A near death experience transports Jamie Burroughs into The Maze - a realm every bit as peculiar as Lewis Caroll's Wonderland, yet engineered with the moral intent of C.S. Lewis' Narnia.
Built by angels and demons and filled with traps and riddles, The Maze gives whoever enters a face-to-face encounter with their sins. For Jamie, The Maze becomes a terrifying journey through a world of darkness where his soul and the lives of those he loves hang in the balance. With his family in danger and his soul in peril, Jamie is forced to reevaluate the kind of man he truly is as he struggles to escape The Maze before it s too late.
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Author: prob not. The writing was fairly unimaginative, and the book read a little more like a deposition or a report than horror fiction. I appreciate economy of words, and I want every word to tell me more about the character (including things I would not have already assumed/predicted). Maybe the author has some better books out, I don't know. As an Atheist I wasn't able to appreciate lines like "it's said there are no deathbed atheists..." I was also bored with the character's lack of complexity (churchgoers must be all good, right? But wait, I *have* sinned!! What do I do?!?). Holmes would have been better off asking himself if he was a good person, period. You don't need to be a cleric to know that being dishonest with yourself and your spouse is a road to destruction.As someone who is in a permanent relationship that has space for attractions to other parties, I thought the story was overly simplistic with respect to the main char.'s moral dilemma.I tried to give this a good try but ended up having to buy something else to listen to. It was too annoying. Perhaps it gets waaaay better in the end?The narrator was fine. I wouldn't seek him out. Seemed a lil overdone, but this is a letter of taste. Listen to the sample first.
Leaving religion out or giving it a little more dimension would have been far more pleasant. I'm not opposed to having religion in stories (or even religion, necessarily) but I wasn't expecting to be hit over the head with it. It's quite the overt moral parable, what I've listened to so far, anyhow.
Who knows. Sounding more normal, as if he were telling a story, not narrating a wildlife documentary? Some ppl like a formal narrator, radio announcer style. It's a matter of taste.
Not in my opinion, no.
If you're the type of person who hates scary movies but likes the bible, you might enjoy . It isn't actually scary. But it sure wants to tell you how to act.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone. I loved the way that the story developed and I absolutely loved how Jamie was such a real person. He had flaws that any reader (even a female) could relate to and then he had to face up to those flaws and those mistakes he'd made. It was also really great the way that he came to realize his mistakes and overcome his problems. It felt really real. I related to Jamie and I definitely felt sorry for his family and the things they had to go through.
This story kind of combines the tale of The Minotaur and maybe a Hunger Games style. It's sort of about being in the minotaur's maze and being the sacrifice but at the same time you have the opportunity to fight for your life like the Hunger Games.
I have not listened to any of these previously but I really liked this book.
Hidden in Your Heart
Amazing, Entertaining, Exhilarating
My favorite character was Amy. She's a faithful, doting, and caring wife to Jamie. She never gave up on him despite what she found out and fought for her family. She's a strong woman.
Jamie was my favorite character as performed by Ed Hunter. Ed Hunter conveyed Jamie's emotions successfully with the varying tones of his voice depending on the sentiments being expressed. He did an excellent job in delivering the message of "The Maze".
Definitely a book you'd want to listen to, all in one sitting. I did. Even though I've read the ebook version, I still enjoyed this audiobook. One of the best books I've read so far. I'ts A MUST-READ!
At first, when I read the synopsis, it intrigued me. So I bought the book and I'm glad I did. From the beginning of the story and throughout, I was sucked in. I could relate to it in a way, being a married woman. The story and the human characters were very realistic. The mythical creatures which were the fantasy part, did justice to the story. It brought me to a new dimension. It felt like I was traveling with Jamie in that labyrinth. I was never a fan of history class and had vague memories of the mythical and biblical characters mentioned in The Maze. This book is very informative and a great refresher. It also makes us ponder on the things we've been doing, the decisions we make in our daily lives, and the pros and cons of each action. I don't consider it as a way of "preaching" but rather an eye-opener. Definitely worth the read! Now I'm looking forward to a sequel of "The Maze" so we'll find out what happens to Darrell Gene's own "journey".
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