The book you can't afford NOT to listen to. It is already affecting your life... And it WILL affect your future! Is it possible that there exists a three-thousand-year-old mystery that...
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This audiobook sounds as if it was recorded directly from a CD, which skipped atrociously throughout. The reader was also over-dramatic, but I got used to that.The Shemitah is a promising and timely title which could do with a re-release. But I guess there's only two months to go until the next Elul 29 so good luck with that.
Yes: Jonathan Cahn is an excellent author - his book the Harbinger was a tour de force. This book was let down by the production values, not by his text.
Get Jonathan Cahn to perform it (he is an excellent narrator) - and check the recording quality before sign-off.
My principle reaction was "Why did Audible release such a substandard recording?" This was a baffling misstep from Audible.
"Why is this narrated by Optimus Prime??"
This is an important message with great content but is almost completely unlistenable due to the Hollywood movie trailer voice that reads it in the audio book. I honestly think it's the voice of Optimus Prime from Transformers. The historically significant and relevant factual message and content is totally lost through the narrated voice that makes it sound like complete fiction. I hung in there as long as I could but couldn't listen any more after 4 chapters. Jonathan Cahn reads the Harbinger, let's bring him back for this one!
"Good information, but lots of problems"
The book has some very interesting information but it suffers a lot in several ways -- from the author repeating himself in chapter after chapter to issues with actual audio recording.
First the author changed the book format from story telling (in The Harbinger) to a straight non-fiction format -- which would be good if it wasn't written as a sort of collection of smaller discussions. Many of these discussions repeat facts already stated (nearly verbatim) adding only a little more information as you read. The first half of the book is the worst part where some 15 or more chanter could have been edited down to about 4 or 5 without the constant repeating of the facts. I got past that and it got better. Another issue is that the author seems to be really stretching at times to make the facts fit the narrative.
As of this writing, the audio title itself seems to be a CD rip, but it has several places where there are audible (pun intended) skips during the recording and a few sections that actually repeat. The skips occur in several places and you lose the point the author was trying to make. I notified audible and hopefully they will fix the download.
Overall, the book is still a good listen barring several places where it gets a bit frustrating. It probably could have had been edited better and trimmed down a good 40% and been a great book.
The other BIG detractor in this title is the narrator... He has the "movie trailer" voice and every line is delivered in a dramatic deep tone. It actually detracts from the book because it sounds like a several hour long movie preview. You can only listen to so much at a time before the voice starts to irritate. The author has a far better voice and should have done it himself.
I have always perceived Americans as a proud nation with firm grasp of their future - this book presents a different picture.
Well... I'm a person very open to different ideas but this book present very subjective interpretations of recent events in light of Jews history. I could link similar events from recorded pagan's or Celtic cult history and relate them to mentioned events.
Clearly, the book suggests that today's Americans are going through what Jews experienced in their distant history - I cannot resist an impression that the author tries to forcefully build a bridge between the two presented Nations.
Book is artificially inflated eg. first three chapters present no information at all and the author just repetitively try to convince the reader that it is a unique book.
The book is just yet another attempt in finding justification why the finances are in so bad shape but the style suggests that the book is targeting a specific class of citizens.
"Riveting and compelling. Undeniably convincing!"
Riveting and compelling. Undeniably convincing! Too many synchronized circumstances to be considered without merit. Must read.
"Biblical Prophecy . . . Direct and Timely"
From the author of The Harbinger, Jonathan Cahn, explains in detail the meaning of the Jewish Shemitah, evidence of what has happened historically during Shemitah years and what may be expected if God's people do not repent and turn their hearts back to God. To my knowledge, such an in depth study and explanation of God's plan, His mercy and His judgement has not been written in such a simple and understandable way before. Yes, there are many repetitions in this book. But history seems to keep repeating itself. Because we humans are HARD HEADED, stiff necked people. And God wishes that NONE perish. I would highly recommend The Mystery of the Shemitah, AND The Harbinger.
Great biblical teaching but a lot of repetition. It would appear we are coming into a very interesting time of another Shemitah, blood moon, black sun and a year of biblical Jubilee.
"Wow, how many times can you repeat yourself?!?"
This is a 6 hour and 19 minute Hollywood movie trailer narrated by Optimus Prime. It is completely un-listenable, which isn't a bad thing since the story is not what I was expecting. I love a good conspiracy theory, but this is just biblical nonsense that repeats itself over and over and over again. I am not sure if the book reads as Optimus delivers it, but please avoid the audio version to save yourself from shear annoyance and torment. I will state I only made it 56 mins in before I had to shut it off due to being completely exhausted listening to Mr. Prime's delivery - so, in fairness this could end up being the greatest book ever written, but I will not find that out.
"Not into the doom and gloom infomercial format"
I couldn't make it past the first chapter. It was all 'could it be..." in a bad version of a spooky voice. I bought this on a suggestion from my Dad who said it had important information but it struck me as a conspiracy theory which turned me off completely.
Less doom and gloom, more matter of fact.
Disappointed in the book. This could have been a great lesson in history and religion but they went for the scare tactics of a used car salesman about to lose his house instead of presenting an argument based on (at the very least) some plausible correlations.
I'm keeping the book for my Dad because he's the one who wanted to listen to it but if it weren't for him, I'd return it and get my credit back.
"Tediously worded start. Weak narration."
Doubt I will finish this. Narrator does not seem to enunciate well. If there is a good story here--and there might not be---that story likely should be encountered in print.
In my 6th decade of life, it is indeed sobering to learn just how profoundly God's word is being fulfilled. Lord let us remember daily to focus on leading to You as many as we can of those you love.
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