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This Present Darkness | [Frank Peretti]

This Present Darkness

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.
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Publisher's Summary

A small town newspaper editor and a local minister uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil takes place in the town of Ashton.

©1986 Frank Peretti; (P)2005 Books in Motion

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    mikinp 04-21-12
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    "Sorry - but awful reader"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I couldn't get past the second chapter. After ever sentence I could hear the reader take a raspy, noisey breath. I was so distracting that I can't rate the book - but I will avoid the reader.


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    Joshua Dover, NH, United States 03-26-12
    Joshua Dover, NH, United States 03-26-12
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    "Overshadowed by poor recording"
    What disappointed you about This Present Darkness?

    The writing is sophomoric,but the most disappointing is, however, the really poor recording. Jack Sondericker seems to have a talent for narration, but it's overshadowed by low-quality recording (at times I heard pages turning, and continually hear the narrators swallowing between voices).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Frank Peretti again?

    This is the second book I've listened to by Peretti, the other was


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

    The quality of the recording.


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    Barb Statesboro, GA, United States 02-25-12
    Barb Statesboro, GA, United States 02-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Lifechanging listen."

    Peretti has a way of making one think. You will never look at your life and the world around you the same way again after reading "This Present Darkness."

    With a storyline ripped from today's headlines, Frank weaves a tale within a tale. One story tells us of a newsman & his chief reporter's pursuit to uncover the deadly secrets beneath the surface of their seemingly idyllic town while another much deeper story is occurring unbeknownst to these same main characters. While plodding through the muck of political corruption, cultism, and world take-over, the main characters never realize the battles that spiritual forces are undertaking at all times around them.

    The idea that angels and demons are locked in mortal combat around us - sparring for our minds, souls, and welfare is incredible yet Biblically accurate. After listening to this story, you're sure to think of the world in a new way as you listen for the rustling of angels' wings and appreciate the power that protects you through every whispered word, thought, and action that you take.

    This book will change your life. Powerfully suspenseful and masterfully written.

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    Linda Ilion, NY, United States 03-23-11
    Linda Ilion, NY, United States 03-23-11 Member Since 2014
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    "An awesome book!!!"

    Frank Peretti is a great writer who weaves the physical and spirital realms together in an incisive and realistic way. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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    Deborah Warren Coram Ellicott City, Maryland, US 09-26-09
    Deborah Warren Coram Ellicott City, Maryland, US 09-26-09 Member Since 2014
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    "An eye opener!"

    This book is a blessing from God. It renews one's faith and prayer life! it is the true side of the supernatural. All Christians should read it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    David Mount Pleasant, MI, USA 11-24-08
    David Mount Pleasant, MI, USA 11-24-08
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    "Will be a Christian classic!"

    A very good book and the reader did an excellent job. I am looking forward to listening to Mr. Peretti's sequel "Piercing the Darkness"

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    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 10-29-09
    Annette M. Stacy Tulsa, Oklahoma 10-29-09

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    "Always a Reminder"

    Reading this book always makes me want to pray. Spirtual Warfare is abundant and this book is a reminder of those things we cannot see or hear. Thank you Heavely Father for allowing Frank Perretti to prepare such a book as to remind me in times of difficulty to lean on you. Thank you Mr. Perretti for following God's lead.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Spring Hill, TN, United States 02-09-13
    Bill Spring Hill, TN, United States 02-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great insights on spritual warfare"
    If you could sum up This Present Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Spellbinding, informative, fun


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Present Darkness?

    When the preacher and the owner of the local paper ended up in jail together. Displayed God's plan even during troubled times.


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

    I enjoyed all of them!


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

    The battle for your soul!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must read for people of faith. It takes what looks like fictional events and people. Then plugs you into learning a spiritual truth! Great for teenagers who look for exciting story to capture their attention.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Kailua Kona, HI, United States 09-08-12
    Bill Kailua Kona, HI, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2009

    The Path Between the Seas to The Great Bridge ~ Kagan's Peloponnesian War to Gaddis' Cold One ~ Mornings on Horseback to a River of Doubt ~ Tom to Huck ~ Lennie to Charley ~ Cadfael to Cross ~ Rhyme to Reacher ~ Blomkvist and Salander to Wallander and Wallander ~ Moving Cheese or Eating Frogs ~ On the Road and Into Thin Air ~ The End of History to A Short History of Everything to ... well ... everything else.

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    "Spiritual Warfare in Small Town America"

    Angels walk among us ~ both good and very,very bad. They are at war, and we are their agents and pawns. And in this, Frank Peretti's first such tale, they are at war for a small town in Middle America.

    Peretti's angels and demons illuminate (and inspire) human behavior, helping us to understand that evil (even private evil) has consequences and that good people often must pay terrible prices to defend themselves.

    This is Christian allegory (or Christian apocalyptic fiction, you choose) offered in a fascinating, almost compelling way. Peretti is a fine writer; Spondericker an unremarkable narrator; audio quality is not up to Audible standards. The tale, though, is one you will remember for years.

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    "THIS IS A CS TEST DO NOT POST"
    Would you listen to This Present Darkness again? Why?

    THIS IS A CS TEST DO NOT POST


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What about Jack Sondericker???s performance did you like?

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    If you could take any character from This Present Darkness out to dinner, who would it be and why?

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    Any additional comments?


    THIS IS A CS TEST DO NOT POST

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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