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The Oath Audiobook

The Oath

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Sandra G. Sorce Millington 04-25-17
    Sandra G. Sorce Millington 04-25-17 Member Since 2015

    Sandy

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    "story is ok, but narration could be better"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narration could be better.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tom Stechschulte?

    no


    Do you think The Oath needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    did not know anything about this author, but this was a christian based story, so if you're a non-religous person, I would skip this story.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-11 Member Since 2016

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Brilliant! Loved it!"

    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!

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    KJ CO, United States 09-22-11
    KJ CO, United States 09-22-11 Member Since 2011

    moredrama

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    "Frank Peretti did it again!"

    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!

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 03-14-13
    Amazon Customer Spokane, WA 03-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "It was an okay read."
    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s voice?

    I had no complaints about Toms Stechschulte's narration. Seemed fitting for a mystery/crime solving type of story.


    Any additional comments?

    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. <br/><br/>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.

    14 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 03-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Horror that is gripping"

    Horror that is gripping. Uses spiritual warfare as a springboard to a tale that acts as metaphor for the real thing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeff A 07-18-14
    Jeff A 07-18-14
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    "The worst ending since "Lost"."
    Would you try another book from Frank Peretti and/or Tom Stechschulte?

    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!


    Has The Oath turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will look more into the author before choosing to read a new author.


    What does Tom Stechschulte bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Very good voices. You knew which character was speaking just from his voice.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No, I think this would be more of a Christian propaganda film.


    18 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. David Wallace 09-15-11
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    "Great Book"

    I've purchased this book years ago when it was first printed. I was glad to see Audible with an unabridged version of this story. Thanks.

    8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Toronto, Ontario, Canada 07-21-17
    Stephen Toronto, Ontario, Canada 07-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Thinly disguised preaching"

    I had to stop listening. Although many books have moral or religious content, The Oath abandons good story telling to present it's &quot;sin is bad&quot; viewpoint. Way too simplistic.

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    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 07-18-17
    Eugenia Chatsworth, CA, US 07-18-17 Member Since 2009
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    "No Bear!"

    I had to stop listening to this book right after the poor innocent bear was shot and killed. Not only that, but lots of admiration for hunting bears. Not only that, but so much over-the-top grief for a character that we never meet and don't know.
    Sorry, this one is definitely not for me.

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    Aaron r Nymeyer 07-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Very disappointed in this book. It's twice as long as needed to tell the story and the plot line is weak."

    This is a very long book for what the story is. It could easily have been halved and still told the tale. Tom Stenchulte's narration is Stellar and really the only thing worth giving it a listen. I bought this on sale and still regret it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • sarahmoose2000
    2/2/13
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    "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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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