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Publisher's Summary

For the town of Randall, Arizona, the terror starts quietly, oddly - a senile woman in her 80s becomes pregnant. Then the town's beloved minister mysteriously disappears, leaving his church and home hideously defiled by blasphemous obscenities scrawled in blood. Farmers going out to their fields in the morning find their herds of goats slaughtered. Then, as the terror intensifies, the farmers themselves are massacred. The town begins to smell of death, and the trust which has bound neighbors to one another turns to ashes. But the relentless tide of death is only an augury of a far more unspeakable cataclysm. A stranger arrives, an itinerant preacher with mad eyes and an elemental presence named Brother Elias. He seeks out three men: The sheriff, tough, no nonsense Jim Weldon; the new minister, a gentle God-fearing soul named Father Andrews; and Gordon Lewis, a young newlywed whose pregnant wife Marina is the unknowing center of the coming fury. Together, these people must face an implacable force of evil as old as the world and as relentless as the desert sun....

©1989 Bentley Little (P)2019 Journalstone

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definitely different

Surprised me with story defently a new take on the oldest story .Good vs evil.

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AWFUL IDIOTIC

sooooooooooooo bad, so dumb, both story and narration. I'd rather listen to Roseanne Barr with a cold read 50 years of legislature

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Convuluted to it's Max...!

Terrible narration...and as for the story...what story?
Keep being taken in whereby Stephan King recommends a book...no more!

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Didn't Care For Narrator

Didn't care for the narrator, made it difficult to finish so wasn't able to. Thank you.

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Very good, not his best

Bentley Little is one of my favorite horror authors however The Revelation is a lesser quality work. The structure of the story is similar to many of his other books but I sense he had less of a connection with the darkly religious theme. i didn't feel the book was particular scary, in fact I cannot pinpoint any scene that evoked a fear response. It didn't hold my attention such as The Handyman, Death Instinct, or The Haunted, all of which I felt had a more believable storyline despite deviation into the impossible. Generally I dig in to a new Bentley Little book but this one dragged a bit. I found the storyline unbelievable to the point of disinterest. The mysterious priest character was confusing as the antagonist turned savior/hero, I couldn't connect. I always like Little's down-to-earth protagonist character who runs through most of his books, the logical family man or traditional male husband character whose heroic efforts save the day. I was bored at the end and was wishing Little tries a new theme, he is extremely talented and never immature or cheesy. You'll find some extreme sexual content in this book, for example brief sex interludes between married couple, bizarre unexplained pregnancy of 80 yr old woman resulting in grotesque birth scene. The narrator did a good job to create interest. I feel Bentley Little has many more great books in him if he feels connected to the subject matter and continues to work on character development to add a human touch to mitigate the gore.

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had to speed up to 1.25 just to get through it

I dont know what the deal is with this performer. he sounded drunk he was so slow and slurring. the book was ok, did not like the ending.

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very bazaar!

I've listened to a lot of horror novels, but this one is really, really strange. I don't know if what Bentley was smoking but the book was okay just a little too weird. as always David Stifel did an excellent job, he has read other books by Bentley Little and did a good job.

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Old creepy story

Ticks all the boxes of old school horror. Strong stomache recommended. This book can give veteran horror readers the creeps.

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Little still has it!!

I love Bentley Little books and this one I actually listened to on audible, my first audible book. The narrator did a very nice job! My imagination still pictued the story happening like it always does when I read his books.
The story just didn't disappoint and he still that creepy factor going! I actually live in Arizona and a few of his books from the past have made me stop hiking because they actually scared me.

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Audio performance not to my liking

Only a few minutes into the book I decided I did not want to listen to this voice. Too bad, I hear the author is very good. I guess I will have to read it the old fashion way.

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