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The Chosen Audiobook

The Chosen

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Publisher's Summary

What do you get when you mix a couple of immortals, a snotty archangel, the Father of Lies, a redneck street preacher and a couple of wiseass waitresses from Texas?

You get a cross-country road trip to save the world, of course!

Adam (yeah that Adam) has been around for a long time, but even he's never seen anything like this. He has to gather his ex-girlfriend and his youngest daughter with his ex-wife (you remember Eve, right?) and his oldest surviving son (Cain) and get them across the country for a meeting with Archangel Michael and Lucifer to determine the fate of the world.

Along the way there are strip clubs, cheap beer, expensive whiskey, biker bar fights, shotgun blasts in motel parking lots, sing-alongs in public parks and other wild adventures as our group of intrepid immortals and universal icons travel to save the world.

The Chosen is the first novel from best-selling fantasy novelist John G. Hartness. A wild comic ride through biblical genre-bending, The Chosen is as funny as it is probing. With characters pulled from the pages of the Bible and from everyday life, The Chosen takes a hard look at what happens when the divine becomes the everyday.

©2010 John G. Hartness (P)2015 John G. Hartness

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    Kindle Customer 04-21-16
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    "The Chosen"

    Didn't like as much as other stories by the author...story felt forced...narration was good...was so...so.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    joseph Barresi oklahoma, usa 06-01-15
    joseph Barresi oklahoma, usa 06-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It was ok right up tell the end"

    The for most of the book I thought the story was ok. It was interesting to see the world from Adam's point of view (again sort of) so for 95% of the book I was going along thinking this book is ok I'll keep going just to see how it ends but the ending was so so so bad all I could think was that's 5 hours of my life I'm never going to get back! People spoiler alert he picks the dark side. The author try's to say no he's picking free will but no he is picking suffering war and death over life and love! If you do make the mistake of getting this book and you hear the end note that lucifer talks about his side being the bad stuff but also art and make up sex and music..... The author is trying to say all the cool stuff but nowhere in his list the devil talk about real love and real fulfillment

    I never do this I never write reviews but I was so angry about the ending I had to

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Retired Springfield, VA, United States 09-18-16
    Retired Springfield, VA, United States 09-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A look at yourself"

    Not often do you find a book that helps you look in the mirror and see yourself. I am now 72 and know I am not immortal nor promised tomorrow. It is ok and I understand why a lot better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mario 05-13-15
    Mario 05-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story Bad Ending"

    This is yet another good story were the ending just pulls everything apart. sigh...

    Overall this is a good book.

    Their are alot of great moment both heartwarming and gut busting.

    The Characters are well rounded and smoothly developed.

    The pacing is smooth never felling to fast nor to slow.

    The narration is by far the best part about this audiobook with Andrew McFerrin bringing the story and characters to life.

    The ending is however were everything goes from pretty good to that "but if that is so than why did such and such happen" realm.

    I can't say I would recommend this audiobook but at the same time I can't say just skip it.

    If you can take to whole "good-story bad-ending" I would say give this a try.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cyn 11-14-15
    Cyn 11-14-15
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    "That's how it ends...really???...really???"

    This story started so well and I was really into it at first. This book was a new take on the Adam & Eve story. That part was ok. Meeting other biblical figures in modern present day incarnations. That part was ok too. The big buildup to the final BIG choice. That part was ok as well, not an unheard of tool in storytelling. The ending however left me shaking my head because, nooooo that can't really be how this ends. It wasn't even about the actual choice that was made but more about how quickly it came about. It was so rushed and simplified, almost as if a time limit was expiring and he had to just get SOMETHING on paper.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rebecca 09-09-15
    Rebecca 09-09-15 Member Since 2015
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    "slow. weak ending."

    struggled to finish. Very slow pace. Disappointing for this author. His other series is so much more entertaining. Was very disappointed with this book .

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    TeaLover 02-27-15
    TeaLover 02-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Nice Change of Pace."

    The narration was great and the story was solid. Enjoyed it thoroughly! Definately recommended for a listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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