Before They Were Left Behind

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,107 ratings

The Rising Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have sold more than 60 million copies of their Left Behind series, the fastest-selling adult fiction series of all time. Now these extraordinarily popular writers unveil the hotly anticipated Countdown to Rapture series, the thrilling saga that leads to the events of the Left Behind books.

Ray Steele is absolutely sure of just one thing, he does not want to take over the family business. Instead, he longs to become a pilot. On the other side of the world, Marilena Carpathia dreams of motherhood. Through genetic engineering, she is about to get her wish. But what she doesn't know is, the prince of darkness himself has chosen her as his vessel, and she is about to give birth to the greatest evil the world has ever known.

©2005 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • The Rising

    • Before They Were Left Behind
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    New York Times best-selling authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins have sold more than 60 million copies of their Left Behind series, the fastest-selling adult fiction series of all time. Now these extraordinarily popular writers unveil the hotly anticipated Countdown to Rapture series, the thrilling saga that leads to the events of the Left Behind books.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Prequel

    • By Colleena on 04-02-05

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Rising

    • Left Behind Series, Book 13
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Jack Sondericker
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    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 taking over the family business.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Prequel

    • By Nicholas on 03-06-15

    Regular price: $22.39

  • Book 2

    • The Regime

    • Before They Were Left Behind, Book 2
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182

    As the Antichrist continues to rise, Rayford, Buck and Chloe live their lives unaware that the globe is hurtling toward the Rapture. But when events in Israel heat up, the drama intensifies, and humankind steps ever closer to the seven years of Tribulation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, but a different narrator

    • By Lucie on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Regime

    • Before They Were Left Behind, Book 2
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 18

    Dynamic Romanian multimillionaire Nicolae Carpathia's sphere of influence steadily grows as he parlays his looks, charm, charisma, and intellectual brilliance into success in business and politics. But those who oppose him or even slight him are quickly eliminated.

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 3

    • The Rapture

    • Before They Were Left Behind, Book 3
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Jerry Sciarrio
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    Pan-Con Airlines captain Rayford Steele prepares for a flight to London with beautiful flight attendant Hattie Durham. Because of his wife's newfound faith, Rayford looks forward to time and the possibilities with Hattie.... Journalist Cameron "Buck" Williams is in Israel when the Russians attack, and he experiences for himself the miraculous deliverance of the Holy Land. Buck cannot deny Chicago bureau chief Lucinda Washington's insistence that the event was prophesied in Scripture....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story as always. Didn't like the narrator

    • By Lucie on 04-12-15

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye

    • Before They Were Left Behind, Book 3
    • By: Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138

    Authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins are now among the greatest successes in the history of publishing. They continue their captivating story with this third prequel, which leads directly to the events of Left Behind, the novel that started the phenomenon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Much needed link

    • By C. on 08-03-10

    Regular price: $24.49