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The Oath Audiobook
The Oath
Written by: 
Frank Peretti
Narrated by: 
Tom Stechschulte
The Oath Audiobook

The Oath

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Publisher's Summary

National best-selling author Frank Peretti is an undisputed master of supernatural thrillers. The Oath has sold nearly a million copies and won the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction. When a nature photographer is killed and mutilated while camping, common sense points to a rogue bear on the prowl. But the search for answers uncovers a century of sin-and a beast of ghastly power. Filled with chilling suspense and unforgettable imagery, The Oath is an epic tale of good versus evil.

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    Kim J. Parmer CO, United States 09-22-11
    Kim J. Parmer CO, United States 09-22-11 Member Since 2011

    moredrama

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    "Frank Peretti did it again!"

    Very good book! I can't say enough about it, I just finished it and am ready to listen to it again! Suspenseful to the last word, a great way to get the point across!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2011

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Brilliant! Loved it!"

    I've enjoyed ALL of Peretti's books, and this is one of his best yet! One of those stories that keep you enthralled and excited to come back to in order to "find out what happened". More, Frank! Narration was great, too!

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff A 07-18-14
    Jeff A 07-18-14
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    "The worst ending since "Lost"."
    Would you try another book from Frank Peretti and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    The narration was very good by Tom Stechschulte. I don't think I would risk reading another Frank Peretti book. I was so disappointed where the book went in the last hour and a half. Imagine a Stephen King book where you are fully engrossed in the story and just when our hero is fighting a monster, he becomes untouchable because he has Jesus in his heart a believes there is a god. Please!


    Has The Oath turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will look more into the author before choosing to read a new author.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good voices. You knew which character was speaking just from his voice.


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

    No, I think this would be more of a Christian propaganda film.


    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Dave Knight 08-15-15
    Dave Knight 08-15-15
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    "His stories never cease to amaze me !!!"

    Frank Peretti is a very good author. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. Was as good as Monster!! Great job!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noel 08-12-15
    Noel 08-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A great listen"

    Just like the book but even better. Love Frank Peretti. The Oath was an excellent tale of dragons, sin and the human heart.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 03-14-13
    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 03-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "It was an okay read."
    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s voice?

    I had no complaints about Toms Stechschulte's narration. Seemed fitting for a mystery/crime solving type of story.


    Any additional comments?

    Well... I liked the book, and it was okay... I guess my crutch on this read, is that I've already read "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness" by Frank Peretti (amazing books!). Those two books put together amazing stories that balance the dark side AND the light side of Christianity (or lack of). I should add, I really like to read Christian fiction stories that encourage growth as a child of God - with the two prior Peretti books I felt warned and encouraged while reading. I walked away feeling better. Those two books I have recommended over and over again, every time I loan my copies out to friends, they come back raving just as much as I did.

    On the other hand, "The Oath" is a mystery/crime story that really seemed to focus heavily on sin alone and paralleled a story of what happens to a community overtaken by sin. This isn't a book that left me wanting to tell my friends about. This books story-line although not terrible didn't seem as well written, and I missed the balance of encouragement of prayer that he included in the books I mentioned before. Although the story was okay, it left more of a feeling of doom and gloom through out the read.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. David Wallace 09-15-11
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    "Great Book"

    I've purchased this book years ago when it was first printed. I was glad to see Audible with an unabridged version of this story. Thanks.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda 11-12-12
    Ronda 11-12-12 Member Since 2014

    I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.

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    "I've read this book four times and still love it!"

    This is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors. It's an exciting thriller about sin and redemption unlike any other I've read. It's not preachy but the message is clear: We are slaves to sin and Satan, but the good news is that God forgives when we repent. Even though I've read it twice and listened twice, I never get bored with it. Tom Stechschulte does a terrific job with the narration.

    8 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kris M. Lethin 06-14-16
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    "Fantasy woven with truth"

    Wonderful use of fantasy adventure to describe the relationship between man, sin, and redemption. Thanks for a great read with some cathartic hooks.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    FAITHFULBLESSED HARLEM USA (Manhattan New York City NY) 06-14-16
    FAITHFULBLESSED HARLEM USA (Manhattan New York City NY) 06-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "LORD JESUS CHRIST THANK YOU."

    I can't get it to play, is there anyone that can help me??? help help help
    6/14/16
    4:47am

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Sarah
    2/2/13
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    "Small towns, big secrets"

    Similar to the action in "Monster" where you know there is something in the woods, but not quite what or indeed, how badly things will go if you meet it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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