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Publisher's Summary

Jerry B. Jenkins - New York Times best-selling co-author of the phenomenal Left Behind? series - highlights two men whose lives converge inside Washington State's most unforgiving supermax prison. A death sentence is Brady Darby's punishment for a life of delinquency and murder. But after God uses Chaplain Carey to transform this felon's hopeless heart, Darby asks to be crucified. But as word of this unusual request spreads like wildfire, will the state grant him his wish?
©2008 Jenkins Entertainment, LLC; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

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Awesome book, different narrator please

This book made me cry through the last 30 minutes. It is a well told story that I couldn't put down. The narrator, on the other hand, was annoying. He tried much too hard on the southern accents and most of them came out sounding like those comedians that make fun of rednecks. It was pretty bad and I'm not that hard to impress as far as narration goes. Just read the book.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Much better than I expected!

Not very realistic in theory but powerful in message and deliverance. I loved the narrator's performance and the ending left me moved and thinking.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Becky
  • PALL MALL, TENNESSEE, United States
  • 09-01-16

WOW! NOT WHAT I EXPECTED!

could have done without the singing, but what a story. the ending made me sob.
never have I read detail in a persons death that made you feel the pain.
so well done.what an amazing story line.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Singing

Singing could of been left out. Reading the words to the songs would of been better.

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Very good story

Seemed realistic and very interesting. Good character development and I liked how the two subplots wove together to the benefit each character and mutually provide what they were needing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen
  • Lexington Park, Moldova, Republic of
  • 11-18-09

Riven is Excellent

Jerry Jenkins is such a gifted author/writer. This book is so exceptional in the character development and subilties that line its pages. I'm enjoying the narrator and have no problem with his reading at all. After awhile his voice is that of any other southern personality. I'm in the first book with two more sections yet to go and already don't want to see it end because the issues the characters are involved with could be me or someone in my family and I know Jerry Jenkins is using this book to answer spiritual needs with God's Word. I recommend this as a gift to those you love who enjoy a good book on the road. I'm walking more so I can listen to it more.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Get a new reader

Get a new reader. Hard to tell who was talking. His singing was painful. Glad the player had 3X speed. He sounded better as a chipmunk. story was great.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • AJ
  • United States
  • 03-30-13

I wanted to love this book; but couldn't :(

What did you like best about Riven? What did you like least?

Wonderful story of sin and forgiveness and God's love and pursuit of us. What i liked least is that the narrator's voice was so wrong for this book that i couldn't even finish it. I wanted to love this book so bad! If you were to get a different narrator, i would gladly buy it again.

What did you like best about this story?

Jerry Jenkins is a wonderful writer, i love all his books.

How could the performance have been better?

A different narrator! Narrator used the same manly cranky voice for the preacher's wife AND the children. I never knew who was speaking, it was terrible. I could only finish half of the book; his voice was so grating on my nerves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Amy
  • United States
  • 08-07-12

Just awesome!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! This story is truly great. I usually like a good storyline and if the narrator does a good job in telling it, I am impressed. The book has an interesting plot and the narrator does an excellent job! I stayed up late listening to this one... It's amazing how I couldn't stop!

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

No

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end. I had tears streaming down my face and my heart was full. What a great spiritual uplift!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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AWESOME

AWESOME book lost track of time listening to the book! Well worth the credit. Sucks you right on in.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful