Nicolae

Left Behind, Volume 3
Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
Series: Left Behind, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,212 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The apocalyptic saga continues in the exciting third volume of this best-selling series. In Nicolae, as the dramatic fulfillment of biblical prophecy is unleashed upon an astonished world, World War III begins. Although the small band of believers called Tribulation Force have been scattered by the outbreak of the war, they draw strength from their faith in Christ. Still working for Nicolae Carpathia, the evil world leader, Rayford Steele helps the believers by passing on information about Nicolae's devastating plans. But spiritual forces have an even greater use for Steele in their battle against the Antichrist.

The works of inspirational authors LaHaye and Jenkins have thrilled millions of readers worldwide, and Nicolae creates more breathtaking visions of what many believe will really happen. Through narrator Richard Ferrone's performance, the conflict builds to a fiery climax that will leave you eager for Soul Harvest, the next book in the series.

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©1997 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC

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The Best

These are the best book I have ever found second only to the BIBLE....

Thank you
Tim

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Attention keeper

This book kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. Definitely a Reader!

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Great Read!

While the story surrounding the end-time events depicted in the Left Behind series is definitely extra-Biblical and fictionalized, the timeline of the events is based on the well-researched and Biblically accurate work of Dr. Tim LaHaye. Not all Christians will agree on the timeline and description of endtime events, but Dr. LaHaye's theological work on this subject is exhaustive and well-respected. The third installment in the series, Nicolae, continues the series with no reduction in Jenkins' mastery of dialogue and breathtaking suspense. As a side note, it always makes me giggle to see the psychopathic anti-faith ranting of pseudo-intellectual pinheads who try to minimize the seriousness of the issue of faith while hypocritically spending the time necessary to write an offensive and inane comment. If the issue of faith is that repugnant and idiotic to you, why bother? Go back to your mind-meld with Nietzsche and Richard Dawkins, and leave people of faith in peace.

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great series shame about the overt sexism

These authors are great story tellers but unfortunately by this stage in the series the female characters, who started off reasonably brave, independent, strong women become mere bit characters. they wait at home worrying while the men go about rescuing people and saving lives etc etc (yawn)...

It drove me mad. I love the story but this fact ruined it for me. Now don't get me wrong, the male characters always had the choice roles and characters (Buck as intelligent, impulsive & tenacious) but there WAS potential for the female roles, especially Chloe and Amanda, to become strong warriors for Christ but no they loose their careers/jobs and sit at home worrying, praying and reading the Bible....and presumably looking after all domestic affairs!

Even at a funeral where the women were more connected with the deceased and his research they were not given a leading role, oh no if a male hadn't made it back in time who would have read at the funeral...! The authors are so full of their own self entitlement and privilege as men, It just doesn't enter their minds that women can take active leadership roles...ಠ︵ಠ

I should have known when towards the end of the 2nd book, two important female characters are referred to as "the wives" in front of them, by one (hero) male character to another. So weird to not use personal names. They could just as easily said "the chattels"!

So sadly I'm stopping here as it ain't my type of Christianity, when the women are relegated to the backroom (to worry and clean up after the big brave men). No thanks!

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Faster Pacing Than The First Two Books, I Like It.

As I said with “Left Behind” and “Tribulation Force”: If you are a Christian, I would recommend this book to get a better idea of what the Events of the book of Revelation might be like for those experiencing the events described. If you are not a Christian, I would recommend this book to you as a story first, and not a fictionalization of things to come. If this series makes you crave answers to questions you’ve always had, then I would encourage you to seek those answers. If it doesn’t, so be it.
As I mentioned in the title, “Nicolae” has a faster pacing than the first two books, which I enjoyed. The first two were enjoyable, but had a slower, drawn out pace to them, with one larger pay off towards the end. “Nicolae”, however, had more of a cinematic pace, with several build ups reaching their climax, before slowing down for a bit so the next build up can come.
The only thing I can say about this book is that I am a little undecided about the handling of the 3rd and 4th seals. Don’t get me wrong, from a biblical perspective they were very accurate. It’s just that as hands on as the others were, I did notice that these two did play a smaller role.
However, on the other hand it is a very realistic approach. If you are a Tribulation Saint you would of course recognize what is happening, but chances are If you live through many of the judgements, you might not experience all of them on a first hand basis.
On the subject of narration, I found Ferrone’s acting to be much more enjoyable compared to the first two books. While still a little dry at times, I found the emotion, pacing, and voices to be more well-conveyed. Carpathia’s faint, but still present Romanian accent was excellent, as was Ben-Juda’s much thicker Israeli accent. Loretta’s southern accent, something not mentioned till this book, was also acted very well.
Even thing’s Ferrone seemed to struggle with before, like when a character was crying while speaking, seeming earnest, angry, or acting a man’s versus a woman’s voice was comparatively exceptional.

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world war III covert espionage.

the book was good, I listened to this right after I finished "Tribulation Force" and it gets really good towards the middle, there's a great scene with Buck driving a bus (I won't say more) also some very heartwarming and spiritual parts along with a lot of cheesy dialogue ( which I kind of have a thing for) its a great mix of storytelling that will keep interested till the last second.

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Perfect for what is happening now

Love this series. I believe in Jesus. I believe into Jesus. The end times are happening now.

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Very good reading:-)

Enjoyed the storyline and the narrative by the reader. It kept my attention and made me want to hear more, all you could want from a story!

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Love This Series!!

This series was great in print, but it's even better on audio! Some parts a bit dated, since this was written in the 1990's and early 2000's, with the tech limitations overtly apparent, but that doesn't diminish the thrilling story. It's as wonderful and comforting as it was when it was first released. And it just keeps getting better. Can't wait to revisit book 4 and on. Richard Ferrone does a brilliant narration.

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compelling, worth the read

The books just get better. I did not like the first book but it has been worth it to get to the last two. on to the next book.

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  • Philnfide
  • 08-09-18

<br /><br />Quite Enlightening

Wonderful Book. Quite captivating story and at times chucked due to enjoyment. Couldn't get enough.

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  • Christina Coombes
  • 09-03-16

can't wait for the next book!

Pretty gripping and full of suspense. this book is well worth listening to and pretty thought provoking, too.

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  • Maureen
  • 04-17-11

Nicolae (unabridged)

I am hooked on this series and plann to follow it through to the very last book!!

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  • Franz
  • 02-06-10

great book

great book on the end of the earth