Showdown : Paradise

  • by Ted Dekker
  • Narrated by Kevin King
  • Series: Paradise
  • 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Perhaps neither - perhaps both. He seems to know too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. As black clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes almost impossible to get in or out. It quicky becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason. But why?


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Customer Reviews

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Absolutely repulsive

Would you try another book from Ted Dekker and/or Kevin King?

As much as I've read Christian fiction, maybe I'm just not into completely unrealistic and stupid writing. This is the most stupid book I've ever read. I'm not even sure I want to finish it. Ugh.

Kevin King is a horrible narrator. He misinterprets the obvious vocal rises and falls of questions and statements, he does the opposite of the what the words say (rendering a

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How could the performance have been better?

The voices were not true to what was written. And the weaselly, icky voice that Kevin uses for every woman should seriously be done away with.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I guess I'll know if I decide to finish it. I'm far more than halfway through. So far, no.

Any additional comments?

Yuck. Yuck. Yuck.

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- Nichole

Probably great with another narrator.

I am a Ted Dekker fan and have been for some time, trying to listen to this book has been trying & even painful at times. I find very rarely find difficulty in listening to most audio books, but the narrator was just not a good choice for this story in my opinion. His voice held nothing in the way of drama, suspense or the sinister nature of what I felt the main character should be. He did an excellent job in the roles of the children, but sadly I just couldn't find his reading and portrayal of the other characters believable or likeable. He would probably be great for another type of book or series but he didn't do it for me here.
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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2009
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio