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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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!
Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.
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!
Peretti has done again. I was very pleased with this novel as it came to an end. Just recently I had finished two other books by this author, the "This Present Darkness" series. While comparatively, The Oath has dramatically less Christianity interwoven in the pages, you will see that the story is indeed a religious novel. However, apart from a few subtle hints, this feels like the work of a secular author.
Many reviews complain about the ending being a disappointment simply due to the fact that it conveys religion. Make sure you do understand that Frank Peretti is a Christian author. This story is indeed a supernatural thriller and I would argue that that genre is the correct classification.
Great narration as well. A truly immersive experience.
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!
No, but I will look more into the author before choosing to read a new author.
Very good voices. You knew which character was speaking just from his voice.
No, I think this would be more of a Christian propaganda film.
I had no complaints about Toms Stechschulte's narration. Seemed fitting for a mystery/crime solving type of story.
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.
I love a good murder mystery or any novel where good overcomes evil. Two of my favorite authors are Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker.
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.
"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!
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