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Adam

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Publisher's Summary

FBI behavioral psychologist Daniel Clark has been made famous by his argument that religion is one of society's greatest antagonists. What Daniel doesn't know is that his obsessive pursuit of a serial killer - known only as "Eve" - will end in his own death at Eve's hand.

Twenty minutes later Daniel is resuscitated, only to be haunted by those 20 missing minutes.

It soon becomes painfully clear that the only way to stop Eve is to recover those missing minutes by dying...again. What isn't nearly as clear is just how many times he will have to die to discover the truth, not only about Eve, but about himself. Daniel will have to face haunting realities about demon possession in the modern world - and reevaluate his prejudice against religion - to stop Eve.

©2008 Ted Dekker; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    Jordan Lanham, MD, United States 12-16-08
    Jordan Lanham, MD, United States 12-16-08 Member Since 2014
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    "unexpected surprise, a great book"

    i got this book to keep my busy on a business trip. from the first chapter i was riveted and hung on every word. the narrator made the book frightening at the right times and soothing at the others. kudos to both the author and narrator!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Grove Fredericksburg, VA 12-10-08
    Y. Grove Fredericksburg, VA 12-10-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Ted Dekker's Best!"

    I am a huge Ted Dekker fan and I love most of his books. However, I've got to admit, this one along with "Three" are his best. This is a must listen to, and I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 12-09-08
    Johnna Elmwood Park, IL, USA 12-09-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Didn't hold my attention"

    Well written, but it didn't hold my attention like I thought it would. The supernatural parts were not scary, but I think they were supposed to be. They were actually kind of funny, which is too bad. This book had a lot more potential. But I'm glad I listened - as I said, it was well written.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan B. Bay Area, CA 12-08-08
    Susan B. Bay Area, CA 12-08-08 Member Since 2013

    Susan B.

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    "You will REALLY have to suspend your disbelief"

    I was initially pulled into the story, but Dekker just kept adding one unbelievable event to another to the point where it got ridiculous. At first I excused it but in the end it just got way too silly. I didn't find the narrator all that grating, just the silly story.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Hope fort worth , TX, USA 11-20-08
    Hope fort worth , TX, USA 11-20-08
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    "blown away"

    I hooked on this author,he rules!Adam,will keep you guessing,and unable to put it down!Like all Ted"s books deseption and the battle with evil will keep you on your toes,if you are new to this author,you won't b for long,try Showdown,saint sinner,after you do black,red,white.Enjoy the journey,and be blessed.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Agnes Suquamish , WA, USA 10-01-08
    Agnes Suquamish , WA, USA 10-01-08
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    "Unforgivably bad writing"

    I had to stop listening after a couple of hours. I just couldn't justify spending even recreational time listening to one over-written, repetitive, inelegant sentence after another.

    A typical phrase: "requiem of the dead."

    Say what?

    7 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 03-02-09
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 03-02-09 Member Since 2015

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "And it started so good..."

    I'll start with the good points: the narrator is consistent and the first 5-6 hours of the story are quite engaging.

    Then the religion comes in... but it's not really religion, it's some sort of demon possession mish-mash. This would have been ok, if it had been blended in as part of the story, but it becomes the whole story after the 6 hour point. No more detecting, no more solving, no more chasing, just lots of "in-my-head dealing-with-possession" type of silliness - long passages of descriptions of "Evil" as an entity.

    It's like a thriller/detective story crossed with a bad horror book, but it's not scary, just sorta silly. Demon possession? Sure... but not with characters that ALL act outside of normal parameters. A serial killer might behave like this, and, maybe, so would an experienced FBI investigator having a breakdown, but would a forensic pathologist and a lawyer ALSO behave so abnormally? Naw...

    I waffled between 2 and 3 stars because, essentially, the last 4 hours of it are junk even though it starts with such promise.

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Plano, TX, United States 11-02-08
    Michael Plano, TX, United States 11-02-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Lame, but sort of entertaining"

    I finished it.

    3 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Tony leggett, CA, USA 01-15-09
    Tony leggett, CA, USA 01-15-09
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    "very good book"

    All i al a great book!!
    Great story, well paced, and the reader dose a very good job!
    Worth the price by far!

    you should read it!!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    E. Schlarmann 01-13-09
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    "A bit over the top"

    This book was a bit far fetched yet predictable. It was "okay" but not one of the better books I've heard. By the end, in the "scariest" parts, my friends and I were laughing at how ludicrous it was. I'm sure that was not the author's intent.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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