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John has put out a very good piece of work here. I would not say it was better than Left Behind, but it is at least as good. It has a darker feel and seems to me to be written for adults. I enjoyed this from start to finish and would recommend it to anyone that likes works relating to the Book of Revelations.
I think John has taken several liberties with the Biblical writings and attempts to explain it away through one small passage. In the book there are werwolves, and vampires that hunt God's people. Werewolves and Vampires were never mentioned in the Bible. John takes the position that God had instructed the writer not to record some of what he saw, and it was during this time that the writer observed the monsters. John took a huge leap with the Worlds church. The leader was taken from the priests in the Vatican. The anti christ then turns this priest into a Vampire. This vampire and many others have to feed all of the time during the book. The evil is shone to be present during this portion of the rapture. The Bible states that there will be no outward sign of the evil until after the anti christ has risen from the dead. That is the second really good thing about the book, it leaves room for speculation and debate.
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What did you love best about Pray?
the storyline, the characters. the reader really sold this book, he made it exciting
What did you like best about this story?
making revelation come alive.
What about Wayne June’s performance did you like?
He is an excellent reader, so dramatic. you really visualized what he was reading
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
can't wait for the second book
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What disappointed you about Pray?
I confess to having an interest in this genre but I don't want to commit to buy the 10+ books series that you so often see. I wanted a complete story in one book. I expect these stories to come from those with a religious rather than literary background but I thin I am right to expect some standard. The story (part from the Apocalyptic progression) is so very poor. An actor goes on TV with world leaders and announces he will take over the world governments and everyone is OK with this - no opposition! Ridiculous when 'werewolves' start to become part of the revelation story. And the writing ... ' ...the military drilled into the mountain like Tolkien dwarves..' really? I really struggled through about 7 of the 14 (or so) hours of this story but when the character of Miss Netty was introduced, I could;t continue. Absolutely appalling on so many levels.
What could John Prescott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
There's just too much nonsense in the book to sustain it. The author should really cut unnecessary sensationalism by about 30%.
Would you be willing to try another one of Wayne June’s performances?
No, the performance is almost as bad as the writing. Very limited and stereotypical.
What character would you cut from Pray?
I would cut Miss Netty - the 'uncle Tom' stereotypical black woman from New Orleans, from the book. I would like to think we have moved on from there.
Any additional comments?
One of the worst books I have listened to.