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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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.
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!
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.
Until the mystery was revealed, I would have sung the praises of this book. It was full of some well-developed characters and a lot of action and excitment. What is killing these people and how can they find it? The narrator was excellent, and the story moved well. I didn't want to stop listening for most of it. But, when the true nature of the creature was revealed, I felt a little disappointed, almost cheated. I will not reveal the secret, and will add that others may not find the answer to be as disappointing as did I. However, once I understood, the story seemed to drag. Steve, the hero in this story, kept forgetting to do the one thing that was at the heart of the success or failure of his efforts, and I found myself trying to TELL him to just DO it. When the climax had been met, the author insisted on an epilog, which only served to provide a bit more delay. I have never read any of this author's books, but I will look closely at the plotline before I dive in again. It is not a bad book or a bad story. As a metaphor, it is an excellent example of how we can lose our way and self-destruct, but I was not looking for a life-lesson. I was just looking for some plain ol' decadant fiction. Oh, well... For others, this may well be an excellent read (listen), and an inspiration to rethink how we live.
The voice narration of the different characters was excellent. They all were so distinct.
Levi Cobb. The town was against Levi because of his strong convictions and faith.
I admire that he stuck to his faith regardless of the opposition.
No, not really. It was very suspenseful though and I wanted to keep listening.
Great book. I would listen to it again.
fantastic book, fantastic narrator. love the story. it speak to the body mind and soul.
"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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