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The Rising

By: Tim LaHaye,Jerry B. Jenkins
Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
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Marilena Carpathia has only one dream; to be a mother. So when a mysterious clairvoyant promises the fulfillment of this dream, Marilena does not hesitate. Through genetic engineering and the power of the Prince of Darkness himself, Marilena is about to become a chosen vessel, one who will unknowingly give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

Halfway around the world, God’s plans are subtly being carried out too. Young Ray Steele is determined to avoid one day taking over the family business. Instead, Ray sets his heart on becoming a pilot.

Soon Marilena’s offspring, Nicholae Carpathia and Ray Steele’s lives will intersect. Good and evil will clash in an explosion that will shake the world as the eternal battle for souls comes to earth, and the world hurtles toward the countdown to the Rapture!

©2005 Books In Motion (P)2005 Books In Motion

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Prequel

Nice to learn how nicholi carpathia came to be and how he grew up. Lucifer definitely nothing to mess with!

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The Rising: Left Behind Series

A number of memorable moments. Two were life threatening plane landings.

Loved the book, and as a prequel loved the earlier stories of the childhoods of the three main characters. Two being the heroes of the series of the set of books and the third the future, evil, antagonist of the world. Review by Linda L. Dreier

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Best Christian fiction

Now at the beginning of 2023, I’ve been looking for a Christian fiction author that is compelling and also hits home with times of the day. This is a great series. I’ve tried others, and am a longtime mystery, thriller reader in general. Jerry and Tim are able to create an interesting story with characters that come to life and interweave a Christian story that is not soft and fluffy, but compelling and action-packed.

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good book but not as good as the last 12

it's a great book and gives great detail to the 2 most main characters of the seires. this book could also be the beginning of the seires as well because it doesn't give away really anything about the story to come. but it wasn't as exciting as the other books have been so I can see that it might turn some people away but I enjoyed listing to the entire 13 books

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Really Good!

I enjoy everything about this book! Thanks for writing it and for reading it on Audible!

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Well done.

This book was written well. Even knowing it is a fiction the story was engaging and hard to out down.

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Prequel to Left Behind

Even though they say they are 13-15 in the series, do yourself a favor and read these first. You won't regret it God Bless!

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Not for me

This book series was some of the worst writing that I have ever read. I wouldn't refer this book or series to anybody.

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Masterful!

I love this series in print and even more in Audible form. Thank you for the great work!

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Awesome

I loved this prequel to the left behind series. It gave me a lot of depth I am glad I was able to have even after I finished the series. Thanks. I really enjoyed the narrator and the story. Can't wait to see other books by these authors.

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