times when he started to experience prophetic visions but the overall concept was very good. Also I would like to have known the results of the work that was done by all those striving to bring about truth and justice to the situation at hand.
Prophet had a great premise and a good start, but I wasn't real happy about the ending. I thought the themes it addressed were great: abortion, political corruption, and the influence of the media. But the excitement that I usually get from a Peretti story wasn't there for me. I would say his best are probably This Present Darkness, Peircing the Darkness, and Monster.
I would sum this up with the phrase, "Amazing Story: Narrator?"
Frank Peretti captured the struggle of the characters life wondrously.
The narrator placed far too much emphasis on acting out different characters voices, and selected a hill-billy voice for the prophet, which was not how I would have imagined him.
This is a great story and is worth listening to despite the weaknesses of the narrator.
Somewhat entertaining, but disappointing. Some years ago I read This Present Darkness, and my recollection is that it was much better. The characters and the plot seem weekly developed. As if the author didn't quite make the full effort.
If you're into a marathon abortion debate, this is your book. Who knew? Adding to the discomfort the topic creates when listening, the narration is one of the poorest I've endured. I wish there had been a more accurate description of the plot in the publisher's summary, which upon reading, the book seemed really interesting. But sadly, the summary is not remotely close to what the book is all about.
If I could have, I would have given this book zero stars. Not for the content. I can't listen to this narrator for another second and therefore have no idea what the book is about. So well rated, I didn't listen first to know that he would drive me this bananas. Another credit bites the dust - sigh
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