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The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3 | [Joel C. Rosenberg]

The Ezekiel Option: Political Thrillers Series #3

With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming. But a new evil looms on the horizon.
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Publisher's Summary

The first page of Joel C. Rosenberg's first thriller, The Last Jihad, put listeners inside the cockpit of a hijacked jet, coming in on a kamikaze attack into an American city...but it was written nine months before September 11, 2001. As Jihad unfolds, an American president finds himself in a war with Saddam Hussein over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction...but it was published five months before the actual war with Iraq began.

Rosenberg's second novel, The Last Days, opens with the death of Yasser Arafat and an American president pressing for peace in the Middle East...but it was published 13 months before the actual death of Yasser Arafat.

Now comes The Ezekiel Option, an explosive new political thriller that literally feels ripped from tomorrow's headlines. With Saddam Hussein and Yasser Arafat out of the way, a dazzling era of security and prosperity seems to have come to the Middle East. With the help of an American president trying to spread freedom and democracy, the Israelis and the Palestinians have signed a historic peace agreement. Violence is down. Their economies are booming.

But a new evil looms on the horizon. A dictator is rising in Russia. Iran is feverishly building nuclear weapons. A new Axis of Evil is emerging, led by Moscow and Tehran. And Jon Bennett and Erin McCoy - two senior White House advisors - find themselves facing the most chilling question of their lives: Is the world rushing to the brink of an apocalypse prophesied more than 2,500 years ago?

Listen to more in the Political Thrillers Series.

©2005 Joel C. Rosenberg; (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The book is better written and more complex than Left Behind, to which it will inevitably be compared." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Cheryl San Ramon, CA, USA 05-21-09
    Cheryl San Ramon, CA, USA 05-21-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Series!"

    I have now listened to the entire series. I really liked the stories, and was amazed at how well he called some of the happenings in his book in parallel with what is happening right now with the middle east and our economy. I have been recommending this series to all of my friends and family. It is less preachy than the left behind series, and i appreciated all of his information he included in his story about what part of the Bible he was using as a basis for his fictional story.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dinah Morristown, TN, USA 12-10-08
    Dinah Morristown, TN, USA 12-10-08
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    "Wonderful Book"

    I think this book is great. I love the whole series. It is well written and I loved the way it was read. It makes you feel like you are there and viewing the whole thing. I would recommend this to all of my friends.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lee P. Prevost Antioch, CA, US 02-17-10
    Lee P. Prevost Antioch, CA, US 02-17-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Loving this series"

    Action packed and quick paced. Patrick Lawlor brings Rosenbergs words to life. Can't put it down.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    09-22-08
    09-22-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Ezekiel Option an Excellent book!"

    Excellent read (listen), kept us guessing at each turn. We found it well researched, enjoyable and thought provoking! Great job and I would recommed this book to all my friends.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer KINGLOUIE16 07-24-08
    Amazon Customer KINGLOUIE16 07-24-08 Member Since 2007

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    "Narrator rushed the book"

    At times during a pivitol point in the book the narrator rushed the book almost to where you couldn't undstand what he was saying.

    The plot held my attention.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Brice Belmont, NC, United States 01-21-11
    Brice Belmont, NC, United States 01-21-11
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    "VERY GOOD PLOT LINE"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book, very good suspense and action and he seems to know the scriptures well. I am so looking forward to his other books in this series :-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ryan United States 02-14-14
    Ryan United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2012

    Life is a journey, enjoy it......because one day it will all end.

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    "A good second look for the series"
    Where does The Ezekiel Option rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    About a seven.


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

    Yes. This book was very well done in a kept you engaged quite a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    This was quite a good book with a lot of action built in. I would recommend this book as long as you like Rosenbergs other works such as the 12th Imam. If you do not like religion in any book that you read I would take a pass on this if I were you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marguerite Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-30-13
    Marguerite Citrus Heights, CA, United States 05-30-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Powerful writer"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a bible based writer and although not so much religious faith but historic religion tied to current events. I loved it. The story moves well and has a lot of information.


    What did you like best about this story?

    His writing seems logical and the story carried a lot of information.


    What does Patrick G. Lawlor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Patrick puts the right drama for each character. He also speaks with urgency that carries you away with him.


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

    Hero and heroine captured, separated, tortured. A real tense time.


    Any additional comments?

    I am listening to all of Rosenberg's series. I hope the next two are as good as the last two.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 04-06-13
    G. Hooper Kansas City, MO USA 04-06-13 Member Since 2007

    Big Band jazz lover

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    "Too much theology, not enough action."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not so far. Just concluded the first part and am seriously considering putting it down. Between fundamentalist witnessing and theology lessons on the Old Testament, I am feeling hugely overdosed on religion.


    Would you recommend The Ezekiel Option to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not without the caveat that the book spends an inordinate time postulating on religion.


    How could the performance have been better?

    He is okay. I have no specific issues with the narrator or his work.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I think if I had known the extent religion plays in the book, I would have chosen differently.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Hixson, TN, United States 01-31-13
    Rick Hixson, TN, United States 01-31-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Doesn't engage like the first 2 in the series"
    Would you try another book from Joel C. Rosenberg and/or Patrick G. Lawlor?

    When I choose a title, I like it to stay generally within the bounds of the appropriate genre. This one, for me anyway, includes a bit too much theology and tends to slightly muddy the waters. Keep in mind it is still a good story, and the vast majority will likely enjoy it, but it is now what I was looking for. I will try to give book 4 a try before abandoning the series, but for some reason it simply just did not work for me.


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