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Publisher's Summary

Kent Anthony is a brilliant software engineer who is cashing in on a brilliant career. He's finally living the idyllic life, far from thoughts of theft and murder and other kinds of horrible criminal behavior. He's left his past far behind.... or so he thinks. This story will bring you face to face with a hidden world more real than most people ever realize; a world where the unseen is more powerful than anything seen.

©2011 Ted Dekker (P)2011 Oasis Audio

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"[Heaven's Wager] is genuinely exciting...fast-paced...spine-tingling..." (Publishers Weekly)

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My 1st Ted Dekker book, & definitely NOT my last!!

This book was so well written, I felt like I was actually a character in the book. I could feel the emotions that the characters were going through, even so much as to keep me awake from the adrenaline! When Kent Anthony was wronged, I felt like I had been wronged too. I've never had that experience with a book before. I will definitely be downloading the other books in this series!

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Very, very highly recommended for Christians

Do things like the old testament trials of Job still happen today? The core premise of the book is, yes, they do. I love the characters, especially the Grandma. The plot is interesting and fresh. But the most impressive quality of this book is the focus on the spiritual nature of the struggles of the protagonist.

If you are a believing Christian, you will love this book.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • GrandmaG
  • Kinnelon, NJ, United States
  • 11-22-11

Climbing the ladder of success. What's at the top?

Enjoyed this book. Dekker is a Christian, so if you're offended by Christian themes, you will not like this book. I enjoy most of Dekker's writing. This story held my interest and consequently I've decided to buy more in this series.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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SURPRISINGLY GOOD!!!!

Not my usual download, but this book was surprisingly good.. It was well written and well narrated.. It kept me guessing till the end which is hard for someone who plows thru as many books as I do..

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • amadin
  • CHICAGO, IL, United States
  • 04-17-12

Living ..alive

Oh brother Dekker..oh precious Ted Dekker...I typed a few days ago, looking for authors like Frank Peretti..and Google via God spews out Ted Dekker...the rush of the story..the linking of Spirit and ink and oh the story of Elohim's grace and power,loss and return, pain and healing.
A man will see and learn,will grow...More grace brother Dekker,to tell the story of Jesus with so much fire, clarity, intensity and power...I am buying any and everything you ever wrote Ted Dekker.God bless you.

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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What you see is not always what it appears.

If you could sum up Heaven's Wager in three words, what would they be?

Riches are meaningless.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Heaven's Wager?

The thoughts that went through Kent's mind when he had to hot-wire a truck and pick up a corpse.

Which character – as performed by Tim Gregory – was your favorite?

Kent! I enjoyed the transparencies about his thoughts regarding people, co-workers and family. Great book!

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

I couldn't put this book down; I started it immediately after I woke each morning! The humanity and biblical similarities were thought provoking!

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book! This needs to be a movie!!!!!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Angie
  • Mission Viejo, CA, United States
  • 04-18-12

Open's Your Eyes To The Spiritual Realm

What made the experience of listening to Heaven's Wager the most enjoyable?

I especially enjoyed the ending and how it became personal to every listener.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was real with a large dose of hope.

Have you listened to any of Tim Gregory’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Not sure. I enjoyed his telling of the story. He did a great job staying in character.

If you could rename Heaven's Wager, what would you call it?

Every Man Is a Job

Any additional comments?

I have loved reading books by Ted Dekker. I did not find this one as well written as some of his other books. I thought his word choice and expressions were a bit cheesy at times and some of the drama was a bit drawn out and not necessary for the story line.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • GLEICH
  • FOREST FALLS, CA, United States
  • 09-01-11

Heaven's Wager

Thoroughly enjoyed this book including the performace of the reader.
Ted Dekker weaves a great story and I am looking forward to the second in this triolgy

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Such a wonderful tale of good vs evil!

I loved the comparison to Job, the long suffering faithful man. The idea that even the most unrighteous of men can receive redemption is a wonderful moral to the story.

I can't wait to read the next one!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Loved the Journey

Would you listen to Heaven's Wager again? Why?

Maybe, but I'm not usually driven to listen to a past read. I am going to complete the trilogy.

Which character – as performed by Tim Gregory – was your favorite?

Kent Anthony

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

No it wasn't, but I did make it a priority.

Any additional comments?

I loved the journey of Kent Anthony's growth but it was his Mother-In-law's faith that moved me the most.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-19-17

A touching story with many intetesting turns

This wasn't the best of Ted Dekker but it was still a good, touching and entertaining story.

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  • 10-05-12

Heaven'Wager

This is utter rubbish. A totally implausible story that meanders around unbelievable characters and a ridiculous theme. I am guessing it is supposed to be a modern day version of Job, but only really succeeds in creating a confused and unbelievable story. What a waste of money! My advice - pass it by!

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  • Pauline
  • 09-18-12

Too Much!

I did manage to get to the end - I kept hoping the bad streak in the main character would win through - but I certainly won't be getting any more of this series, or even of this author. I also had the idea this was a crime novel and I don't know why!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Pamela Kiewitt
  • 06-29-12

Terrible book

I listened for a whole 5 hours and just couldn't keep on. For some reason I thought it was a crime novel but in fact it's some kind of religious experience tale. Not to my taste. The writing was full of clichées and the rythm too slow as well. Hope somebody else enjoys this...

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  • 04-23-13

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