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Prayer Audiobook

Prayer

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Publisher's Summary

Special Agent Gil Martins investigates domestic terrorism for the Houston FBI. He is a religious man who is close to losing his faith; the very nature of his job has led him to question the existence of a God who could allow the things that Gil sees every day. But Gil' s wife, Ruth, doesn' t see things the same way and his crisis of faith provokes a fracture in their marriage. Gil' s world is breaking apart. At the same time, Gil starts to investigate a series of unexplained deaths that bring this crisis of faith into uncomfortable focus. When Esther, a disturbed woman, informs Gil that these men have been killed by prayer, Gil questions her sanity. But as the evidence mounts up that there might be something in what she says, his new-found atheism is severely challenged, more so as he finds his own life is next on the line.

©2013 Philip Kerr (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • Roger
    oakland, CA, United States
    29/05/15
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    Performance
    Story
    "Prayers to a Wrathful God"

    As a fan of Phillip Kerr's Bernie Gunther series and his very creative other fiction novels I was impressed with the imagination of Kerr to create a story and a character able to piss off religious people, atheists and agnostics all at the same time.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    02/06/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Wow, WTF Happened To This Guy?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Not flogging Catholicism or any other religions.


    What was most disappointing about Philip Kerr’s story?

    This is pretty frickin far from Bernie Gunter.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Not doing it at all.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Bewilderment.


    Any additional comments?

    If this is Philip Kerr's new style, I'm out. For good.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Lonna
    01/08/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Who is impersonating Philip Kerr???"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    What made it a good experience for me was that I stopped listening.


    Has Prayer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    What genre would that be--Texas bashing, faith bashing, or the snide remark genre?


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

    This book had no redeeming qualities. I finally skipped to the end in the hope that there was a surprise--the whole thing was a bad dream, a spoof, anything. I can't believe this book was written by the same Philip Kerr that I have listened to over the last few years. This was a bad career move.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    brazoria, texas, United States
    24/06/14
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    "disappointing"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    when I first started it I kept trying to think who of my reading pals I would recommend it to, by the time I finished it I decided I wouldn't embarrass myself recommending this book


    Has Prayer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    the narrator did a good job with a poorly written story


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the author had a good outline for his book but by the end of the book it was too hurried and events of the end of the book didn't entertwine with each other well enough to make it good. I thought he was going to lean towards writing like lehane but instead it was sophomoric and could have been much better. very disappointing

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • RAMON
    Gray, TN, United States
    13/06/14
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    "A Disappointing Kerr Book"

    I have enjoyed other books by Philip Kerr that feature his Berlin detective. This book is not so much a mystery book as screed for an Old Testament Deity. I did not enjoy it and had trouble finishing it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • JOHN
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    29/08/14
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    "Dissapointing"
    What disappointed you about Prayer?

    Incongruent. Made no sense. Very disappointing as I have thoroughly enjoyed his other work. Could have been written by someone else. Right from the get go his relationship with his wife is odd, loved her to pieces but betrays her easily etc. Did not finish the book. Annoyed me each time I tried to listen again. Hard nosed FBI agents carrying on like schoolgirls.


    Has Prayer turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Probably


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Zeisler’s performances?

    yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bradley Alderson, Sandra
    Acampo, CA USA
    18/10/14
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    "Extremely disappointing and not worth the time."
    What disappointed you about Prayer?

    Kerr was trying to do something different and he succeeded, it was different. Unfortunately it was different "bad"! Some chapters were average commercial plonk and the other sections were just bad. It was like a B horror movie that just kept going enough to stop you from walking out.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Philip Kerr again?

    Have also bought the "Shot" at the same time so I will give it a try, hope it is better. I loved the Gunther series.


    What about Mark Zeisler’s performance did you like?

    The reading performance was good and that was one of the reasons I finished the book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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