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Black: Book One, The Birth of Evil

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Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night clips his head and his world goes black. When he awakes, he finds himself in an entirely different reality, a green forest that seems more real than where he was. Every time he tries to sleep, he wakes up in the other world, and soon he truly no longer knows which reality is real. Slowly he realizes that each reality dramatically impacts the other. In each world unspeakable evil is unleashed and millions of lives hang in the balance. The fate of two worlds depends on the actions of one man: Thomas Hunter.

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©2004 Ted Dekker; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC

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    Jaime Milliken, CO, USA 07-15-08
    Jaime Milliken, CO, USA 07-15-08
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    "Loved it!"

    As other people have stated this book is a little confusing at the beginning. I stuck with it and loved the book. I didn't realize it is a trilogy when I bought it so I bought the other two too. Can't wait to finish those. I have read other Ted Dekker and have always enjoyed them.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David Southfield, MI, USA 04-22-08
    David Southfield, MI, USA 04-22-08
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    "Best Fiction Ever Read"

    As a fiction/sci-fi buff, it was a thrilling ride. As a Christian I loved it even more!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Terence 03-22-08
    Terence 03-22-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Black - Excellent"

    Excellent book. I never wanted to "put it down". My wife and I started listening last night, and we had a hard time turning it off.
    Excellent parrallels to the Bible.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Rialto, CA, USA 03-30-06
    Michael Rialto, CA, USA 03-30-06
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    "Speed"

    Rob Lamont, the narrator of the book reads like a racer on speed. It's had to follow due to how fast he reads and runs sentences and words together. I love Ted Dekker books, but will not download another read by this narrator.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 04-22-05
    Teresa 04-22-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Is this book written for children?"

    If this book is written for children, it should be advertised as such. As it is, that is the only excuse I can find for such an amateurish, poorly written novel. The author's long passages would repeat the same words over & over, such as "And then....And then...And then..." That's just bad writing. The fantasy world was childish, with the bad black bats and bad black forest, and the good white bats and good colored forest. The whole fantasy parts were just boring. I kept finding myself daydreaming, waiting for the author to switch back to the real world. There is a lot of dialog in the book and sometimes the narrator did the voices well and sometimes you couldn't tell who was saying what - you just had to guess from the content. Perhaps sometimes the narrator would forget which voice was for what character? Sometimes he would use an incorrect word, leaving me wondering if the book had a typo or if the narrator just made a mistake. The book ends with a cliff-hanger (just like in children's books) and frankly, I could care less what happens next.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Verta Broomfield, CO, USA 03-16-05
    Verta Broomfield, CO, USA 03-16-05
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    "Black, Red and White"

    This book was awesome. It did't flow into Red very well but Red flowed into White wonderfully. When I was done with all three I listened to them again... I was left wanting more. Ted Dekker is a great writer and I look forward to every new novel he writes. Bravo!!!!

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    Glori-Read 02-07-05
    Glori-Read 02-07-05

    To read, to dream, to love, to experience, to aspire...

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    "Lost 3 credits and $$$$"

    This series is only for CF alternative readers who thirst for fiction and are willing to settle for less than less. I rushed out and bought the 3 books during a sale based on misleading reviews, only to find out it is a plagiarism fiction's clothing. A short into Black I figured out my loss. Black does not even merit of a good writing style; but generates an overload of "messages" and too obvious imaging imbedded into every other paragraph. CF's limited selection could explain why the books have received a high rating. Audible should have a section for Christian Fiction for informed choices to its customers.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    lader 01-14-05
    lader 01-14-05
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    "Watch out Buyan, a pilgram comes"

    I am surprised the obvious allegorical rendition of the Fall is not mentioned in other commentary. I find the -how- one could reject God and still have love and zeal for Him very relative in todays world. Only a shallow or uneducated person could miss the underlying implications of blind love and the absence of faith as precursor to the inevitable. I found this novel very thought provoking. The theoretical relationship with God before the fall is inspiring. This novel is only mediocre in the context of strict fantasy or sci-fi genre.

    Thank You Mr. Dekker. I look forward to -Red-!

    Paul Macon ,Ga.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie San Jose, CA, USA 10-25-04
    Debbie San Jose, CA, USA 10-25-04
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    "TOP OF THE LIST"

    I have "Black", "Red" and "White". Of the hundreds of fiction books I have read, Ted Dekker's trilogy stands out as one of the best I have ever read. All three are suspenseful virtually every moment! It is wonderful to see a writer produce such an excellent work without resorting to cheap sexual encounters. I look forward to reading more books by Ted Dekker.

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    Len Catonsville, MD, USA 08-27-04
    Len Catonsville, MD, USA 08-27-04
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    "Decent Book, but the Narrator Drove Me Crazy!"

    The book was interesting, but the narrator seemed to make lots of mistakes. One thing was his accents...many times he had the American protagonist talking in either a French accent when talking with the French characters, or the sort of Middle Eastern/Spanish sounding accent of the inhabitants of the "alternate world." Sometimes this was more than distracting...It actually made the dialog confusing. In addition, the fast and breathless pace of the narration just started wearing on me. This is one I think I would enjoy more reading.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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