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Summary

In the thrilling ninth book of the best-selling inspirational series of all time, the sweeping, apocalyptic saga of the end times on planet earth continues. Twenty-five days into the Great Tribulation, the horror and suffering in the world is intensifying. The Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia, now the complete embodiment of evil, is preparing to desecrate the holy temple in Jerusalem by entering and declaring himself god. While Carpathia's forces seek to destroy the Tribulation Force once and for all, the world teeters on the brink of the ultimate battle: Armageddon. But the Tribulation Force of believers has more than a few tricks up their collective sleeve. Skillfully mixing Biblical prophecy and current events, LaHaye and Jenkins pack their story full of action and adventure. Narrator Frank Muller's legendary voice heightens the growing tension of the end times on planet Earth.

With over 40 million copies in print, the immensely popular Left Behind series by best-selling authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins continues to fascinate and inspire new readers. Desecration is the highly anticipated continuation of this powerful saga.

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©2001 Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (P)2001 Recorded Books, LLC

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Great continuation of this gripping story

The narrator's reading style is a little irritating, with a deep, nasal whine which ends each sentence with a drawling, husky, long drawn out macho cowboyish low note, like the Marlboro Man, as if he's doing a voice over for something mysteriously manly and over-dramatic. It does sound a bit wanky and quickly gets hard on tbe ears. But apart from that, he is great at all the accents and gives each character a distinctly different voice. He has changed the pronunciation of Tzion Ben Judah's nane from "Zion" to "Tzeeyone". As a British reader, I do find the American pronunciations a little distracting ("Gala" pronounced "gayla", "elite" becomes "Ayleet", "horror" is now "haarrr" and "buoyed" changes from "boyd" to "booeed"). But aside from all that, it's a fantastic story, he's very expressive and the characters are realistic, believable and lovable. Toddler Kenny Bruce seems to spend an unrealistic amount of time sleeping! One main criticism: slightly repetitive on certain things. Everybody's phone "chirps" (as if they all have the exact same message tone) and the authors don't appear to know any other words for "said". "he said", "she said", nobody replies , answers, confirms, exclaims etc. Shame.
Each book seems to get shorter and shorter as well, even though they are all the same price, which seems a bit of a rip off.

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Love it. Amazing narrator and the story is so ente

Amazing. Great narrator. Captivating story and it is so easy to listen when doing all sorts of things

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  • 07-12-18

Great book, great series, annoying narrator.

The first 7 books were narrated by the same person and then in 8 they switched to another who continued in this one (9). I don't usually have a problem with that and expected to get past it by the middle of #8. The two things that continue to annoy me is how he pronounces Zion and this weird breathy voice at the end of each sentence when reading the narrator portions. It's like he is trying to make it extra dramatic. For the most part he does a great job on the dialogue portions incorporating many different accents. I know this was recorded 15 years ago and hopefully Mr. Muller has honed his craft. Overall it's worth listening to. I am thankful for the audiobook version since I would never find time to sit down and read it otherwise.

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  • J. Tague
  • 06-07-10

Bad Reading

You need to listen to this book to make it through the rest of the series, but you will really appreciate Richard Ferrone after this.

Three stars is generous. I liked the story, but the narrator made it somewhat less than enjoyable. In all fairness to the narrator though, where was the producer?

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  • Nancy Perry
  • 10-12-19

changed narrator. Bad Choice!

narrator sounded like count Dracula. hard to listen to. series was so good but know hard to take seriously.

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  • M
  • 03-07-19

horrible narration

His voices making Carpathia sound like a an old Dracula movie is distracting. should not have changed narrators

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  • Wendy
  • 13-10-09

One of the bests!

Have been reading the whole series. This is one of the BEST.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-05-20

The narrator is awful

The narrator is awful but the story continues to be great. Wish there was more info on how Albi was found out

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  • Josh Vernon
  • 09-11-18

Another horrible narration by Muller

This is such a great story ruined by horrendous narration by Frank Muller. Carpathia sounds like Dracula, Fortunato sounds like a blend between a Boston collegian and a philly food truck owner. The silly country accents are so out of place. So distracting all the way through. Richard Ferrone was so much better at narrating this series.

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  • Lita Dionne
  • 02-09-18

narrative was not the best

story was great but the narrator had a strange inflection in the wrong places often.

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  • 1MEEK1
  • 29-06-21

I literally had to skip this book.

sorry reader. too breathy and dramatic for no reason. last one you were at least bearable... this one I just couldn't. ***edited rating after forcing myself to listen* Please note.... I enjoyed the different characters excellent job there. it's when he's NOT being a character. The narrator, as himself narrating... is breathy and drags words out for what he may think is dramatic affect. I just can't get past it. Again, the story is excellent, the characters were absolutely superb... but the part where it was just the narrator reading... I had to fast forward through a lot. please take this as constructive and not a dig personally for the reader.

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  • Samantha Van
  • 22-05-21

narrator changed

after 8 books a new narrator was chosen, I love the story but it does not resonate as it had with the previous narrator.