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Riven | [Jerry B. Jenkins]

Riven

Jerry B. Jenkins - New York Times best-selling co-author of the phenomenal Left Behind? series - highlights two men whose lives converge inside Washington State's most unforgiving supermax prison. A death sentence is Brady Darby's punishment for a life of delinquency and murder. But after God uses Chaplain Carey to transform this felon's hopeless heart, Darby asks to be crucified. But as word of this unusual request spreads like wildfire, will the state grant him his wish?
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Jerry B. Jenkins - New York Times best-selling co-author of the phenomenal Left Behind? series - highlights two men whose lives converge inside Washington State's most unforgiving supermax prison. A death sentence is Brady Darby's punishment for a life of delinquency and murder. But after God uses Chaplain Carey to transform this felon's hopeless heart, Darby asks to be crucified. But as word of this unusual request spreads like wildfire, will the state grant him his wish?

©2008 Jenkins Entertainment, LLC; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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    T. Vires Kentucky 08-25-09
    T. Vires Kentucky 08-25-09 Member Since 2008

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Awesome book, different narrator please"

    This book made me cry through the last 30 minutes. It is a well told story that I couldn't put down. The narrator, on the other hand, was annoying. He tried much too hard on the southern accents and most of them came out sounding like those comedians that make fun of rednecks. It was pretty bad and I'm not that hard to impress as far as narration goes. Just read the book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Lexington Park, Moldova, Republic of 11-18-09
    Karen Lexington Park, Moldova, Republic of 11-18-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Riven is Excellent"

    Jerry Jenkins is such a gifted author/writer. This book is so exceptional in the character development and subilties that line its pages. I'm enjoying the narrator and have no problem with his reading at all. After awhile his voice is that of any other southern personality. I'm in the first book with two more sections yet to go and already don't want to see it end because the issues the characters are involved with could be me or someone in my family and I know Jerry Jenkins is using this book to answer spiritual needs with God's Word. I recommend this as a gift to those you love who enjoy a good book on the road. I'm walking more so I can listen to it more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    AJ United States 03-30-13
    AJ United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I love really really good suspense...historical fiction... "slice of life"...coming of age books...ok, anything! :)

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    "I wanted to love this book; but couldn't :("
    What did you like best about Riven? What did you like least?

    Wonderful story of sin and forgiveness and God's love and pursuit of us. What i liked least is that the narrator's voice was so wrong for this book that i couldn't even finish it. I wanted to love this book so bad! If you were to get a different narrator, i would gladly buy it again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Jerry Jenkins is a wonderful writer, i love all his books.


    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator! Narrator used the same manly cranky voice for the preacher's wife AND the children. I never knew who was speaking, it was terrible. I could only finish half of the book; his voice was so grating on my nerves.


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    Amy United States 08-07-12
    Amy United States 08-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just awesome!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! This story is truly great. I usually like a good storyline and if the narrator does a good job in telling it, I am impressed. The book has an interesting plot and the narrator does an excellent job! I stayed up late listening to this one... It's amazing how I couldn't stop!


    Have you listened to any of Joey Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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

    The end. I had tears streaming down my face and my heart was full. What a great spiritual uplift!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    andrew SILT, CO, United States 03-03-11
    andrew SILT, CO, United States 03-03-11
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    "AWESOME"

    AWESOME book lost track of time listening to the book! Well worth the credit. Sucks you right on in.

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    Kathy Brohman, MI, United States 10-03-10
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    "A must great insight"

    Was easy to get into the feelings of the characters - had trouble to stop listening when I got to work - would definately recommend

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