In one world, a lethal virus threatens to destroy all life as scientists and governments scramble to find an antidote. In the other, a forbidden love could forever destroy the ragtag resistance known as The Circle.
Thomas can bridge both worlds, but he is quickly realizing that he may be able to save neither.
In the surprising conclusion of the Circle trilogy, Thomas must find a way to rewrite history as he navigates a whirlwind of emotions and events surrounding a pending apocalypse.
Life. Death. Love. Nothing is as it seems. Yet all will forever be transformed by the decisions of one man in the final hours of the Great Pursuit.
©2004 Ted Dekker; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
The series is a must 'read'. Black, Red, and White takes the reader on two journeys. The reading is fantastic. The stories move quickly from one reality to another, or was it all just a dream?
This series is a must have for fiction readers, regardless of religious background. Well done.
I really enjoyed all three books, Black, Red and White. The author did a great job with suspense and clever solutions. I loved the creativity of the author, and the way this series makes you think. There are many aspects of the book that can be associated with different aspects of life. I loved this book and I would highly recommend it.
Ted Dekker has written a wonderful trilogy in these books. I started out feeling his writing was a little hokey, then found myself reeled in completely. After the first installment I couldn't help myself-- I downloaded the next two and swallowed them whole. A wonderful allegory and escape at the same time.
I am an Avid Reader, I love all different kinds of books, from Mystery to Sci Fi and Horror.
I would, but I would also let them know that compared to the first two books, this one is disappointing. I hated the ending.
Good question, I never know just what I will be in the mood for when shopping for an Audible book, I like a little bit of everything.
He did great with bringing the Characters to life.
It does need a follow up book, if for no other reason than to make this book into yet another dream sequence. They should not have let any of the other characters travel, sorry for the spoiler, but I had to say it.
I was harsh on this book, but it really isn't horrible, I just wanted it to end differently than what it did.
If you enjoyed the first 2 books in the series, you will love book 3. I found the pace of book 3 to be faster than that of book 2. I couldn't find good stopping points! This series sold me on the Fantasy genre! Good job Ted Dekker! I found this book wrapped things up nicely and I'm not sure what book Green will add to the series. I'm still trying to decide if I need to get Green book 0. People who enjoy Christian Fantasy will enjoy this series.
Having read Black, Red then White, I strongly recommend that people read them in that order. I also agree with other reviewers that White is the worst of the three. I would give the series as a whole only an average rating, meaning I would not read it again, but found it interesting.
Black would get 4 stars as it got me interested in continuing. Red would be more like 3.5, as it kept me going, and I finished White (2 stars) just to be done with the story.
As to "Christian" overtones, etc., yes, there are analogies...including the less flattering ones of intolerance, multiple interpretations of cryptic passages, and control over the masses by those that are the spiritual leaders. I would say there are religious overtones along the lines of the classic plot of good versus evil, but I did not see this as a "Christian" series.
The Black Red White series was excellent with a gripping narrative style. That said, the final book was probably the weakest of the three. The romance scenes are very heavy handed and don't really ring true. Also some pivotal scenes were repeated word for word from an earlier scene. This may have been a deliberate text device used to show the veracity of the experience but it didn't work. The narrator was good but he seemed to change the pronunciation of some names. One character had three different names (Tilo, Teelah and Taylor). I am not sure if this was deliberate on the part of the author or a mistake on the part of the narrator. However these were minor aberrations in a wonderful adventure that made me want to dream.
Good conclusion but man does it really drag on and on and on. Couldn't wait for it to be over so I could close it and move on. Had to read and finish it because the first two were so good.
Love: The original storyline. Absolutely loved the story itself and I wish I had the time to actually read but alas I do not and must rely on audio books during my hour and a half commute.
Hate: I spent much of the time being angry that I had to hear the story through this reader. I can normally learn to deal with a reader's idiosyncrasies but even after listening to the entire series I still found myself counting down the minutes to being done with this man's narration. Each time he sucked in breath and licked his lips I would twinge - this alone is hard to ignore. Add to it influxes of pitch at the wrong times and mispronounced words. I will never ever listen to another book read by him.
Also, another small annoyance was the music between chapters. Many times the music would blast my ears at triple the volume of his voice.
In the end I'm happy I got the chance to hear this series but the narration made it feel a bit like punishment.
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