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This Present Darkness

Lu par : Jack Sondericker
Durée : 17 h et 25 min
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A small town newspaper editor and a local minister, uncover a web of conspiracy while an unseen battle between the angels of good and evil take place in the town of Ashton.
©1986 Frank Peretti (P)2005 Books in Motion

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  • Kimberly
  • 08/07/2008

The one that started Peretti

Before I start, this is a CHRISTIAN fiction book. Apparently some people buy Christian fiction and don't know that it is Christian fiction.
That being said. I read this book some 10 odd years ago. Although it can sometimes run toward the glorificatin of the angelic, I think that it does open one's eyes to the "spritual" battle that rages around us everyday. It and it's companion Piercing the Darkness are interesting stories that I am glad that I have read. There are a couple of Peretti book where working from this "horror" supernatural genre he gets a bit carried away. This book is the first and in my opinion one of 3 books Peretti had written that I would endorse as a good way to spend some time. The other two are "Piercing the Darkness" and "Prophet"

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  • Jason
  • 10/06/2013

Good story horrible recording

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I read this story a few years ago and loved it. I figured I'd revisit it, but the recording has a bit of echo and just sounds horrible. I'm surprised they even sell one that sounds this bad.

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  • Geart
  • 08/02/2009

This present darkness here today?

Listening to the spell binding unfolding of the spiritual war going on for the town of Ashton, I cannot help but wondering if this is going on right here and now for America. Frank Peretti is at his best in this spiritual warfare saga and in my opinion he does an excellent job in describing how Satan and his demons can get a foothold in people's lives and how they can influence people's decisions by painting a completely different picture of their appearance and the subleties of their deceptions. I hope people can use this bok as a guideline to the warfare that is going on right here among us. This book and it's sequel "Piercing the darkness" are two books no Christian should be without. I rank it right with C.S.Lewis' Screwtape letters.

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  • Debra
  • 10/07/2008

Eye Opening to Spiritual Warfare

I read this book about 17 or 18 years ago and was amazed at how wonderful and exciting it was. It opened my eyes to what is going on around us at all times. If you've ever experienced something in your life that seems to have happened supernaturally, this book will help you see that it probably was.

I am so thankful "This Present Darkness" is now available on Audible. And, I can hardly wait for "Piercing the Darkness" to follow.

I promise you will not be disappointed! This is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. I am a Christian and this book is a blessing to me. But, even if you aren't a Believer, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat with anticipation and excitement.

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  • Kim-Marie
  • 24/10/2009

Audio was terrible

I read this book years ago and really liked the portrayal of warrior angels, but I just couldn't get past the awful audio of this recording to finish it. The narrator takes such deep gasping breaths and there is a constant metallic ring that makes it sound like someone in a Darth Vader suit recorded this in the bathroom. I thought listening to it in the car might drown that out, but it didn't. I'm glad I bought it on sale.

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  • David
  • 10/08/2011

great story, poorly recorded

This is a terrible recording and a terrible narrator. Read the book and build your own version of events in your own head. This should be removed from Audible as garbage.

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  • shopnamazn
  • 22/07/2015

Bad recording

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The book was good but the recording was not. Bad echo through the whole book. :(

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  • Jay Davis
  • 19/09/2009

charles birmingham

This book really impacted my prayer life and revived my faith.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22/08/2009

This Present Darkness

Years ago I read this series and loved it. The audio version has been a disappointment. I don't care for the reader.

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  • Andrea
  • 20/06/2011

spiritually uplifting & challenging

Think you're so special leagues of angels & demons are fighting over you? You're right!
This spiritual warfare thriller quickly became a classic in its own right & soared to the hights in Christian fiction. Peretti is a great storyteller. He weaves suspense into a catching plot that makes you want to chase ahead a few chapters. But don't--you'll ruin the surprises.
Sondericker's narration hits the nail on the head with some characters as I had imagined them in past readings. He seems to enjoy the story & really get into it; all the more enjoyable for the listener.
Don't stop here! There's an exciting sequel to follow & a number of Peretti works to keep the pages turning...or the audio running.

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  • Amazon Kunde
  • 08/10/2019

inspiring story

Beautiful story that shows a very biblical reality of the spiritual realm. I read the book many years ago but loved listening to it again. A very worthwhile read and never out of date. The quality of the recording is not that well.

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  • Jonathan
  • 02/02/2017

Sehr guter Sprecher, packende Story

Leider ist die Technologie von damals nicht so gut gewesen - man hört, dass es aus dem letzten Jahrtausend kommt ;)

Auch die Technologie die von den Charakteren verwendet wird war mir teilweise gänzlich unbekannt, aus dem Zusammenhang konnte man erkennen was gemeint war. Allerdings nur Nebensache :)

Klare Empfehlung für alte Peretti Fans und solche, die es noch werden wollen !

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  • Kat
  • 31/10/2016

Powerful and Compelling

The novel sucessfully described the reality of the struggle that modern Christianity faces daily. It encourages every Christian to be vigilant and to be relentless against the enemy and to continue in pursuing righteousness at all costs.