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The Oath | [Frank Peretti]

The Oath

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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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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    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11
    Linda Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2011

    I am a senior citizen who loves a good mystery, but I object to books with profanity and explicit sexual situations.

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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!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff A 07-18-14
    Jeff A 07-18-14 Member Since 2014
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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.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda Amesbury, MA, United States 11-12-12
    Ronda Amesbury, MA, United States 11-12-12 Member Since 2011

    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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. David Wallace 09-15-11 Member Since 2008
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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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bill CHARLOTTE, MI, United States 11-05-12
    Bill CHARLOTTE, MI, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011

    I am a technology / computer geek and have been since I was 14 years old. Now 33 years old at the time of this description. I enjoy listening to books just before I fall asleep.

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    "Kept me interested all the way through."
    Would you listen to The Oath again? Why?

    As good of a book this was I doubt I would read it again. I am the type of person who RARELY ever reads a book more than once, watches a movie more than once, or listen to a book more than once.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the story portrayed sin and how to defeat it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wanted to, yet life seems to get in the way :)


    Any additional comments?

    If you like fictional christian based books than this is a must read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    tracy Conyers, GA, United States 10-08-12
    tracy Conyers, GA, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Really makes you think"
    What made the experience of listening to The Oath the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story and the way Frank Peretti always draws me into retrospection along with the characters. Characters are well defined and by the end of the book you feel like you are right there with them.


    2 of 2 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 2013
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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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kimya Portsmouth, VA, United States 05-15-13
    Kimya Portsmouth, VA, United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "My friend read the first page and couldn't sleep"

    It was like an outbreak of sickness was taking people over and killing them. Somehow, by your actions, you pick the long stick and became 'the one'. There seemed to be no one who could help these people. The whole town was doomed. I LOVED IT :)

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca Alexandria, VA, United States 08-29-14
    Rebecca Alexandria, VA, United States 08-29-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Was great until about 1.5 hours left"

    I was really enjoying this book until about the last 1.5-2 hours. It just completely lost my interest and seemed to take an eternity to finish. Way too drawn out and senseless at the end.

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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!

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